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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.

Answering technical questions

Navigating technical interviews and tests

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.

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.

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.