I want to share something with you, especially if you are one of those who’s been following this blog for a while.
Everyone is interested in succeeding. Succeeding for software developers often means boosting their careers. This can be done by mastering the craft and by marketing yourself. Even if you are one of the best programmers in the world, all you will get by only doing you work is just more work. Of course, if you work hard and exceed expectations you will get promotions. Unfortunately this is limited to your organization. And when you move to the next place you have to prove again that you are of great value. Basically, you are left without any sizable portfolio for all your hard work and all you have to show is few pages of a resume. You have to promote yourself online.
One of the best things I did to my career was starting this blog in 2009.
This is also something I would recommend to you. There are people who would like to help you.
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I’m sharing this because it helped me to activate my writing again. Besides, I completely agree with what John Sonmez (http://simpleprogrammer.com) has to offer in his course. I think that having a quality blog will not only help you boost your career but will also help you to be a better developer over time.
Thanks to the course I’ve finally moved my blog to a self-hosted environment. I hope you like the new design. I’m also planning to keep up with a blogging schedule.
The most important thing about blogging is consistency, probably something you haven’t seen on this blog in the last 2 years.
It is something I want to change. So, I would like to thank John for the inspiration. Thank you!
Share your thoughts and blog links.
Here below are results of the poll that have been on my blog:
Obviously people want me to write more on software design and patterns and no one wants to see “Hello World” applications. I’ve been thinking about this poll that it might be that I misses something related to frameworks and new technologies/languages. I’m afraid that those are valuable options as per me.
Anyway, that isn’t so much bad, 24 people have voted and I appreciate all of the votes. I will try to be stick to it, but cannot promise that I will have everything in proportion. Actually I’m planning to have 24 book reviews this year. This means 48 posts on design patterns and software design. Hm.. not that many.
Thank you very much.