Fatos Morina

Software engineering and personal development

Month: April 2017

Save time writing long texts with a few keystrokes using PhraseExpress

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One really cool application that saves me time is PhraseExpress. I have been using it for a few years now and I am nothing short of impressed by its usefulness and the ability to help you out in your efforts to be more productive.

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Comments remind you to write simpler code

 

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When you are programming, there are cases when you implement something in such a way that it is difficult to understand and reuse by others. As a result, you decide to write comments above it to explain the logic behind your code. The moment you decided to write this type of comment, you admitted that your implementation is already complicated enough so that others or your future self would benefit from adding this plain English type of explanation. Continue reading

10 Underestimated Social Skills Many Programmers Forget About

 

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I recently had the privilege to publish my first guest post in SimpleProgrammer.com, which is a very good website filled with so many tips and suggestions for software developers. I wrote the article about some soft skills, a topic that I believe is underestimated, and wanted to remind myself and fellow software developers about their importance. Continue reading

The unimportance of the perfect coding style guide

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I recently read this wonderful article about the impossibility of having a perfect coding style guide that would please everybody. The author, Bill Sourour, a seasoned developer who has been programming professionally for decades, mentions that he himself had been involved in heated arguments by defending one coding style over the other. However, according to him, in the end it does not really matter that much, as long as it is a readable and maintainable code. Continue reading

Develop rich content applications with the help of public APIs

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Application Programming Interfaces (API) have become something commonly widespread for a lot of applications. They are used to make a central implementation of business logic requirements, which can then be easily maintained, changed, and used from multiple clients implemented in different stacks of technologies. A typical end user might not be informed about the existence of APIs, but he is most likely enjoying the benefits of APIs. Knowing that there are very popular applications that have public APIs which you can leverage for your applications, it is time to think using them a lot more.

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