“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson The topic I want to discuss today is based on an observation that turns me on for my … Continue reading Achieving happiness by helping others
Today I had the opportunity to attend the Code Europe conference in Wrocław. I wrote about my preparation to this about one of my previous posts, so I won't be repeating all of this, but one thing is very important - it is advertised as the largest programming conference in Poland. Sessions The conference was … Continue reading Code Europe 2017 – Review
Salaries in IT I think we all agree that salaries in IT don't belong to the lowest ones on the market. Compared to many other professions one could say those are irrationally high. Another very important factor is that devs rather aren't much afraid of getting another job if they need to (unless they really … Continue reading Developer’s Sins: Lack of financial consciousness
Today I wanted to share with you some thoughts about motivation, which I think is one of the most important things for me on a daily basis. I want to stay motivated as much as possible. Motivation is crucial, just as execution. I'm following a few guys that could possibly, eventually, totally impact your mindset … Continue reading How do you motivate yourself?
Before announcing Advent of blog, I was hesitating. One post per day seemed a lot, especially given that it's December, so very busy month as always. Not only at work, but also at home. Today is 2nd Sunday of Advent. So far so good, I succeeded in writing one post per day, this is my … Continue reading Advent of blog – first week summary
I have met and talked to a lot of developers in my life. I went through the whole lifecycle of software production many times. People have changed, but the projects that have been implemented, are happily still running in production (at least most of them, let's say :)). What I have noticed during this period … Continue reading Developer’s Sins: Fear of maintenance
Today I finally found some time to finalize the upgrade of my .NET Core Videos project to the recent versions of the framework: Angular 5 .NET Core 2.0 I wanted to share some thoughts about the upgrade process, which went quite well, as opposed to what I have experienced when working with Angular in the past … Continue reading Upgrading .NET Core Videos to .NET Core 2.0 and Angular v5
Stereotype I know there's the stereotype of programmer-nerd that takes a break from programming only to play some games or watch another movie series. I know also that this is not quite true, looking at the people I know from IT - many of them are rather fit and try to keep moving to stay … Continue reading Keep it healthy, nerds
A few weeks ago, on my way to the .NET Developer Days conference, I had a thought that I must be getting old. That's because the only book I took with myself was about parenting 🙂 Before, usually, it was something really technical that I don't have time for and somehow I plan to catch … Continue reading Does parenting improve your leadership/management skills?
Is Artificial Intelligence going to replace us? https://twitter.com/pwlklm/status/937623611120275457 I've had yesterday a short discussion about replacing programmers by any kind of Artificial Intelligence. That brought me some conclusions linked to the problems I always had to solve being a manager. What I want to focus on is neither to question if the software will replace … Continue reading Stop being lazy or AI will come for you