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Using a programming language is not (entirely) free

by Mathieu

Posted on November, 26 2021

Today I wanted to explain that using a programming language is not entirely free.

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Your Pull Request is not a gift

by Mathieu

Posted on October, 28 2021

As a maintainer of several open source projects for now 3 years, I regularly meet people, mostly about an open source contribution. This allows me to experience all kinds of interactions. Most of them are collaborative and great, and keep me thrilled to work in open source. But some of them are spoiled by common beliefs or preconceived ideas about open source. So I'd like to bust one today.

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Why should I contribute to Open Source?

by Mathieu

Posted on November, 13 2020

When a user submits a bug report on PrestaShop open source project, we thank him for the report and ask if he is willing to submit a Pull Request to fix it. To which some people answers "I'm sorry? Why should I fix the bug myself? Why should I do your job?" and that is actually a very important and relevant question.

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What is magic in code and why avoid it

by Mathieu

Posted on September, 4 2020

It might sound cool, but magic will actually hurt your code in the long term. Let's see what this means and why.

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What it means to rebase a Pull Request submitted on GitHub

by Mathieu

Posted on July, 20 2020

To the 1st time open source contributor, to rebase a branch might look both obscure and scary

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My own version of Rapid Decision Making

by Mathieu

Posted on May, 18 2020

How I am almost always able to answer fast to anyone asking me to decide.

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