Week 35 of 2017, 8th post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
Since there’re plenty of programming languages and the number is growing, it’s pretty obvious that a human can’t keep up with all of them. So it’s necessary to choose, to filter them.
Week 33 of 2017, 7th post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
I really liked the book because from what it seems to me, it gives a good overview of testing in general, and, especially, the psychology of testing.
Below I’d like to point out the key moments from there.
Week 31 of 2017, 6th post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
I’ve finished an item from my bucket list. I’m really happy about it. I haven’t gotten out camping making kebabs in my life much, actually, I’ve never done it. Once I’ve eaten kebabs made by my uncle, that was really nice. But I wanted to try making my own.
And, finally, this weekend, I did it!
Week 29 of 2017, 5th post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
Sometimes I might feel like dabbling into a technology that is new for me. And it’s nice to have some kind of standardized test task for it. I don’t like to spend a lot of time doing boring pointless little coding exercises if it could be avoided with something more meaningful.
It could save a lot of time.
If I ever find more test tasks I like, I’ll update the post by adding the new ones.
Week 28 of 2017, 4th post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
TEDx could be amazing in a way, even though some of the talks aren’t good at all, others might be too political or just dull. But in general, it’s a really great place for finding some short videos about interesting experiences of other people.
I was so fascinated by the guy talking about backpack traveling that I decided to write down the key moments from the speech and publish it on the blog.
It might seem silly to people who have had travel experiences but for me, a person who never been outside of Ukraine and literally has no traveling experience whatsoever, that short funny video was as insightful as much as it was fun to watch.
Week 25 of 2017, 3rd post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
Another bunch of books that I read within 3rd year and got to publish my opinions on now:
Fluent in 3 months by Benny Lewis
Just for fun by Linus Torvalds
Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence by Antonio Cangiano
I’m the same as everybody else and How to become a businessman by Oleg Tinkov
Week 23 of 2017, 2nd post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
I’ve been thinking about a good way to live, a way that would allow a human like me to stay healthy as long as it’s possible, to stay a good learner of new things. Below is what I’ve figured out.
Week 22 of 2017, 1st post of the 4th year (May 2017 - May 2018)
I haven’t reviewed some books that I intented (I finished all of them by May 23rd of 2017, so they’re unreviewed books from the 3rd year), I just want to write brief opinion on each since there’re quite a lot of them.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Fugitives And Refugees: A Walk In Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Kenneth S. Rubin and Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly by Bertrand Meyer
The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
Babel No More by Michael Erard
Bioinformatics for Dummies by Cedric Notredame and Jean-Michel Claverie
A textbook on highload systems
Week 21 of 2017
I like to review a year not on my birthday or Christmas, but around April or May. So, below are some things happened to me since May 25 of 2016 till May 25 of 2017:
Week 20 of 2017
I like blogging a lot, I’d not want to fail it long-term. So when I freak out, in addition to the reasons I mentioned before, I’ve come up with another way to keep it going.
Week 19 of 2017
Coming from more than one background, you may start to notice some tools or ideas that should be known by people outside of the area as well. Simply because the tools or the ideas are so significant or important that they could benefit much more people.
Week 19 of 2017
Recently, I made a list of things I’d like to do in my free time within the next five years. The list included an entry “make a site potentially useful for other people”. So, I have finished some time ago.
Week 18 of 2017
Finally went through the book. It also has a corresponding course online, a really popular one.
The book tells about basics of learning, but uses really nice, simple analogies to explain stuff. I envy a lot middle school kids, who would read it. I wish, I had something like that when I was 12-15.
But even now, there’re things to pick up for me, for example, I used to treat breaks during working or learning as somethings bad, more like a distruction etc.
Week 16 of 2017
Here, in this post, I’d like to write about what keeps me blogging. Especially, since I don’t have that much of blogging experience under the belt, what could help me not to quit blogging in the future.
Week 15 of 2017
I heard about the book for the first time from some Russian self help author, who wrote about it in his review on different types of psychotherapy. Ever since then, I wanted to read it, but was putting it off until recently I finished the book.
Week 13 of 2017
The book, basically, has bunch of fluff, trying to promote developing the right side of the brain;
It targets programmers and other technical guys;
Week 12 of 2017
So, I read the book, below is a short summary:
- The book brings up some really fundamental things about being a programmer/developer – how to sell yourself as a professional;
Week 11 of 2017
TDD by example by Kent Beck:
TDD as a methodology has been around for a while, some people like it, some admit it’s nice but don’t use it. In this book, there’s an effort to explain it with a lot of practical coding samples.
Week 10 of 2017
Why did I choose it
I decided to go through it because I wanted to find out more about the man. He seemed a smart person, the guy holds two Phds – in chemistry and informatics and also two masters degree in economics and physics. Also, he is a popular chick writer in Poland, his books were or still are doing good. It impressed me a lot, so I wanted to know more about his lifestyle, about what is his secret to productivity and such an intense life.