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Meet Bob

Bob is an extremely ambitious and overachieving developer.

He works hard, refines his coding skills on a daily basis, and always finishes a project on or ahead of time — eager to get started on his next project. You can look at his code and immediately intuit that he’s a…

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I came into the Salesforce development industry knowing nothing, absolutely nothing, about Salesforce: how it was used in business nor how to even develop on it. …

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What separates successful tech founders and revered development gurus from failed entrepreneurs and your average, run-of-the-mill developer? One thing I know for sure. Focus.

Believing otherwise can be easy, though. You might just chalk their accomplishments up as the fruits of gifted geniuses whose skill sets are far out of…

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The Hurricane

At the height of his boxing career, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s life took a straight nosedive into a pit of despair after being wrongly accused of a heinous crime he didn’t commit: triple homicide.

Most people would crumble underneath the pressure of such an unfortunate situation, but not Carter. Upon arriving…

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“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” — Murphy’s Law

As developers, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that everything we develop will have its intended effect.

We like to believe that what we make will be a success, so we plan for a project with…

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There I sit, in the chair across from the hospital bed, on the night of my senior high-school homecoming dance. Never would have I thought I’d be in this position. Yet…here I am. Barely able to wrap my adolescent head around what was going on.

The next thing I know…

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In college, I would ask several of my classmates why they chose to pursue a Computer Science degree.

I would hear things like:

  • “I loved video games, so it seemed like the right thing to do”
  • “Programming is one of the most in-demand skills in the job market, why wouldn’t…

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I never intended to be a writer.

At one point in my life, I hated reading so much that I refused to pick up a book. Funny thing is, all my teachers growing up hinted at the fact that I had a natural talent for writing. …

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You are the most malicious villain in the story of “you”.

You stand in your own way. You create your own roadblocks. You are the reason that you’re not happy.


The way you perceive and react to reality and its entropic nature are what either make you or break…

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I once knew a musician turned developer who told me that being a musician had absolutely nothing to do with the work he does as a developer.

He said there is no way that it translates. That they are two completely isolated crafts.

I’d say he’s closed-minded.

We need to…

Zachary Minott

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