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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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Quo vadis Domain Driven Design?

Quo vadis Domain Driven Design?

Quo vadis? (lat. Whither goest thou?)Last week I attended this year's edition of one of my favourite software craftsmanship-related conferences: DDD Europe. It was a good time, I've met interesting people, attended a few workshops, enjoyed beautiful weather in…

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Why I don't use either external headhunters or contractor agencies

Why I don't use either external headhunters or contractor agencies

As a person who actively builds teams for many years, I can share with you what's the first thing that happens after I publish a new open position post/ad (in social media or on specialized job boards): nearly instantaneously,…

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Are the software product companies doomed to collapse under the weight of their creations?

Are the software product companies doomed to collapse under the weight of their creations?

I am yet to see a company in full control over its technical & model debt, with long-term stable development agility and the unshakeable ratio between new development & maintenance work. Usually, it's an inevitable downslide with a varying speed…

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Neutral thinking: the briefest intro ever

Neutral thinking: the briefest intro ever

During my mindfulness studies, I've encountered an interesting concept - a very simple but powerful one: neutral thinking. The best definition I've found on the web is credited to Trevor Moawad (actually I've just learned he's going to publish a…

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Aren't we, developers, bored to death with our work?

Aren't we, developers, bored to death with our work?

Let me start with some observations: the most popular tech meet-up talks are about the most hard-core, niche, infrastructure-level optimisations & techniques - while 97% people in the audience never encounters any practical scenario these apply to (e.g. web…

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