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Keyboards Everywhere…

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This version of the website has been online for almost two years and I’ve not written about keyboards yet, so here’s some light reading before the end of the Summer.

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What Is Esperanto?

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I started learning Esperanto a few weeks ago. Ever since, whenever I speak to someone about it, I (gladly) answer a series of questions about it. Because others may wonder about the same things, I decided to share the answer to the most common of them.

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Prefer Standard Fonts for Your Website

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When designing a website, we’re often tempted to use custom webfonts to make it stand out. Yet, the French collective for a responsible design of digital services provides one simple rule in their referential for web ecodesign:

Use standard typefaces

translated from Référentiel d'écoconception web (FR), Collectif Conception responsable de service numérique

Let’s have a look at what’s behind this rule.

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What You Should Know About Logging

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A few weeks back, I reviewed code from a young developer. It was impressive work for a topic he didn’t know beforehand, except on one aspect: every output used System.out.println(). That’s understandable: that’s how Java developers learn to code, just like Python developers do their first tests with print. But that’s not something that’ll be handy for a live application.

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Why I Don’t Like the Word “Developer”

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You may or may not have noticed it, but I try to avoid the terms “developer,” “coder” and “programming” on Keyboard Playing, except maybe when I’m focusing on the activity of writing code. There’s a reason to it: in our field, it’s common to use these words to describe a variety of jobs. Actually, about anyone who writes or edits code may be called a developer.

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You probably shouldn’t have “J2EE” on your résumé

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Recently, a colleague of mine came with a wide smile and said, “I have a candidate to interview. There’s J2EE on his resume, but he’s too young to have worked with it. I might have, not him.”

That’s a recurring joke among senior Java technicians: it’s not uncommon for candidates to hear J-2-E and write it J2EE when they should simply use JEE. It’s not completely incorrect, but it may cause some confusion.

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Trim trailing spaces in MS Word and LibreOffice

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If you like to deliver clean documents, you probably sometimes display invisible characters in Word. In such occasions, you may have seen lines or paragraphs ending with ·¶. Yes, because a document is not only written but also manipulated and changed a number of times, having trailing spaces is not a rare thing. One of my development reflexes is to trim those, but Word does not provide any tool to do that automatically. Or does it?

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