Why Every Developer Needs To Learn How To Sell
Is there anything more frustrating than trying to accomplish a big goal and not being able to get others to buy into your vision? As a software developer, it might seem strange to dedicate time to improving sales skills. Recently, though, I’ve noticed that the most successful software developers are great at selling at least […]
When to Code for People Who Don’t Make Excuses
Anyone else struggling with committing to code every day? There’s no time for anything. At least that’s how it feels, doesn’t it? I’ve recently been implementing an X-Card strategy for writing. The basic idea is that I try to write a specific number of words each day for seven weeks. Every day that I do, […]
6 Work From Home Tips For Programmers
Just a few short years ago, working from home may have seemed out of reach for workers in some industries. Today, remote work is on the rise! In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing some of their work remotely. This is up from 19 percent in 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]
Hidden Signs That It Is Time To Leave Your Job
When feelings about a job are extreme, either good or bad, you know what to do. When you love your work and can’t wait to start coding each morning, it’s clear that you should stay. When things are horrible—I mean down right awful—most developers will do their best to abandon ship as quickly as possible. […]
Why You’re One Piece Of Content Away From Changing Your Life
“Everyone you know started off as an unknown until they did the thing that made them known.” —Gary Vaynerchuk I recently heard this idea from a highly successful businessman Gary Vaynerchuk and wanted to elaborate on its applicability for software developers. The concept is that you’re one piece of content away from changing your life.
How Taking More Breaks Will Boost Your Productivity
Software Developer live in an interesting paradox. On one hand we’re lazy. That’s why we like to automate boring repetitive tasks like running unit test or deploying new environments. At the same time Developers are often celebrated for logging numerous work hours. The stereotypical caffeine infused all-nighters are all too common. Working without breaks is […]
How To Engineer Your ‘Lucky Break’
To most, luck is about rolling the dice, finding a dollar on the ground, or having all your tests pass after a last-minute code commit. Luck is given credit for many people’s struggles and accomplishments. Some use bad luck as a reason for their current failure. At the same time, some might credit good luck […]
Do You Need To Know More Than One Language?
I had just committed career suicide. Well, that’s what I had been told. My coworkers had just learned that I would be leaving the company. Most understood that. What bothered them was that my current company was a Windows shop and we wrote code in C#.net. However, the position I was moving into developed in […]