About

Welcome to Devoted Developer: a blog with inspiration and hands-on advice for people looking to aspire in the software industry

devoted developerHi! My name is Magnus, and I am a devoted developer and software professional. I started this blog to share my experiences, ideas and opinions about things related to software development and IT.

Well, I also started the blog to fiddle with the logo, icons and layout. Hopefully I can stick to more writing and less fiddling. So far it’s not going so well.

Who Am I?

Magnus NordI have worked in the software industry for over 10 years; self-employed, as a consultant, and as CTO for a couple of IPTV startups.

I am a productivity junkie: As a professional, in conducting business, when managing projects and – of course – as a developer.ScrumMaster_Logo_Seal

I have strong opinions. About pretty much everything. This has the awkward side effect of having to back-paddle occasionally. I would be very surprised if that does not apply to this blog as well.

What Am I Going to Write About?

I hope to inspire and give hands-on tips based on my own experiences, ideas and opinions related to the profession. In practice, this means covering subjects like:

  • Programming practices, methodologies and principles
  • Consulting and the consultant's role
  • Productivity tips
  • Software project management
  • Agile development

We are all unique, there is no person out there exactly like you, or me. Maybe you can benefit from my combination of experiences and skills. Perhaps you have been in the same situations as I have, facing similar problems. Hopefully you can give something back as well.

How Often Am I Going to Update the Blog?

portrait2My initial goal is to write an article every week. But work, family and other circumstances will affect how often I am able to post.

How Do You Contact Me?

Send me a message on Google+ or send an e-mail to magnus@nolldevoteddeveloper.com.

Do You Want to Use Any of the Graphics?

In case you want to use any of the graphics, please let me know. It is usually not a problem. The only thing I ask in return is that you link back to this blog.

The images are done in SVG using the excellent open source drawing program Inkscape.