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Goals are not rocket science, right? Just make sure they are SMART
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria], confirm the specific objective
value, and get yourself busy, striving to get there before the deadline is due,
In fact, many do just that. I find it an equivalent of...
Pandemic has sped up some phenomena, changing the world forever. One of them is
the global equalization of the digital society. Your location and nearest
vicinity do not play such an essential role in your life anymore - more and more
interactions have moved nearly exclusively into the digital space....
Tym razem post po polsku, co niekoniecznie często zdarza się na tym blogu. Skąd
ten wyjątek? Będę pisał o swojej pracy, o tym czym zajmuję się na co dzień -
podobnych opisów w języku angielskim (stworzonych przez moich kolegów i
koleżanki na podobnych stanowiskach) jest pewnie dużo, a mnie zależało...
Frankly, the idea that originated this blog post is not mine. It has all started
with some observation (unfortunately, I can't recall the author, but maybe some
of you, readers, will help me with that, for the sake of correct attribution)
made in one of the heated Internet discussions on...
I bet that nearly everyone in the software-crafting industry has heard about
YAGNI [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_aren%27t_gonna_need_it] ("You Ain't
Gonna Need It") principle. But what about TAGRI?
TAGRI (which is nearly as old as YAGNI) stands for "They Aint Gonna Read It".
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We, human beings, have that incredible ability to exploit, exaggerate and travesty every (originally) valuable idea we encounter. That is not necessarily because of some malice - we tend to focus on meaningless (yet visible) details instead of intentions and the purpose behind (the aforementioned idea). Oh well.
Since I created this blog (almost eleven years ago), I've been writing about nearly every role related to building software. But there's one I've barely mentioned so far - Technical Writer. It's an oversight I'd like to fix today - let's talk about who they are, what they do, and...
This post is inspired by the case of Goodreads. I started using that app several years ago and found it useful enough to keep it since then. It's a source of valuable book recommendations (if you follow the correct people, of course ;>) and a good registry of what I've already...
I consider myself a "product person". Counseling, consulting, and other types of mercenary work are cool short-term, but I'm not going to fool myself. In the end, I want to build (organically) something persistent and lasting that will stand out in comparison with the competition and make me proud as...
Engineers love asynchronous written communication - Slack is so popular for a reason. It lets us decide when we break out of the uninterrupted flow and sync with the rest of the world. Also, everyone knows the ground rules of such communication, e.g.:
* don't notify the whole channel w/...
Experience makes you think you've gained an unquestionable license to generalizing :) At least that's what is happening regularly in my case. I tend to believe I see patterns I wasn't able to identify years ago. Maybe I'm right, or perhaps it's hubris (boosted by bias, e.g., things I want...
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