Handling accented characters searches

I build dual language systems - English and Spanish. It's my first time building a system in any language other than English and I came across this interesting issue the other day. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/953732335073144833 Let's take the name Martinez for this example. I've seen it entered with different case alphabets (upper, lower, mixed, Pascal) and also… Continue reading Handling accented characters searches



"Years of experience" = vanity metrics. When software teams search for new team members to add, most, if not all, such search filters involve "years of experience" and a large laundry list of skills as focal points. Using this concoction of "years of experience" and laundry list of skills as filter is a tricky proposition. Most tools can… Continue reading Experience-as-a-vanity-metric

Big O notation and The Jackal

In the 1973 movie (and 1971 novel) "The Day of the Jackal", the "good guy" Inspector Lebel, suspects that the only reason the assassin (The Jackal) is always one step ahead of them is because there is a leak within the special council designated to stop the assassin. Spoiler alert: Lebel weeds out the leak by… Continue reading Big O notation and The Jackal