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Ibrahim Diallo

April 2021

Why we still use Oracle DB

Why we still use Oracle DB

In 2017, I worked for a large conglomerate. When a company grows a certain size, change is never welcomed. “If it ain't broke, don't fix it” is the motto and software is the first victim. That's how you end up with core products still running on COBOL or FORTRAN. Microsoft still offers customized support for machines running Windows 2000 Server. But not in my company.

The Semicolon ;

The Semicolon ;

There is a time where the thing that bothers you the most in your programming career is the semicolon. You've formally learned that every statement ends with a semicolon, the same way every sentence ends with a period. But then you join a team that has complete disregard for your favorite punctuation.

How to self-publish a book in 7 years

How to self-publish a book in 7 years

If you ever think about becoming a writer, then go ahead and type a single character on Google. Before your finger is off the key, Google will recommend hundreds if not thousands of material. Not just any material, good material. There are classes on Udemy, there are videos on YouTube, there are well written articles from prominent bloggers. You can join forums, clubs, guilds. There is no shortage of information to turn a complete newbie into a respectable author.

JS Tip of the day

Making a HTTP request before the page redirects

There are many ways to track when a user clicks on a link. It seems simple enough but there is something that people always forget and their code doesn't run. L…

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