Weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books and anything else we felt compelled to share with others
Year 4 - Edition 19
A Fistful of Links is a weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books, and anything else we felt compelled to share with others, brought to you by Og Maciel and Mirek Długosz.
Quality Engineer Learning Roadmap
By Blake Norrish
What should you learn to become a Quality Engineer? What languages should you pick up, what tools should you master, what skills should you practice? (…) Just listing everything out is daunting! In this post we will walk through a learning roadmap that describes all the skills, tools, and technologies necessary for success as a quality engineer.
Dying, fast and slow: out-of-memory crashes in Python
By Itamar Turner-Trauring
With some understanding of how memory works in your operating system and in Python, you can learn to identify all the different ways out-of-memory problems can manifest: a slow death, an obvious death, a corrupted death, and death by assassination.
An interesting issue around using is with a literal in Python
By Chris Siebenmann
I recently installed Ubuntu’s package (for Ubuntu 20.04) of the Python netaddr on a system of ours. When I did, I got an interesting Python warning that I hadn’t seen before: SyntaxWarning: "is not" with a literal. Did you mean "!="? I was curious enough to look up the code in question.
I often have people newer to the tech industry ask me for secrets to success. There aren’t many, really, but this secret — being willing to do something so terrifically tedious that it appears to be magic — works in tech too.