Doing Good Better Review

As well as this advice for better engineering practices, this blog is about self improvement. Perhaps one of the best routes to improving yourself is to think about how you are helping others, and whether you are doing this in the right way. Doing Good Better is written by the co-founder of the Effective Altruism movement, along…

2016 Retrospective

This post has come out of a disqus comment I wrote on the Coding With Empathy 2016 retrospective. Go there for Pavneet’s own retrospective and further commentary. An early highlight was working with Jon Skeet, Poul-Henning Kamp, Dan Abramov and Erik Dietrich on an article about Creativity, Productivity and the Future. Podcasts Around the same…

Valued Living

My guest post SMARTER Goals and Valued Living was published on Coding With Empathy a couple of weeks ago, and in this article I share the most valuable lessons that I have learned this year. If you missed it, I recommend taking a look. It’s a long article, so if you are short on time you can scroll…

Abandoning the Pluralsight Learning Challenge

For the last 9 and a half months I have been on a Pluralsight learning challenge with the aim of completing a new learning path every month. I have been successful in completing the following learning paths: January – CompTIA Security+ February – C# Deep Dive March – JavaScript (original learning path) April – HTML5 May – Front End…

The legacy of Pieter Hintjens

Before I speak of Pieter Hintjens, I want to talk about Legacy and what it really means. Legacy When I watched Chad Fowler’s GOTO Amsterdam 2014 Keynote it got me thinking about what our aims should be in life. He mentions Joel Spolsky’s post from 2001: Good Software Takes Ten Years. Get Used To It, and…

Build your resilience

Welcome to this review of the book “Build your resilience: how to survive and thrive in any situation” which is written by Donald J. Robertson and published by Teach Yourself. Donald is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), clinical hypnosis, and other evidence-based approaches. He has a clinic in Harley Street, London.…