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How to grow antifragile as a developer

In one recent newsletter of the Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday writes about being unbreakable and what that means for a Stoic person. Let’s be clear about what Stoicism is. In simple terms, it is ...

Why to use the 'override' specifier in C++ 11?

If you know Java this might be completely straightforward to you as you are already used to Java’s @Override annotation. If you’ve been always coding in C/C++, this might be new. You might ask your...

Essential Skills for the Agile Developer by Alan Shalloway et al.

I only wanted to mention these books so that you can see what is covered in Essential Skills for the Agile Developer. It will not go into low-level details about what is the best way to write a for...

If I can't be my own, I'd feel better dead

This song has a verse that captures the essence of the Stoic battle with a dreadful efficiency: And yet I find And yet I find Repeating in my head If I can’t be my own I’d feel better dead ...

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture by Martin Fowler

One of my areas for improvement for this year is to learn about software design, software architecture. I keep that in mind when I choose my next books. That’s why I read recently Clean Architectur...

I went to RivieraDEV 2018

RivieraDEV is a conference organized by developers and for developers. That’s how the organizers advertised the event and you can actually feel it. Especially when you consider that some of the org...

How to automatically format your C++ code regardless the IDE you use

If you follow me, you might already have noticed that I’m a big fan of coding guidelines. Yet, I don’t particularly enjoy commenting on formatting, such as indentation, tabs vs spaces, whitespacing...

Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People

I’m not good at connecting people. I’m too introverted and maybe still a bit shy. I was like that as a child and I’m still a bit. Even though the years I spent at working in and next to politics he...

The only one way to educate efficiently

“How does one lead free men? By being better than they… By being better and thus commanding their emulation.” This is also true for clean coding. The best form of evangelism is always behaviou...

John Sonmez - The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide

You might have read my post about how I organize my activities and I mentioned a kind of a kanban board I use, that I took from Sonmez. His Career Guide is organized into 60 chapters on almost 800 ...