Professionalism

How to use Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations to Become Better Software Craftsman

Good software developers are, in general, people with many qualities. When talking about a good software developer one would usually use such adjectives as intelligent, hard-working, responsible and so on. What would be the biggest quality that these people have? For me, one of the best characteristics of a good software developer (software craftsman) is self-motivation.

Professionalism

How to use Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy to be better Software Craftsman

A while back I wrote an article about how to use “Art of War” to be better Software Craftsman. The idea behind the article is that every craftsman should create a personal mindset in which they are able to create great software. One of the biggest problems I faced in creating that kind of mindset… Continue reading How to use Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy to be better Software Craftsman

Productivity, Professionalism

Pomodoro Technique – the Good, the Bad and the Tomato

Countless articles, self-help books and general discussions have been written in an attempt to shed more light on the ways in which one’s productivity can be increased. In my opinion, there is no one solution for every person in the world. There is a different method for every person out there that seems to increase… Continue reading Pomodoro Technique – the Good, the Bad and the Tomato

Professionalism

How to use “Art of War” to be better Software Craftsman

At the moment there are a lot of agile methodologies out there which you can use on your team and see if they are applicable to it. Some teams develop their own processes, which is a great way to find out what really works best for you. These kinds of teams basically experiment and they… Continue reading How to use “Art of War” to be better Software Craftsman