03/30/15

Verbalize Your Thinking!

Solving new challenges can be hard. The harder it is, the more rewarding a solution feels. Sometimes, solutions written by other people work as a miraculous food for thought that opens doors into concepts you never thought of before. I would like this blog to be more than a reference that you know to visit when you are on search for solutions that you can copy-paste into the appropriate test window. I first started it as a self reference to keep track of my learning. The user base grows with every day and I think that we can do something positive with it. Not only will it support our learning process, but it will create interesting networking opportunities as well. Continue reading


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09/18/14

Why No Wise Words Will Help


It is essential to every professional to grow her insights on the technology she is working with. In general I am talking about reading books, blogs, listening to pod-casts, solving small challenges, going to meetups or generally just talk to people from the same domain. Yet reading alone is not going to hep. You can spend hours watching tutorial videos on the newest and hottest technology trend, and learn nothing. The funny thing about this approach, is that it does not help you in any way, as long as you do not internally integrate the new knowledge. I am talking about resonance. Do you know the feeling, when the text you are reading is making you excited? You instantly know many situations, when if you already had this knowledge, everything would have been easier. Why is that?

Knowledge

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04/15/14

A Brag About Socializing

I am not going to speak about the importance of technical contacts for very long. Rather I will put location of those into perspective.

Shaking handsKnowing people, affairs and news in technology should be the prime quest for every professional. I’ve noticed a correlation between the quality of a developer and his/her interest in technology. Not only developers (the main target of my blogging), but designers, testers, sales personnel and everybody else as well. It is what allows us to keep in touch with reality and not remain hidden in our personal shells. By keeping an eye on the technology market, you ain’t as likely to miss the next big thing.

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03/26/14

Special People Require Special Management

It has been known since forever that developers are a weird bunch. If it so happened, that you don’t, you must have never seen the old Bill Gates photos. For your convenience, here is a sample. Sexy_gates

Working with IT geeks can be challenging. It is not as hard to me, as I am one of them. But there seems to be some general agreement in this respect. What even I am concerned about, is our relationship to managers. Have you ever tried to ask a developer what qualities should his ideal manager have? There will be, without exception, one dominant aspect – “he/she must have software development skills!”. Should your specimen not answer with any derivation of the above, don’t worry, he has been well trained in the human way. Continue reading


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