A new section is open: Downloads

Over two months have passed since my last post, and I realize that the backlog of the things I wanted to write about is growing every day. However, I’m stubborn and I won’t get discouraged, especially now that I learned how to stop making goals, and I switched to projects. Much better feeling, stronger sense […]

The effects of Technological Religion – Case Study

This post is an addendum to Golden Rule: a Developer is not a Priest. For better understanding of the context, I recommend to read that post first. Technological Religion is something I found in several places where I worked and, trust me, its effects have never been positive. I remember a case where the fanaticism […]

Golden Rule: a Developer is not a Priest

One may ask what do the two figures can have in common. It’s better explained with a preamble. Today I was reviewing a website (link no longer available, sorry) created by my protégé, when I spotted something that inspired me to write this post. As I usually do, I visited it using several browsers, to check if […]

Overview of a Developer’s Career – What Software Development is not

As I mentioned in the first post, some of the people who asked me how to become a Developer gave me the impression of having the wrong expectations. To avoid disappointment, it’s a good idea to have a look at what not to expect from a career in SD. It’s not a “get rich quick” career […]

Overview of a Developer’s Career – What Software Development is

A demanding and rewarding career As for all professions, Software Development requires time and dedication. It’s one of the jobs you can’t do “just because you didn’t find anything else”. A good Developer cares about what he’s doing, he likes to find his own errors and goes through a path of continuous improvement. A typical […]

Do you want to become a Software Developer?

Since I started contributing to a few blogs related to the world of Software Development, I’ve received several emails in which the readers asked me to give them suggestions and recommendations on how to become a Developer. While reading these emails, I noticed each one seemed to have a different reason for wanting to become […]