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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 21, 2017

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Talking in front of a camera is difficult to a lot of people. Most people even speak fluently in front of an audience but when it comes down to speaking in front of a camera, they just freeze and they are not able to speak a single word.

What most people don't know, however, is that there is a really simple tactic you can use in order to speak more naturally in front of a camera.

So, what do you do? How do you speak fluently in front a camera? How do you become a better speaker in front of a camera? Watch this video and find out!

Video Shooting: My Office Setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwkgfwX3CTg
You Are A Slave!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s74-KQqjzp4
Peak Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/peaksecrets
Psycho-Cybernetics Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/psychocybernetics

May 20, 2017

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Most software developers suffer from a very bad curse from the field: fast paced technology change.

All software developers, at some point in their careers, face this curse, no matter how experienced you are. How do you cope with new programming languages coming out each new day? How do we learn the new names of technology while working full time as a developer?

This is why I talk about how important it is for people to learn how to learn. Nowadays, reading a book cover to cover is simply useless.

How do you learn faster so you are able to keep up wit the technology changes? Watch this video and find out!

John Sonmez Pluralsight Courses: https://simpleprogrammer.com/pluralsight
10 Steps To Learn Anything Quickly: http://simpleprogrammer.com/10stepstolearn

May 19, 2017

A lot of developers still face a basic dilemma which is: How do I become a software developer?

Nowadays, the number of options for anyone who want to become a developer has basically multiplied 10x. You can choose to go down the road of traditional education, go to a bootcamp, start learning for yourself, etc...

So, what about online bachelor's? Is it a viable option for software developers? Should you choose this path if you want to become a developer?

Watch this video and find out!

The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt
The Top 5 Online Certification Programs In 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8esbdvPOSU
How Sylvester Morgan Took Action And Changed His Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08JJ1-1YySw

May 18, 2017

Job Titles, especially for software developers, is something I usually call BULLSHIT!

I’ve been a software developer for over 15 years and I still don’t know what to call myself.

Beyond trying to agree on a generalized name for developers, software developers, programmers, software engineers, coders, computer programmers, and the like, we’ve got to contend with job titles.

What the heck is the difference between a Senior Software Engineer and a Junior Software Engineer? And how do they compare to Software Developer II and Software Development Engineer in Test? This is some pretty confusing stuff.

And of course, if it confuses me, I strongly believe it confuses you too...

So, how should software developers call themselves? Does it even matter? Watch this video and find out!

Your Job Title Is Wrong, Here Is What It Should Be: https://simpleprogrammer.com/2013/05/26/job-titles/
Coding Is Not The Same As Programming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y9bwyEFFGY
Made To Stick Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/madetostickbook
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt

May 17, 2017

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Working full-time and developing a side project is a difficult thing. Most people work 8-hours per day and they feel tired after completing their work journey so much that they feel down when it comes to investing in a side project.

However, some people are not willing to give up and still work on side projects so that they can advance in their careers.

What if you worked during 12-hour shifts but still wanted to achieve your goals? How can you find time? How can you optimize your schedule for full productivity?

Watch this video and find out!

Soft Skills AudioBook: https://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills-audio

May 16, 2017

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Working from home is the dream of most software developers. The dream of working from an underwear, without having to spend a HUGE time from on commute, not having to deal with stupid coworkers, etc.

However... if you work at a company, working from home might be perceived not as good by your boss... He might start working some questions like "Why do you want to work from home?", "What do you have in mind for that?" or "I'm pretty sure your productivity will drop if you start working from home".

So... How do you tell your boss that you want to work from home? is there a better way to do that?

Remote Jobs Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4U0etWLJXOF3EGP8gmyyAy3
The 4-Hour Workweek Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/4hourworkweek

May 15, 2017

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When it comes to freelancing, there is a lot of stuff you, as a freelancer, need to learn how to handle.

In the software development world, you need to handle a lot of stuff: billing, contracts, price and, most of all, how much time it will take in order to complete a specific project.

This is exactly what we are going to talk in this video... How do you estimate the time to finish a programming project? Is it ever possible to estimate how much will it take to finish a project? How do you bill your clients in that case?

Watch this video and find out!

Million Dollar Consulting: https://simpleprogrammer.com/milliondollarconsulting

May 14, 2017

Most developers dream of working from home, but what they don't realize is that it requires much more attention, skills and discipline than the regular office work.

So, most developers end up working from home, seeing their productivity drop like a stone rolling down a cliff and they can't seem to find the reason for that to happen.

So... Are you disciplined enough to work from home? Or should you stick to your regular 9-5 job?

Watch this video and find out!

Remote Jobs Playlist:
Career Story Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4UR55IrHNC7xSzOG0CA3AaJ
One Meal A Day: Eating All Calories From 1 Day In Just One Meal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnKX7Yt_33U
When You Can't Handle Freedom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmQVTKjytHQ

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!

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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.

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