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What Riding A Bike Has To Do With Learning Programming

You're probably making learning how to code more difficult for yourself than it has to be. There are countless resources available to learn programming. There are online courses, paid and free of charge, there are college programs, after schools, meet ups or books. Somebody’s desire to learn how to code will definitely not fall short because of the lack of resources available. The only requirement these days is the ability to read and to have access to a computer. Someone might even go as Read more [...]
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Motivation is Overrated- How to Get Things Done Without It

Many people struggle with the issue of “Lack of Motivation“ as they like to call it. They say “I’m not motivated today” or “I can’t seem to motivate myself” to do such and such project. I kept struggling with this issue myself, wondering what it is that keeps me from being motivated to do certain things. In order to figure out where the problem might lie and how to begin resolving this so-called “Lack,” I decided to delve a bit deeper into this issue. I thought it was important Read more [...]
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10 Common Misconceptions About Programming- Part II

This article is Part Two of a two part series! Click here for Part One! Once upon a time I used to believe some of these things… It is important to bash these misconceptions fast and get started on learning how to code. Don’t let a few misleading ideas keep you from learning a new skill which is fast becoming the most important skill of the century. Don’t put off working on your minimum viable product for that world-changing idea that’s been in your head for months or even years. The idea Read more [...]
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Learning Programming: How I Overcame Initial Resistance

I have to admit that it took me several attempts to finally start learning programing. Even though the motivation was somewhat there, the fact that I didn’t know how and where to start usually led to a lack of focus and drop of interest after a day or two of trying to start learning this stuff. I now feel that like with most skills in life which are new to us and somewhat foreign- the initial resistance from continuing to keep on learning is often strong enough to make us stop. Click to Tweet For Read more [...]
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Still Looking for Techie to Do Your Work For You? Not me.

So you've got this great idea... but it's a web app, or software, or mobile phone app, and too bad, because you're not a programmer. You've never even opened a real text editor before. But...It's going to change the world! It's a big idea! Why won't anyone help me build it!? It's going to be the next Google or Facebook or Twitter... or... maybe not. But you don't know how to code. You need a programmer. You search endlessly for someone to help you, to build it for you. Because you're so awesome, Read more [...]
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10 Common Misconceptions About Programming- Part I

This article is Part One of a two part series! Click here for Part Two! Once upon a time I used to believe some of these things... It is important to bash these misconceptions fast and get started on learning how to code. Don’t let a few misleading ideas keep you from learning a new skill which is fast becoming the most important skill of the century. Don't put off working on your minimum viable product for that world-changing idea that’s been in your head for months or even years. The idea Read more [...]
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Launch Your Start Up: Build the Minimum Viable Product

What is an MVP? MVP stands for “Minimum Viable Product.” This a term often referred to by the “Lean Start Up” author Eric Ries, and Steve Blank, the author of "Four Steps to the Epiphany." In relation to your Start-up it refers to the minimum product you need  in order start the important process of validating your product, getting feedback from users, gathering user statistics, and perhaps even raising valuable funding. The theory is that tech start-ups these days use a far more open Read more [...]
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What is a Non-Techie and Why Should We Care?

Non-Techie is our own version of Non-Technical, which is what the tech industry calls founders with no programming experience. A non-techie is as the word implies: somebody who doesn’t have what someone else – the techie – has. The term in this context refers to somebody who can’t code / program specifically. It has nothing to do with your technical skills in general or your other skills revolving around a computer. If you can’t program in one of the major programming languages - hence Read more [...]
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When You Feel Like Giving Up Most: Please Don’t.

We know how it feels. Nothing seems to be working. There is no productivity hack or motivational speech that can make you feel better at a critical moment like this one: The moment where you feel like there is no hope. Too much time has elapsed with no results. Too much money was spent on useless tasks and acquisitions- such as multiple domain names and web hosting for “coming soon” pages. People are encouraging you to give up, saying things like “it’s OK to quit now.” Family members Read more [...]
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Do You Suffer From Tab-Hoarding?

This is Part 1 of Martin's Anti-Procrastination Series Info-Hoarding, or what I sometimes like to call "Research Material" Hoarding and otherwise also known as excessive bookmarking and/or tab-hoarding and can quickly become one of your worst enemies. You're looking for a particular topic like free WordPress themes or Photoshop tutorials and before you know it your browser is about to crash and has become awkwardly slow. Then you realize that the amount of tabs you have opened and the information Read more [...]