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Around IT in 256 seconds

Around IT in 256 seconds

By Tomasz Nurkiewicz

Podcast for developers, testers, SREs... and their managers. I explain complex and convoluted technologies in a clear way, avoiding buzzwords and hype. Never longer than 4 minutes and 16 seconds. Because software development does not require hours of lectures, dev advocates' slide decks and hand waving. For those of you, who want to combat FOMO, while brushing your teeth. 256 seconds is plenty of time. If I can't explain something within this time frame, it's either too complex, or I don't understand it myself.

By Tomasz Nurkiewicz. Java Champion, CTO, trainer, O'Reilly author, blogger
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Around IT in 256 secondsMay 11, 2021

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