Frank Krueger joined us to talk about solving hard problems. Earlier this year he wrote a blog post titled “Practical Guide to Solving Hard Problems,” and a lot of what he had to say really resonated with us. The premise is simple — if you have to write some code that you’re just not sure how to write…what do you do? What are the practical steps that you can take when you’re feeling stumped? Today’s show goes deep on that subject…practical ways to solve hard problems and ship your best work.
Frank has his own podcast called Merge Conflict — check it out at mergeconflict.fm.
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- Frank Krueger – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
- Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- Practical Guide to Solving Hard Problems
- Frank’s app iCircuit
- Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools
- Merge Conflict
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