The third and final episode in our series on logical fallacies delves into improper use or rhetoric. Both Fallacies of Omission and Fallacies of Ambiguity are used to redirect an argument away from the topic at hand or evidence that might disprove one side.
We've all had the experience of trying to use a piece of software, library, API, or database, only to have it fail miserably because something changed in a recent update. Not only are such changes disruptive, but because they often require rewrites, they can leave us looking for an alternative.
Whether you are an early bird or night owl, your sleep chronotype or best time to get rest affects how productive you can be. Understanding this and how to manage your time will help improve your productivity and job satisfaction.
While working with legacy tech can be a dead end if you let it, there are some things you can do to make the experience beneficial for your career.
Part two of our series on logical fallacies gets into the form of the argument. These formal fallacies may contain correct information or premises but the order or form of the argument is incorrect.
We've all been there. A webpage that was working stops working, or one that was broken suddenly starts working without any obvious changes. If you've had this happen, one of the first things you should probably suspect is a caching issue.
When we started Complete Developer Podcast we never expected it to grow into what we have today. It's been 5 years since we published our first episode back when we were recording with one Blue Yeti mic between the two of us.
In the early days, the file system was used a lot more than it is now. However, you are probably still going to have to use the filesystem periodically, and you need to be aware of some of the things that can happen.
Do you ever get frustrated when trying to make a presentation or convince your team at work about a certain way to do something but keep getting derailed by irrelevant points? You may be facing attacks from someone who is using logical fallacies in their arguments.
If you've been on a team for very long, you probably know who the best developers are. While you probably also understand that this takes years of diligent work, there are things you can start doing today that will drastically improve the way you look to management and to your team.