New job, new country

The blog has been a bit inactive in the past few weeks. That’s because I got a new job and I have to cross the borders for it.

I’ll be a senior developer at Solarwinds in their Brno office, Czech Republic. It’s not that far away from my current location (400 kms) but it’s another country and a huge leap for me, since I lived most of my life in my hometown, Budakalász, in the agglomeration of Budapest.

So there are preparations, I’m trying to find somewhere to live and also coping with the Czech language. It’s not that difficult compared to Hungarian, but it’s not something I ever encountered with so that burns lots of time. Fortunately Solarwinds offered to do most of the paperwork for me which is very nice since I imagine that the bureaucracy is very similar to that in Hungary.

Anyway, wish me good luck if you prepared from some of my materials, there’d be need of it :).

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Blog reactivated

A lot have happened since my last post (it was almost half a year ago). The most remarkable change was my job switch. I found my previous job to be a little too limiting, plus I got an offer I couldn’t resist. So currently I’m dealing (fighting would be a more appropriate word in my case) with SharePoint 2010 and its countless nuisances.

Googling fruitlessly for hours and looking up tautology in the miserable, so-called documentation of SharePoint made me realize that there must be other people out there trying to bend this thing to their will, so I thought I might just as well share my solutions, maybe someone, somewhere will find the useful (and of course, for future reference for me).

So from now on, I’ll make a few posts on SharePoint and its numerous WTF moments.

It might seem that the job switch doesn’t turn out good after all, but fortunately I’m working in a place where they actually take care of the code, and things like TDD, enterprise architecture and best practices are followed (a rare thing in the Hungarian IT industry, I suppose), so there’s a lot of room for me to improve.

Currently there’s no MS learning plan, and my Azure studying ended with my job shift. Nowadays I’m interested more in design approaches rather than specific implementation details. I’m entertaining myself with studying agile methodologies and extreme programming. I’m reading a bunch of books in the topic, so maybe I’ll post a few reviews as well.