The 4 Most Important Things Every Programmer Should Be Aware of

A lot of things you need to know as a Software developer depend on the technologies you work with. This should be a general article and therefore it shouldn’t get into too much detail about language or technology specific things. Depending on what you are currently working on or with, there might be quite some different factors. But let’s talk about the general points which I found helpful in the past: Knowledge of a Low Level Language with Manual Memory Allocation I have done this during my apprenticeship: I learned C. Yes, C without ++. There we learned a lot... [Read More]

Year++ - A Software Engineer’s New Year’s Resolutions

The time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is always a time for me which I use to reflect a lot upon myself. It is a tranquil time of the year where I reason about the good, the bad and the ugly of the last year and what I want to achieve in the next year. So what is better than writing an own list of New Year’s Resolutions. 2018: The ugly: To make it short: I did not look after my physical health. My weekends were often spent thinking about production and whether it will break because of external... [Read More]

Why I passed on a 55% higher salary

Not sure if I am writing this article for the broader public or only myself. I guess at least this could be a fun read for myself in about a year or so. During the last few months I got a few suggestive comments from a few people that they are actively hiring. Due to the company having salaries defined in a collective agreement, I was quite aware of what kind of money we were talking back then. Between the years I now got an actual offer from an old colleague of mine which I ran into just before Christmas.... [Read More]