Freelance Programmer on the Road: Tips for Traveling and

Best of all, this freedom enables you to travel and discover the wonders of the world while working to fund your adventures. And coming to China should be on …

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Remote-First: A Guide for Organizations

Remember that travel is tiring and also interferes with everything at home. After a weeklong trip, your employee is probably a day or two behind on home obligations. While this won’t fix everything, it makes a few things easier. For one, it humanizes team members. Rather than just experiencing their coworkers as digital avatars on a chat

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The Effects of COVID-19 on the Web Development Industry

Given existing travel and health restrictions, many customers will be looking up products and services online. As such, you must carry out search engine optimization (SEO) audits or improvements to ensure that your clients’ websites or content are showing up …

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5 (More) Remote Side Hustle Ideas Specifically for

Consequently, you will be able to travel around a lot and network with leaders in the niche which could positively influence your career. Free education and experience exchange, anyone? Design Tech Merchandise. Every community has its clothing brands that define who they are. Merch that is designed for programmers only, for example, is a way to

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Best Online Resources to Learn Test Automation in 2017

This is an excellent demo travel site that you can use to practice your test automation. They have a front end and a back end for you to automate. 7) Mercury Tours. This is another fake travel site for test automation. It is not as good as PHP Travels’ site. However, if you are looking to practice your skills with a variety of different

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How the World of Remote Work Will Change in 2021

For employees, this distributed office model means having a workspace close to where they live, which cuts down travel and related expenses for them. As hubs would be the location where employees get together once in a while, their design would have more focus on creating a collaborative space rather than employing the typical cubicle setup.

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Programming Logic: How To Get Better At It

And then you place the For Loop in there, and you travel it over, and you're like, “Oh shit, that works.” And now you understand how a For Loop works, you've got the understanding. We've actually develop the sense of using that language, that's the logic that you're after, that's learning the programming logic.

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How To Effectively Manage a Team of Programmers

Vartika Kashyap has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is also a contributor at Business.com, The Next Web, YourStory, and Huffington among others. Her articles mainly revolve around productivity, leadership, and common workplace events. She also loves to read and travel to new places.

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I Feel Like A Fraud I Can't Give You Advice Anymore

I ended up going to Vegas to travel to go to a conference, and during that time, I was kind of good, but then I wasn't sleeping very much, and all of a sudden, I started making these bad judgment calls, and I couldn't run. I started to get sick, and I couldn't really run, so I said, “Oh, well, I'm sick. I should eat.” Justification.

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A Software Developer's Guide to Side Projects

One of the best ways to advance your career as a software developer, bar none, is through side projects. I’ve already told you my story of how that little Android app made all the difference in my life and career, but even the smaller, unfinished side projects I started before “Run Faster” helped me enhance my software development skills, learn new technologies, and sometimes even make a

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You DON'T Want To Become A SOFTWARE ENGINEER

But if you want to retire young, I retired at 33. If you want to retire young, if you want to build your own business, if you want to travel the world, if you want to be able to take off and have a couple of months where you just travel Europe like I do pretty much every year for three months.

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Crossing Realities to Impact Your Customers

Travel AR. Travel AR sets the entire world in front of you, using your phone. Moving around the e-sphere, you are able to check all the different countries of the world, select one, and see hand-picked videos and highlights of each location. Deciding where to go on your next vacation and what you can expect just became a whole lot easier.

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Find NEW CLIENTS As A REMOTE Programmer Simple Programmer

I could travel the world, and I have traveled the world, and I don't have to do a lot to run and maintain the company because it's not me just trading my dollars for hours or my hours for dollars. What you really need to do is you need to focus on marketing yourself, work on inbound marketing.

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Finding New Clients as a Remote Programmer During the

If your remote programming niche happened to be in an industry that has suffered the full wrath of the virus (such as travel and retail), think about how you can pivot to serve an industry that has greater opportunities currently (such as healthcare and educational technology). Assess your transferable skills and match them with the industries

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Creating Good Habits for Remote Work

Do you have aging parents that you can only see once in a blue moon because travel has to fit around work? I realize that the questions above are probably extremely uncomfortable to ask. However, the fact is these major areas of life can be improved for most people. The good news is that if you are able to work remotely on a regular basis, you

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Is Hard Work Really Worth It

I've got a lot of “free time,” I can do what I want with my time. I can travel wherever, I don't have to worry about money. Is it worth it? To some degree I have to tell you that it's boring. It's boring, but it's not. Having that freedom it's good and it's bad. It's almost oppressive.

