For Developers, Ego is the Enemy

Advice on how software developers should not fall victim to their ego (unhealthy belief in one’s own importance: arrogance and self-centered ambition).

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When you hear the word enemy, you probably think about regular expressions, bugs, deployments, meetings, and deadlines. Actually, in our quest to reach our goals and become the software developers we want to be, we are usually our own worst enemies. Ego is what prevents us from asking for help, learning, collaborating and working hard.

Published in FreeCodeCamp.

Learn Programming Like Einstein Learned Physics

Advice on how to learn programming by emulating the patterns that Einstein used to excel in Physics.

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We can all learn from Einstein’s life, especially his ways of working and learning. Even though we may not all be a genius of Einstein’s calibre, there are still some patterns that can be emulated across multiple fields of study, especially in software development. Success leaves clues, and reveals how we can learn from anyone. People like Michael Jordan, or Arnold Schwarzenegger are not software developers, but their deliberate practice and attitudes represent some replicable patterns that can be implemented both by software developers, and people from other professions as well.

Published in SimpleProgrammer.

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10 Simple Social Skills Many Programmers Forget About

10 simple, yet very important social skills for software developers.

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We spend a lot of our waking hours with our work colleagues. It is even possible that we spend more time with them than with our close family members. Becoming aware of this will help you realize the importance of having good relationships with others, especially your co-workers.

In this article, you can read some general tips that can help you improve your relationships at work, but that can be applied elsewhere as well. They are simpler to follow than the frameworks used to develop your applications, but these tips have a huge potential for return over investment.

Published in SimpleProgrammer.

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