21 Experiences All New Developers Can Relate To

Learning to code is a rollercoaster ride. At the beginning, it’s incredibly intimidating to figure out where to start. For many, it can feel like the beginning stages of writing a long college paper. It seems like you have an endless amount of information to work through, and absolutely no idea how to get the…

Ken Mazaika

A Useful Guide To Launching Version 2.0 Of Your Life

It can be tempting to think about the next version of your life. You know, the one where you’re more successful, doing what you love, and existing as an all-around happier person. Most of us tend to think about our current stage of life as the one before our real life starts. What we’re doing…

Ken Mazaika

8 Minutes of Programming Advice From My 13-Year-Old Self

In 1999, Smash Mouth was topping the charts. Me?  I was a 13-year old script kiddie.  If you’ve never heard the term script kiddie before, here’s the formal definition: “A person who uses existing computer scripts or code to hack into computers, lacking the expertise to write their own.” I, like many current developers, got…

Ken Mazaika

29 Behaviors That Will Make You An Unstoppable Programmer

When it comes to programming, there is the notorious myth of the 10x developer.  It is said that a 10x developer accomplishes roughly 10 times as much as the other programmers on the team.  It’s quite a controversial topic and there are people on both sides of the issue. Some people propose the myth of the…

Ken Mazaika

The One Thing You Need To Do Before Launching Your Tech Startup

People learn software engineering for many different reasons. Some seek change. They want to transition into a new career they love. They want the opportunity to make a huge impact on a team of developers who are excited about building an awesome, problem-solving product. Other people want to start something themselves. They have aspirations of…

Ken Mazaika