As I browsed Google career portal today, out of 2932 job postings, only 197 had “hands-on experience” in the job description.
That’s barely 6%.
Does it mean hands-on experience no longer matters? Quite the contrary. It’s not mentioned, because it’s given. It’s inferred. It’s an implied requirement that gets tested during the grueling interview rounds. Beyond that, it rules the Agile sprint boards.
Without hands-on experience, the software world is lame.
I have heard stories about several young and strong soldiers abandoning nicely paying military jobs, simply because they could not withstand the physical training.
Hands-on experience holds a similar…
Workers in any profession get bored. When they do, they just take a break, chat up with their coworkers and drink a cup of coffee.
Programmers don’t have this leisure always. It is more so especially since pandemic has locked programmers inside their uncomfortable bedrooms.
There are two ways/steps to get rid of boredom or frustration:
Quotes about programming address both. So today, I came up with a few programming quotes that could lighten up your day.
“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code…
GPT is a neural engine (an artificial intelligence product) that produces natural language content based on the prompts you provide. It is owned by the OpenAI foundation, part of OpenAI LP.
Initially, GPT was funded by donors such as Elon Musk and Sam Altman of YCombinator.
In 2019, Microsoft made a $1 Billion investment into OpenAI.
You cannot use GPT just like you use Google search
Although GPT is kept open-source, its usage has been decided to be license-based. One obtains this license by creating an API key with OpenAI. …
When it comes to the 10 most suicidal jobs of the world, programming comes 8th, a close 2nd to artists and designers.
I wouldn’t worry about it much, except for the fact that the first 7 spots are taken by blue-collar jobs, with old-school factory owners sucking workers’ blood and sweat.
What brought programmers to this fate?
Aren’t we living in a world with an infinite number of possibilities that only programmers have the power to dictate to the rest of the world?
Programmers are expected to execute, not express
Most programmers are aware of the traps that they have…
In its tirade against Epic, Apple seems to have lost its first battle.
In a lawsuit filed in Arizona by Coalition for App Fairness, the industry group composed of Epic, Tinder parent company Match Group, and Spotify — Apple just lost a bill by a narrow margin of 31–29.
The bill aims to do this:
Remove Apple’s dominance as the only payment provider system for apps on iOS devices.
Since no such regulation can be targeted to a certain company, it could also affect Google with regards to its Play Store.
Android allows alternate app stores, but for in-app payments…
Today, I came across a viral story about an 8-year-old girl getting locked out of her Zoom classes for three weeks.
Mike Piccolo, CTO of a software firm named FullStack Labs, shared this not so cute story about his cute 8-year old niece.
According to what he shared on his Twitterstream, the girl got locked out of her Zoom class mysteriously. After so many attempts by everyone involved, including:
-no one could figure out what really happened.
I’m entirely of the mindset that when it comes to books, they’ve got to be paper.
Akira Toriyama, Manga artist and character designer for Dr. Slump
Ask in any writers/readers forum on Facebook/Web, and everyone would concur: Reading on the screen usually sucks.
Reading on the screen usually sucks.
Kindle, tablets, smartphones — all are great accomplices in your commute/journey. But given a choice (and money to buy enough paper), anyone would choose hardcovers for a snuggled read. A couple of decades ago, paperbacks held a close 2nd because of their easy availability on transit spots.
But this has been…
On Jan 29, after Elon Musk’s addition of BTC to his online bio, BTC surged 20%. Yesterday, when Tesla bought $1.5B worth of BTC, its price surged about 10%.
Crypto speculators, and now even market analysts, have often forecasted that BTC could easily break $100K any day, because of its limited supply. This is because the world will never have more than 21M Bitcoins.
Earlier, Elon Musk sent Doge to the moon
What very few remember is that Elon is used to announce his crypto-obsession on Twitter. He tweeted about Ethereum some 22 months ago:
This was followed…
The move isn’t foolish, but rather quite similar to what one mostly does on the Facebook platform (a reason why Facebook is so big today): Vent their anger/distress/frustration, rather than bringing the desired change.
It’s quite ineffectual in restoring whatever you think is lost to Facebook.
The amount of data that you prevent from being shared is equivalent to a jellyfish in the Pacific ocean.
If you delete an app, the only thing that happens is it stops consuming space…
Among other things, it mentions:
When I opened WhatsApp yesterday, I was greeted with a prompt to read the fine print. Among other things, it talks highly about “End to end encryption.” WhatsApp even has a ridiculous 30-second video informing users about the existence of End-to-end encryption, without any attempt to explain it.