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How can Stoicism help with building better software?

How can Stoicism help with building better software?

By learning this blog post you'll find out that neither Stoic != stoic nor Cynical != cynical, how Stoicism helped me to get out of depression, why celebrating small victories is important, what's "negative visualisation" & how Stoics' virtues do apply to…

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Best typefaces for reading code (but not only)

Best typefaces for reading code (but not only)

TL;DR Right tool for the right job - this applies to such tiny details as fonts as well. If you spend a lot of time with written text, you should optimize this aspect as well, most likely even considering…

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1. Sell the dream; 2. Manage the disappointment

1. Sell the dream; 2. Manage the disappointment

TL;DR It's 2018 & for majority of developers speaking to a business person (/stakeholder /user /sponsor) is still a grand rarity. We explicitly ask for "layers" of intermediaries who can translate business to tech & back. And…

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DX stands for Developer Experience

DX stands for Developer Experience

Disclaimer: Developer Experience is NOT about work experience, seniority or proficiency level. It's about how Developers perceive the sum of their work conditions (tools, processes, constraints, etc.) & how it impacts their efficiency & productivity. Analogy to UX/CX is…

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Can Open Source model prevail in its current shape?

Can Open Source model prevail in its current shape?

TL;DR OSS has conquered the world, forcing even the biggest players of commercial software market to adjust their strategy to this fact. But the original idea of OSS has got somehow twisted in the meantime: everyone uses it, without…

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Bullshit hunting: Economies of scale in building software

Bullshit hunting: Economies of scale in building software

(...) Economies of scale are the cost advantages that enterprises obtain due to size, output, or scale of operation, with cost per unit (of output) generally decreasing with increasing scale as fixed costs are spread out over more units of output.…

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