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Archive for June, 2011

A Short Guide to Interviewing

I’ve been meaning for a while to write a post on how to interview software engineering candidates: here it is. In my opinion, there’s really no science to interviewing: it’s an intuitive, practice-based activity. So, as Barry Schwartz suggests in his book Practical Wisdom, I’m going to try to express what I know in just […]

Know Your Engines at O’Reilly Velocity 2011

Yesterday I gave a talk at O’Reilly Velocity 2011, “Know Your Engines: How to make your JavaScript fast”. The concept came from the common idea that C++ programmers should know something about how the compiler works on their code in order to know how to get good performance. Why not for JS? So I basically […]