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. Aside from its widespread use, it’s also the most in-demand programming language among …

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 . We love Twitter – seriously, it’s our favorite way to reach developers across …

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 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 top-notch developers has never been as …

Creating a Culture for Success

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I have been at Uniface for 23 years. In that time, I’ve learned a few things about creating a culture that breeds success, attracts curious, ambitious development professionals and enables the company to focus on delivering clients first-class services and products. Many companies tout a family-like environment. For a lot of them, it’s just lip service. It’s not by accident …

Building a Culture is Deliberate

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Written by: Larissa Murillo, Marketing Manager, MarketGoo Our company, MarketGoo, was founded in 2012, and we have dedicated four years to building a workplace that enables a semi-remote developer team to be exceptional. Here are a few things we learned. Building culture does not happen overnight As is the case with many startups, before “culture” could even be considered a …

Developer Team Designing for Disaster

Is Your Developer Team Designing for a Disaster?

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Development teams work at top speed, and the environment in which they work is demanding and complex. Software is no longer considered done until it’s shipped, and there’s been a tendency to view shipped software as preferable to perfect software. These philosophies, created in large part by agile and lean methodologies, celebrate deployments and meeting release cycle deadlines. But have …

Architecting a Developer Team Turnaround

Architecting a Developer Team Turnaround

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A couple years ago, I accepted a position as the “director of digital” at a small marketing firm. And yes, there was still a divide between digital and traditional work there. I was mostly hired for my strategy capabilities and my successes with analyzing digital web properties and finding areas for growth. The title was just that, a title, as …

A meaningful developer team culture is a winning culture.

5 Principles for a Developer Team Culture that Wins

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Culture. Of all the overloaded, over-used, buzzword-bingo, five dollar corporate-jingoistic catchphrases of leadership jargon out there, are there any that are more hyped yet seemingly less tangible than this one? Developer teams are not immune cultural risks and benefits. “They offer catered lunches, free snacks, a kegerator, and foosball!” Don’t get me wrong—I like those things! But once you’re in …