Programming sucks, I quit

15.08.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Sick of deadlines? Sick of project managers, boss, customers or whatever? Coding was once a dream of yours and now it drags you down. Each time you even think about it? Dreading Mondays? Thinking, why am I doing this shit?


Devs are like moths...

14.08.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Somehow complexity attracts devs like light attracts moths. They can’t resist, we can’t resist.


Don't neglect the basics

13.08.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I was giving a Spring Boot training last week and during the course, I made some observations, which I like to share with you over this week.


Nothing runs as planned and why you should have a plan anyways

06.08.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Plans never work out.


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.