The software developer role has moved far beyond “a person concerned with facets of the software development process” as Wikipedia defines it. In addition to their core programming work, developers get immersed in marketing, support and other activities. This means they must continuously switch contexts, which can be extremely disruptive and stressful.
In this article, Sujain Thomas, data IT professional who works closely with DBA experts, shares her thoughts on how to start a career as a remote DBA expert and identifies the difficulties that lie ahead.
The web designer, as any other artist, certainly possesses a sense of beauty and knows exactly how to create sophisticated things, from an infographic or a mobile app to an online store. Here are the top seven skills that each top-level web designer should possess.
New research suggests that accepting negative emotions is essential to our mental health. But is this the case for developers?
Employees today are most likely to leave their current job within their first two years and, according to a survey by the Aberdeen Group, less than one-third of companies have a formal onboarding process. In today’s high-turnover environment, onboarding is more important than ever, especially when hiring developers.
Do you have what it takes to survive the upcoming skills shortage? According to Cloud Foundry’s latest Global Perception Study, we are starting to catch a glimpse of a skills shortage which may explode in the foreseeable future. However, if you have discrete technology skills under your belt, you’re in luck.
Self-doubt can be demoralizing. If you have just switched countries to be with you family or better half and are finding it hard to get a job with your technical skills, you begin to doubt yourself whether your skills as still relevant. As a programmer, you might assume that your Java career may hinder your growth prospects, especially in a new location. However, that’s not necessarily true.
Automation is far more capable than previously imagined. Thanks to advances in machine learning, big data analytics, and early artificial intelligence technologies, jobs that were once thought safe might not be anymore. Automation is happening at a blistering pace. Perhaps you’ve expressed some concern over your own job being taken over by a robot. While concern is more than understandable, there are things you can do to ensure your job remains in human hands.
You can definitely clear the first round of an interview for a programmer or a software engineering job. However, you will find it very difficult to clear the technical round where they will ask you all sorts of questions. In this article, we focus on the top 10 tips for facing any type of technical screening process.
The skills of data experts are becoming outdated as the industry evolves. If you’re looking to learn data science – quickly – then you’re in luck. Bootcamps of all kinds have sprouted up to help the surge towards data science move faster. Here are six best places to learn data science in half the average time.
There are many types of programmers you may encounter in a team, starting with those who think they know it all and ending with the lone wolves who hate the idea of working with others. Some may spend too much time thinking about unnecessary details and all the backup plans the project does not need while others may ignore every guidance, process or discipline possible. But does this mean they don’t have anything in common?
In the future, everyone will be a programmer for 15 minutes. How is that possible? We talked to Felienne Hermans, assistant professor at Delft University of Technology and Software Architecture Summit speaker, about the difference between a professional developer and what she calls „end-user programmer.“
Pair programming can be a nightmare for some developers; for others, it’s normality. In a previous article, we revealed the perks and pitfalls of pair programming. Now we are trying to answer the following question: Full time or part time pair programming —which one is better?
Some view the transition from engineer to manager as pure torture, others simply want to move up but just a few are truly aware of the benefits and risks of juggling passion for code and management responsibilities. How do you know if you are cut out to be an engineering manager?