Dev of the Week: Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski
- Crashing Your JVM
- StackTraces Are Telling the Truth, but Not the Whole Truth
- How is ThreadLocal implemented?
Thanks for talking to us! What have you been working on lately?
We at Plumbr are not yet ready to announce our next new feature, so this I cannot tell you about. But hiring new developers and adapting our ways of work to a larger team has taken a lot of time recently.
Very satisfying feeling of your life going exactly where you want it to...
Are there any particular developer tools or resources you couldn't live without?
Between Plumbr, family and pursuing a PhD there is no time for open-source contribution :(
Do you have a favorite open source project (or projects) that you've contributed to recently?
Do you follow any blogs or Twitter feeds that you would recommend to developers?
DZone is of course a very warm campsite, where a lot of good authors gather. RebelLabs publish quite interesting articles from time to time. Heinz Kabutz's newsletter provides a workout for your brain. The Mechanical Sympathy blog reminds you about what lies beneath. For Russian-speaking readers, Razbor Poletov is a podcast worth subscribing to.
Did you have a coding first love -- a particular program, gadget, game, or language that set you on the path to life as a developer?
Estonia has very strong traditions of science competitions for school kids, called Olympiads. I think that participating in Olympiads in Mathematics and Informatics set me on this path.
Anything else you'd like to mention?
Check out Nikita's blog and Twitter!