Consistency is great, but did you tried to build habits with small increments?

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Building habits isn’t an easy task. We all know the drill: consistency is key. Despite that, it’s a struggle to achieve our goals and create powerful habits.

How can this happen, and what can be done to improve the odds of success?

Goals are useless

Let’s clear something, goals are useless when it comes to long-term habit building. What you need is an intention.

You can’t get your dreamt summer body if you don’t want to have it. That’s why focusing on the purpose of the habit rather than the end goal is better…


The dire effect of the “valley of despair” on junior developers

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Being a software developer isn’t easy, especially during the first work experience. The gap between what has been seen during university and the real world can be overwhelming. The junior may have doubts about his competences, which is terrible. This is something I went through. It happened the day I realized how much I didn’t know.

Programming is “easy”, but doing it cleanly and understandably isn’t. Producing a clean code is insufficient. You should do it swiftly. Besides, a developer should write code consistently. …


Because you know you spend way too much time on the website

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It happened to all of us to find ourselves lost on an obscure video on YouTube instead of working or studying. The recommendation system and the subscription we have are the ones responsible for this loss of time (how could anyone be held accountable for this). In this article, we’ll explore a way to reduce our addiction to the social network. The goal is to reduce the number of hours spent on the website.

There will be three main steps, one longer, and tow taking 2 minutes. …


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Don’t be so serious, have a pizza.

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Working in a startup is a fantastic experience; many things differ with established and traditional companies. There are great aspects, for example, responsiveness or freedom, which are essential components of such structures and are required to succeed. Sadly, not everything is rosy, especially when it comes to product development and time management.

Firstly, let’s detail my working environment. The startup I work for was founded three years ago and is financed by a Swiss insurance company. Since the beginning, an agency handles all the development of the platform. I work there…


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If you want to have the list of your YouTube subscriptions, you’ll find yourself stuck. You could make a list yourself, but this is way too much work. Since it’s possible to export the subscription into an OPML file, a format used by RSS readers, we’ll start from here.

Export YouTube Subscription

Visit this page and go straight to the end of it. You’ll find a section called “Export to RSS readers » click on the button, and you’re set!


The famous time management technique put to the test

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Losing the appetite to write is something that strikes every writer. Whether you are a veteran or someone who wants to start a new habit. This may come from lack of ideas, time or pure laziness. The fact is that we all found ourselves in this situation. A sense of loss can then arise because we don’t know how to get back on track.

Defining a strategy helps to put ideas in order and to find the motivation to start writing again. This article focuses on three essential elements:

  • Create a…


Since I’m a professional student …

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During my Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology, I had a lot of different projects, whether programming-related or not. We developed web, desktop, or mobile applications.

I can’t stress how good those projects were, the difficulty went up gradually, and working with friends was a blast. But, as you can imagine, not everything was perfect, groups were competing.

I have nothing against the competition, it’s part of our lives and is — most of the time — right. However, competition has little to no place in learning; I will focus this…


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How I went from lousy student to bad student aware that he’s bad

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I spent most of my life so far studying; It might even be the activity I do the best. But now that I started working as a software developer alongside my master’s degree, I have realized that I wasn’t (and am still not) a good learner. Speaking with friends, I find out that I’m not the only one; we’re pretty much all bad students. It indicated to me that I need to either change companions or have something to explore. …


From theory to practice

Turns out that theory and practice are the same… in theory

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Let’s be honest; I am nowhere near an expert of the Agile methodology, Scrum or any other project management technique. The only experience I have come from my lessons at the Uni and the projects I realized while studying. During those projects, I mostly used the Scrum framework and some basic tools; we even had to use Excel for our very first project!

Now that I am working (part-time) while doing my Master degree, I had the opportunity to see how the company I am working for organizes IT projects. …


Since I am a professional student…

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I quickly spoke about the bachelor’s degree I finished last summer in my previous post. Since I am a professional student (at least for the next year during which I will be doing my master’s degree), I wanted to share with you some of the tips I would have liked to hear when I was working on my school projects. …

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