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Being A Developer After 40

Adrian Kosmaczewski shares lessons learned on what truely are the important things in your career as a developer. Even if you’re not even close to approaching 40 years of life on the planet you should read this.

I have often pondered about leaving the profession altogether. But somehow, code always calls me back after a while. I like to write apps, systems, software. To avoid burning out, I have had to develop strategies.

In this talk I will give you my secrets, so that you too can reach the glorious age of 40 as an experienced developer, willing to continue in this profession.

As long as your heart tells you to keep on coding and building new things, you will be young, forever.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.