Passion clouds rational

18.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Let’s take the neverending discussion of testing vs no testing.


Why people pay you

17.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Yeah, for your passion of course.


Passion about unit testing is worthless

16.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I’m having a problem with this passion word and thing for a long time. Passion is bullshit. I read it again a few minutes earlier where a fellow dev proudly states he’s passionate about unit testing. Yeah, I am passionate about hammers too. And chainsaws. Especially last Friday (13th).


Some gems for you

12.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I’ve recently listened to the Freelance Transformation Podcast Episode with Alan Weiss and I think there are some gems in it even when you are an employed dev.
Don’t let names or his books fool you into thinking it doesn’t apply to you. Yes, it is focused on consulting and self-employed people. But in today’s crowed dev world (and stupid interview processes), it will help you too to tune out from the typical dev point of view.


Do you go to meetups?

11.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

If not, you should consider it.


Do you believe in TDD?

09.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

TDD here, TDD there.


Single repo vs few vs many

06.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

We scratched topic yesterday, but I thought we could talk about that a bit further.


Readers question about cutting services

05.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Reader Onno wrote in with some questions I’d like to discuss on the list (with permission of course).


Do we need to have a vision?

04.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I was hosting a meetup yesterday and an interesting discussion came up about the lack of vision at German companies. In this particular case, we were mainly talking about hosting companies. They almost all missed the move to the cloud. Sure, they can offer a tiny bit of it and call it cloud hosting. But essentially, they lack know-how and humans. Now they are still standing on the rail platform and see the cloud train on the horizon. Wondering, if they should have taken the train.


Do you market yourself?

03.07.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I bet you do not. As most devs don’t do it. I didn’t do it too. At least not intentionally and outside of projects.