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.
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.
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.
If you want to learn to code, there are many strategies to get your coding skills from non-existent to employable.
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.
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.
Why shouldn’t your hobby earn you money? 🔗Programming is a very lucrative skill to have, whether as a professional career, a freelance gig, or even just a hobby.
The journey to becoming a gainfully employed software engineer can feel long. The good news is, you can learn smarter not harder.
I’ve seen a lot of buzz recently about software developers wanting to form unions. I’m particularly interested in this topic while I’m #indiehacking boot.
If you’re reading this article, you’re well aware of the great benefits that come with a programming job - high salaries for programmers, an expanding job market, exciting opportunities.
It sounds like a pipe dream. A well-paid programming job, with no experience? Get out of town.
Imagine, like so many folks, that you decide what you want to study when you’re just 18.
There are so many obvious reasons to learn to code: freelancing opportunities, career advancement, salary increase, and personal satisfaction among others.
Software engineering continues to be one of the most lucrative career paths in the tech industry.
So you want to hire a developer? Or maybe you just want to know what is going through the heads of employers like myself.