You may know that playing chess is my passion. The name of this website- E4developer comes from the chess move I start my games with – e4.
There is another passion that runs in my family – chess collecting. I have spent quite a lot of time in the past few weeks documenting that collection and putting it up online. Check it out yourself – www.chesscollecting.com Continue reading “My Family Chess Collection”
Half a year after creating this blog I felt that there was something missing… I enjoy sharing my passion for the JVM ecosystem and software development with You, my dear readers, but I could never talk to You. I decided to change it and give YouTube a try. You can follow my efforts on the brand new E4developer YouTube channel! Continue reading “E4developer YouTube channel is here!”
It is hard to believe (mostly for myself) that I have already written 60 articles on this blog.
With hundreds of people reading this blog daily, I would like to provide more varied and valuable content. I started by adding a Start Here page to help visitors navigate. See what other ideas I have on my mind and help me chose. Continue reading “E4developer is growing – “Start Here” and more to come”
I have started studying Computer Science at University more than 10 years ago. Now, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and a few years in the industry, I look back reflecting at the value of these degrees. Continue reading “Computer Science Degree – The Missing Pieces”
I feel horrible today. I am sick- my throat hurts, my head is not working as it should. Hence, I decided I will tell you how to write horrible Java code. If you are tired of all these beautiful patterns and best practices and you want to write something insane- read on. Maybe you like horror stories but in code- this may appeal to you! Continue reading “How to write horrible Java”
Java, Microservices, other JVM languages… Programming, best practices, architecture… Libraries, frameworks, methodologies… I could go on for a while here. Being a passionate and up to date Software Developer is a challenge. How do you stay up to date with all this? I will let you on a well-known secret- use Twitter! Read on to find out what can Twitter help you with and how I use it to stay up to date. Continue reading “How to stay up to date with Java and Tech? Use Twitter!”
I have recently been thinking about the importance of humility for software developers. I feel that the more I learn about building software the humbler I become, knowing I do not have all the answers. This attitude helped me a lot in my life as a software developer… Continue reading “The importance of being humble as a software developer”
It is 2018, January, time to decide what to do next. 2017 was an extremely eventful year for me. I became a British Citizen, bought a house and my daughter Eva was born. I don’t expect anything near that level of change in 2018, but who knows? There is one thing that I have been meaning to do for a while and it is to start my own blog. I am already writing for Scott Logic: http://blog.scottlogic.com/bjedrzejewski/ but this one is different. It is my place to share what I like and not necessarily strictly work related.
On that note- what am I planning to share here? The things that I love talking and learning about. Technology, working with people, maybe a little bit of chess (that’s where the e4 comes from!) for a change. I will share my honest opinion and experience- hoping that it may benefit others who are facing similar situations, or inspire to do something. I am not a professional writer, so this is going to be a bit of a learning curve for me- please bear with me as I figure this whole blogging thing out and make many mistakes along the way!
Till next time!