My birthday was this past week so I’ve been reflecting on the past year, and the progress I’ve made professionally. This was a big year for me as I shifted focus to stretching myself and my personal branding. Here's what I've done.
Y.A.G.N.I. “You Aren’t Gonna Need It” - It’s smart to plan and implement things for the future, but there is a line you can cross where you are doing too much.
I use a free push notification provider called OneSignal for all my apps and their API must have updated because I couldn’t register devices anymore after years of doing it the same way. Here's how I finally got it working. 😫😅
Do you perform and receive code reviews? 🕵🏾♂️ A code review is a development quality assurance activity in which one or more developers view the source code written by another developer. Here’s a code review checklist to start with:
No programmer has all 5 of these qualities/behaviors! Just a little humor; feel free to prove me wrong!
In addition to compensation from a traditional software development job, there are many ways to create additional streams of income as a software developer. Here are a few.
The best advice I’ve gotten (and applied) for solving large/complex development tasks is to research and map out a solution BEFORE you start coding. 🗺
Search engine optimization is the process of growing the quality/quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website to a search engine (Google). Therefore, if you develop websites/web-apps, you must develop with SEO in mind. Here are some SEO tips for software developers.
Up late making great progress on a mobile app I’m working on called ‘Cut Corners’! I’m coding this in C# using the cross-platform Xamarin framework. Cut Corners helps potential clients find stylists in their area based on detailed criteria.