Posts marked with “burn out”

Community Corner: Philosophy and Burnout, Part Three—Guiding Principles

by · July 2, 2019

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In previous articles, we’ve talked about finding peace with the limitations of our knowledge and avoiding logical traps. Here, as the final piece of this series, we’re going to examine the foundation of any personal philosophy, guiding principles, and how we use them to frame our perspective and make decisions.

 

Community Corner: Philosophy and Burnout, Part Two—Logic Fails

by · June 5, 2019

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There are three main ways your personal philosophy can fend off burnout that we’re focusing on in this series. The first, we looked at last time: finding peace with the limits of our knowledge. Next time, we’ll wrap up our look at this topic by examining the guiding principles we use to frame our perspective […]

 

Serverless, ReactPHP, and Expanding Frontiers

by · May 2, 2019

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PHP is no longer limited to sitting behind a web server like Apache or NGINX waiting for requests to process. Serverless PHP with AWS’s lambda service is now possible. At the same time, you can also write event-driven, asynchronous servers with ReactPHP. In this issue, we take a look at these new ways to use PHP.

 

The Dev Lead Trenches: Burning Out

by · October 25, 2018

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The tech industry is a double-edged sword. On the one side, we (generally) have well-paying jobs with nice perks, but on the other, we can easily slip into not only boring, repetitive work but figurative death marches. The former is used by most companies as an offset to the latter, but that rarely works out well. This leads many developers to come face-to-face with burnout.

 

The Dev Lead Trenches: Burning Out

by · October 2, 2018

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The tech industry is a double-edged sword. On the one side, we (generally) have well-paying jobs with nice perks, but on the other, we can easily slip into not only boring, repetitive work but figurative death marches. The former is used by most companies as an offset to the latter, but that rarely works out […]

 

Internal Journeys – October 2018

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You may be used to helpers and frameworks which rapidly generate new code at the press of a button. However, understanding what these tools are doing is immensely valuable when they don’t work or you need to develop a lean solution. This month, we’ll investigate how things work under the hood to find new tools […]

 

The Dev Lead Trenches: It’s Toxic

by · May 1, 2018

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The tech industry is a relatively young industry, and in many ways, it shows. In one of my favorite books, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, Steven Levy talks about the birth of the open source industry going back to the late fifties and early sixties. Many of his descriptions of programmers then are not […]