Java Interview Questions

20 Java Pros and Dev Leaders Share Their Favorite Java Interview Questions (and How You Should Prepare to Answer Them)

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Java remains a popular programming language, and it’s still the most sought-after programming language among employers. That means if you’re looking for a programming job, prospective employers will likely be asking questions designed to gauge your knowledge of this long-established programming language. (If you’re interviewing for new developer positions, you should probably brush up on your DevOps interview questions, too.) …

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 …

Performance Testing for Business People

What Is Performance Testing? An Explanation for Business People

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Performance testing is a form of software testing that focuses on how a system running the system performs under a particular load. Performance testing should give organizations the diagnostic information they need to eliminate bottlenecks. You can find more information about types, steps and best practices here.  This article provides insights and scenarios on performance testing from a business perspective. No worries, no …

Productivity Metrics

Development Leaders Reveal the Best Metrics for Measuring Software Development Productivity

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We’ve talked a lot about Agile development and DevOps — particularly, the always-pressing need to rapidly ship new versions of their code and update their products. But when it comes to evaluating the productivity of your development teams, what metrics matter most? Should you merely be concerned with deadlines and time sheets, or should you focus on customer satisfaction to evaluate …

Anatomy of a developer

Anatomy of a Successful Developer Team Lead: What Makes a Good Developer Team Lead an Effective Leader?

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A developer team lead is responsible for not just designing and writing code, but for the coordination of an entire development team. Team leads often transition from a role as a developer, QA tester, or other hands-on technical role to the position of team leader, but the transition isn’t always an easy one. So what makes a successful developer team lead? What …

Why Azure Deployment Slots are Awesome and How to Use Them

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Azure App Services is extremely useful for developers. It offers Web Apps, API Apps, Mobile Apps and Function Apps (that run Azure Functions). These apps are incredibly powerful and can literally get you up and running in minutes. They provide a host of amazing features like (auto)scaling, easy authentication, offline sync (for Mobile Apps), hybrid connections and much, much more. …

Learn from Failure – Dev to Founder – Brian Hattaway

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Joining us on the BuildBetter Blog today, is Brian Hattaway, Founder of Procore Resource Group. An experienced developer, Brian offers his unique insights on growing a business, and he has shared with us some of his tips. Enjoy! No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Website: http://www.procoreresources.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-hattaway-7850761 Learn from Failure Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success. …

Following the Path – Dev to Founder – Darin Herle

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Excited to welcome Darin Herle to the BuildBetter blog today. Darin has a knack for building stuff. At age 5 he built his own rocket. At 10 he took apart the family lawn mower and reassembled it. At 19 he built a device to hack into his school’s voicemail system. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. This later turned into …

Say Yes, Then Learn – Dev to Founder – David vanBlaricom

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My path from developer to founder was both ingrained in my DNA and formed out of opportunity. In 1977, I was born to two parents who owned their own architecture and interior design firm in Roanoke, Virginia. As I grew older, I helped out here and there, installing and drafting. As I look back, I realize I was learning lessons …

Building a Business featuring Neelima Parasker

Building a Business – Dev to Founder – Neelima Parasker

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Building a Business featuring Neelima Parasker, Founder of SnapIT Solutions. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Building a Business – Dev to Founder – Neelima Parasker Neelima launched SnapIT Solutions, a technology solutions company, in 2016 with a goal to make a positive impact on under-served and under-privileged communities that promote STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields and Digital …

“It’s Too Ambitious” – Dev to Founder – Greg Dizzia

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Greg Dizzia: Founder of Omatum No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. My boss and I leaned over the foosball table, and between sounds of spinning metal rods and the clack of the ball against hard plastic defenders, I asked what he thought of the ideation. “I like how you riled everyone up,” he said. “We love your ideas.” I had …

Dev Education – Dev to Founder – Dr. Chad Mourning

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My journey from developer to founder passed directly through the intersection of academia and industry: sponsored research in a graduate program at a state university. This location presents both advantages and disadvantages, and this article will discuss these attributes for those currently attending a graduate program or considering returning to school for further education. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. …

Fashion Tech – Dev To Founder – Amber Reyngoudt

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Amber Reyngoudt, Co-founder of Skull Ninja Labs No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. It seems that every founder had an experience, an epiphany or a mentor that inspired them to become an entrepreneur. I started my career as a developer of enterprise software. From coding feature to feature, I eventually transitioned to a management position where I learned a whole …

Love Your Industry – Dev to Founder – John Nagro

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Featuring John Nagro, Co-founder of Dockwa No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime.   Do you love the industry you work in? I don’t just mean “tech.” I mean, do you love the industry for which the product you’re building serves? I didn’t love my previous companies’ industries. I spent the first few years of my career working with some incredible …

Build Better Webinar Series: A Dev’s 5 Best Friends

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No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Stackify Founder & CEO, Matt Watson hosts a webinar on his top 5 developer tools. This webinar originally aired September 15, 2016. Tools Referenced: Chocolatey (Installer Tool) – https://chocolatey.org/ GitKraken (Git Client) – https://www.gitkraken.com/ Supratimas (SQL Server/Database Tunning) – http://www.supratimas.com/ Azure (App Deploy + tools) – https://azure.microsoft.com/ ReSharper (Visual Studio) – https://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/