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
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
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, perfect, but don’t confuse the initial boost of motivation that you always … Read moreWant to Learn Programming? Do a Little Bit Every Day!
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 line of code (at least in my adult life), I released my … Read moreThe 5 Biggest Beginner Mistakes I Made When I Created My First Android Apps
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 be quite frustrating. Google helps with a lot of questions, but often times there is … Read moreWhere to Ask Your Programming Questions?
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
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)
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 work “really really hard”. You know, like Gary Vaynerchuk, Elon Musk or any other … Read moreIncremental Progress over Intense Sprints
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 switched to Java and eventually came … Read moreHow My First Months of Learning (Android) Programming Felt