Newsletter

Edition 1

Edition 1

Welcome to the Code and Chaos Newsletter. On regular intervals I will be sharing site updates, as well as interesting articles / things I have found on the internet.

New Code and Chaos Articles

Interesting Interview Question

A short but brilliant JavaScript Question

https://codeandchaos.com/blog/2021-01-27-Interesting-interview-question/

Job Interview - React Coding Challenge

A 2 hour coding challenge, what is needed to pass and what you can learn from the challenge.

https://codeandchaos.com/blog/2021-02-01-JobInterview-React-Coding-Challenge/

Notes on the Mythical Man Month

How does this classic book on software development hold up?

https://codeandchaos.com/books/2021-02-02-KeyPoints-Mythical-Man-Month

Articles

Productivity can be measured

takes a look at the challenges of measuring engineering and suggests a different approach.

https://www.okayhq.com/blog/engineering-productivity-can-be-measured

Tools

VSCode 1.53

From the new features the new “sippets variables”, I did not know they exist - A full overview is here

Changelog: https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_53

macOS - Homebrew 3.0

Now with Apple Silicon support

https://brew.sh/2021/02/05/homebrew-3.0.0/

Scientific Discoveries

Octopuses punch fish for no reason

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/24/950143025/watch-octopuses-punch-fish-sometimes-for-no-apparent-reason

Why I’ve tracked every single piece of clothing I’ve worn for three years

An impressive data collection and what you can learn how to create your own perfect wardrobe.

https://www.reaktor.com/blog/why-ive-tracked-every-single-piece-of-clothing-ive-worn-for-three-years/

Teaching Students how to Cheat During the Pandemic

A teacher gives an impossible task, but the ability to ‘cheat’. A collection of creative ways how you can cheat on modern tests.

https://daveeargle.com/2020/09/11/kobayashi-maru-proctorio-version/