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The Surprising Way to Become a Senior Software Developer with Caroline Salib

“I had a huge list of the technical things I needed to learn for this new position and turns out none of them was missing for me to get to Senior. I need to do some leadership work, do more mentoring, and is a matter of time. But now I know what to do and I know what to focus on. And that was really surprising. I don’t need to spend hours studying programming” – Caroline Salib....

3 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
How to find your Ruby Software Career Path with Mina Slater

How to find your Ruby Software Career Path with Mina Slater

Often as developers, we believe we are supposed to know everything. Just figure everything by ourselves. As long as we get faster and better at coding, our careers will progress smoothly. But if you ask around, you’ll notice that most people are feeling technically stuck, despite years of experience. If you ask for career advice, people will throw you an endless list of complex technical skills to master. That’s not what you’ll find here....

3 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Unhappy as a Developer? How Not To Be Miserable with Dr. Randy Paterson

Unhappy as a Developer? How Not To Be Miserable with Dr. Randy Paterson

Do you suffer from Slack notification anxiety? On-call schedules and deadlines giving you nightmares? Are your teammates nitpicking your code during code review? Instead of quitting your job out of frustration and having to go through another round of technical interviews, what if you knew how to have a great relationship with your work? Learn how to deal with imposter syndrome, unrealistic deadlines, and stop communicating passive-aggressively today! Communicate effectively with your team and finish the day feeling good about what you’ve accomplished....

60 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Ruby Code Quality with Ernesto Tagwerker on the hexdevs podcast

Ruby Code Quality with Ernesto Tagwerker

Are you working on Ruby on Rails Applications that are constantly on fire, overwhelmed by technical debt? Instead of being a firefighter, what if you could be a happy programmer again and “Escape the tar pit”? Learn exactly how to measure tech debt and take the right steps to immediately improve code quality. Listen to our conversation with Ernesto Tagwerker (@etagwerker). Apple Podcasts | Spotify About our guest Ernesto Tagwerker is the founder & CTO at FastRuby....

44 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
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Why no one reads your tech blog and how to fix that

You have a technical blog but there is only one problem: no one is reading what you write. Why? Think about it: readers aren’t going through their day waiting for your tech tutorials. They’re busy dealing with whatever is going on in their day, just like you! They are thinking of how they are going finish their work before Friday, how they are going to fix the bug in production… you get the picture....

5 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Monica Lent

Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship With Monica Lent

Monica Lent is a software engineer and entrepreneur. She decided to quit her job and bootstrap Affilimate full-time. She also created Blogging for Devs, a paid community to help developers grow their technical blogs with SEO. Apple Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes Monica Lent’s website Affilimate Blogging for Devs Monica’s Income Report Amy Hoy’s post about content marketing Transcript Stefanni Brasil: [00:00:10] Our guest today is Monica Lent....

39 min · Stefanni Brasil
Unusual Tech Jobs with Brian Hall

Unusual Tech Jobs with Brian Hall

Brian David Hall is an expert in conversion optimization. He’s a software engineer by training, runs his own company, and is the host of the SaaS Experiments Podcast, where he talks to other experts in growth marketing. We talked about the unusual tech jobs he’s had that helped him learn other skills beyond coding. Apple Podcasts | Spotify You can use your skills in other areas like Marketing and Sales to transition to a tech job instead of throwing away your current expertise....

33 min · Thiago Araujo
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Why Michael Lynch Left His Job at Google to Become a Solo Founder

Michael Lynch is a software developer and blogger. He used to work as a software engineer at Google, but he decided to quit and now he’s a solo founder, and blogs about his experience. Michael has recently launched the course Hit The Front Page of Hacker News Course. The course teaches everything he has learned about Hacker News after getting many of his original blog posts to hit the front page....

1 min · Thiago Araujo
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Grow a Micro-SaaS to 30K MRR with DelightChat

We had a great time chatting with Preetam Nath and Sankalp Jonna, the co-founders of SuperLemon and DelightChat. They started a micro-SaaS in 2019. After about 14 months, they grew the monthly recurring revenue to $30,000. More than 20,000 merchants are using their product on the Shopify App Store, which is completely insane! DelightChat is a customer support tool for small and medium-sized e-commerces. The great thing about their story is that they’re not just building a business, but building a life on top of that business....

2 min · Thiago Araujo