/Salvatore Sanfilippo

Programming and Writing tl;dr: Writing a novel is actually similar to writing quality code - "sentences must be well written, but the overall structure and relationship between parts is crucial." A novel is immutable whereas code evolves over time, and is an endless stream of changes. Salvatore's hypothesis is that the initial design of the novel will greatly inform what happen later.

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Writing System Software: Code Comments tl;dr: "Writing comments is of paramount importance in order to produce good code" for two reasons. (1) Comments explain why the code exists and is performing a specific action. (2) It's a tool for lowering the cognitive load of the reader.

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The End Of The Redis Adventure tl;dr: "In essence, I would rather be remembered as a bad artist than a good programmer." Salvatore, who found Redis, is stepping down as a maintainer, but remaining on the advisory board.

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