We have all been there: There is so much task left at the end of the time. Why is that ? And if this is usually the case, why do we even bother estimating in the first place? Why estimates are wrong Whenever I look back on a task that took longer than expected, the […]
But you know how to ask questions! Right ? You’ve been doing that your whole life. How hard can it be ? Literally, a child can do it.
If you’re doing software development, chances are you had to do with Linux. It’s nearly impossible to go around it. Even Windows has linux now. Although getting good with Linux it’s more than I can do in a single blog post, I find that it’s quite easy to get working knowledge. Just enough to make […]
There is a lot of talk going around in programming circles about the fabled full-stack developers. What are full-stack developers ? What do they do, and why is everyone talking about them? Let’s try and find out what full stack developer does, and what skills they need in their day-to-day job. To put it simply, […]
If you have been a programmer for a time, you might have thought, at some point: “I’m going to build my own app!”. I have given this a bit of though. In this article I will try to answer the question “Should I build my own app ?”, highlight the trade-offs and, hopefully, leave you […]
Databases are everywhere and they’re here to stay. If you’re a bit familiar with relational databases you are probably familiar with transactions. Transactions are pretty powerful tools when working with databases. They allow multiple users to play nicely with each other while working on the same database. However, with more and more users connecting to […]
Software development should stem from a need, not from programmers desire to write pretty code.
HTTP (short for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) may very well be the backbone of the internet. So much of the internet’s traffic relies on this simple protocol is astonishing. Use-cases range from simple static websites to awfully complicated single-page apps and lots of things in between. I will be providing you with a minimal introduction […]
What are types ? How does a program go from ones and zeros to the complex data-types that we are used to. And what the hell is a strongly typed language ? Is there really such a thing ? I will try to answer all these questions and hopefully shed a little light on this […]
You’re about to start your career as a software developer. This usually means you went through some sort of technical interview. There you had the chance to prove you’re good at coding, maybe some theoretical questions about algorithms and design patterns and that is usually it. However, a programmer’s life involves far more than just […]