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Top 3 reasons to let people change teams within your organization

A few weeks ago, I posted my thoughts on what are good reasons to change teams. In this article, I’m going to talk about why you as a manager should encourage your employees to move around. And l...

Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

During the last couple of years, I started to attend and present at more and more C++ conferences. Inevitably, I ended up listening to Phil Nash several times and he almost always spoke about somet...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: more numeric algorithms

It’s high time to continue the big STL algorithm tutorial, and in this next part we are going to talk about 4 operations that are part of the <numeric> header: iota inner_product pa...

2021: I feel I got everything I wanted and the next year will be even better

It’s the end of the year so it’s time to draw a balance between what happened and how I progressed at work and in life in general. I deliberately speak about progress, because I think it’s more i...

The best 8 books I read in 2021

Like each December, I share with you the best books I read this year. They represent a considerable chunk of my book reviews, but I don’t post reviews in all the books I read. And in any case, it’s...

What is the most vexing parse?

The most vexing parse is a specific form of syntactic ambiguity resolution in the C++ programming language. The term was used by Scott Meyers in Effective STL. It is formally defined in section 8.2...

Trip Report: CPPP 2021

December started with another fascinating C++ conference which was probably the last one for the year: CPPP 2021. The third P in the name represents the French touch in this conference, it stands ...

How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard

We had some difficult times with my manager to set up my goals for this year. If you spent more than half a year in any “serious” corporation, probably you have already heard about what goals shoul...

Top 7 reasons to join another team

If you are generally happy with your company, and you’re not looking for a change because of your salary, the company culture, etc., it’s much safer to move within the company than taking on a comp...

I broke production 3 times in 3 weeks - Part II

Last week I shared with you that despite that I consider myself a careful coder, I managed to break production several times in a row. It can happen to anyone, though one shouldn’t forget about hi...