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Lifehacks for Developers - June 2019

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Eduards Sizovs

July 1 · Issue #7 · View online

I write about programming, leadership, mentoring, and hiring.


Hi, there!
Here is my short June update.
My new blog posts
📝 I never liked technical interviews – why most job interviews suck and what can we do differently.
📝 When you want to quit – a light motivation for you, if you are learning something and want to quit.
Tools
🛠 Dash is a nice API documentation browser that works offline. Good for me, because I am traveling a lot. I use it together with Alfred.
🛠 m-cli is a tool for managing your Mac from a command-line.
Five articles that I recommend
👉 Ten awesome command-line utilities – https://bit.ly/2Ymlie1
👉 Tips that help work in the flow – http://bit.ly/2YqlJEj
👉 Software below the poverty line – http://bit.ly/2YmM4TT
👉 Advice to less experienced devs – http://bit.ly/2YsxuKs
👉 On being a senior engineer – http://bit.ly/2YmM9a9
My upcoming training
🎓 Java Architecture on 26–27 Sep in Riga.
🎓 The Principal Developer on 3–4 Oct in Riga.
🎓 DevTernity on 6–7 Dec in Riga. (■■■■■■□□□□ 60% sold)
My tweets

Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
It doesn't matter how clean your code is if no one wants to work alongside with you. The degree to which other people want to work with you is an indication of how successful you’ll be in your career. Be the engineer that everyone wants to work with. Don't be an asshole.
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Years of experience do not make you a better developer. It's not the quantity, but the quality of years is what matters most: who did you work with, what did you do and how.
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If your codebase is free of technical debt, you are not moving fast enough.
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1️⃣ Job is not a career
2️⃣ Job title is not significant
3️⃣ Job promotion is not an indicator of skills
4️⃣ Job interview is not one-sided
5️⃣ Job change is not disloyalty
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1️⃣ DevOps is not a role
2️⃣ Agile is not lack of process
3️⃣ Setting up a build server is not CI
4️⃣ Continuous Delivery is not Continuous Deployment
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🕙 More hours is not productivity
😴 Less sleep is not optimization
👨‍💻 Being busy is not making progress
⛱ Doing nothing is not wasting time
♥ Family is not an interruption
Enjoy the summer and stay in touch!
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