Solo Developer

Posted on Wed 08 July 2015 in Developer • Tagged with developer, programmingLeave a comment

Developers and coders are known as anti-social but after many years in development field, I can tell you this is totally wrong and developers who can communicate well are good developers they can learn and understand what they are really doing, if you read soft skills books for developers, sure you will find chapter about communications and How to be a part of software development team, but if you can’t communicate with your teammate you’ll always work lonely and gain nothing more than loneliness and coding in the dark.

Since I joined the software industry 4+ years, and I’m working, coding, and developing alone, I read about pair programming in XP “eXtreme Programming” and daily standup meetings in SCRUM, and How it can increase the quality and productivity of teams, but I didn’t experience those, I never pair programming and never being in one of Agile methodologies, but I’m trying to think with someone else not in the same team and not a developer, but it worth trying because it’s really amazing, you’ll feel like you have two extra minds, yes as you read it, it is like 1 + 1 = 3.

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To Google Or Not To Google?

Posted on Tue 27 August 2013 in Developer • Tagged with developer, development, programmer, programmingLeave a comment

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To Google or not to Google? this is not even a question, Scott Hanselman wrote an article about Googler Developers or search engine developer I found it very interesting because he’s talking about developers whom using Google to search for a solution and copy and paste it. Irony some developers aren’t able to Google the solution as well, I always believe that understand what is the problem is its half solution.

“The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.”

― Albert Einstein

Then understand what is the problem is a skill that some developers missing it, even Oren Eini wrote about some developers in interview have full internet access and can’t even solve their problems.

AM I Googler Developer or not?

Sure I am, I Google about the solution online, actually most if not all of my technical resources are online Google, Stack Overflow, GitHub, MSDN, online documentations, my blog, other developers blogs, etc.., but what I’m doing is not just search for a code to copy and paste it in order get things done, absolutely not I’m search for a …

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Code Kata: Fizz Buzz Game

Posted on Tue 20 December 2011 in Developer • Tagged with code, coding, game, kata, programmer, programmingLeave a comment

I stared to practice recently after reading more about how practicing is important for programmer to become professional and one way of practicing is Coding Kata. I found a lot of problem to implement to practice and perform coding kata.

This post I'll talk about Fizz Buzz Game a.k.a. Bizz Buzz Game, it's numerical/math game, if the number is divisible by 3 replace it with fizz, or if number divisible by 5 replace it with buzz, or if number is divisible by 3 and 5 replace it with fizzbuzz. For example if we count from 1 to 20 it'll be like this: 1, 2, fizz, 4, buzz, fizz, 7, 8, fizz, buzz, 11, fizz, 13, 14, fizzbuzz, 16, 17, fizz, 19, buzz.

So how to code this game:

First I thought I can solve this game by:

If (this number is divisible by 3 and not divisible by 5)  return fizz

else if (this number is not divisible by 3 and divisible by 5)  return buzz

else if (this number is divisible by 3 and divisible by 5)  return buzzfizz

else if(this number is not divisible by 3 and not divisible by 5)  return the number …

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Coding Kata

Posted on Tue 06 December 2011 in Developer • Tagged with coding, professional, programmer, programmingLeave a comment

Practicing Guitar

Recently I'm reading Uncle Bob's Clean Coder book and I read about how a professional programmer must always practice, like professional musicians, professional football player, and professional martial arts player. I'm learning  how to play electric guitar, you need to start slowly "slow will gain speed" start with something easy and way to go to professional level, and believe me if you stop practicing you lose your speed, but this doesn't mean professional guitarist stop learning new things and stop practicing. When I see a guitarist do something great I ask myself how, how he did it? the answer is simple he practice.

Getting a job as programmer will not make you a professional one, doing your work in regular basis won't make you a professional programmer like walking everyday won't make you a professional athletic, you must challenge yourself, learning something new, or try to solve problem with your favorite programming language. Try do practice away from working time, and practice, practice, practice, practice, and practice.

In CleanCoder's Chapter 6 talking about practicing and there's a part talking about coding kata, so What is Coding Kata?

Kata

  • Kata is a Japanese word describing detailed choreographed patterns of movements …
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