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Trapped in a "golden cage" AKA what you're really paid for

Trapped in a "golden cage" AKA what you're really paid for

This article is about how finance-related decisions can lock your career development down if you don't understand what you're really paid for ... Reader, meet XX starts his software development career. X doesn't know much about the job market, local companies,…

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The remote work opportunity & how to help it

The remote work opportunity & how to help it

Without any lengthy introductions - COVID-19 has sent plenty of people to work remotely. Companies that would never (or at least unlikely) consider such a scenario, have jumped (somehow reluctantly) straight onto remoteness bandwagon to secure their daily operations in…

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How *deeply* broken can software get?

How *deeply* broken can software get?

I tend to "spend" a lot of keystrokes on various aspects of technical debt and/or poor engineering practices. The list seems endless: component coupling, shallow modeling, leaky boundaries, inconsistent conventions, not-sufficiently-expressive design, incapacitated development agility, unnecessary layers of indirection,…

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The benefit of layering goals

The benefit of layering goals

I've always been praising the value of maintaining a stable rhythm (cadence) of the software delivery - frequent, regular, habitual, nearly continuous. That's why as a Kanban aficionado I've never minded the concept of a sprint - and in particular…

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How (badly) broken is the web?

How (badly) broken is the web?

... #1The author of "Weapons of Math Descruction" (Cathy O'Neil) raises the alarm - we not only generate, but also process more & more data. Usually in a non-transparent, unclear way - the consequences of mistakes or imperfections (e.g. over-simplification)…

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Chaleff's typology of followers

Chaleff's typology of followers

"Leadership" is the thing these days - ones able to get others moving, ones who act as a multiplier to others' work (due to leverage effect they make), ones that do inspire their peers & actively shape the culture around…

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