I’ll be moving on from my editor position but don’t worry, BP is still in great hands

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to post a short note saying goodbye as I’m moving on from my post as the editor of Better Programming.

As you may be aware, my wife and I welcomed a daughter in late January and Anupam Chugh took over as the interim editor while I…


Or how this could have been so much worse under Donald Trump

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Yesterday I got the first of two doses of the COVID vaccine. Pfizer, if you must know.

I got my vaccine the same place I went to my junior prom, which is a weird place for two big-ish life events to both happen.

As the needle stuck out of my…


The best things we published this week

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Hey everyone,

This is going to be my last newsletter for a few weeks as I’ll be taking paternity leave Monday to spend some time with our new forthcoming family member!

Fear not, dear reader, you’re in great hands. This week I wrote an introduction post to our interim editor…


I’ll be taking some time off to welcome a new family member

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to share some exciting news and a change for the next few weeks on Better Programming. My wife and I are expecting our first child very soon so I’ll be taking paternity leave starting Monday, January 18th.

Long-time Better Programming contributor Anupam Chugh will be taking my place, managing the day-to-day editorial duties, and making sure that we continue to publish great content!

From your perspective as a reader, not much should change. Just sharing some exciting news all around.

Please give Anupam a big welcome!

Thanks,
Zack Shapiro
Editor of Better Programming


The best things we published to end 2020 and begin the new year!

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Hey everyone, happy new year!

We hope you had some relaxing time to end the year, maybe a few nice 4-day weekends spent exactly how you planned to. …


The best things we published this week

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Hey everyone! Happy Holidays!

50 weeks down this year. The last full work week before Christmas and New Years for many. …


My favorite articles that we published this week

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Hey everyone, I hope you had a good week.

We’re trying something a little different on our newsletter this week. These are a combination of the best-performing articles this week and a few of my personal favorites sprinkled in. …


Our most-read articles this week!

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Hi everyone,

I hope your week was full of deep work, not too many meetings, and hopefully not doing too much tech support for your family post-Thanksgiving 😃

Our most-read articles this week are a veritable treasure trove of learning, lessons, and resources so let’s dive right in:

  1. 4 Python…


Our most-read articles this week!

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Hey everyone,

I hope you had a nice week. This week was Thanksgiving here in the US. I took some time off yesterday to relax and have a Zoom Thanksgiving dinner with my family from around the country.

We’ve got some great stories for you this week so without further…

Zack Shapiro

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