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John Sonmez wants to help you become more successful, make more money, deal with difficult coworkers and be so productive everyone thinks you must be abusing a prescription for Ritalin.

Listen in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as Simple Programmer founder, John Sonmez, answers questions, interviews guests and shares everything he knows to help you become a top performing software developer.

The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez.

John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills)

Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on:

Career development
Entrepreneurship
Fitness
Finance
Productivity
Personal development
And more...

That anyone can benefit from.

Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.

Simple Programmer Podcast John Sonmez

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John Sonmez wants to help you become more successful, make more money, deal with difficult coworkers and be so productive everyone thinks you must be abusing a prescription for Ritalin.

Listen in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as Simple Programmer founder, John Sonmez, answers questions, interviews guests and shares everything he knows to help you become a top performing software developer.

The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez.

John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills)

Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on:

Career development
Entrepreneurship
Fitness
Finance
Productivity
Personal development
And more...

That anyone can benefit from.

Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.

    824 How to not get SCAMMED as a FREELANCER Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

    824 How to not get SCAMMED as a FREELANCER Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

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    Today, I'm gonna do a real quick video today to tell you about how not to be scammed as a freelancer as a programmer because you might be doing some side jobs. It's a really dangerous situation in terms of wasting your time. I've been scammed myself, I've been not paid for things and it's just a real hassle.

    • 6 min
    823 Should I Niche Down as a Beginning Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

    823 Should I Niche Down as a Beginning Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

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    Today we're gonna be talking about whether or not you should find your niche when you're first beginning as a programmer. We're moving to a world that is much different from the world that existed 30 or 40 years ago. And requires a different set of skills and a different approach to your career.

    • 9 min
    822 Succeeding as a Junior Developer - Simple Programmer Podcast

    822 Succeeding as a Junior Developer - Simple Programmer Podcast

    I know a lot of you guys are in the junior developer role and you want to figure out how you can succeed how you can climb the little corporate ladder and get your big paycheck at that senior title. I did this, I help a lot of people do this. It's not that hard. But a lot of people don't really tell you what to do when you get your first job, unfortunately.

    • 8 min
    821 If You Feel Like Giving Up WATCH THIS NOW - Simple Programmer Podcast

    821 If You Feel Like Giving Up WATCH THIS NOW - Simple Programmer Podcast

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    I know that probably many of you that are watching this, you're on the brink of giving up. Things just aren't working for you. It seems so overwhelming. And in this video, I'm going to tell you a little bit about my story. Some heartbreaking news that I had to deal with some trials that I've gone through that that maybe will inspire you a little bit to not give up not today.

    • 14 min
    820 Don't Get Political as a Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

    820 Don't Get Political as a Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

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    I want to do a quick video here. Just want to tell you about why you should avoid politics in programming if you're a software developer. This is really important. It's kind of a public service announcement to you guys. And in this video, I'm going to say here is some pragmatic advice. Begin in pragmatism, end in pragmatism.

    • 7 min
    819 Why You Should NOT Start a Startup as a Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

    819 Why You Should NOT Start a Startup as a Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

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    Today I'm going to talk about why you need to stop it with the startup nonsense. And instead, what you need to do if you want to build a business as a programmer is to create a bootstrap company. And in this video, I'm going to tell you, you know, what a lot of people aren't going to tell you which is why it's a bad idea why it's not what you should do.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

smetoxen ,

I haven't deleted it....yet

John seems to have great insights and has found a great niche. However, the theme song and advertisements are so annoying that I have to skip over them. I am an avid podcast listener and this is the only one I can't handle. If it comes on at a time I can't forward ahead, I turn it off. It's that bad. Also, I am not sure why he is using the F word so much. Other than that it is a pretty clean podcast and could be great for high school students. He has a lot of insights and is very motivating. I am not sure I agree 100% with his Quantity over Quality philosophy, but I can see that a focus on Quality over Quantity could be a common pitfall for programmers.

Scmami83 ,

Please find a better podcast newbies/women

I found this guy when I was new to the industry. I felt like he was a "brogrammer" even back then, but I gave him a shot. I listened for a few months and watched the YouTube videos and realized....he's not talking to me. A woman. What a waste of my time. I felt so belittled by half his content. The questions that came in all seemed to be guys who haven't been in a relationship with another human irl besides their family. Anyway, waste of time and he's always selling something. There are better podcasts, vlogs, and books out there everyone.

Juan Speaks the Truth! ,

Ramble on

Nothing but rambling and repeating the same non-useful information. This podcast is nothing but a marketing tool to get you to buy (or watch while being forced to watch commercials) his other content. I’ve already decided if anything useful was to be available in the other content, I would find it elsewhere without the ramble. This guy needs to go back to his day job. If you like it, check out other podcasts and programming content. You will find your time much better spent. Garbage.

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