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The Next Generation Of Programmers

Online coding classes are all the rage this year. In lieu of attending a university for 4 years to earn a degree in order to become a software developer, you can now do the same in 35 hours of an online course. And rightfully so, as it seems more and more likely that the machines will take over sometime in the near future. Eventually right? Given enough time and advancement, it's bound to happen. So it's a good bet that a good portion of the next generation of programmer's will come from the coding marketplaces that are sprouting up online. The question that arises of course is, is the lack of overall technical knowledge detrimental to the next few decades of technological advancement.

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The Programmer

No language is better than any other. Those are strange thoughts that certain people with affinities for their own programming languages tend to perpetuate. Just as addition isn't any "better" than division, so C# isn't any better than PHP and vice versa. In the big battle for language supremacy, we tend to forget about one key component in that battle. And that is the programmer. The person who will piece together the logic using their years of accumulated knowledge. It's not the language that makes a great product. It's the programmer using a language that will achieve this.

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How To Not Burnout As A Programmer
How To Not Burnout As A Programmer

Programmer burnout is a common occurrence in this day and age. And probably back in the day too. It's hard to imagine that people like Alan Turing didn't go through some kind of burnout in their lives. But burnout in general with any job is possible. Just recently Elon Musk shared a few tweets that painted the picture that many entrepreneurs and in his case engineers face at some point in their lives that not many people will openly discuss. So good for you Elon.

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Programmers Who Said Goodbye To Coding
Programmers Who Said Goodbye To Coding

Programming professionally can be a rewarding and fun life long career, sometimes. It depends on where you work more than anything. It can also be a tedious and life sucking journey that leads to sitting for 8 x 5 x 4 x 12 = 1920 hours per year in an uncomfortable chair if you're not careful. I've felt both ways through my career. To some, it is more the latter and sometimes they do something about it. And so here is a list of some notable people who said enough is enough, and gave up the world of for loops and TPS reports to do something completely different in their pursuit of happiness.

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creating your own it crowd
creating your own it crowd

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” Thus goes the punchline of one of Britain’s most entertaining and often surreal sitcoms of the 21st century, The IT Crowd. But while the zany antics of Moss, Roy and Jen may belong squarely in the realm of fiction (and rarely have much, if anything at all to do with IT) they do capture what it’s like to work in IT support in broad terms every now and then. There’s a whole lot more to IT support than asking people if they’ve tried rebooting their thin client (although you will likely do it at least once). If you have entrepreneurial ambitions you may come straight out the gate wanting to start your own IT crowd, delivering bespoke IT and communications systems to small businesses and making the world a better place one query at a time.

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3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 Ways To Start A Freelance Career With Programming

Want to make money with your programming skills but don’t want to work for someone else? There are many ways in which you can go freelance as a programmer and be your own boss. Here are just three options to consider.

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minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
Minigame: Adding Interactivity To A New Website

Being able to keep your users hooked on your site for as long as possible is very important in modern business. The more they shop around your website, the more likely they will be to spend money, but achieve this goal can feel impossible. One of the best ways to do it is through interactivity. By providing a user with a game to play on your website, you will keep their attention for a long time. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the process of building your own web-based game.

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tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
Tips On Making Your Work Set-Up More Ergonomic

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will have heard about the term ‘ergonomics’ in regards to our work and office set-ups. This is all about designing a workspace so that it suits you and the tasks you are carrying out, benefiting your health in the process. With that being said, read on to discover some useful tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic.

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the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru
the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru

If there is one thing that is worth understanding in more detail which is going to help you out in a big way in the future, it is finances. Unfortunately, many people simply don’t put in the required amount of effort to understand issues like investing, debt, savings etc.

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break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
Break A Leg: How To Get Started In The Healthcare Sector

Year after year, thousands of students graduate medical school one goal: become a doctor. Grad school is one element of the role, and the rest is yet to come. Are you ready for blood, guts and tears? You better be or else your career is going to circle the drain quite quickly.

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Walter Guevara
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Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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