Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills about web development.
What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mine is pistachio.
But the most interesting part is not which but how you landed on a specific flavor: you got exposed to many ice creams until one clicked.
However, there's a problem with that. You cached it in your brain. In fact, when's the last time you updated your favorite flavor?
You see, sometimes we get trapped in our invisible scripts. Raise your hand if you ever said you cannot dance, sing, or learn Haskell.
From time to time, invalidate your cache and try something new—or something old you thought you would never succeed at.
Intellectual property and your rights surrounding it can be a complex topic. In this video I'm breaking them down for you and giving you tips on things to watch out for.
The above is a non-exaggerated description of the life of a programmer in Oracle fixing a bug. Now imagine what horror it is going to be to develop a new feature. It takes 6 months to a year (sometimes two years!) to develop a single small feature.