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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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Jan 11, 2018

► "Courage Lost... All Lost!" ◄

I wanted to start this video with this powerful quote I read once.

This quote summarizes exactly what I believe life is: once you run out of courage, you run out of everything.

In this video, I'll explain more about this courage quote and why courage to do the things you want is one of the strongest virtues you can build for your character.

Jan 10, 2018

► Everything Can Be Taken Away From You ◄

I know this might sound harsh and difficult to hear, but...

Most people live their lives hanging onto something. They fear that they are going to have that something (a job, a person, an object) forever, and they hold onto that so tightly that they end up blind.

Reality is: Everything you have right now can be taken away from you.

So... What do you do in situations like that?

Watch this video and find out!

Why You're Always Going To Be Alone In Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw_D6Rt1jlI

Jan 9, 2018

► Understanding The REAL Engines Behind Success ◄

Have you ever questioned yourself why some people are more successful than others? What really defines success?

While this is definitely a tricky question to ask, there are some things that operate behind these engines and that makes success more "achievable".

In this video, we are going to discuss the real engines behind success and what most successful people tend to do that makes them so successful.

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

How To Market Yourself As A Software Developer: https://simpleprogrammer.com/howtomarketyourself
My Pluralsight Courses: https://simpleprogrammer.com/pluralsight

Jan 8, 2018

► I Wanna Teach Programming... But I'm An Amateur ◄

If you're a regular viewer of this channel, you've probably heard me talking a lot about creating your YouTube Channel and all of that.

However, whenever I say that, I receive questions from people asking me "but how am I supposed to start a YouTube Channel? I'm an amateur. There are a lot of channels better than mine".

Indeed. There are... And there will always be.

What should you do when there are a lot of channels and people doing better than you? Should you just give up? Hell no!

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

Abundance Vs. Scarcity Mindset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALLmylmQxjo
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt

Jan 7, 2018

► HOW And WHEN To Tell People The TRUTH? ◄

Telling people the truth can be a tricky thing. How many times have you heard from people that "Oh, I'm super sincere. I tell people the truth just like it is".

Well... This might not the BEST idea all the time.

If you really wanna tell people the truth, there is a HOW and WHEN to do it.

Wanna know what it is? Watch this video and find out!

How To Win Friends And Influence People: https://simpleprogrammer.com/how-to-win-friends-influence-people
Are You Seeking External Validation?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCJjc48TcqU

Jan 6, 2018

► How I Changed From A Fat Weirdo To A Good Looking Guy ◄

Some of you might not know, but I was not that look good and fitness model since I was born.

I was a big fat weirdo in my early days and some people are beyond surprised when they see how much of a difference and how much I've changed since I was young.

A lot of people ask me: John, how were you able to change so drastically? What have you done?

Watch this video and find out!

Being Good Looking As A Guy... Is It Necessary?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0OKmq7grDk
5 Soft Skills Every Developer Should Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVC3DQvAAIA
Career Story Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4UR55IrHNC7xSzOG0CA3AaJ
What My Life Was Like 7 Years Ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbrY4YwTvfg

Jan 5, 2018

► NO ONE Wants To Help You! ◄

So, you're new to a new town and you have this AMAZING project you'd like to work on. You'd like to build, let's say, this amazing and HUGE game company.

However, where you live you have no one to help you. There is no one interested in your project.

Your life sucks, right? NO!

In this world, there is a very hard lesson that you need to learn and this lesson is that no one wants to help you!

Why? Watch this video and find out!

How To Guarantee You're Going To Succeed?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6LAqnGsqCo
What Happened After I Made A Million Dollars?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOIfayGhUw
How To Raise Your Setpoints?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYeQhxFqKW8

Jan 4, 2018

► CODING DOJO - SIMPLE PROGRAMMER SPONSOR ◄
https://simpleprogrammer.com/codingdojo

What Programming Language Should BEGINNERS Learn FIRST?

One of the most common questions I get from new programmers starting out in the field of software development is which programming language they should learn.

For some aspiring developers, this question ends up being a stumbling block they never get over.

I’ve coached plenty of developers who were always second-guessing themselves or changing their minds, jumping from programming language to programming language, always worrying about making the wrong decision. They stress over the question, “What programming should I learn?”. If you’ve stressed over this, then this chapter is for you.

First, I’m going to dispel some of that doubt; then I’ll give you some real practical considerations for choosing your first programming language to learn.

So... What programming language should beginners learn first? Watch this video and find out!

How I Became A Fucking Bulldog And Changed My Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJsZfpwm_Fs

Why I'm AGAINST Net Neutrality! (And What Will REALLY CHANGE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBcExVJa-FY

Jan 3, 2018

► Real Estate: Ownership Interests (Not Into It) ◄

"Real property interests can be acquired and held in several different ways, including as an owner, a possessor, or a party entitled to some future or contingent interest. This article briefly touches on the most common real property interests, and how such interests might be typically applied in “real-world” transactions."

"The most common estate for owning a real property interest is the “fee simple absolute,” often shortened to “fee simple.” A fee simple property interest is the broadest estate described under law"
(Source: https://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/law_trends_news_practice_area_e_newsletter_home/2011_summer/real_property_interests_deeds.html)

What should you do if you were not into Real Estate ownership interests?

Simple Real Estate Investing For Programmers: https://simpleprogrammer.com/products/simple-real-estate/
Real Estate Playlist For Developers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4WCXxrlmZ6Q-TjVmskK-T1h

Jan 2, 2018

► The Technical Skills You NEED To Have As A DEVELOPER! ◄

Have you ever questioned yourself what would be the technical skills you NEED to have as a developer?

You know I often talk here on this channel about soft skills and how important they are. However, we need to make sure not to discard the technical skills, which are definitely a big part in everyone's life and career.

I mean, if you can’t actually write code and develop software, all the soft skills you learn won’t really do you much good. Perhaps you’d make a good manager or coach, but not a software developer.

But if you are reading this section of the book, I’m assuming you are interested in becoming a software developer—or a better one—so let’s talk about the technical skills you are going to need to know.

Now, this is a topic that tends to overwhelm many beginning software developers because it can feel like there is so much to know, and it can be difficult to even know where to start.

I’m going to try and break it down here into what the most essential and beneficial technical skills are that are going to benefit you the most in your quest to become a software developer.

The Complete Software Developers Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt
Specialization For Software Developers Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4W5SK-MGjp_KSFZF2pEMCt8
The BEST Programming Languages To Learn In 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mQmG69JiJo
Code Complete: https://simpleprogrammer.com/codecompletebook
Clean Code: https://simpleprogrammer.com/CleanCodeBook
Interview Cake: https://simpleprogrammer.com/interviewcake

Jan 1, 2018

► When Should I Optimize An Application/Software? (Before or After Launch?) ◄

Optimization is one of the biggest questions for programmers. Optimization can make or break any project, depending on how it is done.

Many programmers spend a lot of time worrying about optimization without even releasing the project to the public. What to do in situations like this?

Should you optimize before or after lunch? Watch this video and find out!

Are You Planning Too Much? (Zero Action): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1CNqziGdM

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