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Programming

Just Make It Faster

As a user, how often have you thought “I wish this web service was faster.”  As a CEO, how often have you said “just make it faster.”  Or, more simply, “why is this damn thing so slow?” This is a not a new question.  I’ve been thinking about this since I first started writing code…

Debugging and Source Code Tools

More from our friends Nate and Natty at Everlater – this time on debugging. One of the most important techniques we used when learning how to code is debugging.  It allowed us to do two things: fix our own code when it was broken and parse through others’ code to better understand how they were…

Finding a Partner Was Key For Us

I know it’s been a few weeks since my last Nate and Natty / Everlater post on learning to program.  I’ve gotten a few notes asking for more – expect a couple of posts over the next few days.  In the mean time, here’s Nate’s view on how to divide tasks between partners – in…

Are Storytellers The Best Programmers?

As Fred Wilson likes to say, often the best content for blogs is in the comments.  In this case, it was in an email I got from Boaz Fletcher in response to my post Web Sites and Books for Novice Programmers.  Boaz made a very interesting observation: “As for learning how to code, I think…

What Software Was Used To Create Everlater?

Thanks for all the feedback and comments on the Learning to Program series with Nate Abbott and Natty Zola from Everlater.  In the last post, titled Web Sites and Books for Novice Programmers, I foreshadowed some of the tools that Nate and Natty chose to build Everlater.  Now that you know how they got started,…