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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 13, 2017

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A lot of people ask me "John, how can you be so optimistic and see life through so good lens?"

Well, I must say I wasn't always like that. Back in the days I was a very pessimistic person. I always ended up looking at some life events in a pretty damn bad way.

That's when I realized that, in life, what happens is that there are events that are neutral and we choose to give the interpretation to them, whether it is good or bad.

So... How can you be more optimistic? How do you develop an optimistic view of the world? Watch this video and find out!

The Power Of Positivity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZgtJ6PFIAo
Understanding The Power Of Gratitude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX1Ug3E7Weo
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills

May 12, 2017

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A lot of developers come to me asking a lot of different questions, but one of the seems to be a real and big question for most developers:

"John, do I need to learn algorithms and/or data structures?"

In this video, however, this guy asked me a slightly different question than most of the programming world wants to know.

What if you were a web developer? Should you still bother about learning algorithms and data structures? Watch this video and find out!

Learning Algorithms Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4VrJQgBAEEIXWVcO_9ePsJQ
Web Development Principles: Frontend Vs. Backend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAjGmZfsh50

May 11, 2017

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Action is definitely a key piece in getting stuff done and in advancing in your career. As a teacher that has created several courses before, I know how so many people just watch my stuff but never get anything into practice.

Action is the fine line between those who accomplish things and those who just dream about achieving something.

Today, I've partnered up with Sylvester Morgan, an awesome guy that definitely knows everything about taking action. He will share with us everything he has done and how his life has changed after he started to take action.

Sylvester Morgan Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVj_s6XbQcwlRMZjeO_7QSw

May 10, 2017

Some say the automobile industry is changing at a rapid pace and we're not aware of all the changes that are happening right now. When you stop and think about that, maybe we are in the middle of a tipping point.

For centuries, the automobile industry hasn't changed that much, especially when it comes to fuels. We are still relying on petroleum derivates to make our cars function.

So... What can we expect from electric cars? How will it affect the future? How will it affect the whole ecosystem for programmers?

Watch this video and find out!

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May 9, 2017

Today I received an email from a very depressed guy saying that he is depressed and he is feeling guilty and he hates being who he is.

However, that was not the part that really caught my attention. During the whole email, he said how dumb he was and how it affected his entire life.

So... Is he really dumb? Does he have those problems? How could that what he is saying affecting his life? Watch this video and find out!

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How To Overcome Addictions And Bad Habits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDa9Cf0_gI
How Important Is Self-Reflection?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGD5BqyB3Qc
Psycho Cybernetics Book:
https://simpleprogrammer.com/psychocybernetics
What My Life Was Like 7 Years Ago...:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbrY4YwTvfg

May 8, 2017

Being a software developer is full of surprises. In one hand, you have the normal path to follow, which is to learn a new programming language so you can start writing your own code. You write everything from scratch, you build you own features, and you know everything you've built.

On the other hand, there is the real world, where you start working on a company and you have to deal with a company's environment. Let's say you go to a company and you have to deal with a pre-written code.

What do you do? How do you learn this pre-written code? How do you start studying this code so you know what you can change, what works and what doesn't?

Watch this video and find out!

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May 7, 2017

Framing is a powerful weapon that few people know about. When it comes to human interaction, having the ability to frame things is definitely something you should be aware of.

The way you position yourself in relation to the other people is one of the most important things that can make people like you, do things you want them to do or persuade them.

In this video I'll explain a little bit more about framing and why you should start to pay attention to those things, especially if you want to become good at persuading.

What True Freedom Really Means: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpA9Ng74s2U
Never Split The Difference Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/splitdifference

May 6, 2017

As we al know, we are complete emotional beings. As much as we tend to believe that we live as rational animals, our entire wire in the brain is designed to show that we are ruled by our emotions.

That said, it is important to notice and understand how our emotions dictate the choices we make, day after day.

In this video, I'll show you why you shouldn't make important decisions when feeling down and how it can affect your life.

Why You Should Be In Love With Your Pain:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozlIAlRkLLQ
Persistence: The ONE Thing That Will Lead You To Success?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2yVfIfBelE

May 5, 2017
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As we al know, we are complete emotional beings. As much as we tend to believe that we live as rational animals, our entire wire in the brain is designed to show that we are ruled by our emotions.

That said, it is important to notice and understand how our emotions dictate the choices we make, day after day.

In this video, I'll show you why you shouldn't make important decisions when feeling down and how it can affect your life.

Why You Should Be In Love With Your Pain:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozlIAlRkLLQ
Persistence: The ONE Thing That Will Lead You To Success?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2yVfIfBelE

May 4, 2017


Quitting your job is always a difficult thing to do. Before you decide to leave your job, there is a lot of things you should consider before taking this important step that can make or break your career.

So, picture this: you're in a job. You start to feel discouraged and you start to think about quitting. However, you decide to wait a little more. Maybe it is the wrong time...?

