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 [...]
I'm putting the finishing touches on my upcoming book "Programming Foundations for Absolute Beginners: Learn to code from scratch with no prior experience" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QDVDW4S #programming #pythonprogramming #beginners #foundations
One of the many benefits of being an entrepreneur is location independence. This is the view from our new "office." #entrepreneurship #freedom #summer19
First typo I've encountered in Apple developer docs since 2009. ;)Update: they fixed it almost instantly! https://twitter.com/knyisztor/status/1120344158365990915https://developer.apple.com/documentation/swift/result
My upcoming book "Programming Foundations for Absolute Beginners" delves into the fundamental concepts of programming. You'll work through simple Python projects to solidify the core knowledge to begin programming in any language. Available for pre-order here: https://lnkd.in/gTGJJ8u
I hated my job, and I've never felt accomplished by working for somebody else. Almost all the creative people had left the company. The place had become a toxic environment filled with brown-nosers trying to get into management roles at any price. It was a cold, grey day in December 2016 when I was told that I have to switch teams and do some meaningless work from now on. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. I drove home. It was Friday noon, but I decided to take the rest of the day off. I went out for a [...]
If you often feel exhausted and low on energy, some simple steps might help you. Listen to Sean D'Souza's podcast episodes on energy management and what we can do to restore our batteries. Sean has been my mentor and good friend who's helped me quit the 9-to-5 rat race.
2019 has been a great year so far. Here's my list of priorities for the rest of this year: Improve my presentation skills Publish the course I've been working on since December last year Update/enhance my existing courses Publish three new books Reach 5,000+ subscribers on my Youtube channel Plus: Hike 500+ miles Bench press 240 pounds for 8 reps (instead of 4) Visit Norway or Iceland That'll do. More or less.
Alright, so here are five tips that can make your Swift code look more professional. Tip#1 Follow Apple’s naming conventions. If you have worked with other programming languages, it might be tempting to use the naming and coding style you’re used to. However, Swift has its own naming rules, so do your best to apply them. As the saying goes: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Apple provides more details and examples in their API design guidelines. The bottom line is this: name your protocols, functions, types, properties, methods, variables, parameters so that their purpose is [...]