TECH OVERVIEW

What were the popular languages of the past and present created for?

Fortran

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…


DEV’S POV

Understanding processes and patterns

Triangle of software development

Similar to a triangle of expectation, I came up with a triangle of software development:


DEV’S POV

the short story

Architectural decision

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…


DEV’S POV

Fullstack by backend


TECH GUIDE

Comprehensive guide


LIVING IN GERMANY

Work, language skills, health & retirement, insurances, termination

6. Working with German companies

Germans love predictability. Who doesn’t? When I have just started freelancing, I thought it would be similar…


LIVING IN GERMANY

Difference to employment, registration, money, downsides, and taxes

1. Difference to Employment

First and foremost: freelancing is different from employment in many ways. You are responsible for your own actions, the amount of work you will, want, and able to do, and learning to balance those three things. Freelance gives you much bigger freedom and burdens…



LIVING IN GERMANY

Vacation, workers rights, contract termination

8. Vacation

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.


LIVING IN GERMANY

Working permit, salary, health insurance, retirement, unemployment insurance, taxes, German IT

1. Working permit

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.

Jobsearch visa

Germany has somewhat acknowledged the intensifying IT disaster and qualified staff shortage. You can get a…

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