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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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1 minute readexploring-vim

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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4 minutes readcareer

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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25 minutes readexploring-vim

Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim

Visual Studio Code is superb. It offers an unparalleled user experience with great support for many languages and development ecosystems. It comes with great defaults and is super easy to use and to get started with.

Vim is awesome. It’s modal nature and text editing features make it unique amongst other editors. Vim offers a complete different level of text editing proficiency, speed and accuracy from anything else out there.

The combination of both couldn’t be anything less that amazingly superbsome (yep, I just did that).

In the next few minutes you’ll boost your Visual Studio editing skills by bringing in lots of incredibly useful tools from the Vim editor right inside the comfort of your favorite editor: Visual Studio Code.

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