The following was my answer to this question “Recommended Eclipse plugins to generate UML from Java code” over stackoverflow the question was closed (opinion based) then deleted.
So here is it:
EDIT: If you’re a designer then
I kept a list of some developers and their blogs, scientists, book authors and yesterday, I had my list increased by 20 developers.
And here’s my list
- Martin Fowler
- UML Distilled
- Patterns of Enterprise Application
- BalusC http://stackoverflow.com/users/157882/balusc
- his answers are a must read
- Bruce Schneier
- haven’t read his books yet,
- Cay horstmann http://www.horstmann.com/
- Charles lyons creator of OCEJWCD
- James Gosling creator of java
- Peter Norvig
- AI Modern Approach
- Bjarne Stroustrup
- Programming Principles and practices using C++
- The design and evolution of C++
- Eric Brewer CAP Theory http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/brewer/
- Dominic Williams
- Tom Hawtin http://jroller.com/tackline/
- Stephen R. Bourne
- Author of shell
- David Poole http://sarkies.blogspot.com/
- Jeff Atwood of course http://www.codinghorror.com/
- Doug McCune http://dougmccune.com/
Web Design or Scripting
This article is a call to the community of freelancers to have an ethical opensource standardized freelance organization to aid and protect the whole process.
Law doesn’t protect fools, and I was one of them; But does it have to ?
In all the cities, business providers have been given each and every right to enslave workers or make sure they can when they want to. This for fact has indeed affected the online business of freelancing, because by the time you hear about the facility, the market or mall (i.e Elance, Odesk, etc) the rules already have been changed from those were set by the innocent (hopefully) enterpreneur to those which were made to abide or be biased to the agenda of a business provider aka client to guarantee maximum profits and highest appeal to clients, where ever there’s coal there are coal miners.
I’ve worked in two companies and it was great experience, and I’ve had number of interviews over the past 2 years since I’ve graduated (in 24 company multipled by average 2 meetings per one) all of them are software companies by the way which I consider a good number relative to the number of software houses in Egypt. I made it because I never refused to do an interview whether it’s far or the company website is disgraceful I followed my father advice that it will be good experience and actually It really was helpful but also dreadful sometimes.
I’m not good with facial expressions but I’ve reached a state or you can call it experience to at least know I’m already a base candidate or a subcandidate that interviewer has to meet with to fill the number of interviews held. I’ve also met with Aggressive Go-getter HR managers and
Tumblr + Gdrive+ stackedit(markdown)
How I got there
I was recently in this dilemma, I had a domain name and used to have a hosting account which had wordpress and wordpress is really no longer simple or about blogging I needed a place like medium.com and I wasted so much money on this until one day I decided to cancel the hosting account (bluehost) and point my domain name to blogger but bluehost didn’t allow me (part of the package deal) so I forwarded my domain to domain.com and they’re awesome and started hooking my domain to blogger, now the money saving and domain problems are gone !
Now Let the publishing problem RISE, well blogger actually sucks it really does, starting from ugly templates to ad support (you better off copy and paste add js code instead of using the built in support ) also the editor also is really old and you won’t feel comfortable so I started using google drive and just copy and paste things around and that eventually lead me to getting a big pile of mess!
So last week I decided that’s it ! I will look for better solutions:
- Markdown !! yes no more WYSIWyG
- using my domain of course
so I went to google and articles like the one you mentioned and I found the perfect MIX
Tumblr + stackedit + googledrive !
- It was dead simple to point my domain to my blog and configure it.
- I configured the tumblr editor to use HTML even though I’d originally write my posts in Markdown and also because Tumblr’s markdown engine sucks so I used HTML and of course I ignore the WYSIWYG editor choice. and also HTML allow me to add any js code / github gists etc
- Tumblr themes are html with expression languages and it’s dead easy to comprehend.
- Since stackedit also uses code prettify the html it generated will work perfectly
- Stackedit has publish to option and it can publish directly to tumblr and you can choose between html, markdown, template choices
- Stackedit synchronizes with google drive too !
so in brief I write markdown documents with code easily embedded either by embedding a gist from github or just use the normal markdown
<code> then I save all my articles to google drive so that anything goes down or I need to move anywhere else I don’t have to worry… then I just publish to tumblr.