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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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Jul 8, 2020

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Why I left my HIGHLY PAID Software Development Job I've been asked this a lot of times what my story behind why I left my highly paid software development job. And in this video, I'm going to share that story. So make sure you stay tuned at the end because I'm going to give you some tips if you want to be able to eventually quit your job and potentially do what I did. Build your own businesses and become financially independent, become retired, young, and become a millionaire.

Jul 1, 2020

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Does the programming language that you learn actually matters? This is a question I get from a lot of developers, new and even experienced ones, that wonder if they've learned the right programming language or if they need to learn multiple programming languages. So in this video, I'm going to clear that up for you. I'm going to talk about why exactly you might want to be very careful in picking the programming language that you learn, but also why it might not really matter as much as you think.

Jun 24, 2020

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May 28, 2020

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All developers … develop; we all grow and improve all the time—or we ought to! In other words, it doesn’t matter whether you’re less experienced or more experienced than some other developer. Experience is relative, after all, and to some extent, an arbitrary concept. However... If you're really serious about getting that promotion and becoming a senior software developer FAST, you need to watch this video.

May 21, 2020

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- What differentiates the successful cadets from those who drop out of the most difficult Military Academy - West Point? - What kind of Astronauts did NASA pick for the Lunar Mission? - What is the most important thing for a soccer player to have? While this might seem all disconnected, they all share a core strength: mental toughness. In today's video, my friend Mani will teach you everything you need to know about mental toughness and how you can apply it so such difficult times we're living, ESPECIALLY as a programmer and ESPECIALLY if you've been laid off.

May 13, 2020

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEGREE - Worth It? 🤨 It’s 2020, and fears about how the emergence of AI will affect job security are disrupting the minds of many. Machines now can learn new things and perform cognitive tasks that were once possible only with the human brain. AI is already changing the world and spreading throughout civilization. But we’re just getting started. AI technology is growing more sophisticated every day. From autonomous vehicles to predicting hurricanes, the adoption of artificial intelligence is accelerating across major industries. Careers in the field of AI will be significant in the future. They already are. But... Is a degree in Artificial Intelligence worth it? #artificialintelligence #ai

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May 6, 2020

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Game development has exploded over the last few years, and now it seems like everyone is making a video game. You've got big studios full of hundreds of people. You've got small teams making incredible games. There are more people in independent game development than ever. #gamedevelopment #gamedev #indiegame #game (Source: https://kotaku.com/a-beginners-guide-to-making-your-first-video-game-5979539) Building and releasing your first game can be a challenging task. There are several steps you need to take in order to complete your game: 1. Design your game 2. Paper prototype 3. Beta version 4. & more... So... what are the steps to building and releasing your first game? How to actually build and release your game?

Apr 27, 2020

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Remote Work - Get A Job Or Make A Career Working From Home: https://simpleprogrammer.com/remote-work-career With COVID19 (Coronavirus) shutting everything down. More and more people are working from home... I’ve seen some interesting comments from many software developers. A lot of guys are saying that working from home is actually saving them a ton of time—just from the commute alone... Don’t have to rush in the morning... No chance of getting stuck in traffic… Not starting your day off wrong due to road rage... Don’t have to worry about losing sleep… Can enjoy a healthy breakfast instead of waiting for fast food… And that’s just naming a few things. I’m sure you can come up with many more reasons why commuting is terrible. And this is just some of the reasons why the world of work will be changed forever. We are releasing a new book called "Remote Work" that will teach you everything you need to know to take the leap and adopt the "remote" lifestyle for your life.

Apr 15, 2020

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Use your QUARANTINE to BOOST your PROGRAMMING SKILLS 👇 Simple Programmer FLASH SALE: https://simpleprogrammer.com/yt/flash-sale-sp GRANT COLLINS can teach you CYBERSECURITY: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLUi3oc1-a7dS-2-YgEKmA When many people get started on their cybersecurity career journey, they begin to assess which skills will be needed, and undoubtedly consider whether those skills are ones that they can learn, or even want to learn. A not-so-common but very relevant question is about the need for programming and whether programming skills are mandatory for someone getting started in cybersecurity. So, does cybersecurity require coding? The majority of entry-level cybersecurity jobs do not require coding skills. However, being able to write and understand code may be necessary in some mid-level and upper-level cybersecurity positions that you will become qualified for after you’ve built a few years of experience. (Source: https://startacybercareer.com/does-cyber-security-require-coding/) So... How do you actually start a career in cybersecurity?

Apr 9, 2020

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Mar 25, 2020

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CONFERENCES ARE IMPORTANT FOR DEVELOPERS Many developers go to meet-ups and conferences to learn something new, about either a specific topic or just something new that they might not have heard about. With many resources out there such as blogs and Youtube, we have many platforms to learn from, so what do meet-ups and conferences give us that’s different? (Source: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/why-conferences-and-meet-ups-are-important-for-developers-47806552faa8/) Programming conferences are a big ally in your programming career, especially regarding the network you could do in conferences like this. In today's video, we're going to talk about how programming condensers are important for developers and how you can totally shift your career once you start doing it the right way.

