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Top Developer Gifts (And Tech Geek Gifts)

With the holidays around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to do another round-up of what I think are some of the best gifts for software developers, programmers and other technology geeks for this year. As you know, it can be very difficult to buy gifts for software developers, because, well, software developers tend to have …

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How to Create a Simple Backup Solution That You Can Trust

Backing up your data is really important. We’ve all heard too many stories of hard drives crashing or computers getting lost or stolen without having a backup and their owner’s suffering a horrible loss of irreplaceable data. So, if we all know that backing up data is so important, why don’t we do it? Well, some of us do, but …

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4 Biggest Reasons Why Software Developers Suck at Estimation

Estimation is difficult. Most people aren’t good at it–even in mundane situations. For example, when my wife asks me how much longer it will take me to fix some issue I’m working on or to head home, I almost always invariably reply “five minutes.” I almost always honestly believe it will only take five minutes, but it never does. Most …

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Getting Started With Meteor Tutorial (In the Cloud)

In this Meteor tutorial, I am going to show you how to quickly get started with the JavaScript Framework, Meteor, to develop a Meteor application completely from the cloud. I’ve been pretty excited about Meteor since I first saw a demo of it, but it can be a little daunting to get started, so I thought I’d create a simple …

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How I Plan My Week

Want to know how I plan my week to get as much done as possible? Here it is. I use a tool called Kanbanflow to plan out my week based on Pomodoros. Using this technique I am able to be extremely productive, avoid distractions and know exactly what I’ll be able to get done each week.