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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Why I am AGAINST Net Neutrality

No, I’m not saying this just to get a rise out of you, I am actually against net neutrality and here is why: Net neutrality is this principle that says internet service providers should treat all data on the internet equally. I actually like this idea; I agree with it; I hope internet providers choose […]

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Can I Be A Professional Mobile Developer? (iOS / Android)

Yes. Yes, you can. At least I think so. In this video I talk about why.

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Whitepaper on Getting QA and Developers To Work Together and Upcoming Webinar

Just wanted to do a short post to talk about a whitepaper I wrote for one of the companies that has been a big supporter of this blog, Zephyr, and also invite you to check out a webinar I’ll be doing next week on “How trying to learn too much may actually be hurting you–and […]

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Monday, July 14th, 2014

The 4 Levels of Freedom For Software Developers

For quite some time now I’ve been putting together, in my mind, what I think are the four distinct levels that software developers can go through in trying to gain their “freedom.” For most of my software development career, when I worked for a company, as an employee, I had the dream of someday being […]

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Fitting In With Corporate Culture

In this video I answer a question about fitting into corporate culture when you come from a different background.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Developer Productivity Tool Review: Telerik’s Devcraft

I don’t do many product reviews on this blog–and there is a good reason for it. I get plenty of requests for companies asking me to “pimp” their stuff on this blog, but most of the stuff I am asked to write about I just don’t use or would never really find myself using. However, […]

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

Do Software Developers Really Need Degrees?

When I first started out my career as a software developer, I didn’t have a degree. I took my first real job when I was on summer break from my first year of college. By the time the summer was up and it was time to enroll back in school, I found that the salary […]

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Be Bold!

Sometimes you have to just be bold if you want to maximize your opportunities.

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

New Entreprogrammers Episodes: 18 and 19

We have two new episodes this week, since I had to call an emergency meeting last week about an important life decision. Check them out here: http://entreprogrammers.com/ I can’t believe we are already at episode 19.

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Monday, June 30th, 2014

Step By Step Path to Becoming a Great Software Developer

I get quite a few emails that basically say “how do I become a good / great software developer?” These kinds of emails generally tick me off, because I feel like when you ask this kind of question, you are looking for some magical potion you can take that will suddenly make you into a […]

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

How I Structure My Business

In this video I share how I structure Simple Programmer LLC.

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Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Don’t Overwhelm Yourself Trying to Learn Too Much

It’s a great idea to educate yourself. I fully subscribe to the idea of lifetime learning–and you should too. But, in the software development field, sometimes there are so many new technologies, so many things to learn, that we can start to feel overwhelmed and like all we ever do is learn. You can start […]

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