I just finished watching season 6 of the TV series Silicon Valley. If you’re unfamiliar with the show it follows the erratic story of Pied Piper. Pied Piper is an IT company founded in Silicon Valley by a couple of antisocial software developers. I recommend you watch the TV series to learn the rest of the story if you haven’t already.
Programmers write code that is executed by computers. I offered an answer but I actually raised more questions.
Context: You just got a new job. Maybe it’s your first job, maybe you changed jobs. Whatever the case is you are now here. Brand new office, brand new colleagues, everything’s going to be awesome. Well, not quite. Something will go horribly wrong, you just don’t know it yet. Imagine as if in your first few daysContinue reading “How to deal with that one colleague”
“We write code for humans to read and computers to execute” – in that order A common topic in the software development industry is the way in which the code is written or how you should write your code. There are a lot of resources about good practices and some even contradict each other, whichContinue reading “3 Simple Rules for Writing Elegant Code”
Regardless of your job you will have to work with colleagues, managers or clients. Sometimes, it’s harder to work with these people than doing your actual job. As our book title implies: “Software is easy. People are hard” . We each see the world through our own eyes and when somebody has a different opinionContinue reading “How to deal with anger: part I”
“Software is Easy! People are Hard.” is a book about the good, the bad and the ugly in the software development industry. We know that you are focused to learn as much programming as you can. Please listen: technical skills aren’t everything. You will have to learn how to talk with your team and yourContinue reading “Software is Easy! People are Hard.”
All developers have suffered from it. Basically, from time to time you feel like a fraud. If you have seen the movie “Catch me if you can” – 2002 starring Leonardo DiCaprio that is a pretty accurate representation of how this feeling manifests. In the movie Leo impersonates a flight pilot (among other jobs) inContinue reading “What is imposter syndrome?”
Legend: If you create your own app Elon Musk will instantly come out of nowhere to declare you a millionaire.
Media has a tendency to only show us the winners. We see it all the time: “teenager creates million dollar app“, “they started their billion dollar empire in their garage“. …
Burnout basically means when you are a match that was lit and now extinguished. There is no more flame in you or your soul. You are thin and dark like a burnt match. During your university studies no one warns you about burnout despite the fact that many developers suffer from it. Usually burnout happensContinue reading “Burnout”
Hi guys. My name is Peter and I’m a full stack web developer. The main reason for starting this blog is to promote the book that I’m currently writing. “Software is Easy. People are Hard” is a book about the software development industry. Together with two of my closest friends we are writing our ownContinue reading “Hello World!”