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The skill you’ve never been taught

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From our early childhood, we have been taught to focus on doing things. Do your homework, study hard, get good grades, get into the best companies by cramming interview questions, get these tasks done on time. It's all about getting things done.

Even Nike’s slogan is “Just do it”.

Amidst…


An engineer, a keen observer, writer about tech, life improvement, motivation, humor, and more. Hit the follow button if you want a weekly dose of awesomeness.

The author during a drive by the Pacific

Hey All, this is Cinto. I am originally from India, currently working for a tech company in the United States (more precisely The Silicon Valley). My friends who know me claim that I am humourous, a good motivator, and very friendly.


And it does not come by copying online influencers

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A few years ago, when I was planning to invest some money in the stock exchange, I googled for “The best stocks under 10$”. I got a list of stocks from different people who considered themselves geniuses in the field. I bought the stock that 2 couple of them…


It might be more than 45 years old, but SQL still gets the job done

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Whether you are a beginner starting your engineering career, or you are an experienced data engineer or data analyst, knowledge of advanced SQL syntax is a must.

With exponential growth in data, it has become more important to analyze these data super quickly.


What actually an interviewer thinks

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Interviewing a candidate is so much fun because you get to passively assert your superiority over them. You get a chance to ask the most complex of questions (from google, of course) and have a smirky self-satisfied laugh when they fail to answer. …


I’ll leave it up to you if you want to use these phrases again

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As the Black Lives Matter movement remains still in the limelight after the inhumane killing of George Floyd and other similar atrocities, people have been raising awareness on social media about the use of everyday words and phrases that carry offensive histories. GitHub renamed its ‘master’ branch to ‘main’.


And join the exclusive club of people who read every day

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Somewhere after “lose weight”, “go to the gym”, and “eat healthy”, “read more” is one of the top goals that most people set for themselves. And rightly so. …


Daily struggles of being a Software Developer

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Popular culture such as shown in the popular “IT Crowd” tends to depict developers either as antisocial geeks or as total nerds with a headphone staring at their monitors in a dark room. They are portrayed as someone with a set of weird behaviors that do not have many social…


It gave me a chance to tap into the immense potential of early morning.

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Sometimes in life, things don’t go as planned. Unfortunate things happen. The life that we hoped for, does not always stay on track, it gets derailed by the chaotic winds of life.

But, sometimes, as they say

“Good things can still happen in the midst of chaos.”

My wife is…


A deep dive into how the community is adopting these languages

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Software programming is a hot career right now, but it is also an ever-evolving one — It is changing quickly, very very quickly. The technology that used to be valuable yesterday may not be needed today. The programming language that was once a hit is not obsolete.

I started my…

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