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No fancy intro this time. It’s the end of the year and we all know what that means. Here’s some ideas on a coders new years resolutions for 2019: Join the #301DaysOfCode Movement or the #100DaysOfCode Movement I’m adding both of these at the start, since I realize committing to something for 301 days may seem a little daunting at first. There is, however, no reason to not start out with both of them at once, since they have pretty much the same rule set: Code a minimum of an hour every day for the next 100/301 days. Tweet your progress every day with the #100DaysOfCode and/or #301DaysOfCode hashtag and the day number. Here’s an example on how to do both from my friend Charlie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlosermota/status/1075229858022809600 The movements themselves represent one of the greatest opportunities ever afforded to junior and upcoming developers. This is because you get to…

I made these some tweets as well in my account @orliph. But I also decided to leave the whole thing posted here in case someone was interested. This is not meant to be offensive. I’m just poking a little bit of fun at the things our Scrum team can make us go through sometimes. So without further ado, here’s the Twelve Days of Coding Christmas: The Twelve Days Of Coding Christmas On day One of Coding Christmas my Scrum Team sent to me: A Whole Day Spent Debugging On day Two of Coding Christmas my Scrum Team sent to me: 2 Linting Errors and a Whole Day Spent Debugging On day Three of Coding Christmas my Scrum Team sent to me: 3 Change Requests 2 Linting Errors and a Whole Day Spent Debugging On day Four of Coding Christmas my Scrum team sent to me: 4 Freshers Learning 3 Change Requests…

So you finally got that job you wanted. Sure, it took some time and effort, but you managed to score a well paid position that matches all your needs. It has good career advancement plan, great benefits and to top it all off: Work from Home days. And you could not be more excited to start cashing them in. Maybe you’re on a fully remote team, managing your own business or enjoying those flexible Fridays everyone was talking about. Whatever the reason may be, you get to spend a day at home in your PJ’s drinking soda with the TV as background music. Or maybe you even decide to go out and take your work to the park, or the local Starbucks. Life is good and you start to fantasize about trips to the Caribbean, and taking pictures of your laptop with an orange drink. Then all of a sudden phone…