Soft skills every developer should have

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A few weeks ago, I interviewed someone who wants to become a developer. He was concerned about the fact that he wasn’t good enough technically and that he will never be. “What makes a great developer in your opinion?” he asked me. I answered briefly: “A great developer must have technical skills, it’s undeniable. But what really makes you great are your soft skills”.

This answer surprised him. And it may surprise some of you. But I insist: soft skills are important, more important than technical skills. Because once you get the right soft skills, technical skills come naturally. Let’s see which skills and why.

It’s not just about technology if you can work the people all the technology in the world isn’t going to make what you do a success.  People interaction skills, simple things like listening, not just hearing but listening.  Learning never stops because technology and solutions keep changing.

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Blue LED Pulsating (Breathing) Heart Kit GMH-086

This build video shows the blue pulsating heart kit that I purchased from Aliexpress in my Kit Madness Kit Madness Video.  Some of the video was lost during the transfer from the camera to the PC but I have reconstructed as much of it as possible. The word “pulsating” in this kit means the LED’s fade from off to on gradually and then back off again gradually, sorta like breathing 😉 The blue LED’s really making this build a soothing colour.

It is a very simple kit to assemble and the results were a nice pulsating heart that I gave to my wife as a present.

References

LM358A Dual AmpOP- https://pwc-lms.com/OpenStuff/pulsating-heart/LM358A.pdf
SK-S8050 Transistor – https://pwc-lms.com/OpenStuff/pulsating-heart/SK-S8050.pdf

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Learn College-level Statistics in this free 8-hour course

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In this course, you’ll learn the essential concepts of statistics – all taught to you by Monika Wahi, a lecturer at Labouré College.

This course will introduce you to the various methods scientists use to collect, organize, summarize, interpret, and reach conclusions about data. It places an emphasis on demonstrating that statistics is more than mathematical calculations.

By using examples gathered from real life, you’ll learn how to use statistical methods as analytical tools to develop generalizations and draw better conclusions.

You want to be a data scientist then you are going to need to understand statistics.  Dr Weiner my stats instructor said you say anything you want in statistics by just tweaking a few things here and there.

via: Free Code Camp

Oh no, I did it again, kit madness, 20 electronic Kits GMH-085

This is a collection of 20 different DIY electronic kits that I’ve ordered and ordered and ordered. The time code index below should make it easy to look at the kits that are of interest to you.

00:42 Red-Blue Blinking police light kit
01:21 NE555 Electric Piano Organ kit
02:44 D5-2 or D2-5 Line following robot lit
03:59 Electronic laser harp kit
06:25 Deauthoring WiFi Jammer kit
07:29 2.4gHz aluminium alloy tank with threads kit
08:54 Acrylic robot arm 4 DOF with grab manipulator kit
10:56 Adafruit Neotrellis with enclosure and buttons kit
13:10 Multiple solar car kits
14:20 Battery powered car kit with Googly eyes kit
15:17 Automatic serve ping pong ball kit
16:11 Battery Powered tank kit, rubber band tracks kit
17:12 Electronic LED Windmill kit
17:54 Blue Pulsating heart LED kit
18:41 NE555 Touch Timer LED kit
19:39 Tracking intelligent car kit Uno controlled Speed encoder with Ultrasonic kit
21:34 Minty Boost kit and TV-B-Gone Kit
22:56 LED Art kit and Blinky Bug kit

Please stay tuned in to my channel as I will be doing build videos on some of these kits.

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How to Add a Power Button to Your Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Via Make Use Of:It might be a fantastic, flexible little computer, but the Raspberry Pi has one key flaw: the lack of a power button. Missing a standard on/off switch can lead to problems; thankfully, you can add your own Raspberry Pi power button. Two choices are available: a DIY power button, or one you…

One of the things that have been missing on the RaspberryPI forever is a Power Button that gently shuts down the Raspberry PI.  Just cutting the power has left me with a Micro SD card that was useless.

via  Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!

How to Build a Chrome Extension with Vue

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Browser extensions are small programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of a web browser. They can be used for a variety of tasks, such as blocking ads, managing passwords, organizing tabs, altering the look and behaviour of web pages, and … more

When you don’t want to write a web site, web application, mobile application or hybrid application go with a browser extension.  Wonder how well this would work in the Enterprise market?

via  JSFeeds

Afraid of Losing Your Developers? How Low-Code Development Improves Job Satisfaction

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This developer is super pumped. Could it be because his company just adopted a low-code platform? Developers in IT departments are caught in a serious crunch — asked to write an ever-increasing number of apps, often given fewer resources than they need, and spending far too much time troubleshooting. This is all while trying to…

Here is the Low-Code again.  A graphical interface to create web applications instead of traditional computer programming.  Rapid Application Development was a thing back in the ’90s but never really caught on.  IT department was afraid that this trend would spawn Shadow IT departments.

The problem I see is that most of the Loce Code Development Platform are stupid expensive and can’t be self-hosted.

If you go with LCDE what do you need developers for anyway??

 

via  DZone Agile Zone

Connect Python to SQL

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In this article, you learn how to connect Python to SQL, Connect Python to Microsoft T-SQL.  First, we will connect Python to Microsoft T-SQL:

One of the things you will need to do in Python is to connect to outside data sources.  This example is with Microsofts SQL Server.  Connecting to other relational data stores is slightly different but still fairly easy.

via Data Science Plus

BT Speaker Radio Review – GMH-084

This is the BT Speaker FM Radio, Bluetooth and MP3 player review. This is a very cute little retro-styled radio which will fit just about anywhere. The FM Scan function was a little difficult to figure out.  HINT: It’s the (Prev) and (Play) buttons together.  It’s stated to be 5 watts and turned all the way up it is quite loud.  There is a red and white version which is also cute and look even more retro than the wood grain one.

The MP3 player works great, I try not to go over a 2-4GB card as some of these radios can index more than 100 tunes.

Because I’m going to review my radio collection I decided to create a small database to make it easier for me to do the review and let the viewers of my channel do a comparison.

I’m going to use the YouTube Video and the database to see if I can ” Convince” some of the vendors to provide me with radios to review.

Radio Report PDF: GeekMustHave Radio Review PDF report

Radio Database:GeekMustHave Radio Review database

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Create A GraphQL App With MongoDB Atlas and Node.js

I’m really falling in love with GraphQL lately. It’s such an elegate and easy API to work with. Today, I created a video on how to setup GraphQL with MongoDB Atlas using Node.js. This is great for beginners and intermediates a like! … more

REST as the request/response engine for API’s is being replaced in some instances with GraphQL.  For many of my customers they are still in love with XML, what can I say?  If you want to keep you API skill’s up to date you need to look at GraphQL.

via Create A GraphQL App With MongoDB Atlas and Node.js — JSFeeds