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A carpenter meticulously increasing the unit test coverage of his code. Photo by Burst.

In the early nineties I used to fall asleep to the fuzzy glow of the monochrome amber monitor of our tired 80286 and the murmur of its busy hard disk, compiling and linking my dad’s code written with Borland C. Some nights they would be accompanied by the comforting clacks of his IBM Model M keyboard. It wasn’t a big apartment, and my bedroom was the only place with enough space to set up his home office. Or maybe he wanted to draw my attention to those fascinating machines — which he successfully did.

Back then he used to work for a company that manufactured telecommunications equipment. He did — and still does — refer to himself as a programmer. …

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Arturo Martínez

Node.js Carpenter @ IceMobile

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