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Teo Choong Ping
Teo Choong Ping

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I lost my job. Part 1.

I love what I do.
When I thought I finally get the hang of what I value I am bringing to the company and my colleagues -- my company crashed.

My gratitude journal is full of thanks for the work I was doing -- we must have done something right.
My passion is to build the stuff that delivers value to our users.
My job is to build software engineering teams and build digital product features.

Along the way, I built trusts and make friends.
Good working software is the side effect of having a healthy team relationship.

You heard of, "if you want to go fast go alone -- if you want to go far, go together"?
It is all true.

We haven't got around to deploy a big ass Kubernetes yet but we did build a lot of cool stuff in Node.js, Golang, and Elixir.
Serverless is damn cool -- we have a solid plan to strangle our internal services with more serverless.

Water under the bridge.

But I am not looking for a job now.
I lost my job, and I lost myself.
I am searching for me.

I started two journal topics since then bad news -- one on the resources to handle tech interviews.
And, a list of retrospectives.

Let me know if you would like to read more of my journey back to the new exciting world, and my learnings along the way.

Keep safe.

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Thomas Bnt

I'm with you for the rest of your story, letting people know what could happen even in the area of development is important. πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Timeless DEV post...

Git Concepts I Wish I Knew Years Ago

The most used technology by developers is not Javascript.

It's not Python or HTML.

It hardly even gets mentioned in interviews or listed as a pre-requisite for jobs.

I'm talking about Git and version control of course.

One does not simply learn git