My Only Regrets Are That I Didn’t Invest Sooner and More

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Over the past few days, I started compiling a list with all my investments dating back to 2017 which I decided to share here. It was quite tricky as it seems that banking applications only allow scrolling through data from the past 2 years, give or take.

Before you proceed reading further, here are a few important things to mention:

  • This article simply points out a few ways to invest. Do your own due diligence before pursuing any of them and make sure that you understand what you invest in. …


We are what we do and if we don’t like what we do, we don’t like ourselves

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The world of tech moves fast. People change jobs more often than clothes (I still have some 8 years old shirts), companies pivot, and requirements are as stable as the crypto market.

I started my career through a course about SAP organized by msg Romania. 5 years later I am still with them. If you are an employee, this article helps you find peace and meaning in your work. If you are an employer/manager, this article helps you keep your best people close(r).

Reliability is Undervalued

If you are about to start your work journey or you are about to make a change…


There are no shortcuts to take and no preferential treatments to benefit from, but some people will suspect you of both once you start doing these things.

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Reaching the senior software engineer title is something many of us pursue and strive to achieve. When I started my career in 2016, this seemed like the sun behind the sea — something to admire, but a million miles away.

I asked all my senior teammates how they did it, how much it took them, and how they felt. Interestingly enough, I kept getting the same standard answer that it’s just a title and that it will come with experience.

I get it. We try to stay humble as much as possible. We try not to brag and that’s totally…


A glance into how big corporations, small companies, startups, and ultimately us might work and cooperate in the future

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We will develop a much greater overview of what works and what doesn’t and simply what’s possible — in most cases, we dream small because we don’t know the possibilities out there.

Retrospective

We are more than a year deep in this whole pandemic situation. In the beginning, it wasn’t that bad, but as we realized that it was not gonna be over within a month or so, it quickly turned into a much grimmer outlook.

However, it is also interesting.

For one, I am grateful that we get to experience this and maybe we end up keeping some of the…


If something is important for you, you will do the same great job just like you did before

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I said (to myself) I will write this article when I achieve the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification so here we are. This article is not about tech or business, but about a way of thinking which can dramatically improve everything else.

First of all, what does the certification even mean? At its core, it simply states that I was able to provide the right answers (for the most part) to a series of questions and, chances are, I know a thing or two about what Azure has to offer.

Now, in order to answer these questions, I had to…


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Unless you have been living under a rock, you know what situation I am talking about. It’s the main subject wherever you look, it’s affecting us whether we allow it or not, or at least it will sooner or later. However, if you indeed have been living under a rock, keep doing it. That’s precisely what needs to be done in order to get over this quickly.

This is my first article which also brings me to my first point. I have been thinking about writing an article for quite some time now, but never really committed to it. However…

Andrei Stefanie

Optimist, tech enthusiast, engineer. Passionate about learning, building, and sharing great things

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