Does being freelancer set you free?

Does being freelancer set you free?

As a freelancer, you will ask this question to yourself at some point. Because the word, “freelance,” includes the word free, I certainly hope it means working freely and not for free. What is your definition of freedom? Everyone’s definition of freedom is different. Unless you’re Yeonmi Park who grew up in North Korea, we are already…

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How I accidentally got into software development?

How I accidentally got into software development?

“A low shot of a person with a backpack and a camera standing on a white arrow on asphalt” by Smart on Unsplash It’s intentional and unintentional at the same time. A recent graduate asked me on LinkedIn, “I noticed you majored in advertising, why did you become a developer?” I gave him the short answer, “Why I became…

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Build your WeChat chatbot

Build your WeChat chatbot

Photo by Sunrise on Unsplash Just in case your company decides to interact with the 1 billion monthly active users on WeChat. While most people are quite familiar with Facebook chatbot. The thought of doing something with WeChat can seem kind of daunting, Because it’s a Chinese software and you can’t just Google your way out if you’re stuck.…

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What my gym thought me about business.

What my gym thought me about business.

“When do you what to work out again?” It’s an innocent question that a fitness trainer at my gym would text me every once a while. And I don’t reply. Why? The golden rule for every business man is this: ‘Put yourself in your customer’s place. By Orison Swett Marden — Founder of SUCCESS Magazine As a customer,…

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25 Apps to Live Like a Local in China

25 Apps to Live Like a Local in China

As a software developer, it’s an absolute treat to learn about how all of these apps have transformed every one’s live in China. After all, China overtook U.S. in iOS app store last year. This makes my coding senses tinkle. I have organized all the apps that I have downloaded for China into six categories: Finance Social…

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ReactJS to React Native

ReactJS to React Native

  After two years doing web stuff in ReactJS, I have been itching to do a production ready React Native App. Finally, a client asked, “You did React before, right?” Me: “Yea” Client: “Then React native shouldn’t be a problem?” Me: “Yea, it should be quite similar” Haha, I was so naive…   Here is…

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7 ways to annoy your fellow code writers?

7 ways to annoy your fellow code writers?

“Colorful lines of code on a MacBook screen” by Caspar Rubin on Unsplash Coding is a game of patience. So if you wear down your teammates’ patience, you win, right? Misleading Names Sprinkle some unused code everywhere As soon as your code can run, don’t worry about those copy-pasted residue from other code example and just…

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7 Signs that Your Work Can be Done Remotely

7 Signs that Your Work Can be Done Remotely

1. Physical absence is not required for actual work In terms of work productivity, does your physical absence slow down the progress?   We often overestimate our importance to an organization Although your co-worker who has a crush on you will miss you when you are not there during the lunch break, if the actual…

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