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Untrained (programming) muscles are prone to atrophy

Untrained (programming) muscles are prone to atrophy

This blog post is all about: why I gave up on Grammarly, what's the difference between ReSharper-aided Visual Studio and Sublime Text or Vim, did VS cripple generations of software developers and why I'm skeptical of modern IDEs (hint: they…

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Strategic VS Tactical Perspective (in Software Delivery)

Strategic VS Tactical Perspective (in Software Delivery)

This blog post is all about: why engineering leadership is both - engineering and leadership, why both strategic & tactical perspectives HAVE to be mixed (and what happens when they are not).This is one of THESE posts. No solutions,…

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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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