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Does reading in a foreign language affect learning?

This is not the usual type of article you’d expect from me. It’s a more detailed description for a question I asked on Quora — Does reading in a foreign language affect learning? . The point is that I’m not sure if and how does reading in a foreign language affect learning. How does it affect what…

My fear of publishing

Here's a funny story: I have around 70 unpublished articles in various stages of evolution — from only an outline and a title all the way to fully fledged articles. I also have four book ideas out of which two are almost done , five or so courses that are fully outlined as well as a host of product…

Blasphemy! Multiple microservices, shared database.

Here are some of my thoughts on microservices. It's a small rant, but if you bare with me, you'll also get some value from it. We’ve come to believe that some microservices rules are set in stone. The microservices cargo-cult is getting bigger and bigger. You need to have 30 services and each of…

Harsh Truths I Learned As a Junior Developer

A lot of mixed feelings may grow on you while working as a junior developer. You have the choice of feeling powerless and less smarter than your peers or full of energy and desire to learn from people who know more than you do. You can look at others, compare yourself to them and grow frustrated, or…