Key to effective software development teams

Last year I have transitioned to developing our microservice-based SAS products. Ever since then I had a feeling that our progress is slow considering relatively low complexity of the new features we delivered. My realization of what was the real cause of it came late and it made me reevaluate what factors stand behind effective…

Brain science tips for efficient skill learning

This post is a follow-up of what I wrote about brain science and memory. That previous article was more theoretical, where I just reviewed my findings on this subject. Now I would like to use this knowledge and suggest some practical approaches to learning and mastering skills, not only from the software development area. Visualize…

Off to NDC Oslo – getting ready for tech-talk Netflix

Finally, it’s time for NDC Oslo 2019. Weeee!!! The workshops have actually started today, but I didn’t manage to get those tickets. That sucks because I was keen on getting my hands dirty on Blazor workshop, but nevermind – I am still grateful. Paying full access as a private person would be expensive as fuck…

My favorite keyboard shortcuts for basic code editing

Taking your hand off the keyboard and putting it on a mouse is an expensive operation. It costs a lot of time and energy and although it sounds like a joke I am actually serious. Compared to having your hands lying still and just tapping fingers, any whole-arm movement suddenly feels like a helluva work….

What does brain science say about learning

Some people are better at learning and mastering skills than others. For us, programmers, this ability is especially important. While some professions rely on the same set of skills that are acquired before or at the first job, there seems to be no end of learning in software development. It is just both vast and…

From Java Spring Boot to ASP.NET Core – First Impressions

In this post, I want to reflect on my impressions and experiences from the first two weeks of coding in ASP.NET Core. It was actually just some work on my hobby project in my spare time but I did manage to ‘deliver’ the core functionality of the system I’m working on. With this, I’ve made…