You’re thinking of publishing a book on IT? Don’t expect to make much money or have a social life, says self-publishing author Nicolas Fränkel. And whatever you do, don’t self-publish your first book.
Finance may be a “dry subject”, says HFT programmer Peter Lawrey, but it’s never bad to work for an employer that has money. Stack Overflow’s most active Java commenter explains what it’s like to work in high frequency trading and banking.
How many programmers out there are being measured for the time they contribute to a project, rather than the value that project provides? You took ages to write the code, so it must be super complicated and awesome, yeah?
Keeping your programming skills up-to-date and making yourself appealing to potential employers is a constant struggle. To learn more efficiently, research has shown that you first need to understand yourself.
Scottish UX designer Ross Gledhill says there’s no place he’d rather work than in Scotland.
For a career that involves a lot of sitting, it’s strange that most developers peak at the same age as footballers. So what do older programmers have to look forward to if they’re not making a beeline for that management position?
Working from home might be the best gig in the world, but even the creature comforts of home can have a negative impact on your productivity. We share some tips and tricks for the developers out there about to embark on the working remotely journey.
Continuous Delivery is helping to solidify the role of developer operations at the heart of the modern company’s business strategy.
Ask any programmer and they’ll be able to tell you what time of the day (or night) they’re most productive. As tech employers grow more and more tolerant to alternative work routines, studies are showing that ‘night owl’ developers are often like nocturnal predators.
We’re determined to investigate the claim that developer knowledge has a half life of approximately five years. That means in order to stay technically current, we need to adopt a lifelong learning philosophy.
There is mounting evidence to suggest that developers get lazy… a lot. But is it fair to accuse developers of laziness when they’re only trying to streamline processes?
For all the wonders of digital media, let’s not forget the importance of speaking in person, writes frequent conference-goer Stefan Priebsch.
Embracing lifelong learning means better career paths for staff, employees feeling valued and of course, saving the company money.
A top chef wouldn’t serve his or her customers second-rate food, so why should you settle for second-rate code?