Posts marked with “career”

Technical Literacy: Yes, You Need to Know

by · April 9, 2021

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In February 2021, I was listening to an online session promoting opportunities for women in technical leadership. Encouraging women to work in technical fields is excellent. Having more women leading technical teams would be great. We are regularly outnumbered in meetings and on technical teams. I am highly in favor of increasing the number of […]

 

Six Things I Learned as a Lead Developer

by · March 22, 2021

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By Gabor “Mefi” Nadai Being a Lead Developer is a fun, engaging, and responsible adventure. Becoming one is not something that happens from one day to the next. It is something you grow into by raising your voice, taking action, and responsibility. I’ve learned many things working as a Lead Developer. Still, I’d like to […]

 

Sustainable PHP: When the World Shifts

by · March 8, 2021

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Last month, we used Herbert O. Yardley’s “The Education of a Poker Player” to learn about testing business rules. This month we’ll explore what happened when the world shifted, and Yardley lost not just his job but his career. The lesson here will be “don’t be like Yardley”—yet Yardley’s story is, by all accounts, fascinating. […]

 

Six Things I Learned as a Lead Developer

by · January 8, 2021

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Being a Lead Developer is a fun, engaging, and responsible adventure. Becoming one is not something that happens from one day to the next. It is something you grow into by raising your voice, taking action, and responsibility. I’ve learned many things working as a Lead Developer. Still, I’d like to share six lessons, which […]

 

Interviewing Remotely

by · August 6, 2020

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Given that (in the USA) COVID-19 appears to be here to stay for quite a while, I know several people who are searching for jobs during this time. It does make the interview process rough, or at least non-traditional. You can’t sit in an office surrounded by people grilling you. If the position is distant […]

 

Object Oriented Programming, PHP 7.4, CPP extensions with Lochemem Bruno Michael, and Dependency Injection

by · November 25, 2019

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In Episode 26 Just before the Thanksgiving holidays in the United States, we reviewed the November 2019 issue “Object Orientation.” Topics Evolution of object-oriented programing in PHP and understanding how to use objects effectively. Avoiding career stagnation and networking at conferences and user groups. PHP 7.4’s release and what features we’re looking forwards to. Eric […]

 

How To Avoid Job Stagnation

by · November 4, 2019

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The average time spent by a developer in one company is 3.2 years. Some companies have a rule, anyone not promoted by that time, can be fired. Those three years are critical because it’s enough time to know everybody around, learn what a company expects, and finally, you should get a promotion notice.

 

Education Station: Interview Coding Challenges

by · December 11, 2018

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Meanwhile, the days where employees stay with the same company 20-30 years are long gone. We move around or move on from contract to contract. For many of us, this means formal job interviews. Many of those interviews include coding challenges; that can be a problem. Let’s talk about that!

 

Community Corner: Finding the Perfect Development Job

by · September 4, 2018

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We are lucky to work in an industry that is in high demand. Never before has the need for programmers been higher in our world driven by the internet and revolutionary technology. Entrepreneurs are churning out startups, not just in Silicon Valley but all over the world. While the demand for developers does indeed fluctuate […]

 

Masterful Code Management – August 2018

by · August 3, 2018

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While thinking about how our programs should work can be fun and challenging, in actuality we spend more of our time figuring out why our code doesn’t work as expected. In this issue, we round up some tools which can help you find bugs and work effectively with your team Sponsored By