Our mind is just so powerful, that whatever you believe in, you become.

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“Money can’t buy happiness.”

There are 2 kinds of people who would say this:

First, someone who has a lot of money just so you can stay the way you are, by living paycheck to paycheck, treating yourself to expensive clothes, designer bags, basically spending your hard-earned money so you can keep them rich.

Second, someone who doesn’t have any, those people are actually not talking to you, but rather, they are talking to themselves — convincing themselves that it's okay to be poor, that it's okay to not have any…


If you don’t like where you are, then why are you still there?

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It took me 6 months of non-stop swinging the bat over and over just to get that first developer job.

I promised myself that I will make it happen, whatever it takes.

But most of the things come with a price, I already know that before I plunged in.

I cast down all my cards. It wasn’t enough.

I know I need to work harder; I was prepared for the sacrifices I need to give up, but even then it took a lot more than I…


It’s time to declutter your VSCode toolbox, and just keep the important ones, here’s your reference.

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I heard someone said, ‘let’s just install every vscode extensions that we find interesting.’ and I was like — ‘I’ll pray for your machines.”

A year ago when I was still working as a Mobile Developer, trying to save resources from memory to performance, I was really conscious of decluttering every tool I have, not just in VSCode of course.

VScode is a powerful tool, but it can also be a pain in the as* if not handled properly.

Imagine having…


They say work smart, and not hard, I’d say use both.

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So you finally found your first or second job, now it’s time to do the actual job.

If you think that getting the first job is the end-game, you are wrong; I thought about that too. Then I realized it was only just the beginning of the bigger world.

You did everything you can during your interview; you gave everything you’ve got during the exam/test, and finally, all your hard work has paid off.

Finally, you can rest, chill and…


Is programming for you?

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The self-taught developer journey has never been this popular years ago. As technology progress, more and more are curious and dreamt of joining on board.

There has been a massive increase in mentoring, several websites have aroused offering services like boot camps and guides to everyone who wanted to be part of these elite-looking nerds while some are dreaming to start their own startup one day.

Whatever end-goal you have in mind, this article will focus on…


This is a 6-min read article, with 5 years in the making, don’t forget to bookmark it.

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Code like it’s your pride

like it’s your blood and tears, express yourself by the way you work, and the way you code.

It is your identity, make it good.

If you want to impress and show off your skills, then slowly but surely improve the way you write and structure your codes.

It doesn’t have to be right now, it will build eventually, through trial and error you will create your own style, a way that works right for you, the way it fits on you.

In time, you will develop it, something unique, something…


Using Warren Buffett’s 5/25 Strategy — fire up!

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Let’s focus on one thing that will make everything else unnecessary.

Just like Warren Buffett’s bullet-proof strategy, focusing only on the things that matter will eventually make everything else unnecessary.

So the real deal is to finally able to see and decide which are the most important thing, write it down into our list, no matter how big or small the goals are, after our thorough analysis and thinking, that list will be our only list, and everything should be cut.

Decluttering not just in our physical world, but inside…


I got mine in 6 months’ time.

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As sweet as it seems, but in reality it comes with greater responsibilities and duties.

This week will mark the 5th year since I have fully embraced this web development journey.

Way back in 2016, the night before I turned 26, I was having some moments of what my life has become. After working for 3 years on my non-tech job, I realized I was becoming a robot.

I was spending my life in a company who doesn’t appreciate my work; they don’t promote growth, the employees can’t…


One day, you will thank yourself for not giving up.

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Pro tip from one developer to another, there’s a breathtaking view on the other side of fear, you gotta see it.

And that belief has kept me going towards all the challenges that come in front of me, and it can help you too.

You see, wanting to become a developer isn’t just about learning the necessary skills, trying to become math wizards, or learning to think logically.

Learning how to think like a programmer is also not enough to become a good developer.

Because if you want to become…


To my 5-years-ago-struggling-self, I assure you it will get better so stay intact and just enjoy the ride.

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I will create a plan and set timelines

When I started almost 5 years ago, I didn't really have any plans; I was just curious and fascinated by the idea of creating websites.

Then I was reading an article online about free resources, then I found out about Java, C++, Ruby, PHP, and Database,s and then I found myself jumping from Ruby on Rails, PHP, and Javascript along aside MySQL.

It was very confusing trying to learn everything at once; I end up knowing the general concept and practice but I really didn’t know how to use…

Ann Adaya

Software/Mobile Developer

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