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How Do I Become a Great Software Developer?

I get this question all the time: “How Do I Become a Great Software Developer?”

It is a very good question from new developers. I’ve answered this a number of times with different variations.

But I found that this article does the best job of covering all of the key points. Enjoy!

[Article] – Step By Step Path to Becoming a Great Software Developer

 

 

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Photos from my India Trip – Week 2 – Bangalore

Hi Everyone,

Well, this is part 2 of my India trip. If you missed part 1 (Chennai), then check it out.

Anyways, Bangalore was so much fun. This was my third trip to Bangalore so I have a good feel of the city. Also, I have a lot of coworkers / friends here so I was really excited to return.

During the week, I was mostly consumed with work. I was there to teach two classes on mobile app development. Just like the previous week, I had a great group of students and the training was a success.

While I was Bangalore, I stayed at the J.W. Marriott hotel. Oh my gosh, this hotel was fabulous. I had heard good things about it … but I’ve traveled and didn’t think much of the talk. However, when I stepped inside the hotel lobby, I was blown away. Excellent decor, tile and marble everywhere. The staff were super nice and went out of their way to make sure my stay was going great.

On the weekend, I went running in Cubbon park. I met up with a local running group and we did an 18k run. Whew, what a workout. We started in Cubbon park and then did most of the run through the streets of Bangalore. It was great to see the city on foot and it provided a unique perspective. The running group that I met were a group of super guys. They were totally nice and invited me back to run with them again. Once I returned home, I even hooked up with them on FaceBook and LinkedIn. Awesome group.

Anyways, enough talking from me … here are the pics. Enjoy 🙂

 

Dinner and drinks with co-workers. This is outside of The Bier Club. Awesome food and beer!

Dinner and drinks with co-workers. This is outside of The Bier Club. Awesome food and beer!

 

Rickshaw!!!

Rickshaw!!!

 

J.W. Marriot Hotel Lobby

J.W. Marriott Hotel Lobby

 

Cubbon Park - Aerial View

Cubbon Park – Aerial View

 

Group photo with the running club. This is at the midway point.

Group photo with the running club. This is at the midway point.

 

Back on the road again. We ran 18k that morning. Yikes … I was EXHAUSTED by the end of the run LOL

 

Hanging out after the run

Hanging out after the run

 

We went for breakfast after the run. I ate EVERYTHING in sight ... LOL! I was starving :-)

We went for breakfast after the run. I ate EVERYTHING in sight … LOL! I was starving 🙂

 

The swimming pool at the J.W. Marriott hotel

After all the running. Time to relax by the swimming pool at the hotel

 

Well, that’s it. I had a great time in Bangalore! I’m already planning my next trip 🙂

 

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Photos from my India Trip – Week 1 – Chennai

Hi Everyone,

As some of you may know, I’m in India for two weeks: July 13-26. I’m here for business and this will take me to two cities in southern India: Chennai and Bengalaru. This is my fourth trip to India, the past couple of trips I’ve gone to Bengalaru and Mumbai. But this is my first visit to Chennai.

I just finished up a successful work week in Chennai. I was teaching a course of mobile app development to a team of developers at Cognizant. A great group of guys and we had so much fun doing a deep dive into everything mobile (iOS, Android, Cordova, Xamarin, mBaaS). Fun time!

This weekend I decided to take a tour of Chennai. There is a lot of history in the city and I just couldn’t let the weekend pass by without visiting some of the great tourist attractions in the city.

Here are a couple of photos that I took during my time here. I leave Chennai on tomorrow (Sunday) and head to Bengalaru to teach another series of training classes.

BTW: If you are in Bengalaru, let me know. I’d love to meet up with you for dinner or drinks. If you’ve watched any of my videos then we are instant friends 🙂

 

Traveling from Philadephia, PA USA to London Heathrow ... layover in London

Traveling from Philadelphia, PA USA to London Heathrow … layover in London

 

Made it to Bengalaru. I'm in the line for transferring to my flight to Chennai

Made it to Bengalaru. I’m in the line for transferring to my flight to Chennai

 

Whew ... finally made it Chennai! I just had to take a photo of this horse :-)

Whew … finally made it Chennai! I just had to take a photo of this horse 🙂

 

Finally made it my hotel in Chennai. Here's a view from my hotel room. The Gateway Hotel on OMR. This is the IT Corridor

Finally made it my hotel in Chennai. Here’s a view from my hotel room. The Gateway Hotel on OMR. This is the IT Corridor

 

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I took a selfie with the students from Cognizant. A great group of guys!!!

 

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore. This is a temple of Shiva.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore. This is a temple of Shiva.

 

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore

 

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore

 

On the grounds of Fort St. George

On the grounds of Fort St. George

 

Ummm....photo bomb! LOL :-) I'm here at the bazaar in Georgetown.

Ummm….photo bomb! LOL 🙂 I’m here at the bazaar in Georgetown.

 

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ok, here’s a better picture. Georgetown Bazaar

 

#random

#random

 

Well that’s it for now. I’m heading to Bengalaru on tomorrow (Sunday). I’ll take more pictures and share them with you. See you soon 🙂

BTW: I fell in love with Chennai. Can’t wait to come back and bring the family!

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