Imposter syndrome, why is it dangerous on developers

Imposter syndrome is a state of mind where you think that you achieved a success by luck, timing or deceiving others into thinking that you’re intelligent. Basically, it’s when you say to yourself this thought: “I’m a fraud and everyone is about to find out“.  A research conducted in 1980s suggested that two out of five successful people consider themselves frauds. Don’t think of it as a disorder, because it is not. Overcoming imposter syndrome is not hard but it may become a threat to your career, academy, or life paths. ...

How to Start Developing WordPress Plugins

In general, developing software plugins or extensions would sound intimidating at first. You have to grasp all the related API functions and configurations. And looking at the source code of a plugin would easily confuse you. The best way to demolish this confusion is to read the software’s docs and comprehend the basics of their API. Fortunately, WordPress has the most comprehensive documentation I ever see. To master WordPress plugins development, you need to have three prerequisites; PHP, Javascript, and CSS. There are the three simple steps you need, no brainer. What I’m going to tell you next are the basic ...

How to Get More Jobs on Elance

Elance is one of the most popular websites for freelancers working online. I have used the website myself for two years. My experience with the website was very good; I got some clients that I loved working with. Those clients didn’t only work with me, they referred other clients to me. I always hear from my friends that it’s very hard to get your first job on Elance or other freelance websites in general. This is actually true, because, let’s face it, if you are a client and you want your job done with good quality in a short time, would ...

What does a regular day look like for someone living in Gaza?

This post was originally written by me on Quora to answer the question in the title. I live in Gaza, or what I prefer to call: Gaza Strip. Gaza Strip has four major cities: Gaza City Deir al-Balah Khan Yunis Rafah. Currently, I live in Gaza City, but originally I’m from Rafah in the south, which is the city that share the borders with Egypt. I work as a web application engineer at the Ministry of Health, so I wake up early in the morning at 07:00. I ...

It’s a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.

― Obryan

Why I Deactivated My Facebook Account Forever

I had been active on Facebook since 2008, back then Facebook was a good place to share your thoughts and interests, it was not crowded and bloated as today. In my opinion, Facebook became a waste of time, and it really broke social life on the contrary of its purpose, Also Facebook became a source of false news and rumors, apparently Facebook pages administrators tend to collect likes and shares by publishing fake news and information. Time Waste Unless you are an online marketer or a PR Person or Social media Consultant DO quit Facebook. I’m a web developer and ...

When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create.

― Why the lucky stiff