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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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Sep 5, 2016

Learning Algorithms: Is It REALLY Necessary?

So, some of you really get stuck when it comes to learning algorithms. This might be one of the most asked questions in the programming community. Should programmers learn algorithms? Is it really necessary for a software developer, especially when it comes to doing a good job.

I know this topic divides opinions on the internet. Some programmers might say that learning algorithms will definitely make your career stand out from the crowd, while others might say that you should not invest your time in learning algorithms because it is useless.

So, where do I stand here? I actually think that learning algorithms can definitely benefit your career and this was one of the major game changes for me in my career.

Wanna know more about learning algorithms and if you should do it? Watch this video and find out!

Solving Problems, Breaking it Down: https://simpleprogrammer.com/2011/01/08/solving-problems-breaking-it-down/
Preparing For a Job Interview John Sonmez: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/developer-job-interviews
Cracking The Coding Interview Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/codinginterview
So You Want to Become a Better Programmer? (TopCoder): https://simpleprogrammer.com/2010/04/02/so-you-want-to-become-a-better-programmer-topcoder/
Hate Something..? Do More Of It!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h6AUFgZZww&index=83&list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4XRTEK79UXmtkUT-jsP4rUP

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