Simple Programmer | RSS Feed http://simpleprogrammer.com Making The Complex Simple Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 How Do I Come Up With A Profitable Side Project Idea? http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/30/how-do-i-come-up-with-a-profitable-side-project-idea/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/30/how-do-i-come-up-with-a-profitable-side-project-idea/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:24 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=14022 In this episode, I’m finally going to answer a question about side projects. Full transcript: John:               Hey, John Sonmez from simpleprogrammer.com. I got a question. I’ve been getting asked this a lot, so I’m finally going to answer this. I’ll probably do a blogpost at some point on this as well, but I always mention […]

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You Don’t Have to Ask Permission http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/27/you-dont-have-to-ask-permission/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/27/you-dont-have-to-ask-permission/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:37 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=14008 For a long time, one of the major things that held me back in life was thinking I needed to ask permission to do something or be someone. I lived with a mentality that allowed others to limit and define my potential. I allowed other people to tell me who I was, what I was […]

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Some Questions About The Pomodoro Technique http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/23/some-questions-about-the-pomodoro-technique/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/23/some-questions-about-the-pomodoro-technique/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:00:39 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=14002 In this episode, I answer a questions about the Pomodoro Technique. Full transcript: John:               Hey, John Sonmez from simpleprogrammer.com. I got this question from Kent about the Pomodoro Technique. As you might know I am a big proponent of. I follow that technique. I have kind of my own version of this with—using the KanbanFlow […]

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You’ve Just Been Laid Off From Your Programming Job. Now What? http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/20/youve-just-been-laid-off-from-your-programming-job-now-what/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/20/youve-just-been-laid-off-from-your-programming-job-now-what/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:00:47 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13988 Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. We’ve all been “laid off” at some point in our lives—well, at least most of us. Maybe your employer went through a “workforce reduction” and randomly selected people to be laid off—you just got unlucky. Or perhaps it wasn’t so much luck, but your tendency to […]

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How To Deal With Criticism When Marketing Yourself http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/16/how-to-deal-with-criticism-when-marketing-yourself/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/16/how-to-deal-with-criticism-when-marketing-yourself/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:00:26 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13981 In this episode, I talk about dealing with criticism when marketing oneself. Full transcript: John:               Hey, John Sonmez from simpleprogrammer.com. So I got a question about marketing yourself. This is a topic that I like to talk about. If you haven’t checked out my course or package on marketing yourself go to devcareerboost.com and check […]

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Marcus Blankenship Quit His Job and Reinvented Himself http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/14/marcus-blankenship-quit-his-job-and-reinvented-himself/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/14/marcus-blankenship-quit-his-job-and-reinvented-himself/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:00:39 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13959 When Marcus Blankenship contacted me regarding an interview about leaving employment and becoming successful, I knew I had to share it. The paths we took in our careers is quite similar. He is an author, and he coaches technical managers, consultancy owners and startups. It was a great opportunity to interview Marcus about quitting his job. […]

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Programmers and Politics http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/13/programmers-and-politics/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/13/programmers-and-politics/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:00:41 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13950 I have to admit it, after all this time, I still can’t understand why so many otherwise intelligent people make themselves look like absolute idiots by arguing on the internet. This week, I’m looking at my Facebook feed—perhaps I shouldn’t, because I can’t help but see a stream of idiots arguing with other idiots. Not […]

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How Would You Start an Online Business? http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/09/how-would-you-start-an-online-business/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/09/how-would-you-start-an-online-business/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:00:55 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13943 In this episode, I talk about how I would start an online business. Full transcript: John:               Hey, John Sonmez from simpleprogrammer.com. I’ve got a question here about starting an online business. This question is from Stig and Stig says, “Hello John, a new subscriber here. I study computer science with a hefty amount of focus […]

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Zephyr Mobile App Press Release http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/08/zephyr-mobile-app-press-release/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/08/zephyr-mobile-app-press-release/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 20:59:16 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13932 I received an email from Zephyr about their new mobile app and I want to share the news to all of you. I’m posting this because this can benefit the software development and QA community. Here are some of the reasons why the app can make testing easy. One, you’ll be able to easily execute […]

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Sir John Hargrave is Reprogramming Thoughts Through Mind Hacking http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/07/sir-john-hargrave-is-reprogramming-thoughts-through-mind-hacking/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/07/07/sir-john-hargrave-is-reprogramming-thoughts-through-mind-hacking/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:00:12 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13881 I had the opportunity of interviewing Sir John Hargrave about mind hacking, a topic that I’m very interested in. If we all have the ability to reprogram our thoughts to gain or maintain new habits, then it is a skill that we all can benefit from. Actually, I talk a little bit about it on […]

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