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Each month, I send an email to +150 developers with my latest essay about what I learn while building awesome software.
Some of the things I like to dig into:
- Ruby and Rails internals.
- Transversal tools like Git, RSpec, etc.
- Teams and development processes.
- How to grow your career as a software engineer with an unorthodox background.
- How to foster a safe, inclusive, and gratifying remote work environment.
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Who am I?
👋 Hey, I'm Remi. I'm a former stained-glass master turned software developer since 2018. I've always loved to share my learnings.
My first dev post, I published while still in a coding bootcamp. I usually get a kick out of coding, and a second kick out of writing about coding. It’s also the best way - for me - to give back to the community.
Why should you subscribe?
If you already dig my posts, this is the best way to get notified. No capricious algorithm. Just plain old email.
For me, this newsletter is a two-way street. When I say pen pals, I mean it. You invite me into your inbox. I invite you into mine. We share a conversation and make even better contributions to the community.
If you’ve never read any of my posts, go check my technical blog. I know people appreciate my making complex topics easy to grasp. I’ve been writing professionally for more than a decade and covered some pretty impenetrable tech stuff.
My posts have been regularly featured in Ruby Weekly, HN, etc… And I’ve been invited to conferences and podcasts to talk about them.
Also, there’s no tracking on my emails. I’d rather you hit reply and have chat with you. So, you’re in good hands!
What people say about my posts
Well done @mercier_remi !— Nicolas Zermati (@nicoolas25) December 7, 2021
😂 "I mean, an acronym that declines into five acronyms, that decline into cryptic principles" https://t.co/9Ok7cC3GND
Just finished listening to it, really liked hearing more about your path and what's driving you!— Ségolène Alquier (@SegoleneAlquier) July 7, 2021
I'm used to working with feature flags as well but was interested in your approach, thanks for sharing 🤓 @mercier_remi https://t.co/2164LUzhEf
Thank you for a fantastic explanation of `git bisect` with some lovely diagrams. Have you also heard of `rspec bisect`. I'm waiting for that to run as I read your article.— Rob Whittaker (@purinkle) November 3, 2021
TIL about scoped associations in #Rails. Super nice!https://t.co/7Aafe3bLC3— Web-Crunch (@webcrunchblog) October 7, 2020
Git bisect is a great debugging tool, but it is often unknown. @mercier_remi did a great work to explain it 👍 https://t.co/6rt7rCjZJA— Jeremy Bertrand (@NotGrm) October 20, 2021
Hahaha sounds great. Thanks for your answer, and btw love your medium newsletter🤩 (when I was more in touch with rails)— Ariel (@ArielWaisburg) September 13, 2021
Great article 👏— Mathieu Fosse (@pointcom) March 22, 2021
And this gif 🤩