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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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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 27, 2019

Simple Programmer is now BACK with a brand new YouTube Channel
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Don't learn to code in 2019. Learn to problem solve instead. Does it sound like something that most people don't talk about? I bet it does. But this is definitely the reality.

I often see this with newbie and experienced developers. They try to learn all the possible outcomes of coding, learn to program in a hundred different languages... Only to start feeling overwhelmed.

And that's when they still find coding to be absolutely difficult. But why that happens?

Because they absolutely have no idea how to solve problems. And this is why, building an entire application might be a long distance dream for most software developers.

I've been there too.

When most programmers are given a programming problem in an interview, they make several key mistakes. The most severe of those is the improper allocation of time. You have heard the saying “measure twice and cut once,” then you are probably familiar with the idea of spending upfront time to make sure something is done right, rather than diving right in.

It is astounding how many developers can write and maintain large enterprise systems dealing with all kinds of complex logic, database access, etc and cannot for the life of them solve a moderately difficult programming problem given in an interview in less than 30 minutes.

It is also astounding how many developers who can not write even a single line of code, can also fail at same problem, in exactly the same way.

Based on those two statements, your first assumption might be that asking someone to solve a programming problem as part of an interview would be a bad idea, because it isn’t really telling you if they are good and just crumble when asked to do something like this on the spot, or if they can’t program at all.

So get to it! Start learning how to solve programming problems. Reverse strings, sort linked lists, help grandma pick the highest yielding grandsons and a granddaughters to send Christmas cards to!

Feb 11, 2019

You are looking for a job but you do not know anyone. You see all of these developers getting their programming jobs before you, and you simply start to ask yourself:
How come that they get these programming jobs and I'm able to get none?

So you are looking for a new programming job, where do you go first? Indeed? Monster? Hacker News?

You sent all of these programming resumes but you're able to get no responses back. What do you do?

This happened to me. I sent all of those resumes but I was able to get NO RESPONSES back.

This is when I decided to go that extra mile. To finally bypass HR. And that's how I got my programming job.

I reached out to the CEO, hiring managers, CTO of a lot of companies and sent them this email:

"I saw your post on Hacker News Who’s Hiring June 2016. I read up on the company and I was really excited at the fact that you guys are trying to change the fashion industry by trying to offer high quality clothing to people all around the world at a cheaper price. I was wondering if you could talk to me more about your time there and why you love it?

Here is a link to a project I made for you. I did not know python or react, but I wanted to learn because I love to continuously learn and improve my skill set. I hosted it on AWS also using Ec2 instance and cloudfront.

Also, are you hiring for junior full stack engineers?

Best,

Antonio"

In this video, I'll teach you how you can do the same so that you can finally land your programming job.

Feb 6, 2019

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Coding interview preparation takes a lot more than just understanding how to write code. When it comes to a technical interview, nerves kick in and you, as a programmer, need to be calm and confident.

What most people don't do, however, is preparing for a coding interview the right way.

Don't get me wrong... Technical skills are definitely important. But your performance on a coding interview can't rely solely on that.

This is when coding interview preparation comes in... Especially, the 24 hours before your actual coding interview.

For that, you need to have a routine, preparation and know everything you can about the job description and your resume.

So... Do you wanna know more about coding interview preparation and how to prepare for a coding interview? Watch this video and find out!

 

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