Posts marked with “career”

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

by · August 3, 2018

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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.

 

August 2016 – Unleashing Automation

by · August 1, 2016

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The August 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine is now available! See how automation helps free up your time and reduce errors. In this issue, we have articles on deploying application updates with Ansible, using static analysis to check for PHP 7 readiness, and automating frequent tasks with Slack. Also in this issue, you’ll find articles […]

 

July 2016 – Harnessing Magic

by · July 1, 2016

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The July 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine is ready to download! Some things just work like magic This month we look at regular expressions, cryptography, PHP references, and function programming to help you demystify how they work and add them to your arsenal of solutions. Also in this issue, we look at using the Mailchimp […]

 

June 2016 – Decoupled by Design

by · June 1, 2016

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The June 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine is now available! Less tightly coupled code is easier to debug and re-use. This month we look at techniques to decouple different aspects of your code: including using asynchronous & distributed workers, transducers, middleware, and secure web services. Also in this issue, we have a library to use […]