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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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Going an extra mile - about motivation & pressure

Going an extra mile - about motivation & pressure

In this blog post you'll read about ... where does the motivation come from, why direct pushing doesn't motivate us (for real), what is "the runway method", whether it's OK to stretch beyond 40h/week (50h? 60h?), why software…

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Having your soul in the game

Having your soul in the game

TL;DR Every independently thinking person can easily recognize all the enterprise talks regarding "engagement", "motivation" & "ownership" as stinking pile of worthless, corporate rubbish. Neither knowledge nor creative workers can be so easily…

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What makes a Software Engineer (feel) successful?

What makes a Software Engineer (feel) successful?

TL;DR We spend ridiculous amount of time on verifying job candidates' technical proficiency, analytical thinking, communication skills, but we rarely ask them for what they really aim for. Companies enforce their career models & internal goals / definitions of success…

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The most overlooked fact about motivation in work?

The most overlooked fact about motivation in work?

It's a real grind, what we do here In real life, software delivery rarely is a piece of cake - writing actual, production code doesn't resemble "happy path" tutorials, industrial domain models are much more complex than "…

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