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Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

Hi Benjamin, I think you're hinting at TDD. In real life, yo...

Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

This is mainly to make the example simpler. Usually, you h...

How To Switch To Software Industry

No worries! Thank you for the discussion :).

C++ From The Past - I found C++ and OOP lectures I wrote back in 2008!

Guess what?)) Just today I have learned that the lectures a...

How To Switch To Software Industry

This is getting a bit off topic from the purpose of the art...

How To Switch To Software Industry

Unfortunately, women leave software industry at 45% higher ...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Hi Luiz, thank you for reading! To me, it hasn't happened ...

Geo Crash Course

Unfortunately I haven't used Redis myself (yet). But thanks...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Now, Stephen, come on! You're a great professional, and you...

Geo Crash Course

Thank you for your question, Jordon! Unfortunately, I have...

Changelog: New SlideShare Liquid Tag

This is the fastest implementation ever. Thank you so much ...

How I Deal With Bad User Feedback

Thank you Laura! I don't know if it 100% applies in real l...

How I Deal With Bad User Feedback

I translate them and then decide whether to reply or not :)...

How I Deal With Bad User Feedback

Wise approach, Paul. I do think the world would be better i...

How I Deal With Bad User Feedback

Oh, don't even get me started on that! Some people just see...

Would you like to give a DEV talk/workshop?

Got it, thanks! P.S. Yes, please ping me when you're havin...

Would you like to give a DEV talk/workshop?

Are the talks recorded? How can I watch them afterwards? P...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Hi Jean Karlo, Good luck with the university! I just google...

What software development skills only come with experience?

I have The Hunch™ :). It's when the current situation is s...

Problem Solving: A Hunch

Very true! It's nothing magical, it's based on previous exp...

Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

No, this is not the case. Here's a simple proof. Say, we h...

Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

Thank you for the example. This seems like a great "casting...

Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

Oh nice! Yes, I too believe that the name should be long an...

Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

I am struggling a bit to apply property-based testing in th...

Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

I'm not sure I understand the argument about the plane. The...

Writing Good Unit Tests: A Step By Step Tutorial

Thank you! I absolutely agree with reading the code and loo...

Say something nice about another DEV member

Aw, thank you!

When Not To A/B Test

Hi Ben, thank you, you raise a great point. Actually, even ...

A/B testing: introduction

And now I proudly present to you... "When Not To Run A/B Te...

Choose Your Next Article Topic With This Exercise

This is inspirational! I was struggling lately with what ex...

10 practices for writing readable code

Nice article Jason! I, too, think that readability is one o...

What traits matter the most for Sr. Level Web Developers?

I wrote an article about one aspect on seniority: understan...

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Thank yoi for sharing! I like the "our code" feeling. I al...

How do you train people to ask good questions

A little bit off-topic from the details in your post, but s...

The Hunch: 4 Times I Felt It And 1 When I Didn't, And What Were The Consequences

Thanks for your reply, Kat. It seems like you have The Hunc...

The Hunch: 4 Times I Felt It And 1 When I Didn't, And What Were The Consequences

Trying to do so is already a good start! It is like writing...

What's your worst estimate story?

What a great question!Mine is here:) dev.to/ice_lenor/how-i...

C++ From The Past - I found C++ and OOP lectures I wrote back in 2008!

Thank you!

C++ From The Past - I found C++ and OOP lectures I wrote back in 2008!

Haha, thanks:). I actually could never pull an all-nighter....

C++ From The Past - I found C++ and OOP lectures I wrote back in 2008!

They are in Russian. I wrote them 10 years ago, as a univer...

C++ From The Past - I found C++ and OOP lectures I wrote back in 2008!

For now here: docs.google.com/document/d/15nlDYJ...

C++ From The Past - I found C++ and OOP lectures I wrote back in 2008!

Haha, thank you Jess:)

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

I certainly can imagine this happening. If this happens, I ...

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

You're right! I think if the team/company wants to do code ...

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Regarding the mature team, I personally think it is still w...

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Hi Samuel, Thank you for your reply! I never managed to pai...

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Thank you, Jeff! May I ask why you're not doing code review...

Code Reviews Are Awesome, Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Nice approach, thanks for sharing, Adarsh

Follow Friday!

Follow me on twitter too though :-P

Follow Friday!

Aw, thank you Pierre, I'm flattered you mention me. Happy y...

Why Single Moms should go to a Coding Bootcamp

Great story Funda, thank you for sharing. Very inspirationa...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Thank you for your reply, Vinay. I don't know what I would ...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Hi Vinay, Haha, that must be funny :). Depending on what th...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

an important-sounding usually technical word or phrase oft...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

If you use a word and don't know what it means, it's a buzz...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Also happy you liked my puffins :))

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Aw, thanks! I'd love to. Maybe one day :)

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Good luck on your interview!

