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Career

A rose by any other name

Developer, Coder, or Engineer: What’s your preferred job title?

What’s in a name? Nomenclature wars sound a little medieval for tech and yet… is there really a difference between coder, developer, software engineer, or programmer? It seems like every time we turn around, there’s another new job we’re all supposed to be doing. Code Architect? Software Gardener? Programming Ninja? I wasn’t trained for this!

Choices, choices

Jumpstart your QA team

Growing pains are difficult for everyone, but especially for start-ups. Today, we look at whether it is better to hire testers first or a manager. Logically, it should be a tester, right? Nope. In this article, Kevin Dunne explains why your team actually needs a QA manager first.

Breaking down barriers

Is your IT department a zoo or a safari park?

As a developer, are you able to run free with other species? Are Ops and architects allowed to frolic together as God intended? Or are you trapped in a pen of expertise? Nigel Moulton discusses the pros and cons of converged skills in IT departments.

From the heart

How to recognise a passionate developer

The perfect candidate for that developer job is hard to find, but are you taking more than their skills into account? How can you tell they’ll be a great addition to the team? Developing with passion is something that all hiring managers should look out for.