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Rich Hickey on becoming a better developer

Rich Hickey • 3 years ago

Sorry, I have to disagree with the entire premise here.

A wide variety of experiences might lead to well-roundedness, but not to greatness, nor even goodness. By constantly switching from one thing to another you are always reaching above your comfort zone, yes, but doing so by resetting your skill and knowledge level to zero.

Mastery comes from a combination of at least several of the following:

dpaola2 /
Created Jul 16, 2012 — forked from inportb/
operational composition and transformation in Python
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
## Copyright (C) 2011 by Jiang Yio <>
## The latest code is available at <>
## Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
## of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
## in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
## to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
dpaola2 / passages_spec.rb
Created Jun 14, 2012 — forked from unobliged/phs
passages helper spec
View passages_spec.rb
require 'spec_helper'
describe PassagesHelper do
describe "#unique_words" do
let(:passage) { FactoryGirl.create(:passage) }
passage.title.should eq("testFG")
View awesome.el
(global-hl-line-mode 1)
(set-face-background 'hl-line "#262626")
(defun awesome-color-theme ()
((background-color . "#000000")
(background-mode . light)
(border-color . "#1a1a1a")
dpaola2 /
Created Nov 14, 2011 — forked from testac/
pyrocfile - 100 line Procfile manager in Python
# Pyrocfile - Simple Python impementation of Procfile manager
# Written by Chris Testa ( in 2011
# Released in the Public Domain
import argparse, logging, os.path, random, re, select, signal, subprocess
def _new_logger(name, color=None):
logger = logging.getLogger(name)
hdlr = logging.StreamHandler()
color, end_color = '\033[9%dm' % (color or random.randint(1, 6)), '\033[0m'
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