Email is almost universally required. But, it can quickly feel overwhelming. It is not uncommon to get hundreds of emails per day. And amongst those hundreds of emails, only a handful are truly important. You have to stay on top of your emails. Missing an important email does not leave a nice impression on your […]
Tell me you’re a senior software developer without telling me you’re a senior software developer
How do you recognize a senior software developer. It’s not like they all wear badges or have custom-made cups. Well, some do, but not all of them. I think the easiest way to recognize a senior software developer is by the stories they have. You can judge one’s level of seniority quite well by how […]
Your estimates are probably wrong, but you should do them anyway
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 […]
How to ask questions
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.
What do I need to build an application ?
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 […]
You’re not writing code, you’re solving problems
Software development should stem from a need, not from programmers desire to write pretty code.
How to deal with too many tasks efficiently
Have you ever felt under pressure, like there is no end to the tasks, they keep piling up and you don’t seem to find the light ? Know you are not alone! I have made a new year resolution to become more efficient in my day-to-day tasks. Here is what I could gather so far. […]
Scheduling – Come one step closer to full productivity
The unicorn of office days: Having a productive day, each day, every day. It’s an admirable goal. It’s a goal we all strive to achieve. A step in that direction is having an efficient schedule. I’m here to help. Let get cracking! Get the data Step one in solving any problem is defining it. Try […]
Things to do when you’re not writing code
If you’re reading this, I assume most of your hours are spent staring at an IDE, coding away. What about the times when you’re not building shiny new features. If you’re lucky enough, then you’re going to have a couple of hours of free time every now and then. What should you use that time […]
Soft skills do matter
Let’s start at the beginning: what exactly are soft skills ? Soft-skills, is an umbrella term, covering the less technical skills you need for your work. Stuff like communication, time-management, delegating and other fun stuff you have to do outside of an IDE. I sure hope you are one of those programmers that do consider […]