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Why I left my HIGHLY PAID Software Development Job

I can kind of travel the world. I still like doing this stuff, that's why I'm recording these videos. But anyway, guys, that's basically my story. That's why I quit that software development job, even though it was great. And even though I still like coding, I would love to code again, but I just don't have the time for it now because I'm busy

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The Hacker News Generation (Afraid of Hard Work)

The Hacker News Generation (Afraid of Hard Work) Update: check out what Loren (the guy I mention in this post) actually is creating. Pretty awesome. The things I say in this post are still true, but I apparently either had Loren pegged wrong or this post may have influenced him in some way.

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Teaching Your Kids To Code: Actionable Advice for Parents

Provided in quest or adventure format, kids complete tasks that deal with algorithms and sequences and travel around an island. Screenshot taken on the official Box Island website. Scratch, Minecraft, and Other Games for Older School-Aged Kids. Did you know that there are children’s programming languages? Plus, many children are interested in

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How APIs Help Developers Build Apps With Enhanced

The API works well with iOS and Android as well as websites and offers language localization and geocoding. For example Phresheez—an app for runners, skiers, hikers, and cyclists—makes use of this API, thereby allowing users to visualize their travel path. Facebook API

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What Software Developers Need to Know About Training and

In this case, travel costs are reduced and you can get personalized hands-on training and perhaps hire the trainer for an extra day of consulting. I often make myself available for this kind of training, so if you are interested, you could ask your employer to hire me to come to your office to give training directly to your team. Becoming A Trainer

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My Journey to Finally Ditching My Desktop PC

TrackAbout was generous enough to give developers new hardware every two years, so in July of 2012, I had to again make the decision of desktop PC or laptop.. The choice was a bit closer this time, but I still felt that I could get a lot of bang for my buck by going the desktop route, and since I was still deathly afraid of flying, travel and portability wasn't a big concern for me.

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Why You Shouldn't Be a Programmer

Why You Shouldn’t Be a Programmer. What I want to talk about today was why you shouldn't be a programmer, at least for your whole life. I think being a programmer is a good idea to make some money, but it might not be the best idea if you have in your mind to become an entrepreneur.

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A Software Developer's Guide to Speaking and Conferences

Plus, if you enjoy travel, speaking is a great way to experience it at a discounted price in a way that also benefits your career. Speaking has afforded me the opportunity to visit many countries around the world.

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Using VBA in Microsoft Excel for Data Analysis Automation

Using VBA in Microsoft Excel for Data Analysis Automation. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) may be used to automate virtually anything in any Microsoft Office (MS Office) product. If you have a basic understanding of VBA but no clear application for its use yet, this article will provide exactly that: real-life, pragmatic examples of complete VBA procedures that transform entire business

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The Good, Not-So-Good, and Ugly Facts about VPNs

If you or your employees often travel abroad for work, replacing a real IP address with your VPN’s IP address (based in your home region or office location) is a necessity. Some countries restrict what you can access—for instance, Facebook and Twitter are still censored or restricted in …

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The Best Books All Software Developers Should Read

The Best Books All Software Developers Should Read. It’s no secret I love books.. When I am out running my 40 miles a week, it’s study hall time for me. I spend a good eight hours a week reading books — or rather, listening to the audio versions when I’m running or driving.. In a year, I’ll easily go through more than 50 books.

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Blogging for Software Developers

Today, I get more traffic to my YouTube channel each day than I do to my Simple Programmer blog.. But I still think blogging is the best choice for most software developers (although, you should consider YouTube as well).. The reason why is simple: it’s low barrier to entry and it's extremely effective. For a long time people have been ringing the death knell of blogging and saying that it's

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From Software Engineer to Artificial Intelligence

Travel agents replaced by AI-powered chatbots; Journalist replaced by AI software; Assembly line workers replaced by automated robots; Does your profession fall under any of these categories? I hope not. Most jobs will be affected by AI, but only such that a partnership is formed between a machine and a human.

