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Simple Programmer Podcast

The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez. John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills) Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on: Career development Entrepreneurship Fitness Finance Productivity Personal development And more... That anyone can benefit from. Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.
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Sep 22, 2017

► Working For Cheap Or Learning Technologies? ◄

Being a developer at its early stages means making some choices that can definitely influence in your career 5 years later.

When you're beginning in software development, you almost don't know anything. And, in that stage, you need to make a decision: should you start working, with what you have and know, for cheap, or should you invest more time in learning new technologies so that you can charge more for your work?

While you might think that this case has a specific answer, things might not always work like that.

Should you work for cheap or learn new technologies? Watch this video and find out!

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Sep 21, 2017

► Programming Contract: Should You Own The Code? ◄

Today we are going to discuss a kind of a controversial topic.

Being a software developer means you're going to be hired to write code for others. You're probably going to write code for big & small companies, startups, and there is something you should think about: should you own the code you've written.

While this may appear like an easy solution, it is not as simple as you might imagine.

In this video, we are going to discuss how to approach employers about owning your own code and the code you write for future uses.

How To Create A Test Automation Framework Using Selenium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO8KVe00kcU

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Sep 20, 2017

► Web Development Visual Tools: Solid Or Cheating? ◄

In the software development world, people like to work raw. It seems that the more people do showing that they really understand the core of programming and that they really know the fundaments, people got it the better.

It creates authority, and that is what really matters... Right?

Well... Not always.

In this video we will discuss the use of web development visual tools and if it really makes you a solid developer or if it only shows that if you are cheating.

Pluralsight SVN Course: https://simpleprogrammer.com/introductiontosvn

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Sep 19, 2017

► The 3 Levels Of Freedom ◄

I've been talking a lot about freedom lately because it is something I really believe in and I think it can help people when it comes to achieving the "true freedom" we all talk about.

While I often talk about true freedom, what most people don't know is that there are often 3 levels of freedom.

The first one, you still think about what other people think. The second one, you stop caring about what other people think but you only achieve true freedom in the third and last stage.

What True Freedom Really Means: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpA9Ng74s2U
Attracting Women & Becoming A Better Man: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4WvCoCir3GAyWSlUjFH1T2u

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Sep 18, 2017

► I'm Addicted To Programming... What Should I Do? ◄

People often say that they wanna learn programming but they are afraid of taking it one step further. Learning takes time and effort, and you won't go anywhere if you're not commited to it.

When you're commited to something, it can only render you good fruits and good results, after all, you're going to get what you want.

However... What if you consider yourself addicted to programming? What if you NEEDED to do other things but you couldn't because you are commited only to programming? Are you wrong if that's your objective?

Watch this video and find out!

If You Wanna Do Something... Give It Your All: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heNMGlDN8Sk
Be Obsessed Or Be Average: https://simpleprogrammer.com/beobsessed
So Good They Can't Ignore You: https://simpleprogrammer.com/sogoodcantignore

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Sep 17, 2017

► When You Screw Up And It's Too Difficult To Come Back ◄

There are times when screwing up is inevitable. There comes a time in everyone's life that you must fail and you'll probably screw up.

Just look at me. I present myself as a fucking bulldog, but I often times screw up. It is normal, you just need to make sure you won't fly off the rails.

However, there comes a time when it is too difficult to come back. What do you do then? How do you get back on track? Watch this video and find out!

The Fear Of Missing Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROpBGLDqXHU
Don't Fly Off The Rails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhSpB8DeSQs

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Sep 16, 2017

► What Are You Worth? (On Grit And Value)◄

Grit and Values are two things that play a maaaaajor role when it comes to advancing with your projects.

So... I wanted to ask you something: what are you worth?

Watch this video and find out!

Why You Shouldn't Play The Victim!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRmNtlV4sOA

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Sep 15, 2017

► SQL Developer: How To Become One? ◄

" Oracle SQL Developer is the Oracle Database IDE. A free graphical user interface, Oracle SQL Developer allows database users and administrators to do their database tasks in fewer clicks and keystrokes. A productivity tool, SQL Developer's main objective is to help the end user save time and maximize the return on investment in the Oracle Database technology stack."
(Source: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/what-is-sqldev-093866.html)

Becoming a SQL developer is not something we see very often. There is not so much talk about SQL developers on the internet, so, people who want to become one might get lost.

How do you become a SQL Developer?

Learn Cobol Programming? (2018 & Beyond): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3WVa2zyyGE
Should You Focus On Getting Certifications?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LAzOBhIfPE

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Sep 14, 2017

► How To Survive A Jerk At Work? ◄

Working in a team can be tricky sometimes. While a good team will definitely make any project much easier to thrive, a bad team can take any project to its worst nightmare.

One of the things that can really make a team a bad team is having a jerk on the team. And the person who can really suffer is you.

How do you survive a jerk at work?

Watch this video and find out!

