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Things I’ve automated on my development system (Video)

friday, may 07, 2021

In my videos and client workshops, I’ve emphasized the importance of automating the manual tasks that are part of our work, especially as software developers. I’ve recorded a video in which I’m showing some examples of small tasks that I’ve automated on my Linux environment.
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Why I’m using Linux (Video)

saturday, may 01, 2021

I got asked a few times why I’m using a Linux distribution, and “why my setup looks that weird”. I’ve recorded a video in which I wanted to show my main motivations.
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Why we built yet another task management application (Video)

wednesday, april 14, 2021

There are tons of task and time management apps out there, but in our eyes they lack two things: A fast and efficient usability, that doesn’t feel like a burden, and a proper combination of todos and calendar entries, that follows our priorities and allows to reserve time.
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Managing your tasks and time effectively as developer (Video)

monday, april 12, 2021

The topic of managing our time and our daily tasks initially sounds boring to us developers, but holds huge potential to work more effectively, and to get more done. However, we don’t need any complex program or setup to keep track of what we need to do. A few pragmatic tips help a lot already.
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My tips for using IntelliJ IDEA effectively (Video)

wednesday, april 07, 2021

I wanted to share my tips and tricks that and especially keyboard shortcuts that make me more productive when using IntelliJ IDEA. IntelliJ is my favorite IDE and a very well thought-out program in general, and despite trying to learn the countless shortcuts available, there are a few that give you the biggest productivity boost already.
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Development workflows that put you in a flow state (Video)

monday, march 29, 2021

Programming is very much a flow activity in which we can fully immerse ourselves into the task. But there are differences in how much our local development setup allows us to do so, especially with regards to the waiting times.
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Creating effective UI system tests with Selenium (Video)

thursday, february 25, 2021

In this video, I’m showing how to create effective UI system tests with Selenium. In my previous video course on effective testing, I’ve introduced the coffee shop application, which we now enhanced with some basic HTML views.
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My review of the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard (Video)

monday, january 25, 2021

I’ve been using several mechanical keyboards in the past, and since spring 2020, I’ve been using the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard which comes with an interesting layout. In this video, I want to share my opinion and thoughts, and why I think the additional modifier keys are interesting.
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