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.
Last Update: 25.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter
How do you see management?
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?!!
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.
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.
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.
Last Update: 11.02.2019. By Jens in Newsletter
After we set our reason and scope, researched the topic aka gathered resource, we are ready to dive into the Doing step.
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.
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.
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…