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    Swizec's articles in the "papers" category

    I aim to write mindblowing emails with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them.

    Below are 25 articles filed under papers. Enjoy ❤️

    Notes on A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks

    In 1970 a paper came out that changed the world of business computing. It laid the ground work for modern databases.
    September 20th, 2022

    What makes a great software engineer?

    In 2015 a group of researchers asked 59 experienced engineers at Microsoft "What makes a great software engineer?". Here's what they found.
    July 11th, 2022

    Code Review Practices for Refactoring Changes

    Do you review refactoring pull requests differently than you do others? An empirical study of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform, says that you do and finds 6 common criteria.
    April 20th, 2022

    Finding unresolved promises in JavaScript

    JavaScript is a fantastic server-side language because it's async. That also makes it tricky. 💩 What happens when you swallow errors? Forget to resolve promises? Or run into a number of other anti-patterns
    November 3rd, 2021

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