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Landing your first programming job
Landing your first programming job

Regardless of the field that you find yourself in, landing your first job is one of the most difficult challenges that you will face in your career. And landing your first programming job will be even more difficult, for a few reasons. But mainly, that we don't really know how to interview for a logic based job just yet. We ask you to solve puzzles, riddles and a few node traversal algorithms and you either know it, or you don't. And hopefully you don't get asked about pointers and memory allocation along the way.

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Avoid These During Your next Programming Interview
Avoid These During Your next Programming Interview

Interviews in general can be nerve-racking meetings regardless of where your current skill level is at. You can be a junior developer and ace all of your questions, or you can be a senior full-stack developer and have no clue about what you were just asked. But while spontaneous at times, there are a few things that you can do to increase your odds of landing that next job. Or rather, here are few things that you should perhaps avoid.

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Top 5 Reasons To Not Become A Software Developer
Top 5 Reasons To Not Become A Software Developer

Recently I wrote about why you should become a software developer and all the benefits that come with it. It's a great career and an awesome field to study. I for one am glad I chose it among the many possible options in life. But now it's time to dive into the reasons why you should not get into this field, based off of my own experiences and friends and coworkers alike. I've been doing this for about a decade now, and there have been more than a few times when I've told myself that I should of been a doctor, or Alaskan crab fisherman. Suitcase packed up and ready to go, I always come back. And that says alot about the field. Once you get over the frustrations that are inevitably involved with any and all jobs, you get to see it for what it is. And it's a pretty awesome thing, for some people.

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Reasons To Become A Software Developer
Reasons To Become A Software Developer

Choosing a career is one of the most important things that you will get a chance to do in life, so it's important to choose wisely. It's dangerous to go alone, so take this..recommendation..if you will. I chose my career long ago not knowing what kind of work I'd be doing down the line and not knowing whether I would enjoy it or not. I can say this, I do enjoy doing what I do, and am glad that I get the chance to do it. Personally it was a long arduous journey to get into this field. Years of useless college classes, tens of thousands spent in education, thousands of miles driven and I'd gladly do it all again. I'm a Software Developer / Web Developer /

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

It's a question that gets posed to kids all the time. Sometimes with hilarious results. Vampire, is a popular answer. I heard a kid say he wanted to be a cop once, to use laser guns on people. Very awesome. Do you ever wonder how you came to choose the career that you have as an adult? Many people go through the entire educational system all the way through college and still can't figure out what they want to do. I've known people who have gotten their degrees in Psychology, only to immediately go back to school and major in Graphic Design, only to end up working in a bookstore. I'm starting to think it's a question better suited for adults than kids nowadays.

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The Pros And Cons Of Working With Recruiters
The Pros And Cons Of Working With Recruiters

The Pros And Cons Of Working With Recruiters
Recruiters have a tight hold on tech jobs these days, for a few reasons. But mainly that tech jobs are hard to fill and they pay substantially more than jobs in other fields. But for those reasons, the market becomes saturated with recruiters. They sound amazing, on the phone. The offers are phenomenal. 342k per year with benefits? Sign me up. That later will get watered down to around 65k with Dental.

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How I Landed That First Tech Job After College

One of the hardest things that I've had to do in life was to convince a company, a money making institution, that they needed my awesome skills after college. Why was it difficult? Because I had just taken 5 months each of a bunch of random programming languages such as C, C++, assembly language, some extinct language from the 60's that was used to calculate interest rate and I had a resume that made me sound like Bjarne Stroustrup himself without the skill to back it up. And I had a pretty awesome static HTML website to boot. It had JavaScript hover states and everything. That website no longer exists, because I burned it.

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Top Reasons To Say Goodbye To Your Job
Top Reasons To Say Goodbye To Your Job

So you've contemplated it for weeks which turned to months, which maybe turned into years and now you're ready to make your big move. Quitting. A bold move in life that many see as a huge negative. "Why quit you're job! I know you hate it, but then you won't get to buy stuff". I've recently decided to move away from my current employer in search of better and bigger places. After 4 long arduous and tedious years, they pushed my hand. Over the course of these 4 years, I have had the urge to quit this job repeatedly bi-annually for varying reasons, and usually, I just drink a lot, play video games for 4 or 5 hours, and the feeling goes away and back I go for another fun fe

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exciting ways to improve your software knowledge
exciting ways to improve your software knowledge

You might be keen to learn more about software and different advanced technologies, improving your knowledge. This is certainly worth doing as it will provide you with a fantastic advantage if you want to gain a position in the IT industry. This is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today and it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down anytime soon. On top of this, discovering more about software and technology will provide you with the option to gain higher positions in IT for larger levels of pay. So, there are certainly various benefits to doing this. But, how can you improve your knowledge? Well, there are a few paths that you may want to consider taking.

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there's a smarter way to make money
there's a smarter way to make money
There's a Smarter Way to Make Money

There’s a smarter way to make money than swapping time for money, and most programmers already understand the power of financial leverage in the sense that rather than earning $100 as an hourly wage, it is much better to develop an app, be that an SAS app or paid iPhone app that can then be downloaded or subscribed to multiple times without you having to do any extra work - particularly if the revenue is recurring.

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pain waves: can data hurt?
pain waves: can data hurt?
Pain Waves: Can Data Hurt?

If you live in a modern city or town, like most of the world’s population, your body is no stranger to the bombardment of data which objects in these areas have to endure. With the vast majority of people’s internet signals being wireless, radio and telephone services constantly active, and all of the other radiation-based transfer methods being used, it’s hard to avoid it. Over the last few years, this has raised a lot of questions about safety, leaving people worried that data could be damaging their body. To help you to understand this area, this post will be exploring wireless communications and transfers, all while answering the big question; can data hurt?

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app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
App Inspiration: Gaining Valuable Insight From Non-Competing Brands

When creating an App for your business (or a client), there are many different factors to consider. First and foremost, it is imperative to build a unique piece of software. Still, there’s nothing wrong with gaining inspiration from products that are already on the market.

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traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive
traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive

If you have a few old hard drives lying around, you might be thinking about selling them to make some extra cash. However, there are a few traps you can end up falling into when you decide to sell your hard drive that you’re going to want to avoid. A study has recently shown that people who sell their old used hard drives and SSDs aren't taking the steps they need to take to wipe data from them. This is dangerous for obvious reasons; one of the biggest ones being that the buyer can access personal information, and even corporate data in some cases.

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development mistakes that will ruin your app
development mistakes that will ruin your app

When developing an app, whether for business or an entirely different purpose, there are a few mistakes that will ruin your app completely. Read on for some common mistakes that you should do your best to avoid:

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About Me

Walter Guevara
Walter G.
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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