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.
If not, you should consider it.
TDD here, TDD there.
We scratched topic yesterday, but I thought we could talk about that a bit further.
Reader Onno wrote in with some questions I’d like to discuss on the list (with permission of course).
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.
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.
I am preparing for a talk about mistakes clients do during software dev projects and I’d love to spice it up with some of your experiences.
I’ve been watching Jessie, James, and Meowth failing for almost two years now with my daughter. It’s fun and both of us enjoy the show. I never really watched em when they first aired. Surprised me a bit. What surprised me, even more, is that they promote some great virtues along the show like never give up, teamwork, give your best and don’t be an arrogant asshole.
one of the favorite pet peeves of us developers. Learning is fun, so learning new frameworks is fun too. Or subjectively mandatory for getting a new job or better projects. Moving from one framework to another makes you feel better. You learn, you improve and eventually, you get a higher paycheck or a better rate if you freelance. It always seems that people using framework X or language Y get better paid.