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belying the infinite monkey theorem since 1987

Popsugar reading challenge

a google spreadsheet checklist

You might have seen Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge - I have had friends send it to me a couple of times. The checklist of books to read in 2015 actually looks interesting and diverse enough to be worth considering, but the 7x30 image format they provided it in isn’t really convenient to use. So if you want to do the reading challenge this year, let me give you a google docs spreadsheet to track your...

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Intern's guide to Dublin

I spent the last three months in Dublin, on an internship with Microsoft. The experience was great and I could recommend it to anybody, but that’s not what I wanted to talk about this time. Whenever you move from one place to another there’s a certain amount of know-how that makes your new life easier/better/more predictable and that knowledge usually comes with time. By the end of my internship I felt at home in Dublin...

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online machine learning course

In the last three months of the last year I had the pleasure of taking part in an online machine learning course, taught by prof. Andrew Ng of the Stanford University. The course is already over, so it might seem old news, but next edition should start any time now. If the topic of machine learning seems interesting to you in any way I can really recommend it. As I mentioned, the course is a...

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TDD in C++

a screencast in Polish

For my classes I recorded screencasts about TDD, and, because lately I’m focused mostly on c++, I decided to delve into google test instead of the regular jMock and Mockito. Initially I wanted to make it a tutorial showcasing all the tools within the library, but it ended up being a TDD Kata solving example with a short introduction about how to set up the development environment. The narrative is kind of slow, but I...

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Google engineers meetup

and good advice from Joshua Bloch

This thursday, in the lecture hall of the Biology Departament of University of Warsaw, Google organized a meetup with their engineers, celebrating the official launch of their new office in Warsaw. The event started with Joshua Bloch’s, lecture, which was a treat for the attendees, most of whom were MIM UW students, almost filling the room. Joshua presented code snippets that don’t do what you might expect them to, by invoking constructs that may lead...

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