📒 Small ingredients that will make the difference in your Leadership recipe.

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More than a book about how to be a good leader, this is a book on why we need great leadership, what it looks like and how we suffer without it. You still get plenty of advice on how to reach your best as a leader though. …


📚 If you’re interested in building great teams you owe to yourself to read this book.

What are the common ingredients of great team cultures?

We all have an idea of what a great team culture might look like. Few of us might even know what that feels like.

This is a book that looks at the best team cultures and exposes the group behaviors with…


Make a big difference with a little software

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Two trends are becoming increasingly apparent in the software development world.

  • It is becoming easier by the day to build a software product.
  • The number of people in search of ideas for those software products is increasing.

With the advent of no-code solutions and the hacker/maker movement, we, more than…


Motivated, happy, teams get you something you want, but only teams in harmony get you something special

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Talking with Your Manager, Fast and Slow

In the omnipresent tome of wisdom that is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, we are presented with two modes of thinking. Making my best effort to not murder with simplification the life’s work of a Nobel laureate, it works like this: without noticing, we are either employing System 1


A definitive guide, with examples, on one of the most omnipresent Java keywords.

Code reviews are the gift that keeps on giving. Even after you go through them with your colleagues, the potential for further discoveries is undervalued.

The other day I was checking some comments on a pull request and I found something along the lines of:

“this” is not needed here.


A tale of my first experience with the Medium Partner Program

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Money was never the purpose. I was in the mood for an experiment, though. I like making bets on something where I can never lose. Those are the best kind of bets. Writing an article and putting it on Medium Partner Program is one of those bets.

What’s, literally, the…


Don’t let your side projects fall by the wayside

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Software developers don’t agree on a lot of things. You have infinite fertile ground for debate around programming languages, IDEs, frameworks, operative systems, libraries, patterns, best practices, or counter variable names. What we all do agree on is that we hate wasting time on code that won’t bring any measurable…


Learn, build, have fun, repeat

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Will you start building one of these?

This is part two of my Side Projects Trilogy. On part one, I talked about How to Choose your Next Side Project so that chances of getting the most out of your side project mount on your favor.

On part three, we conclude…


A guide to help you choose side project ideas with purpose in mind

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If you are reading this article, I’m willing to bet you have also read your fair share of “side project ideas” posts. …


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Somos biliões os que gostamos de futebol. Desses, um pouco menos, os que gostamos de jogos. E finalmente, num terceiro nível, estamos uns quatro ou cinco que apreciam as regras com que se jogam. Ora, umas regras que se prezem tem de conter, pelo menos, estas três secções:

a) o…

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