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OTC CatchUp #167

Date: 20-01-2024

Duration: 5 hrs 20 mins

Topics Discussed

  • General Introduction.

  • We discussed coding practices and the "correct way" to write code.

    • Dheeraj Lalwani suggested checking Uber’s Go Style Guide.

    • Anil Gohan talked about how one should try to employ second-order thinking to write and understand code since requirements for each use case can be different.

      • Keep your mind open since there isn’t a "one size fits all" solution in this case.

      • The best way to practice this is to read other people’s code and understand their thought processes.

      • He also shared a link to a blog post on Chesterton’s Fence which describes second-order thinking in depth.

    • Pranav Dani suggested that once the project starts growing and picking up pace, documentation is necessary to understand the functions of the code.

  • Wilfred Almeida asked how one should go about reading and understanding code.

    • Anil Gohan suggested taking two or three layers of abstraction in a system or an application that you want to understand.

      • Try to trace how that system starts.

      • Try to trace all the services that the process forks into and understand how they interact with each other.

      • This gives us a high-level understanding of the architecture and how it works.

      • Eventually one can start to identify patterns in the system.

  • jaden furtado shared a link to a video on Adventures at AMD: Origin of Threadripper where Anil Gohan was featured.

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