Category Archives: Extraordinary

No mean feat…

When we hear about someone who has lost both his feet to frostbite at the age of 23, what is our typical reaction? We feel pity for that person. We wonder why should a young person meet this fate. We … Continue reading

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Fix the cause, not the symptom…

I was reading Writing Solid Code by Steve Maguire, a definitive guide for writing robust C programs. Though the book primarily talks about C programming, the general advice is applicable to any programming. My favorite chapter from the book is … Continue reading

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Solving the Confusion of tongues

The story of Tower of Babel has always amazed me. I read it first in the Mythical Man-month, the classical collection of essays on software engineering. It emphasized the importance of having a common language. This is how the story … Continue reading

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