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code-for-a-living March 4, 2020

“You need someone to show you how to teach yourself.”

We spoke to Alexandre Plennevaux, Head of Pedagogy at BeCode, the coding school on a mission to close the skill gap by providing accessible, seven-month inclusive bootcamps across Belgium and recruiting students through illegal streaming sites.  You run an intense, seven month-long, full-time bootcamp. Students need to be highly motivated. Why are you advertising on…
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code-for-a-living February 27, 2020

The eight factors of happiness for developers

I recently came across this sketchnote by Tanmay Vora, and it really resonated with me. As a developer it got me thinking about how this might translate into the life of a developer and our happiness. Based on this sketchnote here are the eight factors of happiness applied to developer life. 1. Resentment Harboring resentment…
code-for-a-living February 20, 2020

Requirements volatility is the core problem of software engineering

It's now been more than 50 years since the first IFIP Conference on Software Engineering, and in that time there have been many different software engineering methodologies, processes, and models proposed to help software developers achieve that predictable and cost-effective process. But 50 years later, we still seem to see the same kinds of problems we always have: late delivery, unsatisfactory results, and complete project failures.