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Universal Software Engineer: fact or myth?

Universal Software Engineer: fact or myth?

This blog post is all about: that Ninja doesn't differ from Rockstar, why Fullstack != Versatile, is switching tech stacks a failure, what does the tech swap's success depend on, why bother re-specializing if job market is a paradise for any…

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What modern day engineers can learn from ... Leonardo da Vinci

What modern day engineers can learn from ... Leonardo da Vinci

TL;DR I've asked myself a question - what has made Leonardo da Vinci so exquisite that his fame lasts for half a millenium already - answer (based on biography & known facts) doesn't differ much from what depicts best…

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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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Who should pay for your training?

Who should pay for your training?

TL;DR Effectiveness of professional training depends on several factors, including trainee's motivation, interest in the topic, its usefulness & relevance (now & in future), but also how rare (scarce) it is (training itself or the knowledge), how hard was…

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Learning as a dangerous form of procrastination

Learning as a dangerous form of procrastination

Disclaimer: even if this article is based mainly on my own experience & thoughts, this concept was very well formulated & articulated before I've managed to do it myself, in a blog post that you can find here. I advice…

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Quit "playing with". It's the goals, that drive us.

Quit "playing with". It's the goals, that drive us.

August 2015 Me: Hey dude, how's it going? Whatcha doin'? Dude: Playing with Docker, cool stuff. Sniffing around, trying to figure out things. December 2015 Me: Hey dude, how are things? Doin' anything interesting lately? Dude: Playing with Docker, neat…

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