The Surprising Lesson I Learned From Building My First App

David was the epitome of success. At the time, he was the chairman of the board of the company that I was interviewing at. Previously, he founded multiple companies that sold for hundreds of millions of dollars. I was incredibly nervous. I had just gotten into web development. David would be interviewing me, and I felt…

Ken Mazaika

The Surefire Way To Get The Promotion You Actually Want

I still remember the minute the idea got into my head.  I was at my second full-time job as a web developer. Little did I know that I would soon figure out how to get the promotion I actually wanted. And it wasn’t the way that I thought it would happen. Let’s rewind. The manager who previously led…

Ken Mazaika

35 Bad Programming Habits You Should Drop Right Now

When it comes to the craft of programming, there are a ton of bad habits that prevent ordinary developers from becoming really great at their craft. We were able to think of 35, so we compiled them into a list for you. It can be intimidating to read through a long list of things that you might…

Ken Mazaika

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