Halloween is coming. Of course, the main concept is fear nowadays. And I, as a Software Engineer, have a couple of scary sentences. Deadlines, bugs, performance failures, memory leaks, network problems, DNS problems, my god DNS problems, “yeah we can’t rollback because the DB is already being manipulated” errors, “Oh…

Part 1 — Being aware of the group development stages

Tuckman’s stages of group development is a great framework to address people issues. Tuckman introduced 4 stages that are mandatory to develop an effective group of people.

The 4 stages are Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.

https://medium.com/unexpected-leadership/forming-storming-norming-and-performing-5d06d021a969

For a leader, I believe the easiest phase is Forming. Since everyone is new…

As Sigmund Freud stated in 1917, communities with adjoining territories and close relationships are especially likely to engage in feuds and mutual ridicule because of hypersensitivity to details of differentiation.

Humans are tended to think themselves as unique and self. So, in the environments, especially they’re likely to each other…

Pride — We’re already behind X, it is not possible to attack this application.

It’s great to have trust boundaries. It’s great to be inside a trusted network or being behind a well configured security device. It’s one of the core elements of Secure By Design. But it’s never enough…

Exxen project, a Turkish online broadcasting platform, was recently launched. As both the expectations of the people from the project and the popularity of the project are quite high, the platform was met with great interest and was examined as soon as it opened.

It seems that the project was…

Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that looks for happiness and fulfillment in the life for every human being. Often mentioned with the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius and his diary Meditations. I am writing this blog post with a write-to-learn approach, and extract some applicable habits for a software developer. …

Mert Akkaya

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