“There is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.” - Desmond Tutu That's precisely the approach you should follow when learning something that seems overwhelming. Whether it's learning a new programming language, or adopting a healthy lifestyle, or brushing up on your Spanish - what it takes to succeed is dedication and perseverance. Let's say you want to learn a new programming language. Make practicing a daily habit and stick to it. Work on improving your skills for at least an hour every day. Once you understand a concept, make sure to solidify it by writing small [...]
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Since I quit the rat race, I read more. Instead of wasting my time on commuting, useless meetings, office politics, and coffee-corner chats, I listen to podcasts and watch courses. As a result, I’m more up-to-date on technology now than when I worked full-time in the field.
I speak five languages, and I can program a computer in about a dozen programming languages. However, it took me almost two decades to realize that I can work on my own, without being trapped in any "company culture." It's been 18 years that are gone forever, and I'll never have again. My only hope is that my kids will outsmart me.
Freedom and enjoying life - while we still can - is more important than scaling our business or climbing the corporate ladder. Too many of us get trapped by our own "success" and forget to live a life that's worth living. Meet old friends. Go out, enjoy nature. Ride a bike. Visit your parents. Forget about office politics, money, appointments, and checking your phone every ten seconds. Life begins when you leave all of that shit behind you!
In programming, deep nesting is a problem known as the Arrow Anti-Pattern. The name comes from the shape of nested if statements: if ...: if ...: if ... if ... if ... # code else: else: else: else: else: Normally, you shouldn’t go beyond two levels of nesting. Otherwise, your code becomes overly complex and hard to understand. Boolean operators allow us to combine multiple conditional expressions without relying on nested if statements. I talk about the Arrow Anti-pattern and further, programming related topics in my recently published book The Non-Programmer's Programming Book: Programming Foundations for Absolute Beginners. Learn to [...]
Per definition, Scrum is an Agile framework. Some see it as a methodology, though. Now, who’s right? It really depends on how you look at it. First, let’s try to clarify the difference between framework and methodology. In this context, a framework is a loose guideline, that defines the main structure of software development. However, it doesn’t dictate how to do certain things. A framework is not a step-by-step recipe, in that it doesn’t tell us what tools and processes to rely on. Given a framework, we can define the way we want to achieve our goals. Now we’ve [...]
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I published my latest book, "The Non-Programmer's Programming Book." You can check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QDVDW4S Would you like to start a career in software development? Have you been playing with the idea of learning programming? Have you considered developing apps or games, but you’re not sure where to start? This book is an excellent starting point in your journey to becoming a paid programmer. Besides learning to program, I provide insights and best practices that other classes and books won’t teach you. We literally start from scratch — you need no prior programming experience. All you need to [...]
I want to share my thoughts on learning and using UML. The latest UML 2.5.1 specification is 754 pages long. I firmly believe that nobody on this planet needs to know all that stuff to design software systems efficiently. UML is a perfect candidate for the 80/20 rule (aka Pareto law): 20% UML is sufficient in 80% of the cases. Knowing *some UML* is better than getting lost in the nitty-gritty details of visual artifacts. Going down the UML rabbit hole can easily lead to unnecessary complications and to what I fear the most: "analysis paralysis." In my "UML and Object-Oriented [...]