Jurvis Tan


Web Developer and Photographer. I also really love music and tea.


  1. Future of Learning Programming

    As the barriers to entry lower and become more accessible on the internet and in schools, more and more people will soon be able to learn how to program. What will soon discern a good from a bad programmer is the ability to solve problems - effectively and efficiently. On…


  2. Lean Back.

    squeak. The sound of my chair as I lay back to relax. There was this particular chair in the office squeaks really loud whenever you leaned back just a little. The sound is just noisy and distracting to myself and the people around me. Over time, I subconsciously learned to…


  3. Teacher We Abhorred.

    "I do not know why you guys idolize Rooney, he isn't a good person, and let me tell you why." 2 months back, I had a nice barbecue session with my classmates from primary school, it's been close to 5 years since we met each other. Many familiar faces, but…


  4. 108 Days of Carouselling

    What is your greatest challenge at Carousell? I have always been honoured to have been part of the team. But I was never able to answer that question. Until now. Carousell is, to quote my words from August 2013, the "best available option since eBay now". It is and will…


  5. Renovation

    As you might have already noticed, I have shifted away from Wordpress as my choice CMS (Content Management Service). I do have plans to ramp up on the frequency of my writing, for the very simple reason I have a lot going on in my head but usually never record…


  6. A Google Slip-up?

    Reported by Matt Burns on TechCrunch, looks like Google is selling Motorola for 2.91 billion, versus the 12.5 billion buy in 2011: TechCrunch has confirmed reports that Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12…