We all know a guru who introduces himself as the best version of himself. As if the guy had his entire life sorted out for good. To me, this is toxic and misleading because people who read and listen to those content think that a flawless existence is the ultimate goal. But we are all perfectible, so wanting to get on top of everything all the time, because you think that’s the only way to succeed, is a bad and dangerous belief. If the energy and time you consume to maintain this insane level of demand towards yourself does not burn you out, it will slow you down drastically and take you away from the meaningful things you really want to achieve. When you accept that you’re perfectible, you can better listen to yourself and learn how to go through those difficult phases/moments of your life by taking targeted and appropriate responses on them. You accept that your mood, energy, motivation come & go and thus the best you can do is to learn how to better react to them. Rather than ignoring what your mind and body are naturally feeling, you give them what they need to prepare the next ascending phase.
Since the early stages of the web, the developer world has considerably evolved. From raw languages to tools and frameworks, a lot of the technical code is getting abstracted to ease the work of developers. It’s like a game where you have a set of blocs from which you can choose from to mix & plug according to your needs. In order to make it attractive, a whole Developer Experience (DX) is emerging. From code to production, less and less repetitive configurations are being necessary and actors on the market are collaborating to make their tools and frameworks work smoothly together. There is a new kind of developer whose role is to provide their pairs the best guidance during their journey: Developer Relations (DevRel). A position midway between content, community and code. As a recreative developer myself, it’s pleasant to see how the tech industry is building trust on top of solid foundations with a focus on community. What a great time to be a developer!