10 Steps To Learn Anything Quickly: http://simpleprogrammer.com/10stepstolearn
Dealing With Haters And Negative People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XSnzqC6Yjs
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt
Why You Should NOT Avoid Conflict: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWy14ibuyO8

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Sep 13, 2017

► Will You Lose Your Job To AI? ◄

"Big layoffs in India's IT sector: Techies protest sacking by Cognizant, seek government intervention"
India's software companies like Wipro and Infosys are in the process of laying off employees on a massive scale, the Times of India reported. The move has come after the growth in India's 150-billion dollar IT industry has slowed down more than anticipated.

Earlier in April, country's apex trade body ASSOCHAM had warned about industry's growth prospect and said: "Aggravated by rising rupee leading to lower realizations for software exports, the Indian IT firms may be forced to displace work force. In that case, the chances of layoffs are real."

Barely a week after this warning, India's third largest software services firm Wipro fired hundreds of employees as part of its annual "performance appraisal". Wipro laid off around 600 employees, while many predicted that number to go as high as 2,000.
(Source: http://www.businesstoday.in/buzztop/buzztop-corporate/big-layoffs-at-wipro-infosys-cognizant-its-mayhem-in-indias-it-sector/story/251707.html)

The big layoff in India due to AI has raised a lot of fucking questions.

Will programmers lose their jobs to AI? How to survive in this not-so-secure landscape?

Will Computer Take Over Our Jobs?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp5rvG1f5lA
10 Steps To Learn Anything Quickly: http://simpleprogrammer.com/10stepstolearn
When You End Up In A Squeeze Situation...: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23OTZZzNf5c

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Sep 12, 2017

► Minimalist Is The Way To Go!◄

Traveling around Europe again for 2 months has definitely changed a lot of my concepts. Money, fitness, productivity, rest... All of those things changed during this last trip I'm taking.

One of the things that really came to me was being a minimalist and how it can be a powerful concept and it can really make your life easier, nor only during trips, but also overall.

In this video I'll show you how being a minimalist is the way to go and how it can transform your life, save you money and make you a much more practice person.

Being A Minimalist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oZx3SsdPUo

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Sep 11, 2017

► Should I Teach In Order To Learn? ◄

Learning how to learn is definitely a powerful tool for those who want to advance in their careers. With the constant changing of technology, companies demanding each day more and more of their employees, being able to learn how to learn is definitely a game changing skill in the 21st century.

Teaching can definitely be a powerful tool for those who want to learn.

Should you consider teaching others in order to learn what you need?

Interview With Mitch Tabian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Q1wd1xV6I
FREE Blogging Course: http://simpleprogrammer.com/blog-course

Sep 10, 2017

► Spend Money And Commit To Something! ◄

One of the most difficult things when it comes to really taking a project forward is commitment.

How many times have we started a project only to abandon it a few weeks later? We all do it. We get very excited to start a new project and then, we start to lose momentum after some time.

How to make sure we are going to commit to something?

One of the best ways I've discovered to do that is... Well... Literally, spend money with it. Spend or invest money in something. It will definitely help you stay committed to it.

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

Working Hard Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4VVgd4dzPaAAZ1mxn7kdL3t
Simple Programmer Products: https://simpleprogrammer.com/products/
Tony Robbins Date With Destiny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FO5lPIEihs

Sep 9, 2017

► How To Do More Pomodoro? (Increase Your Productivity)◄

Increasing your productivity means getting more stuff done and advancing more in your projects.

One of the most solid productivity hacks you can use is the "Pomodoro Technique". The Pomodoro consists in basically time frames in which you'll work nonstop followed by a time frame where you rest.

Although it is a good productivity tool, how do you make more pomodoro per day? Is there a way to boos the number of pomodoro you do each day?

Watch this video and find out!

Simple Programmer Community: https://www.patreon.com/simpleprogrammer
Cumulative Effective And Making Progress In Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkBbTbGPoX8
How I Plan My Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9k0OhJkjQ0
Soft Skills: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

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Sep 8, 2017

► Learn Linux: Good Idea Or Not? (2018 & Beyond) ◄

Linux is definitely among one of the most popular programming languages nowadays.

Linux. It’s been around since the mid ‘90s, and has since reached a user-base that spans industries and continents. For those in the know, you understand that Linux is actually everywhere. It’s in your phones, in your cars, in your refrigerators, your Roku devices. It runs most of the Internet, the supercomputers making scientific breakthroughs, and the world\'s stock exchanges. But before Linux became the platform to run desktops, servers, and embedded systems across the globe, it was (and still is) one of the most reliable, secure, and worry-free operating systems available.
(Source: https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux)

With all of its importance, should you consider learning Linux for 2018?

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Sep 7, 2017

► If You Don't Put In The Effort... You'll Fail! ◄

Taking a project forward takes grit and perseverance.

How many times have you heard of someone who wanted to start a new project? How many times per day do you hear people talking about new ideas they have? I would say a lot.