How do you know when is the right time to quit your job? Should you quit now? Should you wait? Watch this video and find out!

Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills
How To Achieve True Freedom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3jy_Ps-4UI

May 3, 2017
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Getting educations nowadays can be tough. There are a lot of different paths you can go and not all of them offer the best results in terms of getting a good education.

As you know, my daughter is homeschooled and I have plenty of experience with it.

In this video, I'll explain the different between homeschooling vs. Regular Education.

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May 2, 2017
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A lot of you guys are interested in knowing about the future of software development. These are amongst the most popular videos in this YouTube channel and I couldn't help you to bring you more.

In this video, I decided to partner up with Erik Dietrich, which is one of the best people I know that would have the expertise to talk about this.

Erik Dietrich is the founder of DaedTech LLC. He earned his BS in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and his MS in the same from University of Illinois.

Though he has been a developer, architect, executive, and IT management consultant over the course of his career, Erik's current favorite thing to do is to create content that empowers software developers.

Along with that, he is launching an amazing new book, which is out TODAY!

Wanna know what the future holds for software developers? Watch this video and find out!

Developer Hegemony: https://simpleprogrammer.com/developerhegemony

May 1, 2017
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As you know, I'm traveling a lot on these last few days and this made me realize something: I needed a mobile and a light notebook for me to carry around.

This is when I decided to give Dell XPS13 XPS13-9343 13.3-inch Ultrabook Computer a shot...

Here are some of the product specifications:
"Model number: XPS9343
13.3 in Full HD (1920 x 1080) infinity display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass, machined aluminum and carbon fiber
Intel Core i5-5200U 2.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.70 GHz
4GB DDR3L 1600 MHz
128GB SSD
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
No Optical drive
Media card reader
Waves MaxxAudio
Intel HD Graphics 5500 - 1920x1080
2 USB 3.0 • Mini DisplayPort • Headphone output/Microphone input combo
52 WHr, 4-cell (15 hours)*
Integrated webcam
802.11ac (Miracast enabled)
Bluetooth 4.0
11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33-0.60 in (304.29 x 200.15 x 8.38-15.24 mm)
2.60 lbs (1.17 kg)
Silver
TPM 2.0
Backlit keyboard
Touchscreen: NO"

Besides the computer, I've also wanted to review their support which was... SHIT! Well, just watch the video to find out!

Origin PC Laptop Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUvntd4oqb0&list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4W3SzhRlmpbY4XMbBjj5KHK&index=9
Dell XPS 13 Inch Laptop: https://simpleprogrammer.com/dellxps13

Apr 30, 2017

Training for a half-marathon can be hard and yet, so few people know to do it right. There is not a proper path to follow for those who want to start training for a half-marathon.

So... What do you do in a situation like this? How do you train for a half-marathon?

Watch this video and find out!

Day In The Life Ep. 3: San Diego Half Marathon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eBgd9r1GvU&index=3&list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4XU7upbnSB0OdZmOxvABZJh
Day In The Life Ep. 4: SPARTA! & Halloween Half Marathon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POsV_m9wA44&list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4XU7upbnSB0OdZmOxvABZJh&index=5
Get Up & Code Podcast: https://simpleprogrammer.com/getupandcode/

Apr 29, 2017

Gratefulness... Being grateful for everything. We hear that a lot, right? Especially nowadays with all the self-help gurus, yoga teachers on Instagram... This has become such a common thing to say and do, especially on social media.

I believe that saying all this stuff and not stopping to pay attention to the real meaning of it can be hurtful. We simply lose the real meaning and the powerful concept behind gratefulness.

So, what is gratefulness? How can we understand the concept behind it? Watch this video and find out!

EntreProgrammers Podcast: https://simpleprogrammer.com/entreprogrammerspodcast
Introducing NLP Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/introducingnlp

Apr 28, 2017

A lot of developers ask me about the programming language of the future... They expect me to use my expertise to predict the future and tell them about the programming language of the future, hoping that they will start to specialize in such a language.

However, this questions leaves us with some other interpretations... Is that such a thing as a programming language of the future?

I strongly believe that there will be a programming language of the future but we don't know it yet. The reason I say that is because I think all programming languages are converging into a same spectrum of functionality, making it useless to have a lot of programming things doing the same stuff.

So, do you wanna know what is programming language of the future?

Watch this video and find out!

Top Programming Languages To Learn In 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4hNmWvFcxo

Apr 27, 2017

We need to talk about... Depression.

I've talked about this topic several times before, especially in SP's blog and a lot of guest writers have talked about this too.

Depression among developers (and tech professionals) is a serious thing and it should not be repressed. We really need to talk about that.

As you know, I have some strong and different views about this that a lot of people complain and tell me how I'm wrong. This is why I decided to talk to Maryse, which is a member of our FB group and has suffered a lot from it, but has managed to turn her life around.

