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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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Aug 14, 2017

► How To Prepare Yourself For Any Future Programming Career? ◄

So, you wanna become a rock star. You want to be so proficient in what you do that you wanna prepare yourself for any future programming career.

Is it even possible?

In today's video, I've received a question from a reader asking me how he could prepare himself for any future programming career... What path should he following that would give him a good skillset so he would never feel "replaceable" or "out of the field"?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 13, 2017

How To Develop Urgency And Drive

Urgency and drive are two forces that drive most people when it comes to achieving goals and projects.

How to develop urgency and drive? How to find these forces to finish every project you start?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 12, 2017

Take Home Programming Assignments?

You go to your job, every day, from 9-5, do what you have to do and expect that your day ends there... At the end of your working hours... However, this is not sometimes what happens.

You caught yourself having to take home programming assignments. You take home what should've been done while you were working.

What do you do in situations like this? Do you make yourself clear at work? Do you take home all programming assignments? Do you react to any situation like its own?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 11, 2017

Blogging As A Student

Have you ever wanted to start a blog? I think it might have crossed your mind at least once in your life.

The thing is: What holds most people back from starting their own blog is feeling like you have nothing to say, nothing to add, nothing new to the package. Although it is not always true, we tend to feel this way even if we're experienced in such subject.

However... What if you are a student? Do you have something to say? Or is it just better to ignore it and forget about blogging...?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 10, 2017

Interview With Marshall Sylver

"Marshall Sylver, born Marshall Walter Sylwestrzak, is a motivational speaker, author, and performance hypnotist who works primarily in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has billed himself as "The World's Fastest Hypnotist".

His Vegas shows have been at the Sahara Hotel, the Stratosphere, the Palms and Harrah’s. He has been on television shows including "Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Montel Williams Show". He hosts a radio show and starred in a 2010 movie, in addition to the book he wrote called “Passion, Profit & Power.”"
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Sylver)

In today's video, we're going to talk with the amazing "Marshall Sylver"

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Aug 9, 2017

Dressing Better Than... Your Boss?

Dressing code is something we all live with but something we don't pay too much attention.

Picture this: When you arrive at a new job, there are tons of things that go through your mind but I bet none of it is regarding how you should dress, unless, this is something the company really stands for.

However, this has more importance than you can think of.

How should you dress? Should you dress better than your boss?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 8, 2017

Being A Contractor Vs. Employed Programmer

With the advent of some economic changes and the rise of the internet and new ways of payment, different forms of employment have emerged and it is in constant change, till now.

Being a software developer, what is the difference between being a contractor or an employed employee?

While there are pros and cons for both, you should be able to identify the ones that will give you the best options. If you're going to do it, do it for good!

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 7, 2017

Using Pluralsight To Gain Experience?

A lot of software developers constantly search for becoming more skilled at their competencies. They start reading a lot of books, they search for courses, they read tech magazines, etc.

What most software developers fail, is that they learn without a purpose. They go through extensive technical books trying to cover all of the subjects they think they need.

What if, you, instead of reading big books, switched your learning process and used Pluralsight? Would it be better?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 6, 2017

Don't Be A "Needy" Guy

Sometimes, during some periods of our lives, we can become needy. And this is exactly when things start to get out of control.

Have you ever felt like a needy guy, especially around women or new relationships?

In this video, I'll discuss more about why being "needy" is not a good thing and why you should avoid it at all costs.

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Aug 5, 2017

Programming: Building Apps Or Teaching?

Economics is something complicated and that we do not always pay close attention to it. We are educated to go through the normal route of life without questioning a lot of things that we take as "natural".

In today's video, I'm going to ask the question: Is it more profitable to make a career building apps or teaching?

Although you might not like the answer, that's how things roll...

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

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Aug 4, 2017

Building An Audience With No Budget

If you have an audience, you have power. This is the truth in the 21st century and how things are working in the digital age.

