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Empowerment is more than you think

Why empowerment is more than you think

It’s a given that everyone in management today hears about team empowerment and self-managed teams and how good they are doing in an agile context. Of course, when hearing about the type of success others are having doing this, we immediately want to try it out, or you know, wait a bit then be pressured into it in some way or another. And when that happens, as we all humans do, we take a concept that we don’t fully understand and run with it. Either because we’re excited to get stuff done better and faster or because we have to. No matter the reason, we need to understand that there is more to empowerment than we might imagine. In this article, I want to touch on one particular part of empowerment - trust and the need to control or tidy up.
Alexandru Condrea • May 2022 • 4 min read • 100 views

Developers around the world: Meet Mouna - a Data Scientist from Tunisia

"Developers around the world" - with this series, we want to give you an insight into the lives of our foobar team. Developers today are much more global citizens than they used to be taking up new challenges and switching countries more often: a.k.a expats. What is the life of a developer like in another country? What experiences have fed the curiosity of discovering other countries? Which countries have they already nested in? The stories are individual experiences and do not consequently represent a whole nation. They are just a glimpse of how diverse the world is. Enjoy this little journey and step into someone else's shoes.
Mouna Balghouthi, Kerstin Dietrich • Apr 2022 • 10 min read • 231 views
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Software Engineering

Server components as an experimental feature in NextJs

The React team introduced Server components in December 2020. Zero bundled size components brought a lot of excitement to users because, in large scale applications, it's a well-known problem. This article will discuss the state of server components and how they can currently be used as an experimental feature in NextJs.
Muhammad Shahzad • Mar 2022 • 3 min read • 173 views
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Software Engineering

The 5 Whys

The 5 Whys is a common technique for root cause analysis. 🕵️ There are plenty of very good articles on the web where you can learn much about how to perform this kind of analysis but let me quickly 🏁 give you an overview of how it works:
Matthias Dietrich • Feb 2022 • 3 min read • 160 views

VaiNaWeb – teach programming for socially vulnerable people

Lenilson "Lenny" Nascimento is a Software Engineer at foobar Agency with more than 6 years of experience 👨🏻‍💻. He is also a mentor at VaiNaWeb Brazil 🇧🇷. We wanted to know a bit more about the project and had a chat with Lenny 💬.
Kerstin Dietrich, • Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 224 views