Simple Programmer | RSS Feed http://simpleprogrammer.com Making The Complex Simple Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Blog Hosting: The Ultimate Guide http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/27/blog-hosting-the-ultimate-guide/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/27/blog-hosting-the-ultimate-guide/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13530 Blog hosting is such a complicated topic. So many choices. How can you ever know what platform and host to use to host your blog? Well, I’ve done it all, from free hosting to cheap paid hosting, to full service hosting and even running my own server. In this post, I am going to break […]

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I’m Not Sure I Want To Be A Specialist http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/23/im-not-sure-i-want-to-be-a-specialist/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/23/im-not-sure-i-want-to-be-a-specialist/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:27 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13524 In this episode, I answer an email from a generalist who asked me – what if he doesn’t want to be a specialist? Watch the video and find out what my thoughts are regarding specialization. Full transcript: John:               Hey, this is John Sonmez from simpleprogrammer.com. I’ve got an email here that I want to read […]

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The Programmer’s Guide to Networking at a Conference http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/20/the-programmers-guide-to-networking-at-a-conference/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/20/the-programmers-guide-to-networking-at-a-conference/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13487 One of the best reasons to go to a conference is the networking opportunities that are present—if you know how to take advantage of them. Sometimes the best thing about a conference is everyone you meet in the hallways, not the actual talks or sessions themselves. So much so, that people often refer to this […]

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Why Your Million Dollar Idea Is Worthless http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/16/why-your-million-dollar-idea-is-worthless/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/16/why-your-million-dollar-idea-is-worthless/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:00:38 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13482 In this video, I talk about why I think some multimillion dollar ideas are worthless, and how some crappy ideas are worth millions. Full transcript: John: Hey, this is John Sonmez from Simpleprogrammer.com and today I want to tell you why your million dollar idea is worthless. So that’s right. Every time that I’m talking […]

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Why Comments Are Stupid, a Real Example http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/13/why-comments-are-stupid-a-real-example/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/13/why-comments-are-stupid-a-real-example/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13460 Nothing seems to stir up religious debate more so than when I write a post or do a YouTube video that mentions how most of the time comments are not necessary and are actually more harmful than helpful. I first switched sides in this debate when I read the second edition of Code Complete. In […]

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Quantity Versus Quality Is An Illusion http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/08/quantity-versus-quality-is-an-illusion/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/08/quantity-versus-quality-is-an-illusion/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:00:15 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13452 In this video, I respond to a question that I’ve been asked a lot. I produce a lot of stuff, but am I sacrificing quality for quantity? I also talk about how I spent only 3 months to publish my book, Soft Skills.

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5 Ways to Destroy Your Productivity http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/06/5-ways-to-destroy-your-productivity/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/06/5-ways-to-destroy-your-productivity/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13412 Hey you. Yeah, you. Want to know how to absolutely and utterly destroy your productivity? Good. You’ve come to the right place. Being productive is overrated. I mean really. What good does it get you? The more work you get done, the more work you get asked to do. So, here are a few quick […]

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Is It OK For New Programmers To Blog About What They Are Learning? http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/02/is-it-ok-for-new-programmers-to-blog-about-what-they-are-learning/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/04/02/is-it-ok-for-new-programmers-to-blog-about-what-they-are-learning/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:00:02 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13407 In this video, I respond to an email from someone who asks for advice as to whether or not they should blog about what they are learning despite being a beginner programmer.

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Why You Need to Speak at Your Next Code Camp http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/03/30/why-you-need-to-speak-at-your-next-code-camp/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/03/30/why-you-need-to-speak-at-your-next-code-camp/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13389 I just came back from Orlando Code camp, so I thought I’d do a post talking about why speaking at a code camp is a great opportunity and why—even if you think you have nothing to talk about or teach—you should be speaking at a code camp near you. Now, just in case you aren’t […]

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Why Do I Write Emails the Way That I Do? http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/03/26/why-do-i-write-emails-the-way-that-i-do/ http://simpleprogrammer.com/2015/03/26/why-do-i-write-emails-the-way-that-i-do/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:46 +0000 http://simpleprogrammer.com/?p=13374 In this video I respond to a somewhat negative email asking why I write emails the way that I do. The answer is simple: It’s effective.

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