Is There a Case for Programmers to Unionize?

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I’ve seen a lot of buzz recently about software developers wanting to form unions. I’m particularly interested in this topic while I’m #indiehacking Qvault, where my goal is to provide a free-to-audit university-quality CS education. I also want to point out that at the time of writing I’m a full-time software developer working for a …

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The 8 Crucial Mistakes Holding You Back From Getting a Programming Job

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If you’re reading this article, you’re well aware of the great benefits that come with a programming job – high salaries for programmers, an expanding job market, exciting opportunities.  You’re also aware that employers are increasingly desperate for seasoned, qualified, talented programmers. DAXX blog writes that in 2020, while there are 1.4 million unfulfilled jobs, …

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Kanban vs Scrum – Why Kanban is More Agile

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Agile is great and has made software development more fun and productive while simultaneously less punitive and slow. In this article, I plan to go over my favorite parts of Agile development and point out why I generally prefer Kanban to Scrum. If you’ve read my first article, you’ll know I’m not Scrum’s biggest fan. …

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Guide to Getting a Certificate in Computer Science in 2021

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There are so many reasons to want to get a certificate in computer science in 2021, especially when you compare it to alternatives like getting a degree or attending a coding bootcamp. While computer science certificates take time and sometimes money to complete, they still accomplish the same aim as degrees and bootcamps: to show …

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What’s the Job Outlook for Computer Science Students?

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As the world becomes more and more dependent on technology, the demand for computer skills has increased immensely as well. The opportunities in information technology across all industries have never been greater, as worldwide ICT spending is expected to reach $4.3 trillion this year. In response, the sector has grown considerably into specialized fields, and …

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How Long Does It Take To Learn To Code?

How Long Does It Take to Learn to Code

There are so many obvious reasons to learn to code: freelancing opportunities, career advancement, salary increase, and personal satisfaction among others. The advantages are so many that it’s worth the investment, no matter how many obstacles you might encounter. One such obstacle is the common misunderstanding about how long it takes to learn to code. …

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