Mar 19, 2020

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Mar 12, 2020

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Imagine how great it would be to get a new programming job out of the blue. You'd get a great salary, benefits and most of all, you'd be able to enjoy life with your own money. However, things do not always work out smoothly like that. #programming #programmingjob There are some requirements you need to "meet" before getting a programming job and one that could really help you is: connections. The more senior you are the easier getting connections will be. Why? Because you can provide value to people with your experience. People like connections that provide them value The goal with your experience level is to build trust with the person you are trying to make a connection with. If you don’t have that then they won’t recommend you for a job! There are a few things you need to know, based on your experience level, that will make it easier for you to get a job as a programmer, ESPECIALLY, if you have 0 CONNECTIONS.

Mar 4, 2020

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Feb 26, 2020

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5 BEST Ways TO MAKE MONEY As A Game Developer Do you enjoy making games so much that you want to make a career out of it? With the popularity of video games today, there are so many opportunities to make money in game development and today I am going to be talking about 5 major ways to make money by making games. You can either choose to pursue a career in a big studio, in a small studio or even follow your way as an independent game developer. Whatever career you choose, keep something in mind: find a niche. Learn what you need to learn, meet who you need to meet, and do whatever it takes to become successful in that specific area of game development. If you frequently bounce around between these different paths, it is going to be very difficult for you to become great at any one of these. In today's video we are going to talk about the 5 best ways to make money as a video game developer.

Feb 19, 2020

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Feb 12, 2020

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Programming Reality Vs Expectations (What You Think Vs. How It Actually IS!) Programming in reality can be very different from its expectations. And when it comes to a programming job these differences jump into the eye even more! #programming #programmingjob #programmingexpectations If you're a new developer, or even an aspiring developer trying to break into tech, you probably think that, by becoming a programmer, you'll be coding all day long, writing code that will change the world. You couldn't be more wrong. When it comes to doing what you're supposed to do in a standard programming job, it all comes down to much more than just writing code. When we expect to be writing code all day long, software development is much more about solving problems than it is to writing code all day long. In today's video I'm going to tell you the reality vs expectations of a programming job, what you can expect from your firs programming job and let you decide if this is the right career choice for you.

Feb 5, 2020

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We all know the programming job market is constantly changing. There are new technologies coming out every month, job roles that tend to demand more and more from developers and an increasing job-hopping phenomenon. How to cope up with all these changes? How to become a successful developer in today's job market? When you’re starting out, it can often seem like your dream job is completely out of reach. “Oh, I could never get a job at Google. I’m just not smart enough.” This is a great example of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe that you can never get the job, you will never put in the work, and never grow to the point where you’d be able to get the job. However, if you believe that you can get better over time and are willing to put in the work, any job can be within your reach. This advice may seem like a lot of work, and it is. No one said that getting your dream job would be easy. But when the going gets hard, remember why you’re working and keep leveling up. You’ll get there. In this video, I'll share my best advice on how to survive in today's job market.

Jan 29, 2020

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Whether you're choosing a language-specific or platform-oriented credential, it's worth looking at all the options available that could possibly benefit your career.

Nowadays, the entire programming workforce is changing and there are A LOT more options for those who want to become a developer.

In the middle of college, coding bootcamps and self-learning, coding certifications are one of them.

But... Are coding certifications a viable option? These days, computer programming certifications are as much about development platforms and environments as they are about specific programming languages.

In today's video we will talk about whether it is worth it to invest in getting a coding certification and in what cases you should avoid it ALL COSTS.

 

Jan 23, 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

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Day to day as a game programmer, you’re mostly just working in code, solving problems—that’s the same thing you do when you’re building business apps.

However, there is a shortcut you can use in order to advance your career as a game developer. In fact, I believe there are 8 STEPS that can totally transform your gaming career:

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Jan 9, 2020

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Jan 2, 2020

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A lot of people ask me about what programming languages they should learn. I found myself in a difficult situation because this is a very hard question to answer. There are a lot of things that need to be taken into account before making a decision, especially when it comes to which programming language you should learn.

Last year's video was very popular. A lot of people found it useful and they got pretty much value from it. Those who followed my advice definitely took benefit from it, being able to boost their careers in 2020 by learning those programming languages.

One of the easiest ways to decide which programming language to learn for 2020 is by listening to the market. #programming #programminglanguage #coding

The market will definitely tell you what will be the trending programming languages for the future. We must be aware of the trends and watching the news and the rise of new technology so we can adjust the sails on which programming languages to learn, especially in 2020 with a lot of new things coming up.

This video was not based solely on my opinion. I researched a lot and I came up with these 8 programming languages to learn in 2020.

Top 10 Programming Languages To Learn In 2020

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Do you agree that these will be the trending programming languages in 2020? Leave a comment below!

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