As the date of my online workshop “Before You Start Learning How to Code” approaches, I thought I’ll share 3 common mistakes that you should be aware of when diving head first into the complicated programming world.
Programming is a skill and just like any other skill (playing guitar, riding a bike or skateboarding) it requires practice. But how to approach learning how to code to have initial advantage over other aspiring programmers? In this article I will share with you tips, that every beginner should try to apply in the coding practice to minimize chance of quitting and maximize the learning outcome.
So you’ve just decided to learn programming. Maybe even after reading my article about 17 reasons to do so. But before you dive into online course, YouTube tutorials or books, you need to choose which programming language to start from. I strongly believe that Python is the best choice in this case. Keep reading to discover why.Read more "3 Big Reasons to Learn Programming in Python as a Beginner"
If you wonder whether to invest some time into learning programming, or you already code, but feel stuck or lack motivation - this article is for you. Why should you learn to code? I’ve come up with a lot of reasons! They are all backed by my experience as a software engineer as well as countless conversations with my peers. I hope this blog post will help you make a right decision.
I remember, that when I was recruiting juniors to my organization, I was often wondering: “Why do all of them know every basic git command from official manual, but they can’t combine them together?”. The answer turned out to be simple: lack of real world example. People often learn git by themselves, whereas its true power can only be seen when working in a team, where branches are constantly updated with new commits and you have to keep up. Read more "QUIZ: How Devs Are Using Basic Git Commands in Daily Work"
Remote work has recently become a very hot topic. It imposed a drastic change in many companies, but some of us, including me, are used to this arrangement. For the last year I was working 100% remotely in a US-based startup and today I want to share with you 5 traps, that I fell into while doing so, but luckily was able to prevail. Read more "Remote Work: 5 Unusual Traps and How to Avoid Them"
Recently I’ve posted a survey on my Facebook group asking about main programming language used by its members. It was very interesting to see a great variety of answers, so I thought, that today I’ll share my personal choice - Kotlin - and in addition I’ll tell you about 6 things, which made me fall in love with this programming language almost instantly. Who knows, maybe I’ll convince you to give Kotlin a try? Read more "Why I Fell in Love With Kotlin"
Every good programming blog needs at least one post about SOLID principles, right? SOLID is a set of rules one should follow, when writing object-oriented code and yes - as junior developer I broke all of them many times. In this article I’m sharing my mistakes, so that you can learn and correct them yourself. To check proper implementation for each principle scroll to the very bottom. Read more "SOLID Principles and How I Was Breaking Them as Junior Developer"
I always try to be active on many Facebook groups, consisting mainly of junior devs (or soon-to-be junior devs). Sharing my knowledge is something that I love to do and despite the fact I haven’t seen everything in the industry yet, I am confident I can help a few people. So, I decided to send my audience a little survey with just one text field for any anonymous question related to programming or IT. I picked the most interesting ones and answered them in this post. Do not take my words for granted though. You can always disagree in the comments and I’d be happy to see your point of view! Read more "Ask Me Anything About IT and Programming Part 1"
So, after reading tons of articles, watching YouTube tutorials and browsing docs you’ve finally gotten it! You can initialize Git repository, check its current status, add and commit changes and, in the end, push all of that to GitHub or Bitbucket. Who knows, maybe you even created and merged few branches. But there’s a lot more you can do with this great version control system. In this post I’m giving you 5 Git commands to master right after grasping the essentials. Read more "5 Git Commands to Know Just After You Get the Basics"