What is Pair Programming? Advantages, Challenges, and Tutorials

What is Pair Programming? Advantages, Challenges, Tutorials & More

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Developers do their best work when they’re inspired and empowered, as we discussed recently in this post. That means equipping your developers with the tools and resources they need to be more efficient, blending agility with accuracy to build better products, faster. There are several tactics for achieving these goals, many of which work well in tandem. Application performance monitoring, …

DevOps Interview Questions and How to Prepare

What’s Your Favorite DevOps Interview Question? 20 DevOps Pros Share Their Favorite Questions and How Developers Can Prepare

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Everyone’s talking about DevOps these days, so it’s no surprise that companies are looking for developers and team leaders who are well-versed in the latest DevOps approaches. Speaking of the latest approaches, it’s becoming more important than ever to integrate DevOps, APM, and the developer, so be sure to download our free guide, The Complete Developer Takeover, to learn how to …

Important Skills for .NET Developers

20 Development Leaders and .NET Pros Reveal the Most Common Skills & Characteristics of Great .NET Developers

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Microsoft’s .NET Framework is incredibly popular, and its widespread use is one of the reasons C# is gaining ground as one of the most popular and most-used programming languages. What’s more, .NET Core, a modular, open-source (check out the code on GitHub) development stack that’s already used by ASP.NET and .NET Native, is quickly gaining speed, which will heavily influence the …

Important Skills and Characteristics for Java Developers

20 Development Leaders and Java Pros Reveal the Most Important Characteristics and Skills of Great Java Developers

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Java remains one of the most popular programming languages. In our recent deep-dive into the hottest programming languages for 2017, Java landed second among the most-used programming languages and the languages with the most active repositories on GitHub – beat out only by JavaScript in both categories. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Aside from its widespread use, it’s also …

Targeting Top Java Developers on Twitter

Top Java Developers on Twitter

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For our most recent BuildBetter publication, we created an ultimate Comprehensive Java Developer’s Resource Guide. Not only does this feature awesome tools that help Java devs develop, monitor performance, find errors, and distribute messages, it also includes other Java Developer-related content – namely Java Developer Twitter . No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. We love Twitter – seriously, it’s our …

To Tool is Human, To Java Tool is Developer Genius

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Tools make our lives easier – as humans, we’ve used tools to improve processes since the beginning of time. At BuildBetter, one of our highest priorities is to make dev’s lives easier. We’re developers ourselves, so we know that tools are an absolute necessity to get the job done as efficiently as possible with as few bugs as possible. That’s …

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Building an Ideal Virtual Environment for a Developer Team

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Contributed by Kean Graham, CEO of MonetizeMore No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Kean started MonetizeMore in 2010 with the goal to build a bootstrap business that would dramatically increase ad revenues for publishers. Over the years, Kean has perfected the proprietary MonetizeMore ad optimization model and now increases ad revenues for hundreds of publisher networks in over 40 countries. Competition for …

Onshore, Offshore, Nearshore. Boon is One Epic Leader.

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Contributed by Boon Lee, Director of KC Dev Con & Dev Manager Extraordinaire No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. What’s better than chatting with a multi-talented, hugely respected development manager like Boon Lee? Seeing his kids’ heads pop up in the video interview. Mini Boon Lee clones. This, my friends, is how we’ll take over the world…Mwahahahaha!!! Anywho. We’re excited …

Developers are saving the world. It’s true. Eric Meyer is proof.

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Contributed by Eric A. Meyer, Technical Consultant, Author, Trainer and Co-founder of An Event Apart No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. When he’s not doing things like speaking at An Event Apart (which he co-founded), writing bleeding edge books on front-end development, and helping families heal after tragic loss— he still finds time to talk with us. We are extremely …

Paging Dr. Campbell…

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The Co-host of .NET Rocks! Opens His Performance Diagnostic Toolbox for us, and for a Good Cause No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Contributed by Richard Campbell, Podcast, Dev Con, & Non-profit Rock Star Richard Campbell—veteran developer, podcasting guru, Dev Con master (DEVIntersection!) and philanthropist— is like the Dr. House, M.D. of .NET applications. He’s also a super nice guy. …

To Tool is Human

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It has been said that tools are what made us human. Our ability to create and use tools allows us to do things that were not imaginable No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. before. Software itself has made developers profoundly more productive over the last 50 years. Can you imagine programming with punch cards? Amazingly, some developers still don’t use …

Coded to Teach

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Contributed by Stephen Foster, CEO of ThoughtSTEM. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. You will be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy or engage with video games in this modern age. From mobile apps, Facebook games, to everyday gamification, we are always at play. Developer turned founder, Stephen Foster, found his success in the gaming world by creating a …

Developing for Change

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John Negron, Founder / Be a Doer No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. The path from developer to founder takes people on many different paths. In the process of creating a non-profit volunteer pipeline and event management platform, Be a Doer founder John Negron discovered his experience to be a lot harder than expected. Negron grew up in an immigrant …

3 Skills Devs Need NOW That They Didn’t Need 5 Years Ago

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The world of tech changes in a blink of an eye. When developing your own product and founding a company, your skills have to grow at the speed of that change. Successful developers-turned-founders gave us their top skills they believe are invaluable in this age of technology. 1. Skill Flexibility With a rapidly growing tech market, developers have to stay …

When Your Backup Plan Becomes Your Biggest Success

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Steve McConnell, Founder / Construx Software No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. In this growing age of technology, not everyone who becomes a developer starts out with that as their goal. Many start out with a different career or interest, only to find their way into the world of coding. Steve McConnell, founder of Construx Software and author, had this …

The Code that Rocks the Cradle

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Life has a funny way of sending you down the path you are destined to travel. For me, this funny way involved two babies, a husband tired of living in the clutter of leftover baby gear, my professional capabilities as a developer and a growing entrepreneurial mindset. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. I have an undergraduate degree in Fine …

White Noise & Coding for Success

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Todd Moore / Developer of White Noise / Founder of TMSOFT No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. When you dream of founding your own company, you probably have a vision in your head of what it looks like. While everyone hopes that they launch the next biggest app, a few lucky developers hit it big, like Todd Moore, developer of …