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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 5, 2016

Learning Algorithms: Is It REALLY Necessary?

So, some of you really get stuck when it comes to learning algorithms. This might be one of the most asked questions in the programming community. Should programmers learn algorithms? Is it really necessary for a software developer, especially when it comes to doing a good job.

I know this topic divides opinions on the internet. Some programmers might say that learning algorithms will definitely make your career stand out from the crowd, while others might say that you should not invest your time in learning algorithms because it is useless.

So, where do I stand here? I actually think that learning algorithms can definitely benefit your career and this was one of the major game changes for me in my career.

Wanna know more about learning algorithms and if you should do it? Watch this video and find out!

Solving Problems, Breaking it Down: https://simpleprogrammer.com/2011/01/08/solving-problems-breaking-it-down/
Preparing For a Job Interview John Sonmez: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/developer-job-interviews
Cracking The Coding Interview Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/codinginterview
So You Want to Become a Better Programmer? (TopCoder): https://simpleprogrammer.com/2010/04/02/so-you-want-to-become-a-better-programmer-topcoder/
Hate Something..? Do More Of It!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h6AUFgZZww&index=83&list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4XRTEK79UXmtkUT-jsP4rUP

Sep 4, 2016

The time has come for another email roundup. In these videos I answer a lot of questions that you guys send me via email. By doing that I'm able to show you exactly how things work by my side and get you inside of the process.

In this video I'll answer basically three questions:
- Moving From Senior To Junior
- Renting A Property Without Credit History
- Getting A USA Visa

Wanna know more about these topics? Watch this video and find out!

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High School Girlfriend, Financial Advisers, Cutting Fat & Private Sector: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrobbRhGVhQ
Are Udacity Nanodegrees Worth It?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsWs1ZG-6EQ
Specialization & Niching Down Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4W5SK-MGjp_KSFZF2pEMCt8
John... What Is Your Personality Type?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRs9DT-HaOE

Sep 3, 2016

Most of us feel blocked from time to time. In order to succeed, we need to hit a lot knowing that we will definitely miss a lot.

However, knowing this might get is in a very uncomfortable place, where we don't know what we should do, because we're feeling blocked. It can be very easy to slip into blame, judgement, criticism and fear when life throws us a curve ball. We can quickly default back into survival patterns that don’t serve our Soul’s growth.But… if we can choose to see that our stumbles are actually a wake-up call to pay attention – we can have a different relationship with life.

So, in this video I'll talk more about why you should not feel blocked and trapped inside of your life when it gives you challenges to solve and why you need to miss a lot in order to hit that big time.

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Support This YouTube Channel: https://www.patreon.com/simpleprogrammer
Don't Fly Off The Rails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhSpB8DeSQs
What To Do When You're Feeling Unmotivated?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rUubhrGDx4

Sep 2, 2016

Working hours are for... WORK! Yeah, you got it right this time. However, I think you shouldn't alienate yourself from the environment you're in.

Undoubtedly, when you're at work, you got your working buddies, you got people that you can interact and withdrawing yourself from this environment might not be the best idea.

When you're at work your should be totally focused on working and getting your stuff done. However, you should also be able to interact with others when needed. And this is exactly the topic of today's video.

In this video I'll talk if you should be socializing more at work, why it is important to not alienate yourself from the environment you're in and what would be the best way to do this type of things.

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SUPPORT THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.patreon.com/simpleprogrammer
Learning To Program And Teaching It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJLaB5CboFw&list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4VF1NxwrvNjVLerfulXpGcQ&index=16

Sep 1, 2016

How To Deal With Haters

With the advance of the internet, a new type of human being has emerged which is "The Hater".

Dealing with haters is tough. It can take some balls when you first encounter them, due to the fact that they don't have any type of censorship when it comes to telling things you don't want to hear.

They can literally make you feel and look like shit. You won't be able to recover if someone tells you that your work sucks, that you ain't worth shit and that you'll never be successful. It can literally kills your motivation and any chances you might have for succedding.

So, how can you overcome dealing with haters? Is there anything you can do in order to build a wall that will make it almost impenetrable for people to get in? What type of mindset should you have when dealing with haters?

Watch this video and find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
SUPPORT THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.patreon.com/simpleprogrammer
Dealing With Haters & Negative Feedback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XSnzqC6Yjs
No One Is On Your Side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zAGvwtrPtc

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