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10 Great Questions To Ask To Become Familiar With a Huge Codebase

January 14, 2022 · 1 min read
You've made it. You got through the interview process, and now you’re part of a new team. But as you get access to the repository, you’re overwhelmed. It’s huge. And full of stuff you know nothing about. So. Much. Unfamiliar. Code. Here are 10 smart questions you can ask to become familiar…

7 Software Engineering Articles Every Developer Should Read

November 20, 2020 · 5 min read
There are myriads of articles online about software engineering. You encounter dozens of them every day, and every time you decide to either read that article or not. Like any profession, software developers do a much better job when they get the basics right.

How I Learned Programming – And What I'd Do Differently

October 9, 2020 · 2 min read
I didn't learn programming during my CS degree at University. Yes, we had programming courses. But even though I learned a whole lot about computer science, I didn't get my programming skills (which now pay my bills) from University. Here's how I learned programming, and what I'd do differently in retrospect.

How to Decide Between Frontend And Backend Development

October 2, 2020 · 1 min read
You want to learn web development. And you wonder where to start.Frontend development, backend development, or should you dare to try learning both and become fullstack? Here‘s the advice I‘d give my 8 years younger self

How to Find Your Next Blog Post Idea

July 28, 2020 · 3 min read
Sometimes I don’t know what to write. Without a topic to write about, the words don’t flow. That’s where idea generation techniques come into play. After reading this, you will know several techniques to generate fresh ideas for your blog posts.

How Morning Pages Give Me Clarity and Focus

July 7, 2020 · 2 min read
I've written morning pages over 100 times this year. They help me to start my day in the right mood, free up my brain's capacity by writing every thought down instead of keeping it in my head, and warm me up for creative work.

11 Lessons Evening Questions Taught Me About Productivity

June 16, 2020 · 5 min read
Evening questions can help you. They may not be the holy grail, but they work for me. I want to share with you what I discovered about productivity by answering my own questions every evening.

The 5-Minute Exercise to Boost Your Life - Evening Questions

June 8, 2020 · 6 min read
Do you feel stuck sometimes? You’re not alone. I feel stuck, too. Often. And it sucks to feel like I don’t make any progress. This year, I started a habit that helps me to un-stuck myself.