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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 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!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
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!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
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.

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
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.

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

Apr 29, 2016

How To Deal With Business Partners?

There are some developers that are not only developers. They're also entrepreneurs. And the entrepreneurship road can be hard. One of the hardest things of the entrepreneurship road is definitely learning how to deal with people and business partners.

What is the best way to deal with business partners? What limits should you impose so that both sides win? How should you handle business partnership? What should you expect from your business partners?

Listen to this episode and find out!

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

Apr 27, 2016

How To Deal With Aggressive Code Review Comments?

If you work for some company writing code, you've probably dealt with code reviewers. These code reviewers aim to find flaws in your code, usually with the objective of improving and making the overall system works better.

However, this is not always what happens.

Sometimes, these code reviewers are complete idiots and they tell you nothing that matters. They don't make efforts to provide a decent feedback and, end up being complete bastards. So, what should you do in these situations?

How should you handle aggressive code review comments? Listen to this episode and find out.

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/

Apr 25, 2016

Emptiness: When You Don't Do Things For Yourself

There comes a time in our lives that we simply need to stop and ask ourselves for who are we living for. Today, I received a question from a reader that was literally lost in life.

He quit university, he is suffering from serious parental pressure and he seems completely lost. Meanwhile, he is trying to find his space and he is trying to survive all this.

However, at this time, he seems to be motivated and acting as if he was trying to prove his family wrong. And this is exactly my point here.

Whenever you try to do things for others, it usually ends up in disaster. You feel empty because when you accomplish whatever it is that you're trying to find, you feel empty.

And this is exactly what this podcast is about.

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Apr 22, 2016

Do You Need To Learn Math To Be A Programmer?

This was a very interesting question I got from one of Simple Programmer readers... Do you need to learn math to be a programmer?

Is math really that necessary for programmers? Will you be a bad programmer if you don't know math? In what ways math can help you as a programmer and developer?

Listen to this podcast to find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/

Apr 20, 2016

How To Get Into Management Position As A Developer?

Most developers, despite loving to code, aim to be at a management position at some point on their career. However, sometimes, this transition is not so clear. It can cause confusion and it may even stop a lot of developers from trying to get into this position.

So, what is the best way to do that transition? How to get into management position as a developer? Does it have a secret? Is it easy? Is it hard?

Listen to this podcast to find out!

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

Apr 18, 2016

Should A Developer Learn Mature Or Brand New Technologies?

As you may know, technologies come and go nowadays. There are those major technologies, that are basically matured and solidified on the business. They are the ones that were proven right and are now being used by thousands of people around the world.

On the other hand, there are brand new technologies. They've not conquered their space on the market yet. At the same time that they can be successful and take down majors, they can also bomb.

In what type of technologies should you focus? Mature and solid or brand new ones?

Listen to this podcast to find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/

Apr 15, 2016

Will We Become Useless When Computers Take Over Our Jobs?

Will all humans become useless on a future time when computers take over the jobs? Will computers replace us in a near future? Wel... The answer is YES! In some way...

The fact is that the automation process is inevitable. And with that automation process, comes a price that jobs are replaced by computers, robots and machines. What does it represent for you? It represents that you need to step up your game to avoid being eaten by the replacement zombies.

Are you interested in knowing how to survive in this near future? Watch this video and find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/

Apr 13, 2016

Why Does Programming Suck?

Today I've received a very interesting question from a reader. Why does programming suck? While it may seem a little bit controversial, having a programmer talking about why programming suck, may seem kind of odd but, well... It does suck sometimes.

One of the reasons why programming sucks is the technology. Technology changes at a rapid pace and it is very difficult to keep up with those changes. Another reason why programming sucks is that it can be difficult and well... The building process is also "shitty".

Do you agree with the reasons why programming suck? Do you think programming sucks at first place? Let me know what you think!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
How To Market Yourself Course: http://simpleprogrammer.com/howtomarketyourself

Apr 11, 2016

Mac Vs. Windows: Which Operating System is Better?

Mac Vs. Windows... Always a difficult question to ask. Which operating system is better? Which operating systems performs better?

