My top 10 tips for a successful freelancing career (for programmers)

It is almost a year since I quit my regular job and started my freelance career. It turned out to be much more tough than I thought. Though I enjoy much more freedom, I am yet to pull off the same income I had with my previous job. But the good thing is that there […]

August 4, 2007 | Posted in Programming | Comments Off on My top 10 tips for a successful freelancing career (for programmers)

Download free Ruby ebooks (PDF)

Ruby language is one of the most elegant computer languages out there. You can write highly efficient code with Ruby. It is also very popular and bagged the programming language of the year award in 2006! In this post, I will look at the free ebooks available for Ruby. 1. Programming Ruby, The Pragmatic Programmer’s […]

July 13, 2007 | Posted in Programming | 1 Comment »

Top 5 must read books for a programmer

1. Mythical man month Frederick P Brooks – This classic book looks at the human elements of software engineering. I know some of you will scream, “not this book again!”. But this is a must read book if you are a programmer and many of the conclusions in the book are still very valid after […]

May 9, 2007 | Posted in Programming | Comments Off on Top 5 must read books for a programmer

How to become a good programmer?

I have been programming for over 10 years. Even now I am still learning a lot about good programming. Programming is a skill which is improved by practice and experience. True, people are born with different programming capabilities, still many techniques can be learned only with experience. What is that distinguishes a good programmer from […]

December 10, 2006 | Posted in Programming | 1 Comment »

Server Side Includes for page reuse

Consider the following scenarios, 1. Multiple blogs with shared content. You have couple of blogs and you want some common piece of information on all blogs(possibly on side bar, header or footer). 2. Single blog with multiple templates. You have a Movable Type installation and you want some common information across index pages and archive […]

November 23, 2006 | Posted in Programming | Comments Off on Server Side Includes for page reuse