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When I Used PEP8 To Fuck Up Code

We "inherited" some Python code recently. Although another team was working on it, we now should support it and keep it going. The previous team at least tried to use Pylint and follow PEP8. And I say "tried" because their pylintrc has a couple of exceptions [1] and their PEP8 …

The Unit in "Unit Tests"

In the last month, I heard a lot about the "'unit' in 'unit test'", as in "the unit being tested". If you do that, stop.

The thing about "unit tests" is not that they are "tests for a system unit" but that "the test must be a unit" -- in other …

Dear Github Maintainers

A rebuttal to "Dear Github".

Couchbase Example and REST

Let me start this by pointing that I'm a RESTnazi: I'm the kind of guy that will get into a fight with anyone that says things like "Ok, that's because this is just REST, not RESTful" because... well, because, there is no diference between REST and RESTful.

And today I …

The Day I Found My Old Code

Found a piece of code I wrote 2 years ago, following a lot of linters. I'm amazed how readable the code still is.

Agile vs Culture: The Story of Outliners

When the culture goes againt agile.

The Sad Life of Walter Mitty

I once wrote about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and how nice story about a guy outgrowing his daydreams.

But today I realized I see everything wrong.

The second time I watched the movie, in the scene Walter talks to Todd (from E-Harmony) on the top of the Himalayas …

Oscars 2015 by the Buzz

A few months ago, I shared a link with my predictions for the Oscars 2015. But the only thing I did was to show who I thought it would win but not why. Here I'll try to explain why I pick each one as my pick. And the reason is …

Announcing JulioBiason.Net 3.0

Short version: New blog URL, engine and layout.

Long version: For a long time already, I've been thinking about using a static blog generator. Not that there is anything wrong with dynamic blog engines (and I'm a long time WordPress user, without any issues, specially since my hosting company -- Dreamhost …