The Mentor: The Adventure of finding the ”Corporate Bullshit” Book

The Mentor: The Adventure of finding the ”Corporate Bullshit” Book

Its Friday evening 5.45 PM and we are already in week-end party mood, so we quickly wrap up the work and went home. We got all the stuff for party and started at 7.30. As usually we were waiting for Murali to start some interesting conversation after the first round. Murali: Guys, life is becoming so boring. Daily going to office, code..bugs, production..defects..releases…standups…maven..Jenkins…Tomcat… Is this all to life?? Koushik: Yeah bro, life is becoming very boring.
The Mentor: Tales of Performance Appraisal Meetings

The Mentor: Tales of Performance Appraisal Meetings

For software developers job interviews and performance appraisal meetings are very interesting moments. The appraisal process is mostly linked to salary hikes (some companies says its not, well you know!!!). While we go through them it could be exciting and stressful at times, but later if we think back and recollect those memories we can have a good laugh realizing how stupid we were. Well, if you are not familiar with Appraisal Process.
The Mentor: When Interviewer and Interviewee speaks Naked Truth

The Mentor: When Interviewer and Interviewee speaks Naked Truth

The Interview candidate, who is 7+ years experienced senior software engineer, is waiting in Room#2 and looking at window sharply trying to bring down his nervousness. The interviewee is a 14 years experienced person currently working as a project manager in that organization for the last 7 years. He claims that he is staying for a long time because of loyalty, but some people say it is because of his inability to get a job outside…Anyway…
The Mentor: The ”Employee of the year Award” goes to…!!!

The Mentor: The ”Employee of the year Award” goes to…!!!

We all wanted to be recognised and appreciated for our efforts, don’t we?. Appreciations from others for our hard work will give energy to do more. I remember some movie artist saying It is not the money that motivates me, it is the claps and whistles from audience that keeps me going. That is very true. Same thing applies to Software Developers also. We want our fellow workers, leads, managers to recognize our hard work and encourage us by some means of recognition.
The Mentor: I am a “Business Man”

The Mentor: I am a “Business Man”

I generally go for a walk after dinner on my apartment terrace. Usually there won’t be anyone else, but that day there was someone whom I haven’t seen earlier in my apartment. He is like in his 50’s but seems very energetic. He approached me and introduced himself. Rajaram: Hello, I am Rajaram, recently moved into this apartment on 4th floor. Me: Hi, I am Siva, I stay in flat#302.
A Mentor I wish I had when I started my career

A Mentor I wish I had when I started my career

My name is Siva and I live in Hyderabad, India. I started this blog around 8 years ago to write down the technical stuff I learned so that I can refer it later and may be helpful for others also. Since then I was blogging mostly on technology related things only. Though rarely I wrote few opinionated posts like My Life as a Software Developer in India , Can MicroServices Architecture Solve All Your Problems?
Debugging Weird Technical Issues using Siva's 3-Step Debugging Law

Debugging Weird Technical Issues using Siva's 3-Step Debugging Law

At times we stuck with some weird problem which doesn’t make any sense and gives no clue where to start debugging the issue also. If you find yourself in that situation, follow the following 3 steps. Step 1: Lock the system and go out for a quick walk. Why this works: When you are visually looking at the code and mentally decided it is correct then your brain can’t think out-of-the-box.
Respect Woman

Respect Woman

It is evening 6.45 PM in Chicago and I am back from office,took shower and relaxing. My employer arranged nice stay at a decent restaurant with all goodies.But I have mixed feelings of excitement and emptiness. I am very excited because it is my first on-site visit to USA and tomorrow I am going to see some places in Chicago Loop, specifically 108 floors Willis Tower. On the other hand I am missing something.
Welcome to my new personal blog

Welcome to my new personal blog

Hi, My name is Siva and by profession I am a Software Developer. I do blog about the technology stuff that I learned at http://sivalabs.in. I wanted to start blogging about non-technical stuff and here I am with my new blog http://sivaprasadreddy.github.io. Going forward you can find my thoughts on various interesting things in life here. Stay tuned :-) public class HelloWorld { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println("Welcome to my new blog!