Wanting to Remote Pair in a Team of One

Wanting to Remote Pair in a Team of One

If you've ever tried pair programming you may have found it a challenge to start but reaped the benefits once you got used to coding alongside another... But if you work remotely or on your own then it gets harder to do.... As this is my current situation I thought I'd look at what your options are!…

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Remote Working for Developers

Remote Working for Developers

Software Developer? Remote Working? Read on...... For remote working generally we've covered the basics, some podcasts and places to work, and now we look at the issues for developers and what we'll drill down to in future posts.…

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Podcasts for Remote Working

Podcasts for Remote Working

Today we have two new podcasts for you around remote working, supplementing the slew of podcast posts and posts on remote working!…

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Pomodoro and Organising the Day

Pomodoro and Organising the Day

If you've ever worked at Remote Working then you'll know the importance of organising your day. One way to do this is to use the Pomodoro Technique. Basically you split your day into 25 minute sections and take 5 or 10 minute breaks. I first encountered it when pair programming but now use it when working remotely to organise my day. For many developers, Pomodoro is useful for getting them going, and you…

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Remote Working: Resetting Your Day

Remote Working: Resetting Your Day

Have you ever lost a day working remotely looking at the news, distracted by Wikipedia or unable to take your thoughts off what needs doing for Xmas? Maybe you need to start the day again! Rescue Your Day This is a simple way to rescue a day which is going nowhere, often when you are working on your own. It allows you to regain your momentum and direction!…

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Resources for Remote Working

Resources for Remote Working

This article complements the series about Remote Working with resources useful for doing just that. Podcasts One I would start off with is a podcast episode about Remote Work from the Freelancer's Show, one of the podcasts recommended here for Contractors. Next up is a article at remote.co which recommends 4 podcasts for working…

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Remote Working: People in your Life

Remote Working: People in your Life

Next up for remote working after the basics and somewhere to work is how to keep your sanity when remote working. Social Contact in the Office What many remote workers don't take into account when they first start is how much value there is in some small amount of human contact each day. Whether this is moaning about the weather when g…

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Remote Working: Somewhere to Work

Remote Working: Somewhere to Work

This is the second in a series about Remote Working, following on from The Basics and looking at finding somewhere to work  Perfect environmentFree from distractionsSemi-oermanentWithout Through…

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Remote Working: The Basics

Remote Working: The Basics

So you've started your dream of working only to find it quickly becoming a lot harder than it should be! Remote working is becoming more common, as workers seek more flexibility in lifestyle and location, and companies become more open-minded about their workers or look for cheaper ones abroad. This post covers the basics in the first of a series on Remote Working…

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