Learning Process: 3. Research

Last Update: 06.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

In the first two steps, you learned that a compelling reason is essential and that we must reduce the scope a lot for good progress. The next step is Research.

Learning Process: 2. Scope

Last Update: 05.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

The second step for a successful learning path is the scope of what you will digest. For us devs, it’s the apps we build while learning the new language or framework. If it is too big, you’ll fail. I did fail many times. Once I head out to build an MMORPG with 3 co-workers. That was an ambitious goal. 4 guys wanting to build a game of the scale of World of Warcraft. Maybe we even removed the first m (massive) and just build a multiplayer RPG, I don’t remember that.

Learning Process: 1. Reason

Last Update: 04.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

One thing I overlooked for a long time was having a compelling reason to learn something. So, for example, decades ago I went out to learn some Perl. Yeah seemed nice at that time, you could do web dev with it and so I started. Build some cgi scripts for integrating a site with an IRC bot for whatever reason. I don’t know, was a thing back then. Shortly after, I noticed that my interest in pursuing Perl was going downhills. And guess what, it eventually stopped altogether…

How did I learn building a OS X app with Swift so fast?

Last Update: 01.02.2019. By Jens in Learning | Newsletter

I got a few questions how long ti actually took me to build the OS X app without any prior experience in this field. Of course, I could give out a number, but that would not help anybody. Does it matter, if it took 1 or 5 days?

Framework vs Non-Framework

Last Update: 29.01.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

Using frameworks vs never using frameworks is a big question.

Beginner Mistake 1: Forgetting that Spring uses Proxies

Last Update: 24.01.2019. By Jens in Spring Boot | Learning

Beginners and even long-time users of Spring can forget that the magic is all about proxies. Yep, when Spring works its magic, your classes are proxied.

Doh! wasted time with a rookie mistake

Last Update: 24.01.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

Anybody does that, no matter how advanced you are… It happened to me yesterday. One of the beginner mistakes around Spring. Forgetting the Proxy.

Don't use Microservices

Last Update: 14.01.2019. By Jens in Learning

Yep, I said it. Right in the headline. And I mean it. Don’t use that pattern. To make it clear from the beginning, I am not against it, but like with any other decision do proper analysis before.

Mindful coding?

Last Update: 10.12.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Mindful coding? Are you serious? Yep, fear not. It’s no esoteric bullshit.


Last Update: 03.12.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Thank you to all for those who have given me feedback. I appreciate it and will use it :-)