Short Tips

September 9, 2019

Who Can Develop Something Like Quora?

In a nutshell, Quora isn’t a complex application (purely speaking of its feature set). Building a pet Quora “clone” at home is possible in the sense of creating an app supporting: User sign-ups and profiles (including messages) Topics Questions Answers Comments Blog (an incredibly simple one) Activities with questions and users – following, blocking, etc.

August 29, 2019

What Is The Morning Routine of a Typical American CEO?

Do you know how many CEOs work in the States? (assuming you don’t include the rest of North and South America) I took a quick look at LinkedIn, searching for CEOs in the US, and here’s what comes up: Nearly 3 million CEOs, or close to 1% of the population (or maybe more since not

August 23, 2019

How To Become An Efficient Full-Stack Developer

It takes over a decade of building back-end systems, configuring server environments, altering front-end layers for different browsers and operating systems, applying design patterns, and dabbling with the latest trends in software engineering (big data, machine learning, embedded development, whatever comes in). It’s a poor action plan to start with. Full-stack developers are programmers who

August 16, 2019

Can You Write A Book Based On Quora?

I have 3 book drafts in the works based on my Quora answers. One of them was recently finalized and published on Amazon : Amazon.com: 126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo eBook: Mario Peshev: Kindle Store I tend to repurpose a lot of my

August 9, 2019

The Best Content Management System for Photographers

All Content Management Systems out there support media uploads, galleries, content production (About/Contact pages or blog posts or other story pages including your work). For starters, when searching for the best content management system (CMS) for photographers, you can really launch your portfolio with any of them. From a visual standpoint, do some research upfront

August 2, 2019

How Do Companies Like Facebook Keep Their Software Engineers In Check

Facebook employs over 10,000 engineers. Deploying anything to production isn’t as simple as a rogue engineer secretly hacking something in or out leading to billions of people rendering the end result. Lots of people monitor the code base (since they work on it). You have to familiarize yourself with the flow and the ongoing changes

May 10, 2019

Competitive Programming vs. Paid Programming Jobs

Competitive programming is fun, and could be applied in certain scenarios — mostly in large tech companies building compilers, dealing with humongous databases and analytics programs, dabbling into compression techniques, encryption, and the like. The vast majority of companies employing developers build projects solving business problems. It’s a different mindset. In competitive programming, it’s about optimal

May 7, 2019

Steps To Choosing A Topic For Public Speaking At Your School

Figure out the specific topic that you would like to cover. Could be: The value of being loved and supported by your family. Maintaining a healthy relationship with your parents. Family values transferred to school and other extra-curriculum activities. An inspiring story from your childhood that shaped you into a young, reasonable, modest and honorable human being.

May 3, 2019

How Useful Is Speaking At WordCamps

I studied Informatics, but we had several Economics classes as well during the first year. My professor was a Deputy Minister of Economic Development – a bright, wise, experienced industry professional who taught us a lot. During the very first lecture, he said: While pursuing a professional degree, you become public personas. Being able to express your

April 26, 2019

WordPress Hosted Blog vs Self-Hosted Website

A WordPress.com blog may get a small boost of readers, but not as many as you’d hope. There are certain feeds and “recommended/related stories” here and there, but a new blog would likely received dozens of views a month, 100–200 at most organically, excluding social promotion or ads. Sure, this may be compared to ~10 views/month with