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

I see your point about too many details. Maybe if you suspe...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Best of luck, Ogwuru!

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

I agree: I'm fine with any technology if it's applicable an...

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Thank you:)

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Thanks, Ben :)

11 Mistakes To Avoid On A Technical Interview

Thank you:)

Do you have fond memories of old codebases you no longer work on?

Oh yes! The project I worked on for more than 3 years in my...

A/B testing: introduction

Hi Rafal, that's a great question! I probably need to write...

Unit testing: best practices

I have a bit of a different point of view than that article...

Unit testing: best practices

I think I understand your point of view - you are talking a...

Unit testing: best practices

Oh how nice:)) happy I helped!

Unit testing: best practices

I liked the C# ones - they were rather easy to use and rich...

Unit testing: best practices

The project was mostly in C#. We had NUnit, MSTest, and Rhi...

Unit testing: best practices

Hey Rafal, thank you! The importance of testing depends on ...

Unit testing: best practices

Hi Sandor, happy you liked it:) Yes, for us the tests repe...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Hi there, I don't think they can "not allow" to ask questio...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Thank you:) good luck

EVERYONE, please join us for #SheCoded 2018!

I wrote this: dev.to/ice_lenor/nevertheless-elen... Braggi...

What's Common Between Opera Houses And Software Projects, or 10 Reasons Software Developers Go Overtime

Happy you liked it. How nice, which project?

Nevertheless, Elena Coded

Thank you, Maurice! Im happy you liked it:). It was the bes...

Why Is It Taking So Long??!?

Good article, Jason! I feel like many managers and product ...

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

Thank you, I wholeheartedly agree. I met a manager who had ...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Nice, happy you liked it :) Although I tend to think that ...

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

Nice, thank you, Michael. I personally definitely should sa...

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

That's actually a very good list, thank you for sharing, Fr...

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

That's a nice list, thank you, Rene

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

Thank you :) And what should they do, in your opinion? (Ex...

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

Thank you, Shannon! I'm curious about this one - I heard di...

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

Thank you, Ben!

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

Thanks, rhymes :)

Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

Thank you for sharing, Antanas!

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Thank you, Rafal! I'm very happy you liked it so much!

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Thank you, I'm so very happy you like it so much :))

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! It totally made...

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

And here you go: the crowdsourcing post. dev.to/ice_lenor/c...

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Sounds nice! Making things clear is an extremely useful ski...

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

I know how frustrating it is. I hope you have a better mana...

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Thank you, Chris:)

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Good tips, Enrique! Thank you for adding them. It's actuall...

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Thank you, Ben! P.S. Just want to mention that it's very c...

15 Random Pieces Of Wisdom About People Management

Awww, seriously?! I am trying my best, but there is soooo m...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

What does the best mean to you? :)

I Made a Conference Calendar for People in Tech

Nothing in the email so far, not in spam as well.

I Made a Conference Calendar for People in Tech

Very nice product! It was hard for me to find conferences, ...

Seeing The Big Picture: One Important Aspect Of Being A Senior Developer

Wow, Frank. My respect. That's a very challenging project i...

Seeing The Big Picture: One Important Aspect Of Being A Senior Developer

Wow, thank you :)

What was your most challenging experience in a project you’ve worked on, and why?

Hi Aizaz, Good luck on your interview tomorrow! I think th...

What was your most challenging experience in a project you’ve worked on, and why?

Aaand here you go with the article: dev.to/ice_lenor/how-to...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Disclaimer: don't use it for evil. :)

What was your most challenging experience in a project you’ve worked on, and why?

That's an interesting question, Aizaz! In my opinion, the ...

Little Geo Stories: Square Miles

What a neat approach. Next time when starting a new persona...

Little Geo Stories: Square Miles

Aw, thank you, I'm really flattered about the style:)

Little Geo Stories: Square Miles

I read this one, great story. Miles are insidious. And the...

Little Geo Stories: Square Miles

Awesome. I knew the story, but completely forgot about it -...

Little Geo Stories: Square Miles

Yeah, right? You just know.

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Oh wow, thank you, I'm flattered:)

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Happy to help. I hope you succeeded with your negotiations ...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Thank you for explaining your point of view. In this appro...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Hi John, I understand the importance of the references, but...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

That's a good advice on how to handle this, thank you!

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Hi Alex, Is it your personal experience that you (or your c...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Very interesting. 60 minutes sounds rough though. Which pos...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Interesting! Can you share more? Both about testing (is it ...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Thank you for replying, Ben. How do you "prove" your track...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Okay, sorry, I get it now. :) Thank you for explaining. It ...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Thank you, Frank. This is very interesting. How do you rej...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Thanks for sharing, Miquel! (As a side note: that's actuall...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Also, if you don't mind me asking about more junior positio...

