Hammock-Driven Development Notes

Occasionally you will find a video or talk that connects or resonates with you in a great way. Rich Hickey’s “Hammock Driven Development”, a self-described “rant” is packed with wisdom. I keep coming back to re-watch and today, I have written down some key points from this amazing rant! Key Ideas Take more time to […]

An Ode to Code

Making time to code can be done every day. Carve out those little moments where you can automate tedious tasks or study up on that hot new Python library that takes your quality to another level. Take time to reorganize and refactor in your favorite text editor. Break your script, then break it again. Break […]

Documentation is the Gateway to Delegation

The first step to offloading a task is writing down how to complete it. Once the process is typed into a lean text file or wiki page, it can be learned by another human. This helps your team, but what’s in it for you? The most selfish programmers probably want to free up their time […]

Fix Spelling and Grammar with language_tool_python and textblob

Below are two practical Python libraries for text processing. This function uses textblob’s spelling correction along with language_tool_python, which applies grammatical corrections via the Language Tool API. I added these text processing transformations into my concept text generation app. These are free, public APIs up to around 20 requests per second. You can send both […]