Posts marked with “career”

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

 

finally{}: Work / Life / Kids … Balance?

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I work from home and making sure that there is a proper work/life balance is essential for mental and physical health. However, with the prevalence of remote work, it’s not as easy to separate the two. We gain the benefit of not needing to commute. We obtain the ability to have extremely flexible hours. However, […]

 

Succeeding as a Freelance Developer

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Starting out as a freelance developer may seem daunting and the common misconception is that it’s a very unstable path. While there are ups and downs, their are no job guarantees today with any employer. In this article, see what you can do to succeed as a freelancer to find clients and work successfully to […]

 

finally{}: Do We Need Developers?

by · July 2, 2018

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Proportionally fewer people are graduating from college with degrees in computer science & related fields. In 2005 and 2015, there were approximately the same number of Computer Science graduates, but there were overall 31% more college graduates, meaning that the percentage of CS degrees dropped significantly. Why is this happening?

 

The Dev Lead Trenches: Ongoing Education

by · April 2, 2018

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As a development lead, one of the best things you can do for your team is encouraging and fostering an environment of ongoing learning. There is an entire world of developers out there who stagnate in their jobs because they don’t learn anything new. It does not have to be a whole new language, but […]

 

finally{}: On the Creativity of Programmers

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Throughout my career, I regularly got frustrated with many managers (and subsequently the companies) for which I worked. This became a recurring theme and led to me bouncing between dozens of jobs over a relatively short period. I could never quite put the finger on exactly what the problem was, but I just kept getting […]

 

Embracing Change – September 2017

by · September 5, 2017

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Read the September 2017 issue. In this issue, we cover Git tips, Microservices, Machine Learning, job hunting, Doctrine ORM, security, and more.

 

Who Goes There – August 2017

by · August 3, 2017

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Read the August 2017 issue of the magazine. Topics this month include Google Authenticator, Single Sign On, job hunting, Zend Framework 3, RBAC, testing Laravel forms, and more.