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Keep your sanity with office pranks

Nov/14/2013 7 min read by Marco Monteiro

I've been part of what we call the work force for a few years now. Worked at a few places before my current job. They were all different. The people was obviously hence the mood/vibe was always changing from place to place, but one thing was the same across the board: office pranks.

They have always been a part of me since I started working. From the classic stapler wrapped in pudding (from the office tv show) to any other (but we'll get to that).

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Ross Tuck - HTTP and Your Angry Dog

Nov/11/2013 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

This was probably one of my favorite talks from Laracon EU 2013. I loved almost everything about it. It was informative, sometimes funny and most of all everyone in the room was interested. What can I say, Ross Tuck is a natural speaker.

Ross Tuck is an American developer, living in the Netherlands, working at Ibuildings, wearing a hat, and wishing he was reading a book.

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Atomic commits

Nov/04/2013 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

I'm sure this happened to you before, more than one time actually. You have a big file, you changed lots of stuff in it, but those changes are not really related. One may be related to one class and the other to something completely different. Normally you should avoid that, your commits should always be specific to one task, feature or bug. If you do a small search about how to commit better you'll see that even the commit messages should have this notion.

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My Dev setup on Mac

Nov/04/2013 9 min read by Marco Monteiro

I've been asked a couple of times about my dev environment: what apps I'm currently using, and how I do use them. I'm going to try and sum it all up, going from terminal to text editor of choice and some of the plugins I have on them.

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Useful tips if you're starting with Git

Oct/30/2013 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

When I started using Git I wasn't doing any version control. I was just working on my projects and I just didn't see any use to it. I wasn't seeing the long run. Everything seemed like too much work — Branching, staging, stashing, committing — I was confused. But then Git was kind forced on me, since I wanted to contribute to open source projects and almost all of them were (and still are thankfully) using Git I had to learn how to use it. This is what I learned from that process.

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