Monday, April 21st, 2014

The Code Is NOT Greener On The Other Side Of The Cubicle

One of the worst traps we can fall into as software developers is discontentment. It’s really easy to become discontented with our current situation and to want to seek greener pastures elsewhere. I’m not saying that there aren’t necessarily better situations you could seek out, but finding a better job may not be your problem. […]

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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Get Up And Code 50: Fitness Life Change With Miguel Carrasco

I finally got a chance to interview Miguel Carrasco. I’ve been watching as he has successfully launched a new business around his passion for fitness. Miguel has an awesome perspective on life and is helping many people achieve their fitness goals. Best part, Miguel just recently left his life as a developer to pursue this […]

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Cross Platform Mobile Development (iOS, Android, WP8)

What is your strategy for cross platform mobile development? It is a hard question to answer, because there are so many choices out there. In thie video, I talk about what I think about cross platform mobile development, define your options and give you my recommendation. So, if you are thinking about developing for iOS, […]

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Monday, April 14th, 2014

Test Automation Framework Architecture

Test automation framework architecture efforts are often complete failures. It’s true. I’ve worked with many companies who have given up on creating a good test automation framework architecture, because after investing a large amount of time and money and resources in doing it the wrong way, they have incorrectly assumed the entire effort is not […]

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Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Get Up And Code 049: Overcoming Your Fear of Failure

Failure is not something to be feared. Instead, you should fully embrace it and recognize it as the only way to reach long term success. In this episode, I talk about failure and why you need to learn to overcome it. Full transcript below: show John:               Hey, everyone.  Welcome back to Get Up and CODE.  […]

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Why You Need To Start Writing

I used to hate writing. It always felt like such a strain to put my ideas on paper or in a document. Why not just say what I thought? In this video, I’ll tell you why I changed my mind about writing and why I think writing is one of the best things you can […]

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Monday, April 7th, 2014

Scrum Masters: What Makes a Good One?

Yes, that’s right. I am writing a blog post today about Scrum and Scrum Masters. No, I haven’t lost my mind. I just realized that out of everything I’ve written about Agile and Scrum, I never talked about what makes a good Scrum Master. I’ve both been a Scrum Master and I’ve worked on a […]

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Get Up And Code 048: Brian Lagunas: XAML and Oats

In this episode, I got to talk to my hometown buddy, Brian Lagunas. Brian is a Program Manager for Infragistics and a former bodybuilder. In this episode, I talk to Brian about his new fitness goals and how he is gaining muscle by eating clean. Full transcript below: show John:               Hey everyone, welcome back to […]

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

How To Get Started Programming

Breaking into the software development industry can be rather difficult. It is dfficult to get a job without experience and it is difficult to get experience without a job. In this video, I talk about how you can get started learning to program and then how you can actually land that first job. Full transcript: […]

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing and You Have Nothing to Say

I spend a lot of time doing two things: blogging and telling other developers the benefits of doing things like starting their own blog. (Occasionally I squeeze in a little bit of time to code as well. And my wife says I spend too much time answering emails and checking my phone—she wanted me to […]

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Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Get Up And Code 047: Miguel Castro Knows How To Stay Fit

I finally got a chance to talk with Miguel Castro about fitness and diet and how he incorporates it in his busy life. Miguel has an awesome story about how he lost quite a bit of fat and replaced it with muscle. Full transcript below: show John:               Hey everyone, welcome back to the Get Up and CODE […]

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014

How To Market Yourself as a Software Developer Is LIVE!

Well, the day has finally arrived. A HUGE amount of work went into creating this package and many sleepless nights were spent getting everything ready, but… How To Market Yourself as a Software Developer is now LIVE! You can go here to get the course. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. And […]

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