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A common trait I see in new developers is the fear of looking dumb. I know because I had the same concern. I thought that seeming stupid would cause others to question my capabilities and affect my career progression. Nothing could have been further from the truth. To explain why, let me tell a quick …

Imposter syndrome is a feeling in software development. Not only does beginners or mid-level developers face this problem, but also the experienced coders. Did you know? That in a survey, it was discovered that employees working in top-notch companies such as Google, Amazon, eBay, Microsoft, Facebook and even Apple face imposter syndrome despite their accomplishments? …

Write more code If you want to get better at something then you have to spend time doing that thing, there is no other way sadly. No matter how many articles you read, how many times you read the docs, you will not improve unless you put your hands and mind in action. That design pattern …

Let’s talk about the mistakes beginner programmers usually make but let me make one thing clear first. If you are a beginner programmer, this is not meant to make you feel bad about the mistakes that you might be making but rather to make you aware of them, teach you to spot signs of them, …

A new study of more than 1,200 individuals found that time spent with digital technology during adolescence has little impact on long-term use, suggesting that worries about widespread tech addiction may be overblown. Parental limits on youth tech use had no lasting impact on use in adulthood. “Put your phone away!” “No more video games!” …

Curl up with a good book about DevOps this winter. We have just entered 2021, and DevOps will become much more relevant. It is smack dab in the spotlight given that the world is experiencing a pandemic and businesses are fighting to stay digitally relevant and competitive. DevOps has actually has evolved quite nicely, like …

Use the Eisenhower Matrix to better organize and prioritize your to-do lists. In prior years, this annual series covered individual apps. This year, we are looking at all-in-one solutions in addition to strategies to help in 2021. Welcome to day 4 of 21 Days of Productivity in 2021. In this article, I’ll examine a strategy for …

“Being the right person for DevOps is being more than just your ops/dev role,” says Josh Atwell in his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2019. What does it mean to be the “right” person in a DevOps environment? That’s the question that Josh Atwell, senior tech advocate at Splunk, tried to answer in his Lightning Talk …

Amid the chaos in the US Capitol, stoked largely by rhetoric from President Donald Trump, Twitter has locked his account, with 88.7 million followers, for 12 hours. Facebook and Instagram quickly followed suit, locking Trump’s accounts — with 35.2 million followers and 24.5 million, respectively — for 24 hours. We are locking President Trump’s Instagram …