Tech industry

Inside customer fallacy

Let's think of a restaurant. The kitchen is small and understaffed. There are 5 tables and they each have ordered something different. All of them expect to be served ASAP...

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Mobile jobs

This is not a post about mobile phones, but about working from home. From wherever, really. I was a kid in the 80's. I was a teenager in the 90's. When we...

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Face to face is easier. But for who?

Remote work is on the rise. While the amount of 100% distributed companies is still small, part-time work-where-you-like policies are the new normal. Most tech companies allow occasional remote work....

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Too many senior devs

A customer I once worked for took pride in a simple yet baffling policy: "We only hire senior developers" Their line of reasoning was that they could afford to pay for...

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New year, old stack

Attracting software developers remains a hot topic. There is no easy solution and in some cases, it can really block the growth of your organisation. I was talking with a company...

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All aboard the Agile shuttle bus

You are a developer in a bank and like most of your colleagues, you struggle with your commute. Management has heard the call and has come up with a solution....

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Software development is a creative job

Software development is a creative job. It's not a pleasant truth to most business people, who'd like more predictability. It doesn't fit in the worldview of most project managers, who'd want...

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What makes a senior developer?

If there is one creature that has an almost mythical aura in the corporate world, it's the senior developer. Wise, battle-hardened and elusive, they are in high demand. I've worked with...

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How to land your next dev job

I sometimes get questions through LinkedIn from developers looking to land a new job. Sometimes these people are junior-juniors looking for their first project. In other cases, they have some...

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