Life through the eyes of a software developer
Findings, fixes and the quest for continuous improvement; insights about software development and architecture, productivity and personal leadership.
Posted on August 28, 2016
Personal side projects are a great learning opportunity, but what about the challenges? The biggest problem with any serious side project is finding time to work on it. Given that you have a day job, there is a hard limit on the number of hours you have at your disposal. Throw a partner, kids and other commitments into the mix and the available time shrinks even more.
Posted on August 21, 2016
Meetings, in general, can be a real productivity killer for developers, especially when they are scheduled in the late morning or mid-afternoon. And having one of each on the same day can totally derail your flow and leaves you with a feeling of having accomplished nothing that day.
Posted on April 7, 2016
If you want to be truly productive you must be able to focus 100% on what you are doing. If the task at hand is perceived as fun and/or interesting, that shouldn't be too hard; you will probably just do it. But what about things you don't feel like doing? And productivity aside - are you really focusing on the right things?