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We the software developers...

The programmer’s Bill of Rights

Developers unite! The time has come for programmers to make a stand for their basic workplace rights, says Jeff Atwood, Stack Overflow co-founder of Coding Horror fame, who has penned a Bill of Rights for programmers everywhere.

An IT fiction bestseller

The Phoenix Project: One company’s struggle to adopt a DevOps culture

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It’s Tuesday morning and Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company’s new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but is massively over budget and very late. Bill must fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced.

What is it all for?

Altruism, profit and IT

Programmers continue to suffer from burnouts, increasing responsibilities and a growing pressure to deliver more and more functionality to customers. But what role do developers need to play in business? And what is the true purpose of business?

Check your ego

Is Egoless Programming still relevant?

It has been more than 40 years since Gerard M. Weinberg created the concept of Egoless Programming. We take a look at the treatise now to see whether the rules contained therein still serve a purpose for the modern programmer today.

The code is not enough

6 secondary skills for software developers

Think coding is enough? Programmer and blogger Radek Pazdera thinks otherwise, who says that bringing a product to market requires many other skill sets. Make your work even more valuable with these additional skills under your belt.

Finding the best programming experiences

Taking control of your own curriculum

There are things you learn at university. And there are skills you can only ever learn in the real world. Shutterstock’s Director of Engineering Sandeep Chouksey gives us his tips on the best places to find the practical experiences that make a good programmer.