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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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May 30, 2016

Are Hybrid Apps A Good Choice?

Hybrid Apps seem to be getting a lot of attention over the last months. People are experimenting and it seems that we have a lot more of these type of apps being produced.

But... What are hybrid apps?
According to techtarget.com, "A hybrid application (hybrid app) is one that combines elements of both native and Web applications. Native applications are developed for a specific platform and installed on a computing device. Web applications are generalized for multiple platforms and not installed locally but made available over the Internet through a browser. Hybrid apps are often mentioned in the context of mobile computing.".

Developers are beginning to realize the importance of hybrid apps and how much they're getting their market share increased.

So, the question is... Are hybrid apps a good choice? Should you focus and invest in those type of apps?

Listen to this episode and find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

May 27, 2016

How Do You Find A Mentor?

Most people feel lost in life. They don't know which path to take, they don't know what do to next and it often ends up creating stress and stopping people from evolving.

What some people end up doing is finding a mentor. They search for someone to show them the right steps and what to do next.

The benefits of having a mentor are innumerous: boost your confidence, helps you get a better control of your life and career, teaches you important life lessons, etc.

Most of the people, however, don't know how to find a mentor. What should you do? Where should you start?

Listen to this podcast and find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
Soft Skills Book Audio Version: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills-audio
Clarity.fm Website: https://clarity.fm/
John Sonmez Coaching Services: https://simpleprogrammer.com/coaching-services/

May 25, 2016

How To Prevent Companies From Stealing Your Idea?

How could you possibly compete with big companies? Most of the developers want to be entrepreneurs. They love the process of creating an idea, shaping it, releasing, watching how the public will perceive this idea and, of course, making a profit from it.

However, there is a small point that needs to be highlighted here: Big Companies. How could it be possible to compete with big companies, with big budgets? How can you avoid having your idea stolen by a company?

There are a few things you could do, and some other truths you also need to hear. Listen to this episode and find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
Why Your Million Dollar Idea Is Worthless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj4iYm-lrfg
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

May 23, 2016

How Do I Find A Job In A Small Niche?

How are you supposed to find a job in a small niche? A lot of people are afraid of taking the leap and investing in a career they like because of fear. It happens more often when it's a small niche we are talking about.

A lot of people fear that they won't be able to get a job and live a stable life if they invest and a small niche.

In today's episode, I answer the question from a reader that wants to work with CUDA. For those who don't know, CUDA is an engine from Nvidia that has almost no "open job offers" on the internet.

He is afraid that, if he invests in this new technology, he won't be able to get any jobs. Is he right?

Listen to this episode and find out!

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Specialization & Niching Down Playlist: http://bit.ly/specializationplaylist
FREE Blogging Course: http://simpleprogrammer.com/blog-course

May 20, 2016

Do Companies Like To Hire Entrepreneurs?

Companies like to hire people. That's an obvious statement. However... Do companies like to hire entrepreneurs?

Today, I've received a question from a reader asking me that question. He wants to include in his resume that he is an entrepreneur but he is afraid that it might end up ruining his career and his chances of getting a job. So, this is my question to you: Do companies like to hire entrepreneurs?

While there is no right or wrong answer to this question, there are a few questions you should be asking yourself before getting or applying to a job in any company. So, watch this video and find out what are the answers you should be asking yourself before you, as an entrepreneur, apply to a job.

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
Matt Kremer Interview: https://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/02/09/matt-kremer-got-3-five-figure-raises-3-years/
Entrepreneurial Course EARLY ACCESS: http://simpleprogrammer.com/entrepreneurial-course

May 18, 2016

How To Expose A Security Problem To A Company?

Security breaches and security problems are always a big problem in the dev field. Even some very well written and robust codes can end up having security problems. So, what might be your conduct when you discover something like that?

Most of us, would end up telling the company that we've discovered a security breach. So, what is the best way to expose a security problem to a company? How should you approach this situation? Will they end up liking what you've just done? Should you expect something in return? Should you benefit yourself before exposing this problem?

Listen to this podcast episode and find out what is the best way to handle this type of situation when it happens.

