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
A lot of my viewers are programming beginners, and I still consider myself a beginner as well. But I have already learned some things along my way, made some mistakes and observed other developers. In this blog post I want to talk about 5 tips for starting programmers that I figured out on my own … Read more5 Tips for Beginning Programmers
For the last >150 days since I started my Youtube channel, I have released a new video every single day (although sometimes after midnight). And since I learn the programming concepts I teach there in the process of making these videos, this also means that I had to research extensively about a topic more than … Read moreHow to Use Google to Solve Your Programming Questions
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!
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
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
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)