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My 3 steps process to learn new skills as a software developer

In my previous posts, I wrote about mapping your current skills, and using this knowledge to decide which skill you should learn next as a software developer. Once you’ve went through this, you should have found a few skills that are really worth investing your time and energy into, and have a good idea why you want to learn them. ...

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A Step By Step Guide For Deploying & Managing A PHP Application On Docker LAMP, LAPP, And LAOP Stacks

To run & manage the 9 PHP application templates (LAMP, LAPP, and LAOP Stacks) in this project on 13 different clouds and virtualization platforms (including vSphere, OpenStack, AWS, Rackspace, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, DigitalOcean, IBM SoftLayer, etc.), make sure that you either: Sign Up for FREE on DCHQ.io — http://dchq.io (no credit card required), or Download DCHQ On-Premise Standard ...

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Learning: FOMO, need to relevant or drive to grow?

Managing what you should learn next as a software developer is a constant struggle. You feel like you suck at knowing what to learn next with all the new technologies and skills you could potentially work on. In fact, with each new skill you’re gambling with your time. What you’re learning can easily end up being a considerable waste of ...

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You don’t suck at learning

I suck at learning, I won’t be able to do this. I heard this as people were filling in for a introduction to fingerweaving class I was teaching last weekend. The students had varying levels of crafting skills, but all of them were total beginners as far as fingerweaving was concerned. Even then, everybody learned the basic pattern I was ...

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4 tactics to avoid procrastination and get started

Finishing a large project is hard. There are many shiny objects that grabs your attention and prevent you from getting to your goal. To be able to finish projects, you must be able to get a good amount of work done in the long term without being distracted. You’ll get a burst of motivation when you start something new, but ...

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Embedding Assets in Go

In this article, I’m going to show you how to embed assets in Go. In particular, I’ll walk you through the process I used to embed a shell script into chef-runner, one of my open-source Go projects. My goal is to enable you to apply this useful technique to your own projects — by using the right tools for the ...

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How to find a path to mastery as a software developer

Planning out a software development career is hard at all stages of the game. There is no well-defined path to mastery for a developer, unlike other fields like medicine or law where you must get a precise degree with clear specialties. It can be terrifying since you’re never sure if you’re going in the right direction. Many people go to ...

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