Just take a quick look at the influencers around you. People, from YouTubers to marketers, have their audience pretty much established and this is their mine gold. So, in order to succeed, as a programmer or any other type of thing, you need to have an online presence.

However, building an audience takes time and, some people would say... Money. But... Is this right?

Is it possible to build an audience with NO BUDGET?

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Aug 3, 2017

How Pluralsight Changed My Career Pt. 4: Got Rich & 30 Courses In A Year!

This is the final part of my Pluralsight Career Story, the one that literally changed my life.

In the last video, we talked about how it was when I quit my job. After that, it was when things started to happen. I approached the Pluralsight team and told them I was going to create 30 courses in a year. Did they believe me? HELL NO!

This is when things started to happen... Money started to come in and things really changed in my life.

Wanna know the final part of my Pluralsight story? Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 2, 2017

Kotlin: The Future Of Android Development?

Have you ever heard of Kotlin? Kotling has been picked as the official programming language for Android development.

"We believe this is a great step for Kotlin, and fantastic news for Android developers as well as the rest of our community. We’re thrilled with the opportunities this opens up.

For Android developers, Kotlin support is a chance to use a modern and powerful language, helping solve common headaches such as runtime exceptions and source code verbosity. Kotlin is easy to get started with and can be gradually introduced into existing projects, which means that your existing skills and technology investments are preserved.

Starting now, Android Studio 3.0 ships with Kotlin out of the box, meaning Android developers no longer need to install any extras or worry about compatibility. It also means that moving forward, you can rest assured that both JetBrains and Google will be supporting Android development in Kotlin.

In case you are concerned about other platforms that Kotlin supports (Kotlin/JVM for server and desktop, Kotlin/JS and Kotlin/Native), please be sure that they are as important for us as ever. Our vision here is to make Kotlin a uniform tool for end-to-end development of various applications bridging multiple platforms with the same language. This includes full-stack web applications, Android and iOS clients, embedded/IoT and much more.

Programming languages are just like human ones: the more people speak a language, the better. First-class support on Android will likely bring more users to Kotlin, and we expect the community to grow significantly. This means more libraries and tools developed in/for Kotlin, more experience shared, more Kotlin job offerings, more learning materials published, and so on. We are excited to see the Kotlin ecosystem flourish!

We will be partnering with Google to create a non-profit foundation for Kotlin. Language development will continue to be sponsored by JetBrains, and the Kotlin team (over 40 people and second largest team at the company) will operate as usual. Andrey Breslav remains the Lead Language Designer, and Kotlin will be developed under the same principles as before. We’ll keep our design processes open because your feedback is critical for us in moving Kotlin in the right direction.

If you’re at Google I/O, make sure you stop by one of the Kotlin talks on the schedule. And of course, don’t forget to register for KotlinConf in San Francisco in November. It will be an amazing event!"
(Source: https://blog.jetbrains.com/kotlin/2017/05/kotlin-on-android-now-official/)

So... Is this the future of Android development? Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 1, 2017

How To Become A Software Development Coach?

Becoming a software development coach can be hard, most of all because there is no such thing being said out there.

How do you become a software development coach? Is it even a solid and smart thing to do? Does it even exist?

Watch this video and find out!

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Jul 31, 2017

Why Do I Suck At Debugging?

Have you ever felt like you sucked at something? This is exactly the topic of today's video.

As I often say, technical skills are not the most important thing when it comes to building a successful career. There is the old feeling of not being good enough and feeling like you sucked at something that will guide you through your career if you don't know how to handle it.

Do you feel like you suck at programming?

In this video, I'll tackle the problem of a reader that feels like she sucks at debugging. Should she change her area of specialization? Should she pursue something else? How can she overcome it?

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Jul 30, 2017

Saving The Best For... Last?

I know you. You don't need to lie. I know you've probably done this before and that's ok.

Let me ask you something... How many times have you saved your best things (food, clothes, opportunities, money, etc.) for last? How many times were you waiting for the "Perfect" time to use all of this?

