About 5 months ago I ordered a n̵e̵w̵ ̵t̵o̵y̵ ̵f̵o̵r̵ ̵m̵e̵ Christmas present for my son. A Toniebox. It seems there was quite a hype about them at the time since it took almost half a year until it finally arrived, but that is another story.
It’s basically a very simple audio player for kids, where you play an audiobook by placing the appropriate toy figure (a “tonie”) on it and it starts playing.
The content gets downloaded from the companie’s servers and cached on the device.
Of course I wanted to have a closer look from the technical side at it, so here are my…
On 16.8.2017 I held a talk at the Technologieplauscherl #50 in Linz.
The topic was “Programmer’s Guide to Sound and Music”.
If you understand German, you can also watch me give the presentation on youtube:
Just like writing clean code, effective debugging 🐛is a skill that can be learned & trained. The big software vendors of the world know this very well, as far as I’ve heard from first-hand sources, Microsoft for example makes every new employee take a debugging training. …