How to Become a Senior Software Developer

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By Aasif | Last Updated on January 5th, 2022 12:15 pm | 5-min read

It’s not easy to get hired as a junior developer1. Most companies would rather hire more experienced, senior developers instead. And they’re not keen to train juniors on-the-job, afraid that they’ll leave the company once they’re trained. When you look at it from the point of view of these companies, the picture is equally bad. Companies report that it’s easier to raise capital, than it is to find developer talent2. Tech recruiters make a killing from the shortage of developers, and [...]

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Good Products Don’t Need Marketing?

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By Aasif | Last Updated on January 5th, 2022 12:12 pm | 4-min read

As indie iOS developers we have two roles: developer and marketer. Technology sells, but it won’t if you keep thinking like a developer. If you want to help people discover your apps, you have to start thinking like a marketer. Developers often claim that good products don’t need marketing. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how that assumption leads to failure, and how you can overcome that. Table of Contents We’re All Marketers How Nerds Change The World Refactor Your Marketi [...]

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How I Went from App Idea to App

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By Aasif | Last Updated on January 4th, 2022 8:58 am | 5-min read

You’ve got an app idea. What’s next? In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps I took to go from app idea to actual app. We’ll discuss sketching, making mockups, design decisions, and much more. The goal of this tutorial is to give you some hands-on steps you can put to use in your own app projects, and to help you discover what goes into building a real-world app. We’ll spend plenty of time on bridging the gap between idea and app development, because much has been said [...]

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How I Built A Wolfenstein 3D Mod (2006)

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By Aasif | Last Updated on January 4th, 2022 8:56 am | 4-min read

When I was 16 years old I built a modification – a “mod” – for Wolfenstein 3D. It was awesome. It was the first experience I had with completing a programming project. I hope my story inspires you to create a project of your own. Table of Contents A Blast From The Past Wolfenstein 3D: The Value of Meaningful Work How To Mod Wolfenstein 3D The Mod: “Killer-suit: Masterminds” Further Reading A Blast From The Past Back in May 2006 the world was different than what [...]

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How Do App Makers Become Rich in a Year, Month, Week or Overnight?

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By Aasif | Last Updated on January 5th, 2022 12:10 pm | 3-min read

We all know the stories. A 12-year old makes an app and it becomes a success overnight. An unknown indie game developer becomes world-famous in a matter of hours and makes millions. How do they do it? What makes an App Maker successful and more important: how do you get rich fast making apps? This blog post will dive into the technicalities of making money with apps. We’ll discover 3 ways of making money with apps, from slow to medium to super fast speeds. We’ll look into the mechanics of [...]

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