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5 Audiobooks and Podcasts That Help You Become a Better Programmer While Washing the Dishes

5 Audiobooks and Podcasts That Help You Become a Better Programmer While Washing the Dishes

I am a big fan of audio learning material, because you can really tap into unused time that you would otherwise spend listening to music or just mind wandering. I always make sure that I have at least 1 audiobook and several podcasts on my phone so ...
This Is Why You Have to Solve Your Coding Problems Yourself

This Is Why You Have to Solve Your Coding Problems Yourself

Learning to code is basically just going from one problem to another. Some of these problems are solved easily, but there are also situations where you just feel lost and frustrated. In these moments you wish someone else would write your code for ...
Want to Learn Programming? Do a Little Bit Every Day!

Want to Learn Programming? Do a Little Bit Every Day!

As I already explained in my Incremental Progress over Intense Sprints blog post, I think it is much better to make steady, incremental progress rather than going super hard for short periods of time and eventually burn out. If you can combine both, ...
The 5 Biggest Beginner Mistakes I Made When I Created My First Android Apps

The 5 Biggest Beginner Mistakes I Made When I Created My First Android Apps

As I described in my “How I Started to Learn Android Programming” blog post, you should start as early as possible to build actual little apps instead of consuming books and other forms of plain theory. Not long after I wrote my first ...
Where to Ask Your Programming Questions?

Where to Ask Your Programming Questions?

Note: Before you go ahead, make sure you have read my How I Started to Learn Android Programming blog post. There I explain more generally how to start learning Android development as a beginner.    Learning programming is hard an can ...
How a Growth Mindset Makes Learning Programming Easier

How a Growth Mindset Makes Learning Programming Easier

Let’s face it: Learning to code is hard and can be quite frustrating. It’s also very satisfying when something finally clicks or a piece of code works, but the next session of sitting in front of your PC with 10 tabs of different Google ...
How a Gamified Approach to Life Helps Me to Be Happier and More Productive

How a Gamified Approach to Life Helps Me to Be Happier and More Productive

As a fan of MMORPGs, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of approaching life like a game/RPG for years now. Just think about how much effort we voluntarily put into a game to make progress. I mean it’s literally hard work for hours on end ...
How I Started to Learn Android Programming (And How I Would Do It Again)

How I Started to Learn Android Programming (And How I Would Do It Again)

A lot of people don’t really know how to start learning programming. They don’t know if they should read books, watch Youtube videos or buy online courses for money and they often seem to get stuck. Now, people have different ...
Incremental Progress over Intense Sprints

Incremental Progress over Intense Sprints

Since I’ve discovered my motivation to achieve something in life rather than just wasting my time with leisure, bad nutrition and alcohol in my early 20s, I’ve always wanted to be one of those guys that say about themselves, that they ...
Why I Don’t Use the Pomodoro Technique for Coding

Why I Don’t Use the Pomodoro Technique for Coding

The Pomodoro Technique became pretty popular in the productivity area and it is a great tool to beat procrastination and get work done. For anyone who doesn’t know what the Pomodoro Technique is: It is a time management strategy where you work ...
How My First Months of Learning (Android) Programming Felt

How My First Months of Learning (Android) Programming Felt

I started learning to code pretty late in my life at the age of 26, only a month before turning 27. What i did before to earn my bread and butter is content for another story. I made my first steps on Codecademy’s HTML + CSS course, then soon ...