If you want to make a God laugh tell him your plans – whether you agree with this saying or not, it does bring a lot of wisdom. Thus, should you be worried that randomness plays a really huge part in our lives? I don’t think so, and honestly, I’d even say otherwise – you should be thankful for that. Let me tell you my story.
A few days ago when I posted the information about creating a course Becoming a software developer amongst many positive comments I had received at least a few question why would I do something like this for free. In the video below (English subtitles are available) I do present my answer. And I would also like to write a few additional remarks about it.
Welcome to 2017 my dear folks! New year, new me – right? Not entirely correct, as I’d rather paraphrase this sentence to sound more like “new year, new projects (and tons of new code)”. Wondering what I’d like to achieve within the next 365 days (or make it 364 to be precise)?
Time goes by whether you like it or not (unless you’re a photon). So is 2016 about to finish – the year that was one of the biggest breakthroughs not only in my career but also in life so far.
When someone talks about the diversification, it’s usually about financial assets. Every investor will tell you, that you should spread your investments amongst different sources of possible income. If you put 100% of all that you’ve got into a single asset and something goes wrong then you’re totally screwed. Yet, it’s not only about the financial market – let’s talk about diversifying our own skills.
2016 is about to finish in a few weeks, yet there are a few more things that I’ve planned to do before this year comes to an end. I’m really into the open source right now and about to publish some tutorials. If that sounds interesting to you, please take a look at the whole post.
Many people often ask what does it look like to work as a software engineer and what can you expect after being in the industry for a few years. I’m not going to focus on the actual job or the tools required to get it done, instead, I’ll present my subjective insight into the career in the broad world of the software development.
Software developers (and not just them) quite often believe that remote work is one of the best things that can happen during their career. Sitting at home or even better, laying on the beach with a laptop on your knees, while drinking some fancy beverage and of course coding from time to time (you’re not at the office anymore, therefore your boss ain’t gonna observe what are you actually doing) pictures like a some kind of dream. But is it really like this?