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Reading with intention can change your life — Quartz. A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading.

Reading with intention can change your life — Quartz

Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live. Warren Buffet, who says he spends 80% of his time reading and writing, attributes a huge amount of his success to a single book: The Intelligent Investor by his mentor Benjamin Graham. For Malcolm Gladwell, it was Richard Nisbett’s The Person and the Situation that inspired his string of New York Times bestselling books. These are what economist Tyler Cowen calls “Quake Books”—pieces of writing that are so powerful they shake up your entire worldview. As author and avid reader Ryan Holiday explains: “Whatever problem you’re struggling with is probably addressed in some book somewhere written by someone a lot smarter than you.” So there’s the why of reading, but what about the how?

Feel smarter already? Checklist For Learning A New Programming Language. Checklist For Learning A New Programming Language.

Checklist For Learning A New Programming Language

From Zero to Front-end Hero (Part 1) — Free Code Camp. HTML and CSS Best Practices So far what you’ve been learning are the basics of HTML and CSS.

From Zero to Front-end Hero (Part 1) — Free Code Camp

The next step is to learn best practices. Best practices are a set of informal rules that improve the quality of your code. Semantic Markup One of the best practices for HTML and CSS is to write semantic markup. For example, the h1 tag tells us that the text it wraps is an important heading. CSS Naming Conventions The next important best practice for CSS is proper naming conventions. In general, I suggest trying out simple naming conventions that make intuitive sense to you. CSS Reset. 16 Beginner Freelance Projects to Fit Your Personality Type. What should you learn to get a [better] coding job — Swizec’s Nightowls.

Model-View-Controller (MVC) Explained Through Ordering Drinks At The Bar — Free Code Camp. CIO.com - Tech News, Analysis, Blogs, Video. CIO.com - Tech News, Analysis, Blogs, Video. Modest list of programming blogs. Quora. What is design? Why is it important? Femgineer. Motherboard. The Four Conditions for Creative Brilliance - Levo. I was talking with a man who is responsible for envisioning the future of how we will light our world (He’s a VP in the marketing department of Philip’s LED division, Lumileds, who is reducing the power needed to generate light by up to 85%) and he was sharing with me his ideas.

The Four Conditions for Creative Brilliance - Levo

Computational Fairy Tales. Responding to Ajax with Rails - Personal Development. After showing how easy it is to use Ajax with Rails and how Rails makes Ajax easy behind the scenes, the one thing left to explore is what Rails doesn’t do for you: responding to the Ajax request.

Responding to Ajax with Rails - Personal Development

When I last showed my To Do app, I skipped responding to the Ajax request from the server using a trick: $(".my-form, #completed, .delete, .all-complete, .clear").on("ajax:success", function(e, data, status, xhr) { location.reload();}); Using the ajax:success callback, I reloaded the window to show the changes that were made by the Ajax request. Videos, articles, and tips to help you succeed, from the world's leading experts. Videos, articles, and tips to help you succeed, from the world's leading experts. Meagan Waller – a blog about software. Web Application Development. Self-taught developers learn by doing.

Web Application Development

They build one project after another, make mistakes and slowly develop their sensibilities around software development. This is a familiar story if you taught yourself to code. Not all developers expand their knowledge outside of what they need to meet today's requirements. Some stick to blog posts, tutorials and stack overflow. While these are useful during day-to-day software development, they won't help to build deep understanding of the software work with every day. Reading to build technical knowledge gives you context. Reading for learning Reading for learning isn't the same as reading for pleasure. Reading anything containing new knowledge will require multiple passes. In the first pass read the title, introduction, conclusion and section headings. How to Make Money Blogging - Guide for 2015. Updated July 8, 2015.

How to Make Money Blogging - Guide for 2015

Learn Programing By Copying. I finished this programming book and I still don’t feel like a real programmer.

Learn Programing By Copying

What do I do next? This is a question that I get asked a lot having been involved in LaunchCode STL. There are a million things to learn, but we all have to start somewhere. Most people start with a book that takes them so far and then drops you off in the middle of nowhere when you’re finished. The answer to that is actually remarkably simple: I tell people to build software they would use. The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.

Ruby Railer - Coders helping Coders. Code. Become better at building and selling products. Web Application Development. Articles and Notes. The Hashrocket Blog.