3 Coding Projects for Learning or Spicing Up Your Resume

Last Update: 28.04.2020. By Jens in Newsletter

Coding projects are an essential step in learning. I am firm believer then best way to learn something is by doing. So, for developers that means coding, coding, coding. And of course designing :-)

Be careful with JWT and third-party auth services

Last Update: 17.04.2020. By Jens in Newsletter

JWTs are great if you use some precautions. Like, don’t put sensitive stuff in it. But it surprisingly happens often. It is a recurring theme in my consultations that devs forget that signed and encoded does not mean encrypted. And so user details end up in the token that should not be there like personal data, billing URLs and hosts.

Is cutting costs expensive?

Last Update: 27.02.2020. By Jens in Newsletter

This morning I read an article on “Why cutting costs is expensive” and share it with you.

The bane of tech stack decisions

Last Update: 11.02.2020. By Jens in Newsletter

I’ve written about this before but as I run into this topic again last week, I thought it’s a great reminder for all of us. Don’t have time to read? There’s a TLDR at the end of the email.


Last Update: 26.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

Human communication is complex. It is also way more than just words. Most of our interaction runs on a subconscious level; facial expression, gesture, posture, sound, etc. And the other human interprets that in combination with the words you talk. However, communication also happens without words. Think of Charly Chaplin movies.

How do you...

Last Update: 25.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

How do you see management?

Re: How management sees you

Last Update: 15.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

Reader Sunil wrote to me regarding yesterday’s email that he loves coding and does not want to do anything else and if that is ok?!!

How management sees you

Last Update: 14.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

Was in a long meeting today helping a customer pitching a project proposal to their customer and once again, I made an observation I’d like to share with you.

Learning Process: 6. Teach

Last Update: 13.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

For a long time, my process was only 5 steps long. Yep, exactly the five we covered so far. But over time I noticed that I was slightly off with that assumption. I actually did a sixth step. One I almost never noticed. I wrote or talked about it to fellow devs, which is a form of teaching.

Learning Process: 5. Repeat

Last Update: 12.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter

Repetition is the next essential step. It can either be based on the scope or a sub-scope. What I’ll do in this step is to try to build the same app again but without looking up stuff in the resources. It will not work in the first round though. Probably not even in a second. I usually take as many rounds as I need until I feel comfortable enough with the topic.