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Vue.js Tutorial: An Example to Build and Prerender an SEO-Friendly Site

Since I had worked with Vue before, crafting this tutorial went rather smoothly. I must've spent an hour on the demo. I struggled a bit to get CopyWebpackPlugin to work, but eventually found answers in their docs.

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What unpopular opinions do you have about software development?

Most people cannot learn to program. However, once someone demonstrates that they can program, higher levels of skill are of relatively little value most of the time.

Hexing the technical interview

Long ago, on Svalbard, when you were a young witch of forty-three, your mother took your unscarred wrists in her hands, and spoke.

Facebook’s code quality problem

It looks like Facebook is getting the textbook results of ignoring code quality.

How NOT to design Netflix in your 45-minute System Design Interview?

Over the last two years, I’ve helped 100+ engineers prepare for interviews in tech companies. Last year, I also volunteered to conduct mock interviews for fresh graduates. Before founding my startup, I had interviewed hundreds of candidates at Facebook and Microsoft.

Building a NAS

I’ve been fascinated by high-volume, fault-tolerant data storage systems for a long time. I started my data storage setup in earnest with a 4-disk RAID 5 array on an ARC-1210 controller installed in my daily-driver Windows desktop. When that array inevitably filled up, I added another array on a second ARC-1210. That slowly filled up, too, and I knew I couldn’t just keep stuffing RAID cards in my desktop; I had to build a serious file storage server eventually.

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