However, only ideas won't take you nowhere. You must be able to have grit, to keep going with your projects and to make them successful.

Wanna know how? Watch this video and find out!

The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt
YouTube QA Book Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msw-u5eVFIY

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Sep 6, 2017

► How To Retire At 30? ◄

Retiring early is definitely one of the biggest dreams of most people. The dream of not working after a certain age still lies in the mind of most workers nowadays.

However, retirement age nowadays lies at approximately 65-70 years. What if you did not want to wait until that age to retire?

How do you retire at 30, for example? In this video, I'll share with you what I consider the best retirement strategy for those who want to retire at an early age and what you can do about it.

Real Estate Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4VWM_cpbXXYIYSaLjiTdtA-
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor: https://simpleprogrammer.com/realestateinvestor
Simple Real Estate Investing For Software Developers: https://simpleprogrammer.com/products/simple-real-estate/

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Sep 5, 2017

► How To Be Confident With Your Goals? ◄

Setting goals can be a hard task and most people already fail with this. Often times, I see people talking and saying how difficult it is for them to set goals for themselves and how it stands in their way when it comes to advancing with their career.

However, setting goals is only the top of the iceberg. Once you've set your goals, you should definitely have to be able to advance with them.

Being consistent is a big part of the process... However, you cannot be consistent if you're not confident with the goals you've set for yourself.

How do you stay confident with the goals you've set? Watch this video and find out!

Want To Accomplish Your Goals? Become A Finisher: https://simpleprogrammer.com/2014/12/29/want-accomplish-goals-become-finisher/

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Sep 4, 2017

► I Am The BIGGEST Loser! ◄

Have you ever felt like a loser? Have you ever felt like you couldn't accomplish anything in life?

In today's video, I've received a message from a reader telling me like he felt like the biggest loser. Apparently, all of his projects were definitely going wrong.

What is he after all? Is he a loser? How can he turn his life around?

Watch this video and find out!

On Being A Nice Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIKLzbYu4k
Why You Shouldn't Play The Victim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRmNtlV4sOA

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Sep 3, 2017

► How To Explain You've Been Fired To Other Companies? ◄

Let's say you've been fired. Whether you like it or not, this is something that impacts you and your career overall.

Though it might not be your fault, this is something that might get into your employer's eye and you must be aware of it.

How do you handle and say that to your employer? How to say you've been fired in a job interview?

The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt

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Sep 2, 2017

► How To GUARANTEE You're Going To Succeed? ◄

Is there a guarantee for success?

People often come to me and ask me "John, how can I make sure I'm going to succeed?"

Well, while this is definitely a hard question to answer, I came up with a pretty simple strategy and I would like to share it. Although it may seem simple (and it might be), it holds a powerful concept and a lot of execution underneath it.

Wanna know more about how to guarantee you're going to succeed?

Trust The Process Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4Vy90hwBvSI06r7plMHNcss

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Sep 1, 2017

► Programming Job: Startup Vs. Big Company ◄

Being a new programmer means getting your word out there, sending your CV to a lot of different companies and hoping you'd get called.

However, the good news comes in:

You've received two proposals. One for a startup and one for a big company.

How do you choose between the two? What are the pros and cons for each programming job? Both working for a startup and for a big company have its pros and cons.

How do you choose which programming job you should take? Is there anything you have to take into consideration?

Freedom Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4WEx4a1vGivlJ6FQXcCiuR9
John Sonmez Pluralsight Courses: https://simpleprogrammer.com/pluralsight

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Aug 31, 2017

► Gregory Borelly On Programming Achievements ◄

One of the things that make me really happy is to see that people really put the things I teach here at Simple Programmer into practice.

Gregory Borelly is a perfect example of that.

In this podcast, he will share his programming achievements and how he was able to turn his career around and boost his career the way he always wanted to.

Aug 30, 2017

► Teamwork & Introversion In Software Development ◄

Teamwork is definitely one of the biggest factors that CEOs and managers take into account when analyzing their employees. Being able to be part of a team is definitely a key factor when it comes to taking the projects your company needs forward.

So... What if you were an introvert? How could you possibly become a good team player if you consider yourself an introvert?

Watch this video and find out!

Introverts/Extroverts IS Bullshit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzwlE0cSCpY
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills
Why You Should Fake It Till You Make It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Qct-k9gZI

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Aug 29, 2017

► Ending The Vicious Cycle Of Guilt ◄

Guilt is something we all need to learn how to deal with.

Guilt could be defined as a feeling of deserving blame for offenses or other things. Guilt usually appears when someone tries to guilt you or when you feel like you haven't done enough.

The dangerous thing about guilt is that it can be toxic. It can eat you up inside.

How do you end the vicious cycle of guilt?

Watch this video and find out!

How To Overcome Addictions And Bad Habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDa9Cf0_gI
Dealing With Guilt & How To Overcome It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otqi2E-Z5Qo

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