This is a statement frequently repeated by people who either just more familiar with the <algorithms> header in C++ and/or are advocates of functional programming in C++. And of course, let’s not forget about the people who just repeat what others say without understanding the reasons behind.
Books on habits can be extremely popular as we all, of course, want to create ones that can help us in our life. They help is both in our careers and in our everyday lives. Though maybe it’s easier to see that in our professional path. That’s why The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People can be so influencing. Corporations organize training around that book and hand out copies to their employees.
The Power of Habit is not about successful habits, it’s simply about habits.
It’s an awfully mainstream question nowadays that who should a company keep or whom it should let go. The question stands firm from the other side as well. What is a fair selection? Why me? Or if you are luckier, why him and not the other one? What shall I do - differently - in the future to stay on the top of the pack? What attitude will keep me safe in times of adversity and recession?
Recently in my series on C++ algorithms, I presented the different replace functions and said that they will replace all the matching elements. If you want to replace only one element or n elements, you have to find another way.
But what’s that other way?
I hold the role of a White Hat in an organization where being a white-hat doesn’t imply that you an expert in security matters. It’s more about coordinating software security-related matters. It’s a bit like being a manager - as far as I understand what it is like being a manager - you should understand what your team does, but you don’t have to be an expert yourself. There might be teams where it’s definitely not the case, but I know about other corporations where they nominate managers in a way that they can’t even help with the daily job even if they wanted to.
We hear about the importance of gratitude at almost every corner of the internet where there is the tiniest website dedicated to self-help. In order to be more satisfied, happier with your life, you must practice gratitude. You have to actively think about events, people, or even physical objects that you are grateful for.
Extreme Ownership is the legendary leadership book written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin who started to teach businesses about leadership and strategy in their civilian life and also wrote multiple books.
Maybe you have been there, maybe you’ll get into a similar situation soon. Maybe you don’t work for the type of company where this could ever happen. Yet, most of us at least heard about highly knowledgeable, so-called senior developers who spend most of their time outside coding. Let’s put it in another way, they go to the office and they don’t do what they are best in.