In this video I'll talk more about saving the best for last and why it should be as good as you think.

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Jul 29, 2017

Freedom: The Ability To Do What You Will

Lately, I've been doing a lot of videos about freedom. It's been a while since I've started to study about freedom and what it means to be really really free.

Usually, I like to change and improve the concepts I create over time and with freedom it has not been that different.

In the last few days, I came up with a very interesting concept about freedom. Wanna know what it is?

Watch this video and find out!

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Jul 28, 2017

Medium Vs. WordPress: The Best Choice?

Lately, I've been receiving a lot of questions regarding Medium and WordPress... Both are publishing and hosting companies that offer a similar solution for those who want to start blogging.

Medium offers its own platform and WordPress lets you create yours. Both have cons and pros.

Which one should you choose? Does it really matter? Watch this video and find out!

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Jul 27, 2017
Programming Job Interview: Do It For You! (F*ck The Employer?)

I'm currently in the process of releasing a new book and in this process I'm doing a lot of interview with some amazing names of the programmin industry. During this time, I recorder an interview and in this interview i heard something that got me thinking.

"Do It For You".

While this concept is not new for me, I started to think and to apply it for programming interviews. Do you do it?

When you're in the middle of a programming job interview, do you have a scarcity mindset of "I really need that job" or do you do it for you?

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Jul 26, 2017

No Degree: Apply For Job Or Internship?

When you don't have a degree your options are definitely limited. You have a few paths you can follow but all of them will lead to a more limited option than if you had a degree... At least in theory and that is what most people think.

There are basically two options if you're in the middle of a graduation process: - Get a Job
- Apply For an Internship

These two options will give you completely different outcomes, and you should be able to choose them well. What should you choose? Job or Internship?

Watch this video and find out!

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Jul 25, 2017

Dropping Out Of High School: Smart Choice?

I've talked a lot about dropping out of college and you probably already know my take on this, right?

However, this time things got a little more complicated. What about dropping out of high school?

In this video, I received a question from a little boy saying that he has felt in love with programming and now he wants to quit high school to pursue his dream of programming.

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Jul 24, 2017

How To Compete With Cheap Programmers?

It is no doubt that the job landscaping is going through profound changes. The internet has linked all continents and people can now communicate all around the world. However, this didn't come just in forms of communication, but it has also changed the way people hire and work.

It is no news that now, despite being locally limited, you can now compete with programmers from all around the world. It can be good because you're not limited to a geo area anymore but it also has some downsides.

One of the biggest downsides is competing with cheap programmers.

How do you compete with them? If price is one of the major factors that come into play for hiring someone, how do you get to bypass it? Watch this video and find out!

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Jul 23, 2017

We Wanna Show People We Are In Pain

Have you ever went to the gym and saw how some people wanted to make a look and show how much in pain they were? This is a very common thing and its roots can be found in human psychology.

This time, I'll invite you to think with me. Are you relying on pain? During your day to day tasks, do you act in a way that will make people have mercy of you?

We usually do this and we really want people to feel sorry for us. We need to show people we are in pain. Why we do that? Watch this video and find out!

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Jul 22, 2017

Google Ads To Finance A Blog?

Building a new blog raises a lot of question for everyone who is willing to start a new blog and go through that road.

"How do I make money with my blog?" is one of the questions I receive the most. I've talked about the 10 ways to make money with your blog but I often receive questions about Google Ads.

Is this a good option for people willing to build a new blog? Are there better options than Google Ads? Watch this video and find out!

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Jul 21, 2017

Do You Feel Like A Fraud?

The Programmer Impostor Syndrome is one of the most popular syndromes programmmers face each day. I receive a lot of emails from people telling me that they got a job but they feel like they can't deliver.

What is the root of this fear?

During my career, I've applied for several jobs which were beyond my current knowledge at the moment and it made me really trained for that. As I like to say, feeling like a fraud can actually be good.

How do you don't feel like a fraud? How to overcome it? Watch this video and find out!

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