Improvement


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Catch up on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast


I’m sure you’re aware of the stereotype for software developers. The South Park episode where Cartman becomes a gamer comes to mind. Don’t be the guy tucked away in a dark room, completely shut off from the rest of the world. Dust off the Cheetos crumbs from your shirt, pour out […]

I Have Learned to Truly Enjoy People


When Casals (then age 93) was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day, he replied, “I’m beginning to notice some improvement.” Much of what we do as software developers requires an immense amount of knowledge and training. We certainly weren’t born knowing how to program. […]

Even Doctors Call it Practice



The Truth of It It’s that time of year again. In the past 12 months your friend has been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) status and you have stagnated at work. Your diet plans have fallen through and you’re back to your original weight. But hey, if we didn’t fail […]

Goals for 2017


I’ve never been much of a reader. I’ve always preferred to wait for the movie. If I could get away with CliffsNotes in school I would. However, reading technical books and those that might help me develop and further my career have been a recent exception. I can’t get enough […]

Favorite Books of 2016


In every business there are two factors which are absolutely critical to long term success. Amazing secret is that every person, whether they believe it or not, no matter where they are, is perfectly equipped to contribute to one or both of these of these factors. Everyone!   Consistency Consistency […]

What’s Your Potential



Recently I was asked why we spend so much time, effort, and energy discussing names on the 6 Figure Developer. Well, names matter. What’s in a name? Names are used to describe and define things. They’re used to communicate intent and meaning. Chances are, unless you’re an 80’s pop star […]

Names Matter, Pick Your Battles


Naming Code is a language, and as such it has parts of speech. Classes and variables are nouns and should be named as persons, places, or things. Methods or functions are verbs and should take an action. Booleans, this is inclusive of classes, variables, methods, and functions, are predicates and […]

6 Rules to Improve Your Code


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What does that mean? No matter how good you are or how good you think you are, you can always improve. Sharpening your tools is about constant improvement; it’s the little things that you can do all the time that will enhance your current skills. Some of the techniques are […]

Sharpen Your Tools