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How Remote Work Could Change Your Life

How Remote Work Could Change Your Life. This is a chapter from the upcoming book “Remote Work – The Complete Guide” which we will be publishing first on Simple Programmer.You can get the book for an EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS DISCOUNT, just click here. If you are reading this, you probably have at least some desire to investigate your options for remote work.

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Discipline is Freedom (for Software Developers)

Debt also reduces your options. It’s hard to travel the world when you have two car payments and a mountain of credit card debt. There are lots of strategies for reducing debt, but all of them revolve around one simple concept: Your income needs to exceed your expenses. Attack this problem at both ends.

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The Role of Augmented Reality in Mobile App Development

Travel: AR-based apps can make possible digital walkthroughs of places and ambiance while delivering historical information and panoramic views of sites. Education: The education sector has also benefited from the arrival of AR. With AR education apps, studying can become more interesting and education more effective.

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4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Stay Competitive in

With many programmers focusing on other interests like travel, having a career that allows you to follow your passion is a good way to improve your well-being and productivity. For example, you can work remotely as a freelancer or even become a …

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How Can We Automate Testing in a DevOps Setup

Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant with a knack for writing about latest news in tech, quality assurance, software development and travel. With a decade of experience working in the tech industry, ray now dabbles out of his New York office.

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How Remote Work Provides Companies a Competitive Advantage

This is especially helpful in areas where salaries are high, the local population is not particularly tech-savvy, or where terrible commutes and gridlock make travel difficult. Organizational Resiliency. Most inhabited parts of this planet have at least some extreme weather, geological, or social events that can disrupt work.

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Get Up And Code 41: North Pole Expedition With Austin

Get Up And Code 41: North Pole Expedition With Austin Dimmer. In this episode of Get Up and CODE, Iris and I got to speak to Austin Dimmer …

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Working With a Remote Developer Team

As I started to work at an international company, where we worked with remote teams, I achieved what I wished I could as a child. Thanks to this working model, I gained several colleagues from all around the world. They usually visited us, and I also had a few chances to visit them—to travel to such countries where I had never been before.

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Comparison in The Text Editor Wars Simple Programmer

In order to understand The Text Editor Wars, we must time-travel into the past, to a place where computers were the size of buildings, network security was unthought of, and … ah, you get the idea. A long time ago there were two leading text editors: vi (and its …

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The Ultimate List Of Developer Podcasts

He has personally built a six-figure income app business, which has allowed him to travel and pursue his passions. Carter teaches you how to turn your idea into a successful product, app marketing, outsourcing, App Store Optimization (ASO), scaling your business, and much more.

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Rediscover Your Creativity

The Internet makes it even easier to connect with anyone else in the world, and modern travel makes it easier than ever to travel anywhere in the world. New experiences beckon us, but we don’t take them. We have complete freedom, but if we fail recognise and act on it, then we are in a sense living in a self-made prison.

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Failing at Entrepreneurship While You Are Young Is Great

The usual joke with my fellow trainers was, “What continent are we in today?” We lived in an eternal state of jet lag, but who doesn’t want to travel the world, all expenses paid, while doing something you love? It was the perfect job. Then I quit my job to go headfirst into entrepreneurship. I …

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My How to Market Yourself as a Software Developer Course

My How to Market Yourself as a Software Developer Course Is Almost Ready! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you probably know that for the past few months I've been working on a really big project.. I get many emails from developers wanting to know how to boost their career by either finding a new job, starting a consulting business, or even just getting a raise.

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Why Don't Developers Make Millions Like Startup Tech-Stars

I'll tell you what. This is a lifestyle. Do you want this lifestyle? Do you want to be able to travel the world to see the world, to be able to do the kind of things I can do? It's not because I'm a stellar fucking programmer. It's not because I worked super fucking hard. I mean it is those things, but not the first one, but it's because mindset.

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