Chris is a hostage negotiator, Timon is a mentalist, and David is a storyteller. What do these three persons have in common?
While this could be a strange question, the right answer might be slightly different from what you think. These people understand something important about human nature. They know how to interact with our psychology and emotions, how to influence them, and sometimes how to manipulate them.
To motivate, persuade, and manipulate others to get what they want, many of us use tactics that scientists call dark psychology. …
Angular 10 — the major release that spans the entire platform, including the framework, Angular Material, and the CLI — is available since June 24. Now, what does this mean?
Just like many members of the Angular community, I tried to follow the news and see what Angular 10 brought to us. I read many articles, but I felt like I’m a newbie in the programming world. My years of experience with Angular didn’t help me get a good understanding of what those articles were talking about.
So, I decided to write a new article presenting what’s new in Angular…
Engaging writing catches the audience and reaches them on a deeper level. Repeated sentence structures, passive voice, and poor words, however, are common red-flag signs used by inexperienced writers that make their content sounds boring.
Whether you’re just starting with writing or already have some experience, if your pieces don’t get the attention you are hoping for, there are probably some techniques you’re overlooking to improve the quality of your writing.
In today’s article, we’ll examine six writing tips to produce engaging content. …
In the last year, my team assigned me a task about fixing a performance problem in one of our Angular apps. At that moment, I was scared. I felt like I was being punished by that task. A big part of the target app was written by me, but I didn’t know what I should do to fix it. …
On February 11–13, 2001, at The Lodge at Snowbird ski resort in the Wasatch mountains of Utah, seventeen people met to talk, ski, relax, and try to find common ground — and of course, to eat. What emerged was the Agile ‘Software Development’ Manifesto. Representatives from Extreme Programming, SCRUM, DSDM, Adaptive Software Development, Crystal, Feature-Driven Development, Pragmatic Programming, and others sympathetic to the need for an alternative to documentation driven, heavyweight software development processes convened.
February 2021 is the 20th anniversary of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development — a revolution in the software market and an…
Flight booking, managing an invoice in SAP, creating a purchase order — what all of these processes have in common is the fact that they involve many steps to finish them. A purchase order, for example, consists of several compliance checkpoints, approval, and input tasks to ensure timely processing.
If you got the chance to build an enterprise application that handles similar processes, this means that multiple modules in your app should include the same user interface logic and you have to solve the same problem in many places.
You got it! You need to implement a customizable reusable component…
If I have just one little story to tell, could I tell a story about the silence?
The silence in which trees, flowers, and grass grow… stars, moon, and sun move in the season of no time.
The silence in which I hunted my former selves and tried to access the corners of my mind to grasp the invisible.
The silence that has been my refuge when I aimed for clarity and wanted to piece together the things going on in my life.
The silence that touched my soul and revealed my deepest emotions.
The silence that was the stage…
Scene: There is a message in my inbox. It’s from the editor. It’s also sad. “Yes, I reviewed your first couple of submissions and they weren’t a fit. We want all essays to have a personal narrative interwoven even when they are about something else,” the message reads.
Thought: An interwoven personal narrative or telling a compelling story is the one particular strategy we’ve all seen used by successful speakers, leaders, and writers. It’s about transforming a boring dry speech or text into an enjoyable moment for the audience.
Marcus K. Dowling has recently written about how roughly 90% of…
Teespring increased their conversions by 12.7%, just by adding a few power words.
Power words are so persuasive that people simply can’t resist being influenced by them. In this post, I’ll share a similar technique to spark attention and sound fluent: idioms.
Below are 20 idioms, most of them collected from pandemic news. You may use them to improve your English or keep propelling your growth as a writer.
Meaning: something that is a basis from which other things grow or develop. Examples:
I still remember a discussion with a colleague of mine in which I said, “That’s the transpiler,” and he replied: “Trans…what?”
If you have never heard that name, you’re not alone. As developers, we all get used to writing code in a high-level language that humans can understand. However, computers can only understand a program written in a binary system known as machine code.
To speak to a computer in its non-human language, we came up with two solutions: interpreters and compilers. Ironically, most of us know very little about them, although they belong to our daily coding life.