Lorenzo Pasqualis

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The 5 Problem-Solving Skills of Great Software Developers

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>To be effective, software engineers must hone their problem-solving skills and master a complex craft that requires years of …

Help Me Help You! Ask Me to Tackle Topics Important To You.

I have been building software since 1984. Other than to my family, I owe everything I have today to the software industry, software engineers and the …

11 Top Responsibilities and 10 Common Mistakes of a Technical Leader

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>On Leadership<p>Leadership is an art; this is not only a statement that I genuinely believe to be true, but it is also the title …

The Future of Software-Making, 50 to 100 Years From Now

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>Software Making is Just Starting<p>Building software is still in its infancy. Today we write a line of code at the time to …

The Stages of Teamwork Complexity

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>Coding alone and coding in a team are two very different activities. Often people do not realize how quickly the complexity of …

Interviewing Engineers, Patterns and Common Behaviors

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>Interviewing engineers is a normal part of the life of a developer. Most software engineers sooner or later are asked to do …

Open Letter to My Younger Self

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>Dear Younger Self.<p>I know you won’t believe me at first, but please keep reading this letter to the end. You are in your early …

Personal Brand Development For Software Engineers

This post was first published on CoderHood as Personal Brand Development For Software Engineers . CoderHood is a blog dedicated to the human …

Personal Brand Development For Software Engineers

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>The search for a personal brand starts early.<p>The need to be recognized and stand out of the crowd starts when we are kids. On …

The Software Product “Issue Cycle” Phenomenon

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>In the software industry, the average engineer, designer, project manager or product manager stays with the same company for …

15 Best Ways To Give, Ask For And Receive Feedback

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>The meaning of feedback.<p>I define feedback as a process in which the effect or output of an action or behavior is ‘returned’ — …

Leadership

7 Best Ways to Make One-On-One Meetings More Productive

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>What is a one-on-one meeting?<p>In most general terms, a one-on-one is a meeting between two people. In the corporate world, it …

Doodle Tuesday: Concept of a Tree

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>This week’s doodle was made using a fountain pen ( 👈 Amazon affiliate linkLinks to Amazon products on this site are affiliate …

Shopping

How I Fixed My Carpal Tunnel Pain

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Coding is Deceptively Safe.<p>Software Engineers spend the majority of their work hours sitting in front of a computer, typing on …

Doodle Tuesday: People

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>I recently come across a cool tutorial titled “How to Draw a Stick Figure: a Complex Tutorial.” It might seem odd that a …

Doodle Tuesday: Developer

5 Best Strategies To Get Your First Programming Job

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>A First Programming Job Requires Experience, But… How?<p>A question that aspiring young developers ask me all the time is: How do …

Solid Principles You Can Apply Starting Now

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series principles<p>Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Anyone who has worked with me knows that I abide by a few fundamental …

Only three numbers matter: zero, one, and more-than-one.

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series principles<p>Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Imagine the following situation<p>Three friends are thirsty. They decide to …

Assumption is the Evil Mother of All Mistakes

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series principles<p>Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Our lives are full of facts that we have to presume true. If we tried to …

Hope is not a strategy.

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series principles<p>Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>In the tech world, it is hard work to craft strategies. We rarely have all …

We Need Women in Tech

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>The realization that the world needs more women in tech<p>A few years ago, I observed my daughter become interested in technology …

The Anatomy of a (Scrum) Sprint

These kinds of problems materialize when teams attempt to implement Scrum half way and resist some of its notions that are very important but often …

An enemy lurking on your tech career path

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Passion is what drives engineers<p>People land in the software engineering world for many reasons. Passion for technology is …

The Art of Screening Candidates

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>Hiring great tech talent is the foundation for strong teams. The importance of fine-tuning the interview process and the …

Famous Quotes, and Other Logical Fallacies

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Logical fallacies and their ugly heads<p>Logical fallacies will show their ugly head in dialog during your career in tech, and …

Every question is a good question

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series principles<p>Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>Let’s play make-believe. You are in a meeting with several people; each of …

Never compromise on a high hiring bar

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series principles<p>Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>In the old days…<p>I remember the time when software engineers, to be taken …

The Economy of Software Development

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Meetings are unpopular<p>In development organizations, software engineers often question why they need to spend time in meetings …

Best languages to learn how to code

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>English, Chianti, C and the old days<p>When I discovered the existence of computers, I lived in a place known worldwide for art, …

Programming