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”
I don’t like that man, I must get to know him better Abraham Lincoln When you work it means something needs to be done, so, working as a team is more important than hard feelings. Everyone needs to perform to the same degree as their qualifications and if they can, support their colleagues. When youContinue reading “5 Simple tips for working as a Team”
“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.”
Hello and welcome! Maybe you have been at your first interview or the last one. I don’t know, maybe you just came from an interview, I had that feeling too. Bear with me. First of all don’t beat yourself up. Enjoy your unemployed time, go out, fix your vices. When you will be hired fullContinue reading “Interviews”
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?”
“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” – Elon Musk A couple of days before writing this article I attended an event about feedback. I went there with my hopes low thinking that this will beContinue reading “How to: give and receive feedback.”