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
How To Market Yourself Course: http://simpleprogrammer.com/howtomarketyourself
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

May 16, 2016

The REAL Reason Why You're Not Productive

We all want to be productive right? Over the last few years, a huge amount of studies, theories, books, and strategies have been published about productivity. Different authors, life coaches, and productivity coaches have specialized in making people more productive in this ever changing world of the 21st century.

However, while there is a lot of different strategies, people seem to be unable to follow these strategies. They find it hard to implement these strategies and they often fail, getting back to their standard routine. So, today I'm going to ask a simple question: Why most people fail when trying to become more productive?

What most people don't know is that, if there is a missing piece in this whole story, things will definitely fall apart quickly. And that missing piece is definitely discipline. If you don't have discipline, you won't be able to stick to whatever changes need to be made and, then, everything will fall apart.

So, how do you develop discipline? Why is it so important in order for you to become more productive? Listen to this podcast episode and find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills
Why I Fast Until 5 Every Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAScRmlcHaE

May 13, 2016

Is Game Development Career Viable?

Some people dream of becoming a game developer. And I include myself in this statistic. For a long time, I've dreamed of becoming and working with game development.

For those who don't know, Video game development is the process of creating a video game. Development is undertaken by a game developer, which may range from one person to a large business.

But... Is this a viable career path? Can you actually make money by becoming a game developer? Is the competition high? What should you do in order to become a game developer? How should you start?

Listen to this podcast and find out.

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/

May 11, 2016

How To Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat?

If there is one thing that people hate the most when it comes to body image is the stubborn body fat that is one of the last things to disappear when people go on a diet. Despite losing a good percentage of body fat, people still tend to store fat in their belly region.

For people that want their abs to show up, having belly fat can totally kill any chances of succeeding. Abs literally won't show up until you lower your belly fat, so that they can show up.

Is there a way to get rid of this stubborn belly fat? Watch this video and find out!

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Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

May 9, 2016

Why Do You Work So Hard If You're Rich?

John, why do you work so hard if you're rich? Today I have received a very interesting question. A viewer asked me why I still work so hard if I'm rich. He also says that he wants to get at that level where he can stop working and just "enjoy life".

Well, I've kind of already discussed this on previous videos I did, but I thought I could do another one. Well, the thing is: My mindset tells me to always improve.

For a long time, I've tried to think that things would come to an end. I've waited a long time for things to end. For example, I waited a long time for me to retire, thinking that nothing would come after. However, this is not the type of mindset you should have.

Watch this video and discover why I still work hard and why you should do it too. Forget waiting for things to come to an end.

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

May 6, 2016

Got Fired? Don't Act Like A Victim!

Getting fired is a thing that can happen to all of us. It is hard, it can destabilize your entire life and plans and it can also make you feel like shit. What should you do in cases like that?

There are a lot of different things you can do in order to reestablish your life and job after you get fired. However, the one thing you shouldn't do is acting like a victim.

Acting like a victim will definitely put you in the losing position. It will prevent you from putting yourself in the "active" position and make your go further and search for another job. Instead, you'll feel passive because those things happened to you.

Wanna know more? Listen to this Simple Programmer Podcast's episode and find out.

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Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

May 4, 2016

Does It Matter Where You Graduate From?

Graduating and going to a university still is a major part of everyone's life. A degree still has its importance in some degree and having gone through a university still may give you a handicap when it comes to salary and getting a job.

However... Getting and not getting a degree may play a difference in your life... But, does it matter where you graduate from? Will it make a difference if you graduate from university X or university Y?

Listen to this episode to find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
College & Degrees Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4Vb62x21YXuKfEGrI5sOgnx

May 2, 2016

How To Get Ideas For Building Apps & Software?

Building an application and software requires technical skills. You must learn and know how to write good code, how to solve problems, you must understand and choose the proper languages you'll use when building what you want, etc.

However, there is another side of this whole situation. How do you come up with ideas for apps and software? How do you decide and pick good topics that can turn out to be great product ideas?

Listen to the podcast and find out.

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10 Steps To Learn Anything Quickly Course: http://simpleprogrammer.com/10stepstolearn

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