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9 Software Engineering Career Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

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Reading Time: 7 minutesTaking risks and making mistakes is part of the learning path to greatness. Failing quickly and often is a hallmark of success. Nevertheless, aiming to avoid making the same mistake more than once should be somewhere high on your priority list. Personal experience is the most powerful way to learn….
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How Google Leadership Failed Women in Tech

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Reading Time: 4 minutesGoogle loves a good pedigree. James Damore, the developer at the center of the huge anti-diversity manifesto controversy that got him fired from Google, is an educated person with a solid academic pedigree. According to his LinkedIn profile, he holds a BS in Molecular Biology, Physics and Chemistry from the…
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15 Best Ways to Achieve Flow

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Reading Time: 7 minutesThat amazing feeling. Imagine that you are immersed in a task, completely absorbed by the process of executing it. Your mind is one with what you are doing. Complexities of the task are clear and all aspects seem connected in well-understood ways. Your body appears to be floating and only…
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The Fallacy of Extreme Tech Interviews

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Reading Time: 6 minutesLife of a software engineer. It must have been more than 15 years ago. I was working as a developer for a company in Seattle. I spent my days writing code, designing technical solutions, leading projects, and interviewing job applicants for engineering positions. I loved my job. The interviewing part…
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11 Best Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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Reading Time: 6 minutesSoftware Engineers and Emotional Intelligence Software Engineers are rarely associated to Emotional Intelligence (EI). They are often seen as introverts who tend to focus inwards rather than outwards. That stereotype is due to the fact that developers often start by learning to code in isolation. That leads to associating coding…
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12 Reasons To Avoid Individual Code Ownership

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Reading Time: 7 minutesCoding is a form of art, and artists are very attached to their pieces. That visceral attachment is what makes programmers passionate and intense. That can be a good thing, but it can also lead to problems. Unless the entire development organization has only one or two developers, individual code…
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