Important Skills Colleges Never Teach Programmers

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. After a previous post received 106 comments and generated thousands of views and reactions, it made sense to write about the other side of the coin: skills colleges never teach programmers. Let us take a look at a few, shall we?

skills colleges never teach programmers

There is no doubt college has become the industry requirement for getting a job – however, does it really teach you everything you need for the real world? It seems the obvious answer is an astounding NO! 

Important Skills Self-taught Programmers Might Need

Hello there. Thank you for stopping by. Many people today are self-taught programmers in the software industry and that is quite commendable. Some however,  still view the idea of a college education rewarding in the computer science field in particular while some don’t agree. The fact is, going to college doesn’t guarantee you the skills you need to succeed just as being self-taught doesn’t.

self-taught programmers

 Top 5 Skills You Should Have

I will go right to the point here. If you feel this list is too short, please add more ideas using the comments section. Thank you in advance.

How To Succeed After Failure In Life

How to succeed after failure in life? What? That is a huge question. This last few days, I have been quite busy with other things and that is why it took me longer than I wanted to post something. I hope you are doing good. I thought about the idea of failure right after asking myself what success really meant. I know , how to succeed is a good question. Let us take a look at some ideas.

how to succeed

It is always amazing how we realize the order of things when we mature as humans. One major, and I mean this, major mistake parents make is making their children think only of success and not failure. If your parent talked to you about failure, then good for you.

A Night In The Life of a Computer Programmer

Hello! I hope you had a good Sunday. Mine was awesome because I got to play tennis, watch my local soccer team score 4 goals against the visiting team and finally, post about what was going through my mind last night as I tried hard to sleep. For me, it is more like “a night in the life of a computer programmer”, not necessarily a day!

night-inthe-life-of-a-software-developer

Have you ever had one of those moments when your mind is racing faster than you can process the information? If you love programming like I do, I have no doubt you have been through this more than once.

Learn a Programming Language In 21 Days – Not

Hi! I hope you are doing good today. Let us assume you are trying to learn something totally new. What would you do first? I suspect you will visit the internet, grab some highly recommended books from Amazon, register for a class somewhere and many others. But what if you had a chance to learn your craft fast? Really fast!

how to program in 21 days

You have probably seen some of those online ads telling you that you could be speaking a new language in 10 days. The question is, why are people in such a hurry?

MacBook Pro – My First Ever Apple Product

Hi there! I finally did it. I took the first step towards a new experience. I have been using Windows machines since I started computing and I had several reasons for it – like the …. wait for it …. the price tag and then of course availability of solutions to common problems associated with Windows. Today, am happy to say that I am now a MacBook owner! Let us go celebrate – but after work.

apple-macbook-pro

How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine – Publishing

Today, I did both a video recap and got my simple blog published. I am going to create a new video demonstrating how to publish your own blog after you feel confident enough to let users see it in public.

building-a-blog-using-google-app-engine

You are probably thinking ..what happened to the blog posts? I know, I just played around with the css and rotated them at an angle – so it is not by mistake that they appear tilted. Cool huh? I figured there was no need to repeat what everybody has been doing for years! Bend the rules!

Storing and Retrieving Data From Google App Engine Datastore

Today, I created two videos as a continuation of my YouTube series (How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine). This post will be short because you might need just a little over 5 minutes a piece to watch the two tutorials. Basically, the first video shows you how to store posts in the datastore while the second video shows you how to retrieve and display the same posts on a web page! Pretty fun stuff. Let us get to them, shall we?

Now here is video 5 in the series:

How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine – part 5

Object Oriented Programming In Java – Inheritance

Object oriented programming in java is very powerful and a clear understanding is important. While I was trying to dig deeper, I realized that there is more to it than I actually knew. So, I looked around the web and spent some time on StackOverflow! Now let us create a simple file here Base.java

[java]
public class Base{
public static void main(String[] args]){
//do some cool stuff here
}
}
[/java]

How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine

Hello there! I have been busy creating videos for both Google Maps APIs and most recently building a blog from scratch using Google App Engine – which is free and awesome. I am going to shorten the length of this post that way, I save you some time to watch some of the videos which are also available on YouTube.

How to build a blog using Google App Engine – Setup

This video shows you how to set up the environment on your computer and includes downloading and installing both Python27 and Google App Engine: Ejoy!