The principle that will change how you make decisions

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What Is the 80/20 Rule?

“The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.” — Wikipedia

In a general sense, 80% means the majority, while 20% is…


What I and women in tech are worried about more than our percentage

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As a woman in tech, I always read news and updates about what international companies are trying to achieve to get more women in tech. Yet, sadly I always notice they are discussing the trivial issues mentioning none of the reality of what needs to happen before raising the percentage…


Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp down in global outage

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Users across the globe were surprised a few hours back that none of the Facebook products is working. Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Whatsapp are not working for hours now. Most users headed to Twitter to know what’s going on. The most trending hashtags now are #deleteFacebook, and #facebookIsDown.

People are happy that Facebook is down?

It…


How Instagram's parenting is doing more harm than good

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Being a parent in this modern world is so different from before. We meet daily challenges that didn’t exist in previous generations. Being aware of these challenges is the best challenge. In this article, I will share some of those challenges that I noticed as a parent myself. You might…


The hidden truth: coding is not for everyone

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I have been over 7 years in software. In those years, I was always interested in helping others to learn to program. I was a teacher assistant for a while at the University of Alexandria, where I taught programming-related courses for computer engineering students, and I also gave a course…


The secret to a more productive working day

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Programmer’s work might look easy, but it turns out to be stressful to many programmers. Most programmers would complain about being unproductive — they should work eight hours per day, but these eight hours turn into 2 or 3 hours of work. …


A choice that I have never regretted

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I graduated in 2014 with two internship experiences in startups. I paused before applying to a full-time job and decided what I want to do first. It took me three months to decide, and my decision was to never apply to a full-time job in an office and to freelance…


Never let these myths hold you back again

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Just like any field, people share many myths about software engineering. Some of those myths stop others from learning to code or just enjoy the field. I will go deeper with some known myths in this article.

1. Software Engineering is for geeks

I have heard this from day one in my studies as an undergraduate…


“If you are trying to decide between a few people to fill a position, always hire the better writer.”

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I was reading “Getting Real by Jason Fried,” and I was surprised by this part:

“If you are trying to decide between a few people to fill a position, always hire the better writer. It doesn’t matter if that person is a designer, programmer, marketer, salesperson, or whatever, the writing…


Short answer: I don’t

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How do I work while being a full-time mother? I don’t. In society's eyes today, I am unemployed. No matter how many kids I have, or what do I do in my life. I am without a career in the definition of modern society.

I do a lot, either part…

Nuha Khaled

Software Engineer Freelancer | Mother of Two | Muslim. I am here as a reader first. Interested in software, parenting, and homeschooling.

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