It seems that there is a war between Mac and Windows users. While some of them play in both teams, people still fight and consider family/enemies people that might be contrary to their opinion.

But... is there a specific answer to this question? Is there really a winner when it comes to which operating system is better? This is exactly what we're going to discuss on this podcast.

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

Apr 8, 2016

How To Decide Between Specific (Hacky) Or General Solutions?

We all get there: Sometimes, we need to decide on a specific solution, that is often easier and it will definitely solve our problem in a very quick way or a general solution, which will take some time but it will often be a more robust solution.

Which one should you choose? How should you know which one to choose depending on the situations you're faced?

Listen to this podcast to find out!

Visit: http://simpleprogrammer.com/
How To Market Yourself Course: http://simpleprogrammer.com/howtomarketyourself

Apr 6, 2016

Book Publishing Strategy: How To Rank #1 On Amazon?

How To Rank Number 1 On Amazon? As probably the majority of you know, I'm the author of Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual Book. And with that book, I got ranked #1 on Amazon and I still figure out among the highest ranked books on Software Development.

So, what is the strategy for ranking so high on Amazon's Best Seller Books? Well, the most powerful strategy I have for ranking #1 on Amazon is building up what I call "launch day".

The launch day consists in reuniting all efforts and all actions into one single day, which is the day you'll launch your book. You need to create a very powerful and consistent marketing strategy so you can make a lot of people buy your book on your launch day. Once you do that, you'll hit the #1 spot on the Amazon's Best Seller Books.

It helps not only the ranking but, the more people see your book among the top books of your genre, the easier it will be for you to sell more books.

So, are you interested in figuring out how to rank #1 on Amazon? Listen to this podcast and find out!

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

Apr 4, 2016

What Are Good Ways Of Investing Money?

In today's video, I've answered a question about investing money. What are good ways of investing money? Should you focus on real estate, building a business or getting a degree? Are these options even viable for a normal citizen?

Besides that, I give you some tips on other strategies you could use to increase your profit, such as lowering your expenses and reducing your costs.

Interested in earning more money? Wanna know how to invest your money so you can duplicate your income? Watch this video and find out.

Here are the books I've recommended on the video:
E-Myth Revisited: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0887307280/makithecompsi-20
Built To Sell: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1591843979/makithecompsi-20
Millionaire Real Estate Investor: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0071446370/makithecompsi-20

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

Apr 1, 2016

How To Set A Client's Expectations On A Programming Job?

Working with a client on a programming job can be though. How do you know exactly what the client wants? How to set correct expectations for a client when working with someone?

This is exactly what I answer in this video. If you're a programmer and you just got a programming job, you should know exactly what does your client expect from you and what you're going to be able to deliver.

Communication skills is one of the most important things when working with someone, especially on a programming job. Having the ability to talk to your client can definitely help build a healthy communication and relationship, and avoid severe headaches and bad career reputations.

Are you interested in how to set a client's expectation when working on a programming job? Watch this video and find out.

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

Mar 30, 2016

What To Do When Your Family Gets In The Way Of Your Career?

This is a very difficult situation. Sometimes you want to get ahead in your career, work like crazy to make sure you earn that promotion or that client but... There is something you can't forget: Your Family.

What should you do when your family, inevitably, gets in the way of your career? How should you manage your time to make sure you're going to handle both? What should you prioritize?

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

 

Mar 28, 2016

Can "Normal Developers" Learn Design?

This is a common question I get asked a lot: Can normal programmers learn design?

You're a programmer... You write code. What if you could step up your game and learn not only how to write code, but to design... Do you think this is possible?

Design is often seen as a mystical subject. It's 8 or 80: You either have "they eye" for design or you don't. What most programmers don't actually realize is that, in fact, they can learn ANYTHING, even design.

If you're a programmer and you want to learn design, however, you'll have to commit. Learning design is a devotion and it is not something you become a master overnight. It takes time, it takes devotion and it can be tricky sometimes.

If you want to learn anything quickly, check out my course: http://simpleprogrammer.com/10stepstolearn

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