If it won't be simple, it simply won't be. [Hire me, source code] by Miki Tebeka, CEO, 353Solutions

Friday, December 08, 2017

Advent of Code 2017 #8 and Python's eval

I'm having fun solving Advent of Code 2017. Problem 8 reminded the power of Python's eval (and before you start commenting the "eval is evil" may I remind you of this :)

You can check The Go implementation that don't have eval and need to work harder.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Python → Go Cheat Sheet

I'm teaching and consulting in Go a lot lately, and I work a lot with Python as well. There's a big trend of rewriting backend services in Go and to help people coming from the Python world I've created a Go →Python cheatsheet.

The code in here, I'd love to hear if you have suggestion (via a PR ;)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Checking for Zero Values in Go

In Go, every type has a zero value. Which is the value a variable of this type get if it's not initialized. I had a configuration object of type map[string]interface{} and I needed to check if value exists and is not a zero value.

Here's a small piece of code that checks for zero values:

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Generating Power Set using Bitmap

I was asked to write a function that generate a power set of items. At first I wrote a recursive algorithms but then another approach came to mind. When you calculate how many subsets there are, you can say that each item in the original set can either be or not be in a subset, which means 2^n subsets. This yes/no for including can be seen as a bitmask, and since we know that there are 2^n subsets we can use the number from 0 to 2^n-1 as bitmasks.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Who Touched the Code Last? (git)

Sometimes I'd like to know who to ask about a piece of code. I've developed a little Python script that shows the last people who touch a file/directory and the ones who touched it most.

Example output (on arrow project)
$ owners
Most: Wes McKinney (39.5%), Uwe L. Korn (15.3%), Kouhei Sutou (10.8%)
Last: Kengo Seki (31M), Uwe L. Korn (39M), Max Risuhin (23H)

So ask Wes or Uwe :)

Here's the code:

Monday, June 12, 2017

Go's append vs copy

When we'd like to concatenates slices in Go, most people usually reach out for append. Most of the time this solution is OK, however if you need to squeeze more performance - copy will be better.

EDIT: As Henrik Johansson suggested, if you pre-allocate the slice to append it'll fast as well.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

scikit-learn Compatible Pipeline Steps

A client wanted a way to create a pipeline of transformations on DataFrames. Since they already work with scikit-learn, they were familiar with Pipelines. It took very little code to create a base class for a pipeline step that will work with DataFrames.

If you find this interesting, you might want to hire me ;)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Color Log Lines

There are several log handler out there the color log lines. However I prefer to leave the log as is and when I want colors I pipe the log via a utility that does that. Coloring log lines by levels can be easily done with a little awk.

Here's an example how it looks

Monday, January 09, 2017

353Solutions - 2016 in Review

Happy new year!

Let's see how 353solutions did in 2016. We'll start with the numbers and then some insights and future goals.

  • Total of 193 work days (days where customer were billed)
    • Up 23 days from 2015
    • Out of 261 work days in 2016
  • Out of these 61 days are in workshops and the rest consulting
  • 18 workshops
    • Up from 14 in 2015
    • Go workshops
    • First docker workshop (teaching with ops specialist)
    • First open enrollment class
    • In Israel, UK, and Poland
      • Only 4 out of the country (vs 8 last year, which is good - I prefer to fly less)
    • Workshops range from 1 to 4 days
  • Revenue up 10% from 2016
  • Several new clients including GE, AOL, Outbrain, EMC and more
  • Social network keeps providing almost all the work
    • Doing good work will get you more work
  • Workshops pay way more than consulting
    • However can't work from home in workshops
    • Consulting keeps you updated with latest tech
  • Python and data science are big and in high demand
    • However Go is getting traction
  • Having someone else take care of the "overhead" (billing, contracts ...) is great help.
Last Year's Goals
We've set some goals in 2015, let's see how we did:
  • Keep positioning in Python and Scientific Python area
    • Done
  • Drive more Go projects and workshops
    • Done
  • Works less days, have same revenue at end of year
    • Failed here. Worked more and revenue went up
  • Start some "public classes" where we rent a class and people show up
    • Did only one this year
  • Publish my book
    • Failed here, though I'm close. Probably Q1 this year.
Goals for 2017
  • Work less while keeping same revenue
  • Work more from home
  • Publish my book
  • Publish a video course
  • More open enrollment classes

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