Everyday programmers are faced with the ability to make good choices and make bad choices. And when they make the latter, they quite often get lumped into one of the following stereotypes of bad programmers. Beware: generalizations ahead.
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.
David Heinemeier Hansson says that workaholics aren’t the solution to your start-up cash woes. Rather than rely on slave-driving to push your idea, DHH thinks you need a better strategy to get creative, interesting people investing in your vision.
Technical tests are becoming part of the norm during the interview process, so Roy Bailey has outlined what you should be focusing on when it comes to navigating technical interviews and tests. It’s time to look at the value, rather than the cost of things.
Programmer Marco Behler believes that productivity starts with requirements, not tools. Developers need to care about the end user and stop living by the “Start first, finish never” routine – where half of what you’re building remains unclear.
The typical developer dress code isn’t known for being chic: the t-shirt and jeans combination are the epitome of comfort for most, yet some companies seem to want to change the rules. Could this mean the end of the casual office?
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.
Deciding on a programming specialty is something many developers will be reluctant to do. But it’s central to a successful career, says John Sonmez, author of Soft Skills, the software developer’s life manual.
Want to put your jQuery skills to the test? Whether you’re asking or being asked, these are the kinds of questions that jQuery developers can expect to be asked in a serious jQuery job interview.
Remote teams are becoming more popular for development departments, but could they also hold the key to improved productivity? Developers in distributed teams work better than those relying on colocation, says IT blogger Ralf Westphal.
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?
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.
Developers are more than aware that certain aspects of their job are considered unchartered territory by their boss – but what about the parts of software development that they shouldn’t be so clueless about? John Sonmez has put together a comprehensive list.
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.