3P Strategy to be a successful for entry-level programmers

My advice to an entry-level programmer would be, to stick with the following 3-P strategy which I have formulated and it has really helped me in my career. Perseverance Practice Project work Perseverance “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many races one after another.” – Walter Elliot At the beginning, coding always seems…
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How to become a skilled programmer?

TL_DR: Just one piece of advice, please develop the attitude to learn to design programs that work as intended always. How to achieve the same? Start writing Requirements and their Test Cases. 

Advice to entry level programmers – My two cents worth

Fellow programmers, we have all been there – getting one’s bearings and looking for some good advice before venturing into a career in coding. Well, here’s my two cents worth. Firstly, you should have a good grasp of variegated algorithms. “Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and other Curious People” by Aditya Y. Bhargava,…
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Advice to Entry Level Programmers

The number one compliant I hear from hiring managers is that there is a lack of talent with sound communication skills. Working on communication skills would be my most emphasized skill. There are a lot of choices in programming languages and some people may try to convince you that low or no code is the…
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Thinking in code

When learning a new foreign language, we typically start by learning basic vocabulary. Once we know a handful of words, we can start putting these words together into sentences. Long after learning basic vocabulary, grammar, and conjugation, we come to a point where we can finally think in a new language. It becomes second nature,…
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New to Programming – Learn, Help and Seek

Programming is always fun and it gives you an immense satisfaction of creating something new. If you are at the beginning of your career as a programmer, exciting things awaits you. Unlike most other careers, programming is easily accessible to gain some experience even before you start as a professional, thanks to the open community…
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Keys for Improving Predictive Analytics in Finance

Many companies spend months on budgeting processes only to have the budget become less meaningful as the new year begins and then the focus is about forecasting and budget changes. The directional outputs become talking points instead of actionable insights. In one case I was working on budgeting for fee income and the high-level, top-down,…
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Sharing Views

1. Come out of theoretical life and find a simple use case 2. Write down or brainstorm on the steps to achieve your problem statement, if you were to do this work manually, how would you do it? (Forget coding and syntax in this step) 3. Now divide these steps into components (one step at…
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Most common mistakes people make when working with data

What are some common mistakes people make when working with data? From my short experience, what I’ve encountered as the most common mistakes when working with data were (and still are): People not realizing that data needs to be cleaned, usually, but more frequently on academia, people with not much experience try to solve everything…
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Common mistakes when working with data

What are some common mistakes people make when working with data? When working with data, one should always keep in mind that data plays a very crucial role and ignoring it will just be doing “Garbage in-Garbage out”. We’ll find many people without the necessary real-world experience to fully understand the potential pitfalls we can…
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