馃尭馃尦 Berlin's Blossoming Beauty 馃尦馃尭

One of the most delightful discoveries I鈥檝e made while getting acquainted with Berlin is the abundance of stunning flowering trees that grace its streets. While sakura often steal the spotlight when it comes to discussing floral displays, the city is home to a rich variety of blossoms, including magnolias, plums, and pears. There鈥檚 something truly magical about the way a street is transformed when adorned with flowering trees. As a newcomer to the city, I鈥檝e found that discovering these natural treasures often feels like stumbling upon a hidden gem....

6 April 2024 路 2 min 路 216 words 路 Lev Dragunov

The Harm of Design & Architectire Interviews

The past year was quite eventful for me: I changed my job, my stack, domain and even my country of residence. This process was accompained by a series of interviews in not the most favorable season for hiring. And now I have some thoughts to share about the whole process of interviewing. While there are many articles and opinions criticizing the algorithmic section and LeetCode problems during the interviews, I believe that between popular interview types, there鈥檚 a more detrimental section: Design & Architecture....

3 February 2024 路 6 min 路 1079 words 路 Lev Dragunov

The power of Vision Docs

In my recent conversations with colleagues who have been recently promoted to staff engineer positions, I鈥檝e observed a tendency to underestimate the value of high-level visionary documents in favour of highly detailed design documents for upcoming features. Many believe that 鈥渁bstract conversations about the future鈥 detract from actual work. However, I strongly believe that a certain portion of visionary docs brings a significant boost for the software team. And in this article, I will show how....

15 June 2023 路 4 min 路 683 words 路 Lev Dragunov