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Cindy Potvin
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Blogged: Can your #programming skills be rated? #neverstoplearning #career #softskills #learning

I’ve received an interesting question from a reader of the blog last week about evaluating your skills. Do you have some resources that would help me evaluate my own computing skills into categories like weak in one area or strong in another area. […]…
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Controlling your novelty-seeking behavior #learnprogramming #softskills #devs #javascript #tech

Getting started with a new technology is always exciting. You see all the things that it does right, unlike your current tools. The tutorial is fun, you have new toys to play with and you’re looking forward to cracking open that book or course. The first…
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Be more productive as a software #developer with my new 5 Hacks to Learn New Skills email course

Some people seem to be superhumanly productive: they’re always up to date with the latest technologies and techniques, work on cool projects and contribute to open source without breaking a sweat. You’re envious about the productivity and efficiency of…
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Blogged: Year-long goals are too long, setting goals for the new year #learning #softskills

With the new year, everything you wish to improve about your life and your skills come back to the surface. Everybody is making lists and sharing them online, so it’s hard not to join in the fun even if you don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. Don’t…
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3 awesome books to improve your soft skills #softskills #devs #productivity

Productivity as a developer may be measured in lines of code produced by cup of coffee consumed, but it’s not a very useful metric. Effectiveness, or doing the right thing, is more important that cranking out code and learning yet another new technology.…
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What is the next skill you should learn as a software developer? #softskills #learning #productivity

In my previous post, I wrote about mapping out your current skills to know where you stand and take control of your learning. But knowing where you are is a lot easier that knowing what to learn next. Choosing what to learn next requires gazing in your…
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Having trouble getting started on learning a new skill? #learnprogramming #learning #softskills

Working on the same kind of project with the same old technologies you’ve already mastered is easy and comfortable. You’ve been telling yourself that you should move on to a more modern web development stack or learn a new library for a while, but you’re…
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Every #programmer is self-taught #learning #softskills #devs #development

There are many ways to become a programmer beside getting a computer science degree. If you’re on that less conventional path, you may be wondering what you should do to catch up to people who do have a degree. How can you compete with someone who spent…
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Blogged: Mind the #learning gap. Don't fall into the trap coming back from the holidays! #productivity

Learning new things is hard work. When you finally complete a project, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Everything is going your way, you’re smart and you can tackle anything. You deserve to take a break for a few weeks because you did such a…
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Blogged : my series on #learning as a software developer #softskills #productivity #devs

What to learn and when you should learn it is the hardest problem to solve as a software developer. There are tons of things you could potentially learn, with sites like Reddit and Hacker News adding new must-learn skills and technologies to your pile…
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My 3 steps process to learn a new skill as a software developer #softskills #productivity #devs

In my previous posts, I wrote about mapping your current skills, and using this knowledge to decide which skill you should learn next as a software developer. Once you’ve went through this, you should have found a few skills that are really worth…
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Taking control of your #learning by mapping out your skills http://blog.cindypotvin.com/taking-control-learning-by-mapping-out-your-skills

In my previous post, I wrote about what pushes you to learn to help you understand if learning a given skill is the best use of your time or if you’re just reacting to the deluge of information in the tech world. But, how do you know what is the best use…
In my previous post, I wrote about what pushes you to learn to help you understand if learning a given skill is the best use of your time or if you’re just reacting to the deluge of informati…
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