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Stretching, executing, coasting - and pacing yourself to avoid burnout

Look at how professional athletes build their careers. They pace themselves to optimize performance and ensure the longevity of their careers.…

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Programming: Doing it more vs doing it better

Learn to review and test more thoroughly and refactor sooner than later. Quit the struggle of trying to get faster at engineering.…

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Is there a future beyond writing great code?

Work towards going into engineering management or look for pro-bono tech work for a social cause that’s close to your heart.…

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Developers mentoring other developers: practices I've seen work well

Draw upon your own experiences, contexts and perspectives rather than giving textbook-ish suggestions.…

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I didn't want to be a manager anymore - and the world didn't end

Understand the aspects of the new role that you know little about and figure out how you can get more exposure to them.…

Issue67

Estimation 101 – a short guide

We all commit to deadlines based on our estimations and find ourselves in a tight spot later. For good estimations, break tour work down into a set of components, think about their individual complexity to understand the whole project.…

Issue66

Code less, engineer more

Build only what you absolutely must. Identify vendors for pieces you can more efficiently buy off the shelf than to build in-house. Focus on the impact of code and not the volume of code written.…

Issue61

5 developer environment hacks to increase productivity

Use iTerm2 or Bash to know which Git branch you are working on and its status. Use Tmux to manage multiple window splits with fast shortcuts and hot-keys.…

Issue61

Become a better developer by mastering the superpower of deep work

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task, to produce results in less time. To develop a good deep work habit, add routines to your work life.…

Issue61

How to be a rock star developer

Write utility code that can be used by all. Focus on your work integrity, adaptability and the desire to do excellent work.…