So you want to be a wizard

post by NaiveTortoise (An1lam) · 2019-02-15T15:43:48.274Z · score: 16 (3 votes) · LW · GW · None comments

This is a link post for https://jvns.ca/blog/so-you-want-to-be-a-wizard/?utm_source=hackernewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=watching

This is a link post to a recent talk by Julia Evans, popular programming blogger, called "So you want to be a wizard". I'm linking it on LW because I think it's one of the better takes I've seen on how to "apply rationality" to programming. A few interesting examples of things she discusses that I think will appeal to the LW audience:

While I suspect none of the above will be new to much of the LW audience, I think she does a good job of connecting each strategy she discusses to real-world examples that help you understand what it would actually look like to apply them.

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