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why software developers quit

May 22, 2020

Why Do Software Developers Quit Jobs?

Endless opportunities await software developers. Software development is one of the sexiest professions out there. This is driven by a multitude of factors: Tens of thousands of available jobs for developers. Aggressive hiring processes by fast-growing companies. Notably higher salaries than most other jobs out there. Comfortable working environments (neat office jobs compared to selling

salary of programmers

May 15, 2020

Why Is the Salary of Programmers Very High?

The fact that you can learn programming for free doesn’t mean that people are determined to put the time and effort in order to become good at what they do and end up earning a big salary. As a matter of fact, I’ve been involved with several universities, academies, and schools as a seasoned trainer

On-Call Software Engineer

March 27, 2020

What Is It Like to Be an On-Call Software Engineer?

Organizations define “on-call” differently, based on: Their business model The volume and frequency of emergencies The size of their team The importance of reacting quickly I’ve been on call in most companies I’ve worked for, and this is the case in DevriX at the moment. One of them employed shifts. There was some regularity (i.e. one or

software development jobs

January 31, 2020

Why Do Most Applicants In Software Development Jobs Never Get A Response?

Make sure that you’re not making any of the 101 mistakes most applicants in software development jobs commit so they usually end up with no responses. The problem with your career so far could be that freelancing may be beneficial to your future professional development but there’s often no direct way to showcase it. In other

Programming Skills

January 10, 2020

What Are The Most Important Programming Skills?

The most important programming skills are the so-called “meta-skills”. Programming is often not about the coding itself, but instead: The ability to build a mental model of the core problem. Understanding business requirements. Mapping the known components into a chain of events or a story that works together. Receiving all requirements and dependencies early on

Advanced PHP tutorials

November 29, 2019

Advanced PHP Tutorials For Developers With 2 Years Of Experience

Do you want to get access to advanced PHP tutorials? What do you want to profile in over the next few years? The first two years of PHP development have already taught you the basics of web development with PHP. This includes syntax, basic problem-solving, tackling specific issues with programming code, probably general debugging principles and

develop Quora

September 9, 2019

Who Can Develop Something Like Quora?

In a nutshell, Quora isn’t a complex application (purely speaking of its feature set). Building a pet Quora “clone” at home is possible in the sense of creating an app supporting: User sign-ups and profiles (including messages) Topics Questions Answers Comments Blog (an incredibly simple one) Activities with questions and users – following, blocking, etc.

full stack developer

August 23, 2019

How To Become An Efficient Full-Stack Developer

It takes over a decade of building back-end systems, configuring server environments, altering front-end layers for different browsers and operating systems, applying design patterns, and dabbling with the latest trends in software engineering (big data, machine learning, embedded development, whatever comes in). It’s a poor action plan to start with. Full-stack developers are programmers who


August 2, 2019

How Do Companies Like Facebook Keep Their Software Engineers In Check

Facebook employs over 10,000 engineers. Deploying anything to production isn’t as simple as a rogue engineer secretly hacking something in or out leading to billions of people rendering the end result. Lots of people monitor the code base (since they work on it). You have to familiarize yourself with the flow and the ongoing changes

software development projects

May 10, 2019

Competitive Programming vs. Paid Programming Jobs

Competitive programming is fun, and could be applied in certain scenarios — mostly in large tech companies building compilers, dealing with humongous databases and analytics programs, dabbling into compression techniques, encryption, and the like. The vast majority of companies employing developers build projects solving business problems. It’s a different mindset. In competitive programming, it’s about optimal