The history of programming already counts seven decades, and diverse languages came and went. Each of them was created for some purpose, all of them aimed to solve the problems of technologies from the previous generation. Check out the brief history of six programming languages and their original purposes, and where the development has led them.
One of the oldest programming languages out there is Fortran (FORmula TRANslation). It was used by NASA, created by IBM, and if you are not a stranger to data science, you would probably know the prominent scientific packages that have been in development for…
Expectation and resource management can be very exhausting, and team members don’t seem to help! Frontend vs. backend holy wars demotivate the team, and there is seemingly no common base. Let’s decipher the secret laws and mechanics of the software development delivery chain.
Similar to a triangle of expectation, I came up with a triangle of software development:
Learning from your own mistakes is a big deal. You give your best, but your software has more and more bugs, the app is slow, your devs give their best, but nothing is changing. How come?
Check out the story of an imaginable car store losing its market share because of the quality degradation from the developer's point of view and how playing by the rules can be very beneficial in IT.
One of the weaknesses of REST architecture is its inflexible data model. In comparison to RPC, where every client can request the methods of the server API as…
Since the very beginning of my career, I see the position descriptions like “Fullstack developer this” or “Fullstack developer that.” Speaking a language doesn’t mean understanding anything written in it. Here is what I think about it, with many pictures too!
A friend working for a bank told me once desperately: “Why do we pay so much for the IBAN parser? 300 Euro per month? I can’t believe why is this so expensive”. All I had to answer: “I can do it for 50 :D”. He confirmed he would take the deal, and I started researching. Well, deals with business people you know.
A couple of weeks ago, the Russian half governmental, educational foundation Vsenauka bought out the copyright from the holders of the most important popular science books of the last years. Some of them have already crossed my path, like “Brief history of time” by Stephen Hawking or “Hyperspace” by Michio Kaku (blown away by that book). Overall of 40 books in different formats directly downloadable. So if you speak Russian, you have an outstanding opportunity to widen your horizon.
That’s a huge deal because some of those books don’t really align with what Russia currently is — an authoritarian cybersuperstate…
Germany is the fourth economy globally and the biggest in Europe. Working here is an attractive opportunity, but everything has a price. Check out the things you need to know from my 10 years of experience of employment in Germany.
Make sure you read the part 1: working permit, salary, health insurance, retirement, unemployment insurance, taxes, German IT.
German employment legislation regulates a minimum of 24 days of vacation per year. Most employers add a generous amount to it, so in IT, you can expect 25 to 30 days on average. You keep the full salary during the entire vacation.
Germany is an attractive country for career and life. While living and working in Germany for 10 years now, I’ve been in different situations and worked for various companies. Here are is what I’ve learned and all you need to know.
If you are not an EU citizen, you would probably need a working permit in Germany. For people working in IT, it’s not going to be a big deal; still, if you are not familiar with the process, it can get quite overwhelming.
Germany has somewhat acknowledged the intensifying IT disaster and qualified staff shortage. You can get a…
Millennials and zoomers oppose boomers fiercely on the vast landscapes of The Internet, and the generation gap was never so big.
Me, (barely) the Jeanne d’Arc of the les milléniaux: end the boomtatership! Read why. In this part: boomers’ place in the food chain.
In the previous article, we talked about boomers and us. Now let’s find out how boomers caused the climate change crisis and what we can do about it.
The main reason for climate change is the greenhouse effect: some of the atmosphere's gases reflect the heat, which increases its temperature. Scientists started researching this effect already in the 17th century, trying to systemize and describe the information they gathered from the fossils, landmarks, and atmospheric measurements. Even Joseph Fourier put his 5 cents in that!
The first scientific report on the greenhouse effect and possible atmosphere warming was published at…
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