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How Ben Accidentally Became a Developer

In early April I received a message from Ben, delivered to my Reddit account. I’ve been reading /r/resumes for, well, the whole time I’ve been actively looking for another job. ...
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When starting a new job

Starting a new job is certainly a mix of feelings and expectations, yet a pretty large amount of topics to learn and people to meet. Not an easy time indeed, which should however be ...
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How to Level Up

I regularly hear from and read about technologists in a career rut. Unless one is both lucky and adept at predicting the future, experiencing some temporary stall can happen to ...
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Why Hire Older Engineers

Another day, another article about age and technology. The comments of these articles usually escalate into some generational war played out with mythology and anecdotes regarding relative ...
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How To Succeed in Software Without a CS Degree

This week I was approached by two individuals seeking advice on finding employment in a programming capacity, yet both lacked the traditional standard requirement for entry-level positions ...
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NoSQL Job Trends – February 2014

So, it is a few days late but we finally have the NoSQL installment of the February job trends. For the NoSQL job trends, we continue to focus on Cassandra, Redis, Couchbase , SimpleDB, ...
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When You Can’t Compete on Salary: Tech Talent On a Budget

When trying to hire developers, startups and small companies now find themselves in the unfortunate predicament of having to directly compete with the unlimited resources and mass appeal ...
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Programming Language Job Trends Part 3 – February 2014

Today we have the third part of the programming language job trends series. In this, we review Erlang, Groovy, Scala, Lisp, and Clojure. To recap, in part 1 we looked at Java, C++, C#, Objective ...
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Programming Language Job Trends Part 2 – February 2014

In part 1 of the programming language job trends, we looked at Java, C++, C#, Objective C, and Visual Basic. In today’s installment, we review the trends for PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and ...
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Counteroffers, Secrecy, and Fear

Counteroffers are a fairly common occurrence in technology and other competitive job markets, and much of what we think we know about counteroffers seems to originate from agency recruiters. ...
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