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Stephen Ball

I’ve been programming computers since I was a kid in the 80s obsessed with BASIC. Professionally I’ve worked with a bunch of great languages. He/Him

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Senior Software Engineer at Tanium

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From awk to a Dockerized Ruby Script

From awk to a Dockerized Ruby Script

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Finding leap years with the cal command

Finding leap years with the cal command

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The Problem of State

The Problem of State

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Clojure Functions in Four Ways

Clojure Functions in Four Ways

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See Some Clojure

See Some Clojure

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A simple language spec isn’t a feature when you’re building applications

A simple language spec isn’t a feature when you’re building applications

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The Fastest Possible Tests

The Fastest Possible Tests

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Shrink your data into bitfields (and out again)

Shrink your data into bitfields (and out again)

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Every “if” statement is an object waiting to be extracted

Every “if” statement is an object waiting to be extracted

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Choose Generic Tools

Choose Generic Tools

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Running bundle install on rails master

Running bundle install on rails master

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Use tldr for command line examples

Use tldr for command line examples

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Logical Solver: Turn facts into conclusions

Logical Solver: Turn facts into conclusions

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Programming with jq

Programming with jq

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Command line tools - jq

Command line tools - jq

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Why diversity matters

Why diversity matters

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Code puzzles are a poor way to gauge technical candidates

Code puzzles are a poor way to gauge technical candidates

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Add vim to a pipeline with vipe

Add vim to a pipeline with vipe

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Connecting Objects with Observable

Connecting Objects with Observable

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Deliberate Git

Deliberate Git

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Program Like a Videogamer

Program Like a Videogamer

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Things Most Interviewees Fail to Discover

Things Most Interviewees Fail to Discover

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Rails isn’t for beginners

Rails isn’t for beginners

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A Taste of Metaprogramming

A Taste of Metaprogramming

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Fun with Rock, Paper, Scissors

Fun with Rock, Paper, Scissors

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