Are you developing software? Don’t you sometimes feel like living in a jungle? Almost every day an announcement of a new framework, method or a new release of whatever improves your productivity.
But what’s really essential? What’s the real core of developing software that keeps you on the right track through all this groovy coppice?
When i first read the inspiring book ‘The Pragmatic Programmer’ by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas, there was especially one section i was deeply impressed about. In short terms: stay curious, invest in your skills and reflect about your everyday work in order to evolve.
This gave me a kick – i took (and still take) this as an encouraging invitation to investigate …
The big thing i have learned is that you should let your reservations behind and have fun to face new challenges. You can’t lose but earn new experience and as an extra gift – receive more and more a clearer view for what’s really helpful and essential in developing good software.
It’s worth to investigate – even if it’s done step by little step (remember ‘Kaizen’?). In this blog i will record some of my toughts and insights that may come with these little steps …
I would be glad, if you like to accompany me on this way and give me some critical comments or some other feedback – keep the knifes sharp …
My name is Mario Gleichmann and i’m a professional software developer with a masters degree in computer science (Technical University of Darmstadt).
Since 2000, i’m working as a freelancing software consultant, helping my clients to master complex enterprise systems, mainly on the Java Enterprise platform.
Should you have any questions in relation to this blog or to my professional vitae or are you searching for support in the area of software development / consulting, please feel free to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Homepage at www.mg-informatik.de (german)