Introducing “Laughing at Null: A Humorous Guide To Software Life”

Mabrouk Mahdhi
2 min readNov 15, 2023

Hey there, tech enthusiasts and software wizards!

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book, “Laughing at Null: A Humorous Guide To Software Life” 🎉

As a software engineer with over a decade of experience in the field, I’ve encountered my fair share of coding conundrums, quirky algorithms, and bizarre bugs that left me scratching my head. This book is my attempt to share the hilarious and, at times, frustrating journey that comes with being a software developer.

In “Laughing at Null,” we embark on a unique adventure through the world of software engineering, exploring the delightful rollercoaster ride that is the development life cycle. From planning software like a sitcom script to dealing with the infamous imposter syndrome that plagues many of us, each chapter is a treasure trove of tech-inspired humor and valuable insights.

In this book, you’ll find:

🤖 Entertaining Tales: Prepare to giggle and nod in agreement as I recount real-life anecdotes and misadventures from the trenches of software development. Discover how coding can be a lot like trying to converse with a toddler or solving a complex puzzle with a twist.

💻 Practical Lessons: Beyond the laughs, “Laughing at Null” is packed with practical knowledge and experiences to help you navigate the challenges and triumphs of software engineering. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting your journey, there’s something for everyone to take away.

🔎 Relatable Tips: Ever felt lost in translation when trying to understand business requirements? Struggled to read legacy code like an archaeologist decoding ancient hieroglyphs? Fear not, for we explore these scenarios with wit and wisdom, guiding you through the murkiest coding waters.

🌟 A Breath of Fresh Air: Amidst the complexity of coding, “Laughing at Null” serves as a refreshing break from technical jargon. Dive into the lighter side of software engineering, where we celebrate the beauty of creativity, problem-solving, and camaraderie.

So, whether you’re a seasoned software developer, an aspiring coder, or someone curious about the mysterious world of programming, “Laughing at Null” promises to be an entertaining and enlightening read for all.

Join me on this exciting journey of laughter, learning, and celebration of the tech world’s quirks. Together, let’s find the silver lining in every line of code, one chuckle at a time.

Stay tuned for more updates, and let’s spread the joy of “Laughing at Null: A Humorous Guide To Software Life”.

Grab your copy here:

  • Mabrouk Madhi, Author of “Laughing at Null”



Mabrouk Mahdhi

Microsoft MVP, Author & Senior Technical Consultant @ eBiz Consulting GmbH