I’ve been wanting to talk about this topic for a while now, not to tell my story or how I managed to start working as a software developer (mobile developer in my specific case), but to openly talk about something that a lot of people have been considering and some have been struggling with.

I’ve received a lot of messages in the past years asking what course I enrolled in, or how did I initially set up my CV, how did I start programming. The list goes on and on. I do find it important to talk about it and…

The focus of this article, the final part of the series, is to talk a bit more in-depth about the first couple of years after managing to get into IT Development. If you’re just starting, you’ve come to the correct place! If this isn’t the case, I would advise you to start reading the first or second part of the series which goes into more detail on what to do and to expect before reaching this career stage.

“I’ve never heard of this before!”

It can happen today, tomorrow, or any day of the week, however, it will most definitely happen. There will come a time…

The path to code

What programming language should I learn? What is the best platform to start with? What should I create as my first venture? I bet these are a few among many other questions flying through your brain as you wonder how to start this journey. I won’t be able to provide you with the answers mainly because is a matter of opinion. You’ll have to figure it out for yourself as you learn how to code. However, there is one piece of advice I can give you: just start somewhere, anywhere really!

There are tons of information on this subject, every…

Composition isn’t just an original music piece

A random musical composition

Although without a doubt, a composition can in fact be an original music piece, however in the world of software development it does have another meaning. We’ll get into it, learn what it is and go through a simple example of how it can be used.

This article’s goal is not only to show how composition can be used but also, to consider some arguments on whether it may or may not be a good idea. …

A deeper look at Charles Web Proxy and some tools it has to offer.

Who is Charles?

One can argue that Charles isn’t even a police officer at all, let alone one specialized in traffic. Although based on the application’s icon, we can definitely say it’s a vase and from my girlfriend’s perspective:

The most beautiful icon you currently have on that dock


Yes, I keep it on a secondary monitor and that’s how pretty it is! The point is that Charles can be a lot of different things and have different meanings for different people. Despite being a free web debugging proxy software available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, for me it’s much more than…

Mário Cosme

🇵🇹 Senior iOS Developer @ Bliss Applications — Coding by day, gaming by night.

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