coder.by(<3) // blog

I help distributed teams to develop great software and enjoy the process.

by Markus Tacker, a freelance software craftsman from Offenbach, Germany.

Office design by an office hater

I hate offices. But how many interior designers have I heard of, that are coders, too? Let me take you through my dream office!

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Bring your inexperience to a conference

On contributing to a community

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The full stack developer trap

I realized that there is a full-stack developer trap: your work is evaluated based on your best skill, which unfulfillable expectations.

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Lean Mindset

Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a concise handbook for building then next generation of software company; which must be product company.

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TopConf Linz 2017 Notes

These are the notes I took for my company Slack during TopConf Linz 2017

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codefreeze brings the magic of SoCraTes to Lapland

About codefreeze, the software craftsmanship and testing conference in the arctic circle

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Why I threw up in my mouth when reading Accelerate (XLR8) by John Kotter

Asking your employees to think different for a better goal and simultaneously forcing them to follow the old, left-side methods, which the right-side is trying to get rid of, is nothing but insanity.

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I make €101,750 in non-monetary compensation a year

Some thoughs on salary.

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Turn Your Ship Around!

The workbook to implement intent-based leadership in your organization is as concrete as it gets for books that promise changing your organization for the better.

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The Seven-Day Weekend

Ricardo Semler debunks an illusion: the idea that you can plan for the future.

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