5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Learning to Code

Motivation is a tricky topic. There were some things in my life for which I had strong burning desire in the beginning, but after a couple of weeks my motivation completely plummeted and often I even ended up hating this particular task, hobby or project. This can easily happen when you invest a lot of time … Read more5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Learning to Code

3 Tips to Stay Focused While Coding

I’m kind of a productivity nerd. I really love reading articles, books and blog posts about tips and techniques that help me get more done, beat procrastination and improve efficiency and motivation. And while there are lots of different approaches and not everything works for everyone, one common theme is always present: The importance of … Read more3 Tips to Stay Focused While Coding

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 I can listen to them while driving, washing … Read more5 Audiobooks and Podcasts That Help You Become a Better Programmer While Washing the Dishes

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 you, implement the thing you don’t understand and then hand over the … Read moreThis Is Why You Have to Solve Your Coding Problems Yourself

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 searches, Stackoverflow  questions and documentation opened, while stressfully ripping your hair … Read moreHow a Growth Mindset Makes Learning Programming Easier

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 over months. And not only that we don’t get any … Read moreHow a Gamified Approach to Life Helps Me to Be Happier and More Productive

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 learning styles and what works for me obviously won’t work for everyone, but I will also … Read moreHow I Started to Learn Android Programming (And How I Would Do It Again)

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 in 25 minute sprints followed by a short 5 minute break. After 4 … Read moreWhy I Don’t Use the Pomodoro Technique for Coding