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

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, perfect, but don’t confuse the initial boost of motivation that you always … Read moreWant to Learn Programming? Do a Little Bit Every Day!

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 be quite frustrating. Google helps with a lot of questions, but often times there is … Read moreWhere to Ask Your Programming Questions?

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)

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 work “really really hard”. You know, like Gary Vaynerchuk, Elon Musk or any other … Read moreIncremental Progress over Intense Sprints

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 switched to Java and eventually came … Read moreHow My First Months of Learning (Android) Programming Felt