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How to Come Up With Great Side Projects

A desktop with lots of creativity tools to start a side project

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Here’s what I think: The sweet spot of finding a good side project is to look at the intersection of all these elements:

  1. A topic that you are really interested in
  2. Something that can be useful at your current job
  3. A technology that is hot/new at the moment and on the rise

Why?

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Behold! Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim - The Book

Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim The Book

Hello! :D

Some weeks ago I wrote an article on how to improve your productivity with Visual Studio Code by using Vim titled: Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim and it was much better received than I had ever expected so I though: Hmm… Wouldn’t it be cool to make it a short book that people can use as a guide into VSCodeVim. And Tada! Here it is: Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim - The Book.

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The Best Way to Advance Your Career

One of my readers asked me this question recently: What are the best ways to advance my career?

And I thought to myself… hmm… good question… This bears some reflection… The more I thought about the more I realized that this was a perfect thing to write about in more length and here we are!

I’m not going to tell you to build a portfolio, start contributing to open source, write a blog, be active on social media, speak at user groups and conferences. Nope. We’re going to dig deeper.

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