8 Sources of Stress in Software Development

Nowadays, developer and stress seem to be strongly linked together. However, do we really need a minimum of stress to be effective and productive? What's stress, exactly? Should we get rid of it? I share many actionable tips to help you deal with stress in your daily work. »

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Global Variables and States: Why So Much Hate?

Global variables are common pitfalls many developers fall into. Indeed, difficult to scale and maintain an application crippled with globals. Why is that? Isn't it convenient to be able to access variables and their values everywhere? The global state problem is only part of a bigger one, namely leaking states and the lack of encapsulation. »

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How to Learn a Programming Language in Three Steps

Learning a programming language is not easy, especially if you try to learn it passively. However, it can stretch your skills and show you a different way to approach software development. In this article, I share my method to learn a new programming language, even if you are a total beginner. It has been effective for me to learn my first language, C, then PHP and Golang in 2018! »

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The Art of Debating: A Useful Skill for Software Developer

We have tendency to forget that being a software developer means dealing all day long with humans. Interacting with others, communicating, explaining ideas, adapting to your team members are very, very important skills. As a developer, you will have to defend your ideas to your colleague: let's see together how to do so, with respect. »

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Learn Computer Science by Yourself - My 100 Hours Journey

Here's the question I asked myself a lot: is it useful to be trained as a computer scientist to be a software developer? Does only knowing the basics helps? Is it interesting? I tried to begin to answer these questions after 100 hours of studying. I explain as well how I studied computer science alone as efficiently as I could. As Socrates was saying: I know that I know nothing... even more! »

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MySQL Command Line Tool: Unleash the Power of mycli

I had a mission, for many years. As Perceval wanted to find the Holy Grail, I wanted to find a good interface for MySQL. Then, in the corner of the Internet, where all hope were gone, I saw the Light. The end of my quest. The final answer to my questions. I found mycli! »

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