Know the basics of your tools of trade

Last Update: 26.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Whatever your tools are, know them and know the basics.


Ask questions all the time

Last Update: 20.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Yesterday I was working for the stone age project again. We had a meeting with the actual client, the guy paying for our proof of concept. You might remember it is an enterprise client. He’s a manager in the marketing department. Anyways, so after we talked about the proof of concept, I started asking him things like what products and product options sale best, what people actually select in their online configurator and later buy and such things. I won’t bore you with the details but he said one interesting bit that is relevant for you when working in an enterprise environment.


Small things scale up and your coding skills can too

Last Update: 19.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Roughly 10 months ago, I switched to a writing each workday here. Yep, except for my summer break, I write 5 days a week. That’s a lot.


Why believing in yourself is essential for better money

Last Update: 18.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Doesn’t matter if salary, rates or you start to sell some products. If you don’t believe in yourself and that whatever you sell is worth the price you are asking for it, it will not work.


Keep methods short

Last Update: 14.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

I am working on the project from the stone-age again and some devs definitely had a knack for writing long methods. Very loooooooong methods.
The longest one I was analyzing yesterday was roughly 4 or 5 screen heights long (laptop) with lots of conditions and loops. It was hard to follow and I lost several times where I was in the logic.


Change how you look at problems

Last Update: 13.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Problems look differently depending on where you stand. And if you only look from one, you might miss a good solution to it. Or maybe even miss that what looked like a problem is no problem at all. And the closer you are to the problem, the harder it gets to see something else or from a different angle. It’s human. We devs are no exception.


RE: About what do you care?

Last Update: 10.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Apparently, no one cares.


Do you care?

Last Update: 07.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Do you care?


Re: How not to find clients

Last Update: 05.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

Zero answers so far. I bet you can do better.


There is a world beyond code

Last Update: 03.09.2018. By Jens in Newsletter

There is, indead.