As always, the short answer is easiest: On average, according to Indeed, an American web developer earns $81,034 per year.
A developer’s life is a never-ending saga of learning new things. It’s like you’re playing Diablo where every new Jira ticket can feel like the next mini boss to slay.
You’re waiting at the front-desk of Google’s campus in Boulder, Colorado, waiting for your coding interview to start.
As the founder of Boot.dev, I’ve worked with countless students who are eager to break into the tech industry.
Yes, computer science is hard, but you already know that. You don’t want to know if computer science is hard.
I talk to boatloads of students who are starting to learn to code, and invariably they are hyper-concerned about which programming languages and technologies they should be learning.
🔗 How to Get a Job as a Python Programmer “How much Python do I need to know to get a job?
Step 1: Learn Golang. Step 2: Apply for jobs. Step 3: Get accepted. When I started researching this article, that was the first answer that came up on Reddit.
Building a job-ready portfolio of coding projects doesn’t happen overnight, but if you’re like most self-taught developers, you’ve likely built up a nice collection of todo apps, calculators, and other toy programs.
So we’re officially in a recession, and now the question is, “what does a recession mean to me as a brand-new developer?
I’m really interested in the trends we see in the software engineering job market. Sometimes it’s really hard to tell a cohesive and accurate narrative about what’s happening because it just happens so dang fast, and very few people are collecting data on the matter.
I think we often do a great job of flogging the dead horse of whiteboarding problems when giving coding interview advice.
At work, computer scientists build and deploy programs, algorithms, and systems to solve real-world problems. In most tech jobs, they spend the majority of their time working in teams on new software products.
I get really frustrated when I see people and companies online selling unrealistic dreams when it comes to coding education.
With so many job boards out there, it can be terribly confusing to know where to start when you’re looking for a programming job - especially if you’re looking for your first programming job.
The future is bright for career options in computer science with remote work opening up doors that weren’t present before.
With markets in a slump, many of us are concerned a recession could be right around the corner.
I’ve reviewed a lot of resumes, both as an engineering manager and in the monthly resume workshops we do in the Boot.
A while back I went through the interview process at a company I won’t name here.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the fabled 10x developer (or 10x engineer) - the one on the team that’s 10x as productive as their average colleague.
When you’re in a position of wondering, “Is a coding bootcamp worth it?” you should look at several factors.
Changing majors is a tale as old as time. A degree that would normally require four years to complete can quickly turn into a more expensive endeavor that takes five or six years for a student that can’t decide what they want to study.
🔗 There are two main options to get a programming certificate online - online courses and universities.
“Software engineer” has become a ubiquitous term for people who write, deploy, architect, or sometimes even simply test code.