Posts marked with “career”

Interviewing Remotely

by · August 6, 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]