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What I've learned about career development (*) (**)

What I've learned about career development (*) (**)

(*) in software development (**) during almost 20 years of professional journey Career development ain't easy. There's no single path - equally right for everyone. It's highly contextual, dependent on individual strengths, advantages ... and aspirations. And of course, there's the luck factor…

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The dictate of "old juniors"

The dictate of "old juniors"

I believe everyone is familiar with the popular saying that one can have 10 years of experience or 10 x 1 (the same) year of professional experience. If you don't get the difference - it's all about being exposed to…

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When simplicity is not an option

When simplicity is not an option

One of the most valuable lessons I've ever learned (when it comes to building software) was: "Keep it simple, as simple (boring) stuff usually works best".It's usually accompanied with some sort of complexity consideration: what's essential (inherent) complexity and…

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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 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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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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