[Question] Have you had an interview where you just talked about previous work, no assignments? Please share your experience!

Thank you for sharing! Can you explain a bit more what que...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Hi Pratik, Wow, congratulations! That already sounds impres...

The best questions to ask in your job interview

Absolutely makes sense. There is always someone already sea...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Hi Pratik, Hmm. I don't think you always know for sure they...

The best questions to ask in your job interview

And here is my list of questions - people seem to find it u...

The best questions to ask in your job interview

It is very nice you remind people of the importance of ques...

The joy of building a product and not a business.

How interesting! Most developers I've met are the opposite ...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

I see, very interesting, thank you. Do you think they will...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Interesting one. Do you think it is often different - the w...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Thank you, happy you liked it:)

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Best of luck with your interview!

Is it possible to get a web development job if I have a 6 year gap?

Aw, thanks for featuring my article:). I'm happpy you find ...

Is it possible to get a web development job if I have a 6 year gap?

Hi Ermal, I just wanted to say how inspiring your story is....

Key questions during an interview

I wrote an article recently, listing my favourite questions...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Thank you for your reply, Lynne! If I hear from someone in ...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Oh, I didn't realize you are the creator of keyvalues.com! ...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Thank you, Finney! Will definitely check it out.

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

I wish you the best of luck, Mario! Don't give up!

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Ooh, what a high praise, thank you so much!:) I never thoug...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Start with saying, and thinking will slowly come:). It's li...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Thank you, Liz! Hope it will make a difference :)

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Yay! Hope it helps you in your career or personal life:)

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Haha!)) But seriously. Next project you work on, please nam...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Oh no! These managers would be very cunning. Hope there are...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

I agree there are probably many people who think too highly...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

Hi Jason, Here in this article I am trying to help people wit...

One Useful Advice To Fight The Impostor Syndrome

1) Don't! You have created this awesome website and a great...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Hi Dominik, Nice! In this article I tried to create such a ...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Nice, would be very interesting to take a look at such a to...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Hi Giacomo, I said there can be toxic culture in a bigger c...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

I never said "lower the bar", nor "toxic" in application to...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Yeah, maybe this one is better, thank you!

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Sorry, not sure what you mean?)

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Thank you for sharing your approach, LiLi. I think you're w...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Sure! What I meant is - what are the next positions I can b...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

I think it counts as you disqualified them. I'm sorry you h...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

That's an awesome list by Julia. Thank you so much for shar...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

I like the vacation question, great indirect approach! Than...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Great advice! Of course, many questions about the craftsman...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

I think you should! Otherwise, how would you know if it is ...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Haha, nice one!

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

That's a struggle for me so far:)). It takes lots of time t...

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

Then they didn't pass your test, did they? :)

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

That's a very good article, thank you!

Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview

It's your choice! Personally, I wouldn't want to work in a c...

Prioritization for Perfectionists, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Non-Perfection

Thank you, James, nice to know you liked the article! I kn...

Prioritization for Perfectionists, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Non-Perfection

Thanks!:)

Prioritization for Perfectionists, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Non-Perfection

Hi Subbu, Thank you for the compliments! :) Regarding your ...

Design your code for readability

Thank you, glad you liked it!

What's Common Between Opera Houses And Software Projects, or 10 Reasons Software Developers Go Overtime

Forgot to mention - I feel like your situation is happening...

What's Common Between Opera Houses And Software Projects, or 10 Reasons Software Developers Go Overtime

Thank you, James! At least you didn't forget the money :))

What's Common Between Opera Houses And Software Projects, or 10 Reasons Software Developers Go Overtime

Thank you!

Design your code for readability

Thank you Wajdi, nice to know you like the article! Love y...

Design your code for readability

Thanks, Damien! For my previous project we had a linter too...

Design your code for readability

Thank you, Andy! Absolutely agree on machines. Happy you li...

Design your code for readability

Thanks, Sumant!

How I Hired Freelancers Who Went Way Over The Deadline

Absolutely! It sounds pretty fun and maybe a bit ridiculous...

How I Hired Freelancers Who Went Way Over The Deadline

Well, technically, I hired a company, but they were still l...

How I Hired Freelancers Who Went Way Over The Deadline

Yes, we're just like everybody else! And also I think that ...

How I Hired Freelancers Who Went Way Over The Deadline

All this aligns with my experience as well. Uniqueness and ...

Design your code for readability

Thank you, Jess! Nice to see your comment.

What should you do if your company's code is stolen and being publicly reused without permission?

You really feel like you're being bullied at school, and ther...

What should you do if your company's code is stolen and being publicly reused without permission?

I was in a similar situation recently - someone has stolen my...

What Are Your Career Goals?

That's the question I've been asking myself lately. I've been...

Hi, I'm Elena

Aw, thank you! I really like the community you've gathered he...

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