133 Be More Productive And Less Stressed With This Simple Trick! - Simple Programmer Podcast

June 18, 2017

Doing you day-to-day tasks can be pretty overwhelming for most people. Often times, it is easy for people to get lost with so many things to do.

During my whole career, I have faced some serious confrontations with productivity. I've tried different productivity methods and I'm still trying to improve it.

However, I found that by removing my to-do list I was able to take my productivity to the next level. Before that, I either felt frustrated or tired.

Wanna know more about becoming more productive and less stressed by removing your to-do list? Watch this video and find out!

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132 How To Develop Critical Thinking? (In Life & Career) - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 17, 2017

I get asked how to develop critical thinking a lot from people all around the world.

Since I did the video on "Homeschooling Vs. Regular Education", people were interested in critical thinking. How do you develop critical thinking?

This is exactly what I'm going to talk in this video...

Homeschooling Vs. Regular Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIpeDrDG1o
All The Books I Read In 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haSer5FAy_s

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131 Building Software Applications From START To FINISH - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 16, 2017

A lot of developers face a very common problem: The Learning Bag.

I call the learning bag because this is how most developers face education. They think that their career will skyrocket the more they learn. Then, they start searching and reading and gathering everything they can in order to fill up their bags the most. Suddenly, they have their learning bag full of different programming languages and theoretical knowledge but they... They can't apply it!

In this video, I'll tackle how you can solve one of the most common problems that a lot of developers face: Having knowledge but not knowing how to apply it... More specifically, how to build software applications from start to finish.

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130 How To Stop Self-Sabotage (Once And For All) - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 15, 2017

Self-Sabotage is something that we all have to deal with.

"Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn't happen."
Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

Have you ever stopped to realize how many times you've been part of this looping and sick behavior?

There are a lot of strategies to overcome self-sabotaging and, in this video, I'm going to share with you, the most powerful techniques that I've learned to deal with my own self-sabotage.

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129 Software Vs. Game Development: Where Is The Money? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 14, 2017

Software development is a big big world. Just like any other area, there are a lot of paths you can pursue, with a lot of different specializations and things to do.

One of the most common questions from newbie (and even experienced) developers is the different between software and game development, especially when it comes to its career viability.

Where is the money? Can you actually make money as a game developer? Or should you pursue software development if you want to make money? What are the upsides and downsides of game development?

Watch this video and find out!

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128 The Gig Economy Will DOUBLE In The Next Years… What Now? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 13, 2017

"A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.

The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. There are a number of forces behind the rise in short-term jobs. For one thing, in this digital age, the workforce is increasingly mobile and work can increasingly be done from anywhere, so that job and location are decoupled. That means that freelancers can select among temporary jobs and projects around the world, while employers can select the best individuals for specific projects from a larger pool than that available in any given area."
(Source: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/gig-economy)

The gig economy is expected to DOUBLE its numbers in the next years.

This number raises some serious questions about how we can protect ourselves as a software developer and how earning money will change.

What can we expect from this gig economy? What will happen if this gig economy becomes bigger and bigger?

Watch this video and find out!

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127 Would You Still Pursue Development As A Millionaire? - Simple Programmer Video

June 12, 2017

People are often confused about which career path to follow. From time to time, I receive a lot questions from people all around the world with several questions on which path in/out development field they should pursue.

Today, I received a very interesting question... As you know, I made my career through development and I was able to earn a lot of money doing what I do.

However, during my career, things have changed a lot. I've made the transition from a full-time developer to more of a life coaching, teaching developers how to boost their careers and earn more money.

However... Would I still become a developer if I knew how to make the money I make now, or would I pursue a different career path? Watch this video and find out!

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126 You Are IN CONTROL Of Your Life! - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 11, 2017

Recently I did a video about the Uber Engineer who have ended his own life. As always, I ended up receiving a lot of nasty comments on the video, saying that I did not have any authority to talk about such subject, that there are differences between depressed people and sad people, etc.

Well, while I do not get into this discussion again, I think most of you have misinterpreted the video.

My whole point was: You are IN CONTROL of your life! And nothing can take that away from you.

This is exactly what I'm going to talk in this video.

On Uber Engineer Suicide Case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJbWdl0fIJ8
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125 John, Why Do You Keep Making Videos? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 10, 2017

People see how much effort I put into this SP YouTube channel and they don't hesitate to ask me:

"John, why do you keep making videos?"

Well, there are a number of different reasons why I keep making videos: money, growth, my life purpose.

In this video, I'll tell you exactly why I keep making videos and why this is so important.

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124 How To Learn A NEW Programming Language FAST! - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 9, 2017

Learning a new programming language can seem like a challenging task. However, as it is with all types of learning, there are certain techniques and practices that will help you learn the programming language faster and more efficiently.

During my entire programmer career I've been confronted with situations that made me develop some practices that would help me learn new programming languages faster.

In the beginning of my career I thought that reading books from cover to cover was the best way to learn a new language. Damn, how I was wrong. As I started to develop and create Pluralsight courses, I had to find a way to learn new programming languages fast, since this was exactly what I was doing.

As you’re learning the new programming language, ask yourself the two vital tradeoff questions:

- Do I really want to learn this language bad enough to actually learn this language?
- Can I afford the time and energy needed to get good at sucking in this programming language?

In this video, I'll share with you my strategies for learning a new programming language fast!

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