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Do you fizz buzz, buzz fizz, or just scratch your head?

Over the years I have interviewed a lot of developer candidates and given advice to a fair few potential developers who are looking for their first interviews. Again and again, the FizzBuzz test has cropped up, and I have seen both some fantastic and some not so fantastic answers to the problem. For those who are not aware of what the FizzBuzz test is, here is the standard question: Write a function which prints all the numbers from 1 to 100. But when printing a number which is a multiple of three print the word "Fizz" instead of…

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How I run melodiouscode.net

Partly for myself and partly for any interested readers I wanted to note down how melodiouscode.net works; what technologies and providers are used and for what purpose. This is not going to be a deep technical article but more of an overview and the basis for some more technical articles in the future.Although this is a just a simple blog (for now anyway!) I have been using it to learn more about the systems that are out there to support and secure a larger website. Much of the work I have done is overkill for a small blog…

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Folders, Folders, always folders

Two of my employers' largest clients are law firms, and being law firms they regularly receive instructions from insurance firms for claims to be processed. This is where I come in, over the years I have created (or incremented) many instruction feeds.…

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Developer Tools List 2018

I have often found myself googling 'best dev tools' when I am stuck on a project, or just need a brain break; there are many blog posts out there listing program after program. This time I have decided I will create my own list; and see if any discussion occurs.…

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