Category Archives: soft skills

Habits or constraints? A developers story.

There’s a story with the monkeys and the ladder and the shower. It’s easy to see how metaphoric it is.

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The agile waterfall

Sounds like a BS post, doesn’t it? Agile processes are like XP, Scrum, Kanban, etc. Waterfall is not an agile process, period. Well, actually… The agile manifesto values Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Then, let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Why you should lie on a job interview?

This is an old advice: don’t lie on a job interview. The reasoning goes like this: don’t lie on a job interview because you’ll get caught and id impairs your relationship with your employer. They might even fire you. This … Continue reading

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How to deal with criticism

In the previous post we saw how we can help a low performer to work better. In this post we’ll see the flip side of that story. Sometimes you’re at the receiving end of this help. Which is, very bluntly, … Continue reading

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How to help a teammate up

Software is a crazy industry. Demand is high, still, people are fired due to foggy performance requirements. But it doesn’t have to be so. Continue reading

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Preparing too much for a job interview

If you need to prepare for a job interview for a month or so – that looks too much for me. That’s almost as bad as lying. Continue reading

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How to give an interactive presentation

A presentation A month ago I gave a talk in the office. The talk was a JavaScript survival guide for java programmers. You can see the slide show below. I decided to give an interactive presentation: people could interrupt me with questions and … Continue reading

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