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How To Become A Successful Programmer?

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Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash How To Become A Successful Programmer? I have heard many novice programmers saying I want to get better at programming but there is hardly a slight improvement in their skills. I have observed that most of them say they want to get better but that is just a wish. They do not really mean it. They mere wish to improve their skills. They do not work for it. Your wish does not guarantee that you will become a successful programmer. Many other people who have developed an interest in computer programming do not know how to reach to a point where they will be called successful programmers. They either keep wandering in the middle of nowhere or just give up. The same response is for them too as it was for the wishers. Your interest does not guarantee that you will succeed. Programming is a field which requires intensive work to master. Along with improving your technical knowledge of programming, you need to work on your interest. You n

Telling a Story with Your Code

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Telling a Story with Your Code Latisha McNeel, Full Stack Developer at G2i This article first appeared in G2i . Programming is part art and part science. How does story telling with your code fit into this dichotomy? A story is an accounting of a set of events or people, real or imaginary. Code is either a system of words, letters or figures substituted for other words, letters or figures, especially for the purposes of secrecy or programming instructions. Sometimes, while reading code (computer science), both definitions apply. In the talk about inclusivity, everyone, all humans, should be able to use the applications or products we build. If we are building for everyone, why then are we writing code like we only want those with our decoder ring to be collaborators? Or we only want the computer to be able to decode what we wrote? Whether we are writing a novel, a short story, an article or code, our audience is always our fellow humans. The computer can interpret the statements wheth

What is the biggest mistake people make while learning programming?

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Computer programming was the new swag in the old days. and it is till today. Programmers are cool. aren't they? Although they have a really f*cked up routine. Correction, they have no routine at all.  Despite all this, most of the gamers would like to meet those who created Pubg or COD if they get a chance. If you know how to code, you can make your computer dance on your fingertips like a bar dancer. And how can we forget the new cool, AI. If you are a graphic designer and reading this, FYI AI does not mean only Adobe Illustrator all the time. It means artificial intelligence here. And the most attractive thing you can get from programming is online money. $$$$ What else you can get from programming? You can design a mobile game as a gift for your girlfriend and hang her photos everywhere. You can give her whatever you want in the game. Even a little spy which can tell you about her activity, location, etc. Sounds interesting? What else? You can make an automation tool that can ge

AI and ML: Are they one and the same?

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As children we believed in magic, imagined, and a fantasy where robots would one day follow our commands, undertaking our most meager tasks and even help with our homework at the push of a button! But sadly it always seemed that these beliefs, along with the idea of self-driven aero cars and jetpacks, belonged in a future beyond our imagination or in a Hollywood Sci-fi. Would we ever get to experience the future in our lifetime? But then it arrived! Artificial Intelligence, aka AI, made its debut in real life and became the buzz word of the 21st century, providing us with new ideas to explore and incredible possibilities. And just as we were getting used to AI we were introduced to Futuristic Learning, Deep Learning, and another term we often confuse with AI: Machine Learning (ML). Whew! Suddenly the future is well and truly here, and it’s hard to keep up with the advancement of these technologies, what each term means and how they relate to one another – particu

5 Key Challenges In Today’s Era of Big Data

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Digital transformation will create trillions of dollars of value. While estimates vary, the World Economic Forum in 2016 estimated an increase in $100 trillion in global business and social value by 2030. Due to AI, PwC has estimated an increase of $15.7 trillion and McKinsey has estimated an increase of $13 trillion in annual global GDP by 2030. We are currently in the middle of an AI renaissance, driven by big data and breakthroughs in machine learning and deep learning. These breakthroughs offer opportunities and challenges to companies depending on the speed at which they adapt to these changes. Modern enterprises face 5 key challenges in today’s era of big data 1. Handling a multiplicity of enterprise source systems The average Fortune 500 enterprise has a few hundred enterprise IT systems, all with their different data formats, mismatched references across data sources, and duplication 2. Incorporating and contextualising high frequency data The challenge gets

Why Do We Forget Most Of The Things We Read?

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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash I read daily for a fairly enough amount of time. Along with reading about my field of study, I read about anything. Anything includes anything except fiction. I have a queue of books, each waiting for its turn to get outside of the shelf. I am a regular reader of Medium. I get daily and weekly newsletters from top websites. I spend 3-5 hours of my daily life in reading and I have been following this routine for years. This is a good amount of time I think I have invested in reading and I still enjoy it. It is one of the things that I am proud of doing it. I am obsessed with it. I mark the day as an unproductive day when I read for less than an hour. Reading has its own charm. The first sign that you may have fallen for the charm is that you will start loving the smell of books. I remember the days during my graduation when I couldn’t sleep without keeping my books so near to me that I can feel its smell. But I remember hardly 10% of the