TODO Comments Don’t Work

I recently came across a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Daniel Markovitz called To-Do Lists Don’t Work and found it very insightful. I use to-do lists all the time, but I’ve never felt like they help as much as I expect them to—that is, until I started following the suggestion that Daniel mentions in […]

Escaping the South Indian Monkey Trap

When I joined Atomic Object, one of the first books that I read was The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler. In this book, Fowler shares his collection of tips and tricks for becoming an exemplary programmer. As an entry-level software developer, I found many of these tips incredibly helpful, but the one that stuck with […]

To Koans or Not to Koans?

I’ve had the chance to get my hands dirty in many different programming languages since I joined Atomic Object. As a kinesthetic learner, I look for opportunities to get hands-on experience with every language. This is how I discovered programming koans.

Using Code as a Medium for Continuous Learning

Having recently started at Atomic Object as part of its Atomic Accelerator Program, there’s a seemingly endless list of books to read and topics to learn about—all of which revolve around software development practices. Even though I am ecstatic to be learning so much about this subject, I worry I will not have time to […]