Developer Things E6 with Cory House

Developer Things # 6: Professional Speaking and Consulting Advice with Cory House

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Today’s episode of Developer Things features guest Cory House. Cory is a consultant and professional speaker who also writes software and creates online courses for developers. Cory began writing software professionally about 15 years ago. For the last few years, he’s been focusing on front-end features like JavaScript and React, although before that he was very interested in .NET. These …

most popular programming languages 2018

Most Popular and Influential Programming Languages of 2018

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Every Company is a Technology Company. This a common saying in today’s tech-driven world. Every industry is fundamentally changed by technology, and business leaders are making it the focal point of their companies. At the heart of these technologies are programming languages. Never have developers been more important to progress, and programming languages are their superpower. That’s why we are …

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5 Reasons You Won’t Starve as a Java Developer

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Despite being over 20 years old, Java is still one of the most widely-used programming languages. Just look at the stats: according to the 2017 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, Java is the third most popular technology in the world. The TIOBE index, which is a ranking based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses, and third-party vendors, shows an …

Mistakes to Avoid on Your DevOps Resume

Mistakes to Avoid on Your DevOps Resume: Tips from 20 DevOps Leaders and Hiring Managers

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The DevOps movement is going strong, and it seems employers everywhere are looking for leading DevOps professionals with the skills and expertise they need to complement their existing DevOps teams. While a great DevOps pro may mean different things to different employers and hiring managers, engineers can boost their odds of securing an interview and landing the job if they …

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The 21 Best Developer Podcasts Right Now

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Finding a great developer podcast isn’t as easy as it used to be. There are literally hundreds these days, with new shows starting ever week and old ones giving their final farewell. So if you’re on the hunt for a new podcast, where do you even start? After failing to decode iTunes’ terrible search function and reading all the “Ultimate …

How To Be a 10X Developer

10x Developers are Good at These 3 Things, and You Can Be Too

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Nearly every software developer or programmer has encountered code written by someone else that proves the cliché “anyone can code.” But have you ever encountered the supposedly mythical “10x Developer?” Being a 10x developer has less to do with excelling at writing code and more to do with knowing exactly what code to write. Many of us began programming for …

ASP.NET Interview Questions & Answers

Dev Leaders Share Their Favorite ASP.NET Interview Questions

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If you’re in the market for a new development job, you know that interview questions related to roles focused on specific programming languages can be quite complex. Even if you’re an experienced veteran in ASP.NET, you can never prepare too much for your next interview. We reached out to a panel of ASP.NET pros and development leaders to learn about …

Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles

Tips on Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles

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The DevOps field has become increasingly competitive as dev leaders hone in on the specific skill sets they need to round out their teams. If you’re hiring for a DevOps position, it’s important to determine whether an applicant understands software development principles and methods and is the right fit for your organization. Let’s take a look at the current demand …

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

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. How Performance Testing Impacts …

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 are 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. …

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. 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 Inclusion. In this exclusive interview, Neelima …