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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 22, 2019

Simple Programmer is now BACK with a brand new YouTube Channel
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As programmers, it’s our job to be at our computer for extended periods of time. And, if you’re anything like us, the longer you sit there, the worse your posture becomes. Without even realizing it, you begin to extend your neck, bringing your face closer to the screen. You hunch your shoulders forward and slump in your chair.

But, not only that... There are a LOT of related health problems that could also come from sitting too much in front of a computer.

When we sit down certain parts of our bodies shut down. Our muscular and cellular systems were put to sleep causing our chances of things like diabetes to increase. Here is a list of the things that happen:
● Blood starts to flow slower, your muscles start to burn less fat
● The pancrease releases more insulin, increasing your risk of diabetes upwards of 90% (if you sit more than 8 hours a day)
● The increase insulin production from sitting is also linked to an increase in colon and breast cancers
● It slows the rate at which you digest your food
● Your brain gets less oxygen slowing down cognitive performance
● You get strained neck and shoulder problems
● Back problems from extra pressure on your spine
● You use your abs and legs less so you are getting weaker muscles
● Hips and glutes become tight putting you at risk of more injury
● Lack of use of the bones sets up for having weaker bones

Now that was a lot but if we could sum it all up in a few maim things it would be:
● It weakens your muscles and bones
● It increases your chances for deadly cancers and diabetes
● It reduces your ability to think straight and process issues as well

This is when exercising comes into play, when it comes to improving your overall health as a programmer.

In today's video we will talk about the dangers of sitting down too much and the exercises you can make in order to overcome the dangers that come with it.

May 15, 2019

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When I first started out my career as a software developer, I didn’t have a degree.

I took my first real job when I was on summer break from my first year of college. By the time the summer was up and it was time to enroll back in school, I found that the salary I was making from that summer job was about what I had expected to make when I graduated college—only I didn’t have any debt at this point—so, I dropped out and kept the job.

But, did I make the right choice?

Do you really need a university degree to be a computer programmer?

If you don’t have a degree, you are probably more inclined to believe that degrees are worthless and completely unnecessary—even though you may secretly wish you had one.

So, whatever side you fall on, I am going to ask you to momentarily suspend your beliefs—well, biases really—and consider that both views are not exactly correct, that there is a middle-ground somewhere in between the two viewpoints where a degree isn’t necessarily worthless and it isn’t necessarily valuable either.

You see, the issue is not really whether or not a particular degree has any value. The degree itself represents nothing but a cost paid and time committed. A degree can be acquired by many different methods, none of which guarantee any real learning has taken place. If you’ve ever taken a college course, you know that it is more than possible to pass that course without actually learning much at all.

In today's video, I'm going to talk about why I dropeed out of my computer science major and if you should do the same, as a software developer.


May 8, 2019

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Have you ever heard that coding and programming are not the same thing? But, how can that be possible?

Well, in this video I came across a very interesting text, which I've decided to share with you. in this text, the author stated that programming/software development is not the same as coding.

And well, if you know me, whenever I find something interesting, I create a video to share with you guys... And this is exactly what I did in this video.

For a lot of software developers, coding and programming is the fucking same thing. if you do a simple search on the internet, you'll find the below definition for both terms:

Coding
"Digital Technology.
a set of symbols that can be interpreted by a computer or piece of software: binary code; Java code;
the symbolic arrangement of statements or instructions in a computer program, or the set of instructions in such a program:"

Programming
"the act or job of creating computer programs"

However, they are not the same thing.

So, do you wanna know more about why coding is not the same as programming? Watch this video and find out!

May 1, 2019

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Chances are you are preparing for a JavaScript coding interview and now you're faced with preparing for a lot of different JS interview questions.

JavaScript is a high-level programming language, probably one of the most used programming languages in the world right now. It can be used to program the web browser or even servers.

To know the importance of JavaScript, disable JavaScript on your browser and try to load the Web Page in it. Those Web Pages will not work properly. Many contents in them may misbehave.

Usually, JavaScript interview questions are divided into three sections:

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

It works to make your interviewer position you inside of a scope of possible choices. The closer you are to an "advanced" level developer, the higher your chances of getting a job.


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