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How to introduce a new developer to a project

post photo by pexels Introduction Often, there is a need to introduce a new developer to the team for a specific project. This on-boarding process is never easy and sometimes tends to be painful for the new member and frustrating for the team, which has to keep working on the already defined tasks without a big impact on their productivity. Of course, this process differs from team to team and is proportional to the seniority level of the new team member, as well as the time they have been working at the company. ...

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10 Tips For a Productive Virtual Meeting

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash Introduction It’s this strange time of the “Social distancing era”, because of the coronavirus bizarre situation. Regardless of how long this lasts or whatever the world will look like after it ends, it is for sure an interesting time to be alive and trying to make a living through a pandemic. We, as developers, are fortunate enough to be able to still work with little to no severe impacts in our everyday tasks and projects. ...

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How to be awesome at your daily stand-up with 7 steps

Introduction A daily stand-up meeting is an essential part of many workplaces these days. Either when following the Scrum methodology or simply when wanting to tighten the bonds between the team members and stakeholders, the performance of the daily stand-up can either make or break your day. Let’s be honest here. Every workplace does their stand-ups differently. But that’s really OK! It’s not another formal, dull meeting that requires you to stick to the procedure. ...

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The ONE search you should perform before you start learning

Introduction As software engineers, there is quite often a need to learn a new programming language, framework or library so as to use it in a new project or enhance an existing codebase. Continuous learning is integrated into our workday and often times it requires time after work (evening or weekends) which can turn out to be a dull process and add to an already growing burnout feeling. It is obvious that we always try to optimize this learning process, to have better results. ...

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The 14 habits of highly effective developers (Part 2)

Introduction This is the second part of the “The 14 habits of highly effective developers” series. You can also read the first part here, or in dev.to In the first part of “The 14 habits of highly effective developers” series, we began showing the power of habits in a developer’s every day life and how can we benefit from incorporating simple yet crucial changes into our job, aiming to benefit the most and help leveling up our careers as software engineers. ...

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The 14 habits of highly effective developers (Part 1)

Introduction Many believe that transitioning from an effective Junior-level developer to a mid-level is just a matter of time and experience. Truth is that the line separating these 2 kinds of developers is very thin and subjective. This article is not going to add more to the endless debate on “What exactly defines a mid-level developer”. To be honest, I firmly believe that something that can shift one’s mindset and help in transitioning one from a Junior to a Mid-level or Senior developer is habits: ...