How to Code Fizzbuzz Without If-Statements or Loops

A while ago I was attending the Global day of Coderetreat in Zurich. It is a day long coding practice event. Attendees work together in groups of two. In each session we coded the kata “game of life” from scratch puttygen , each time with different constraints. The constraint I found very interesting was this: Continue reading

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Recently I have seen several recommendations for the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie so I went to the local library and picked it up. It was a great read with real practical advice and lots of examples. The title sounds somewhat cheesy and manipulative but it’s not at all. Continue reading


Regex Jumpstart Tutorial

Several times in a project I had to use regular expressions to match some pattern in a string. I started reading several tutorials but the regexes looked just too cryptic to me. Fortunately I always found the answer on Stackoverflow that either did exactly what I wanted or something similar that could be adapted easily. Continue reading