Monthly Archives: May 2016

Azure Portal Tips & Tricks – 05. Customizing Blades

Azure Portal Tips & Tricks is a series of short videos where I am showing various features of the Azure Portal and how you can take advantage of them to be more productive.

In this video I am showing how you can customize blades and tiles on the blade.

You can follow the series by subscribing to my channel or going directly to Azure Portal Tips & Tricks playlist:

If you have any suggestions or questions about the Azure Portal, or there is something in particular that you would like to see in this series, tweet me at @JakubJedryszek or leave a comment.


The Expert Beginner

The Expert Beginner (Erik Dietrich)

A few months ago I read great article written by Erik Dietrich – How Developers Stop Learning: Rise of the Expert Beginner. After publishing this article, and receiving a lot of positive feedback, Erik has written multiple follow up articles. He also has written a book, which I decided to buy and read: The Expert Beginner ($5 for Kindle Edition!).

This book is a very interesting case study, in which Erik analyzes developer’s growth, and how some people get comfortable with their current knowledge, stop learning, and are not willing to step out of their comfort zone. Erik calls this stage: “Expert Beginner”. This leads to stagnation, and no interest to improve. What’s worse it affects their coworkers.

I really recommend you to read The Expert Beginner. It’s quick read (68 pages), and may help you not fall into this trap.