Antonio Cangiano Archive

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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Developer Laptops in 2016

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been heavily researching laptops for software developers. Why I’m looking for a new laptop When shopping for a developer laptop, I usually stick to powerful machines with a relatively large screen. My main operating system is OS X, so my last few laptops have all been MacBook

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15 Sites for Programming Exercises

I’m a believer in learning by doing. Programming exercises are a useful tool to practice and improve your coding skills. After all, practice makes one, if not perfect, at least pretty darn good. (Yes, I know competitive programming differs from real-world programming.) Below is a list of high-quality sites for programming exercises. This is

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