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The Week with My Shades On

The title refers to Scott Berkun’s book The Year Without Pants. Berkun is a business writer with management experience. For years, he was employed as a remote worker at Automattic (best known for WordPress). In his book, he shares his experience as a remote worker and describes the culture of a company with remote workers. I am always looking for ways to be more productive, and I have had great experiences from working from home. I also tried going abroad on a working trip. A few years ago, I went to Sicily for a week, and I thought that it was a great opportunity for me to test remote working.
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Staying current

As a developer you are constantly bombarded with new libraries, updates to frameworks, new versions of your tools and new suggestions in the way you ought to work. It can be hard for everyone to keep up, especially since we are paid to write code, not to read blog posts or books.

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Overcome procastination and avoid getting stuck

What if you could get more done and deliver code of better quality by utilizing a few simple techniques? All you need is a timer, and to be willing to step away from the computer and expand your interests.

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Side projects

As a developer with a passion for your trade, you might want to improve yourself by reading books and taking courses. If that is not enough or does not interest you, you should consider other options. I have found that learning by doing is a good way to improve yourself, and there is no better way to practise programming than building your own project and releasing it into the world. Who knows, you might even make some money out of it.

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