Antonio Cangiano Archive

19 Gadgets I Use and Love

I always find it interesting to see which gadgets and technology people use. So I decided to share the current list of gadgets I use. Three caveats Before we start, I’ll offer three caveats: I’m using a loose definition of the word gadget. The more accurate term might be the less catchy, electronic devices,

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New Book and YouTube Channel

In 2012, I wrote the first edition of Technical Blogging. A book meant for programmers and other technical folks. Many gave it glowing reviews and expressed appreciation for it. So I’m quite happy with how it turned out. Seven years is a long time, however, especially on the internet. So last year I set

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25 Pitfalls When Learning to Program

I’m going to share with you what I see as “25” common pitfalls when learning to program (or working towards mastering programming). Many of these points affect both beginners and professionals alike — myself very much included. 0. Forgetting that programming is all about people. Yes, the machine will execute your code, but programming

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Balancing Your Programming Skills Portfolio

Most professions require their practitioners to remain constantly up-to-date. Think about accountants learning about new tax regulations, or doctors studying new medical research. It’s a challenge. So much so, that many fail to remain current even when lives are at stake. In our profession, the challenge is particularly prominent. Specific knowledge, outside of selected

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