How? This is exactly what we're going to discuss in this video.

Apr 26, 2017

Working abroad can be a tricky thing for those who don't have English as a native language.

English is definitely the most spoken language around the world and it is the basic language that everyone should expect you to know, especially if you're looking for a job.

So... Do you really need to speak English fluently in order to work abroad?

Watch this video and find out!

Apr 25, 2017

I say that we have two ways we can follow in life which will lead us to two very different results in life: The positive things and the negative things.

Surrounding yourself with positive thoughts will definitely make your life change and you'll feel much better... However, what about the negative things?

Negative things can break you in ways you can even imagine, drowning your energy levels and making you a complete lazy towards your goals.

So... What do you do? How do you eliminate negative factors from your life?

Watch this video and find out!

I've Became Politically Obsessed... HELP!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWRwIcMN9FE
The Power Of Habit: https://simpleprogrammer.com/powerofhabit
Why You Should STOP Playing The Victim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRmNtlV4sOA
How To Overcome Addictions & Bad Habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDa9Cf0_gI
The Top 10 Books To Read In 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3O-RnOh-V8

Apr 24, 2017

Getting a new job is a tough process. There is a lot of preparation, research, energy spent on preparing yourself, time devoted to interviews, etc.

This is why you should focus all of your efforts into not screwing everything up.

One of the reasons why an employer should give up on hiring you is because of a possible vacation. What if you had a vacation already planned before getting into this new job?

What should you do? Should you inform your employer about your plans? Watch this video and find out!

Apr 23, 2017

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Jim Rohn has one of the most amazing quotes I have ever seen and I often reuse this quote due to its geniality:

"You're The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With" - Jim Rohn

This sentence is awesome because it shows how the people surrounding us affects us tremendously. This is why you should start to pick and select the people you hang out with and start to talk and get yourself near the ones are more aligned with your principles and objectives in life.

Besides that, you shouldn't be wasting your time losers. Tough to say and to hear, right? But true...

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

Change Your Friends Change Your Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb9mcdxvgq4

Apr 22, 2017

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Letting things go is always a complicated thing, for most people. I see lots and lots of people complaining about how they're attached to material things, people, emotions, relationships etc and I believe this is the source of so many frustrations in life.

Letting things go is hard and I confess it requires practice. I find myself from time to time attached to a lot of stuff and I need to remind myself to let go.

So, in this video, I'll talk about letting people and relationships go... And this is not how you must think of how letting go works.

Why You Won't Be Happy Unless You Let Things Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXDmAevsv9g
Why You're Always Going To Be Alone In Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw_D6Rt1jlI
On Being A "Nice Guy": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIKLzbYu4k

Apr 21, 2017

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The process of evaluating data using analytical and logical reasoning to examine each component of the data provided is called data analysis or statistics.

This form of analysis is just one of the many steps that must be completed when conducting a research experiment. Data from various sources is gathered, reviewed, and then analyzed to form some sort of finding or conclusion. There are a variety of specific data analysis method, some of which include data mining, text analytics, business intelligence, and data visualizations.
(Source: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/data-analysis.html)

As you know, we are gathering more and more data each new year. As our society develops, more data is stored and more it needs interpretation.

Doest it has a future? Or is it a lost case? Watch this video and find out!

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Apr 20, 2017

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I've talked several times before about productivity and how important it is for programmers to get ahead in their careers and complete projects.

In this video, I teamed up with Tynan to discuss how programmers can be more productive in their day to day routine and how adopting productive techniques can transform your career.

Tynan has spent his life exploring the outer reaches of human experience and making them accessible to everyone. He has written six books, some of which have been #1 bestsellers in their categories and translated into foreign languages. He is best known for traveling the world with a tiny backpack, buying an island with his friends, appearing as a major character in the book The Game, and for blogging for over 10 years at Tynan.com.

He has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and TV. He was selected as one of Time Magazine's top 25 bloggers and as one of the first Amtrak Resident Writers.

Tynan's Blog: https://simpleprogrammer.com/tynan
Cruise Sheet Website: https://simpleprogrammer.com/cruisesheet
Tynan Books Amazon Page: https://simpleprogrammer.com/tynanamazonpage

Apr 19, 2017

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Being productive is important and there is a whole industry built in order to tackle all these questions related to productivity.

One of the virtues of productivity is being able to to the most work that you can in the least amount of time possible. Time optimization is definitely a key element in this industry.

and one of the ways you can optimize your time is by batching things up.

However... How can you batch things up if you're feeling tired in the afternoon? Should you take some time to sleep? or would it be a waste of time?

Watch this video and find out!

Getting a Better Sleep Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4W1WOr4R15zmrcPEOR35AId
Tools Of The Titans: https://simpleprogrammer.com/toolsofthetitans

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