3 Important Websites Every Programmer Should Know
These sites are what make you a programmer…
“Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn’t take it away from you. I’m happy to share what I can because I’m in it for the love of programming.”- John Carmack.
I totally agree with Carmack here.
In that spirit— let me share these open secrets every established programmer knows.
1. Stack Overflow
There’s a popular joke making rounds in programming communities.
“Coding is 90% Googling and 10% actual coding”.
Well, that’s obviously true, but that 90% of Googling I can assure you leads to Stack Overflow
I bet any programming question you can ask Google today, someone has already asked that.
And creepy enough, 99% of the times someone has already answered that question and has conveniently posted the answer on Stack Overflow.
Us programmers build projects by borrowing ancient wisdom from ancient masters.
If you can code a serious project without consulting Stack Overflow— you’re not a programmer my friend like the rest of us— YOU’RE A god.🙇♂️
Hey, Hello? Do I need to explain this one?
Lawyers wear impressive suits, doctors put on their clean uniforms, and we programmers, what do we do? We rock black hoodies ready to push mind-bending code into repositories on Github.
Being a programmer is synonymous with having a Github account.
HR people and programming buddies use Github to verify your coding skills.
Plus contributing to open-source projects on Github is really cool and looks good on your resume.
LinkedIn, wedding ceremonies, and funerals are the only places you’ll find me as a programmer wearing a suit.
In the tech industry, success is more than being able to produce beautiful code, you have to chase opportunities, and LinkedIn is where you do the chasing.
You have to announce to the HR people, investors, and prospective partners that you’re not just a hobbyist.
Flex your achievements, frequently enough so that someone important notices you.
LinkedIn is literally the land of connections. Connect with folks in your field buddy.
Always remember to be tolerable and sincere. Genuine networking is built on reciprocity, don’t be a leech.
What can I say? go to the world ye and code to death!