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Lifehacks for Developers - May 2019

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Hey!  Here is a short May update. My writing activity Because many developers struggle to explain wh
 

Lifehacks for Developers

June 1 · Issue #6 · View online
by Eduards Sizovs

Hey! 
Here is a short May update.

My writing activity
Because many developers struggle to explain why quality is important, I wrote an article about it – https://sizovs.net/2019/05/29/quality-is-not-negotiable/
Twitter and Instagram are my primary sources of inspiration and news. I created two listings with accounts that I follow. One for Twitter, another for Instagram. Enjoy!

Books
In addition to Peopleware, a great book about management that I highly recommend, I finished two books on writing – The Elements of Style and On Writing Well. Both books offer different advice that will make you a better writer. My personal favorite:

Write, as if no one is watching.

Articles that I recommend
👉 Writing is better than meditation – bit.ly/2WFKj6k
👉 Redis Manifesto – bit.ly/2WE7BK6
👉 The struggles of an open source maintainer – bit.ly/2EMGli9
👉 The most important skill a programmer can learn – bit.ly/2IgOpbR

My upcoming training
🎓 Java Architecture on 26–27 Sep in Riga.
🎓 The Principal Developer on 3–4 Oct in Riga.

This month I tweeted a lot! —
Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
When you conduct an interview, follow the rule: for every question you ask, give the candidate at least one advice on how to improve the assessed skill.
9:21 PM - 26 May 2019
Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
Companies with high employee turnover do not appreciate mentoring, because people won't stay very long... in the company, that does not appreciate mentoring.
11:22 AM - 19 May 2019
Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
Companies with high employee turnover do not appreciate mentoring, because people won't stay very long... in the company, that does not appreciate mentoring.
11:22 AM - 19 May 2019
Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
People working under pressure don't work better. They enjoy the work less.
6:16 PM - 17 May 2019
Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
When developers who complain that their managers do not give enough time to write "high-quality code," are given more time, they keep producing crap. There must be a connection.
5:34 PM - 15 May 2019
Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
A lot of problems in software development are caused by teams' inability to control WIP. When faced with the pressure, instead of reducing WIP and thus reducing time-to-market, we are worsening the situation by accepting more work than is optimal for our capacity.
2:03 PM - 14 May 2019
Eduards Sizovs 👨🏻‍💻
I know many developers that show no interest in development processes – understanding of Scrum, Kanban, Lean "is for managers." Then they complain about the bad processes at work. 💡 Remember: If you don't know how to manage the dev process, someone else will do this for you.
3:32 PM - 14 May 2019
Enjoy the summer and stay in touch!
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