Choose names for Google, not people

“There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” - Phil Karlton AngularJS was released in 2010 and revolutionized modern frontend development. In 2016, the AngularJS team published a new framework, written in TypeScript and incompatible with AngularJS. They also made the baffling choice to call this framework Angular 2. Mayhem ensued, confused developers talked to each other about incompatible frameworks. The excellent community documentation AngularJS had built in the form of blogs and StackOverflow answers became an active hindrance for people trying to learn Angular....

January 22, 2022 · 2 min · Philip Heltweg

Wisdom from the Internet, content that influenced how I think about software (and life).

Finding needles There has never been as much information easily accessible to anyone as right now. The ease of publishing your own writing leads to new problems: The question is no longer where do you find content about a topic but what content is good and worth your time? To help you find the needle in the biggest haystack ever, here is my personal list of good content that influenced me....

December 3, 2020 · 3 min · Philip Heltweg