Friday, November 23, 2012

Vim save file as utf-8

This time it's quick tip: how to save file as utf-8 in vim

:set bomb
:set fileencoding=utf-8

Monday, November 19, 2012

Quotes from the Nato Software Engineering Conference in 1968 (link)

Programming management will continue to deserve its current poor reputation for cost and schedule effectiveness until such time as a more complete understanding of the program design process is achieved.

We build systems like the Wright brothers built airplanes — build the whole thing, push it off the cliff, let it crash, and start over again.

Production of large software has become a scare item for management. By reputation it is often an unprofitable morass, costly and unending. This reputation is perhaps deserved.


Friday, November 16, 2012

9 uses for cURL worth knowing (Hacking on HTTP from the Command-Line) (link)

Working with HTTP from the command-line is a valuable skill for HTTP architects and API designers to have. The cURL library and curl command give you the ability to design a Request, put it on the pipe, and explore the Response. The downside to the power of curl is how much breadth its options cover. Running curl --help spits out 150 different flags and options. This article demonstrates nine basic, real-world applications of curl.