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6 Ways to Start Getting Physically Fit as a Coder

Fitness is important. Period. Having a decent amount of endurance and strength benefits you in a lot of ways. You need less sleep, you become better at concentrating on your tasks, you’ll get more creative, fitness lowers your back pain, makes you healthy of course and perhaps most importantly you will be happy more often.   I’m not talking about going to the gym every […]

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The Most Important Coding Guidelines

C’mon, it’s not that hard. When you start a new job or project, when you enter a new team, it is really helpful to agree on some coding guidelines. You don’t need a whole book. One page is actually enough. But there are things, that you definitely should mention on this single page.   Let me give you just a few of them. Actually there […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job

Let’s be honest. You’re sick of your current job. You’re telling yourself everything will be fine, it’s just a little chaotic for only a few weeks, I am a loyal and patient employee and yeah, everything will be fine again. The only thing you wanted to do was writing cool software in a calm environment, and now you have to answer the phone, deal with […]

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How to Survive Customer Meetings as the Tech Guy

Every now and then your boss has this great idea that it would be awesome to have a tech guy in this next meeting with the new customer. Maybe questions will appear that this tech guy can answer, and if not, it’s good that some techie at least got the requests of the customer. Let me guess, you are this tech guy? It won’t be […]

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How to Become a Software Developer in 2017

It’s no secret that software developers or engineers can make a really good living out of their craft. No matter if you work as a freelancer or are employed in a big corporation, when you have the skills, people are willing to pay a lot to get your help. But how do you get to this point? Well, as always, there are many different ways. […]

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11 Tips on how to Survive any Convention as an Indie Game Developer

In 2005 I went to the Games Convention in Leipzig for the very first time. Ten years later I’m at Gamescom in Cologne. But this time I’m on the other side. I’m presenting my own game – Super Snow Fight. This is pretty crazy and a long-held dream coming true.   The development of Super Snow Fight started around Christmas 2014. I had this idea […]

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