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What Do You Listen To While Coding?

So, one of the topics that came to me the other day was how listening to music affects your performance.  I don't know the exact science but I will say that when I workout, the music I listen to definitely helps me get through some tough exercises, especially during circuit workouts and running.  And you usually see several people wearing their headphones or ear buds while working out.

But, how many of you listen to music while coding?  Well, for me I do on occasion, and it really depends on what mood I'm in.  Usually though, when I feel the need to get in a deep focus I do listen to music.  And usually I'll listen to classical music while coding.  It's been a habit of mine since college to listen to classical music while studying or coding.  And if you want some suggestions on some classical music that I really like, check out the songs by Jennifer Thomas.  She has several songs on iTunes such as Etude for the Dreamer, After the Storm, New Life, and many more.

I do fe…

Next Book: Straight to the Top - Becoming a World-Class CIO

So the next book I've just started reading is called Straight to the Top - Becoming a World-Class CIO - I choose this as my next book to read because of a few things. 

First, I wanted to read something different compared to the last book, which was The New Psycho-Cybernetics (which is also a great book!).  That book was more about improving your self-image, how to work on yourself to be more confident, successful, etc.  Straight to the Top is more of a how to book, with specifics on how to become a CIO. 

Secondly, I wanted to read a book that will eventually help me reach my future goals.  Or should I say a book that has a more specific pathway on how I can get there.  Don't get me wrong, The New Psycho-Cybernetics will also help me reach my future goals, and it's actually a book that I will read again.  But the CIO book gives examples of how the author became a CIO, what employers are looking for in CIO's, and also what recruiters are looking for.

I've also seen m…

Programming Interview Questions

If you're trying to prepare yourself for an interview as a programmer, software developer, etc., check out this article by Javin Paul called Top 50 Programming Interview Questions - the article breaks down the questions by category such as questions on arrays, strings, and linked lists.  It also has a link to another 50 questions if you want to be even more prepared!

Book Review: The New Psycho-Cybernetics

The book The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz is truly an amazing book!  This book should be read by everyone!  Whether your self-image is good or bad this book talks about taking steps to improve your self-image, live a longer life, and ultimately be happy!

I myself feel like I have a good self-image, my self-esteem is high and overall I'm an optimistic and happy person.  But I can see how a book like this can help me strive for higher achievements and help me to reach those higher goals!

For those with poor self-images and low esteem this book will benefit you immensely.  The book talks about several examples where people have been down, sick, lonely.  But have gone through the exercises in the book and come out with a much better self-image and becoming much more happy.

There are so many examples in the book its hard to cover them all and that's why I will definitely be reading the book again, as well as a reference for future inspirations.  Towards the end of th…