And a few more Spreadsheets apps...

16.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Building a shop with spreadsheets was not the only usage I noticed recently. Besides the nightmares from work we all know, it can be helpful for small projects.


Building a Shop with Spreadsheets?

15.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Sometimes the usage of spreadsheets can be cool. I just stumbled upon this piece a couple of minutes ago. The guy is building a simple online shop on the back of Google Sheets aka spreadsheets. Honestly, it looks promising and why not. If you have ever thought about setting up an own online store with just a couple of products, it might be a good choice for you. Also, I believe more people are familiar with spreadsheets than entering data inside super UI/Ux designed interfaces. Anyways, I hope he succeeds.


All say it will not work...

14.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

Snake oil salesman, too cheap, does not work, who is this guy and some more were the responses I got from devs when I was looking for feedback to a side-project of mine from peers.


Handing complexity

09.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I believe one of the most important skills of a dev is indeed handling complexity. And it is becoming even more important as the complexity of our world still rises.


What I would expect from a Spring Developer

08.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I got that questions a couple of times, so I thought I’d answer it here.


Spreadsheets for the win

07.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I was chatting with another dev today and he told me a story of wonderful Excel usage. It always amazes me what people dare to maintain with Excel.


One way around it, is...

03.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

There are ways to bypass the standard hiring process. But, they do not work in the short term. If you need to jump ship fast, this will probably not work for you. However, if you have time, it might pay off better.


What's the first obstacle for getting a new job?

02.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

What do you think?


Is framework knowledge essential?

01.05.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

I got a couple of responses to yesterdays email saying that framework knowledge isn’t that important and you can pick that always up on the go as a reasonably skilled dev. So, if the job required Spring Boot you could still get it without knowing Spring Boot beforehand if you are skilled enough aka a good dev.


Parsing XML without JAXB

26.04.2018 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | Newsletter

A few weeks ago I launched a side-project of mine, a regional job portal for developers. As with any new app I needed to prefill it with data and on an ongoing basis. It takes time until companies post their directly. For that, the app polls a few APIs for getting job posts. Unfortunately, they still use XML. Yep, no JSON.