Tips for preparing for software development interviews

Preparing for software development interviews Preparing for software development interviews can be daunting. After all, you want to make a good impression and showcase your skills to potential employers. But don’t worry – with a little preparation, you can ace your interview and land the job you want. Career Advancement is really easy to achieve…

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Tuesday’s Tip – Using Challenges to Build Habits

Using Challenges to Build Habits

Using Challenges to Kickstart Learning Habits If you’re struggling to figure out the best way up your skills as a developer, you already know that learning a new language or adopting a side project can help expand your skill set. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Challenges are a great way to…

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Coding problems and how to get unstuck

Help, I’m stuck! As programmers, we will invariably run into a problem we just can’t seem to think our way around. Maybe it’s a solution we thought was elegant but actually led us down the wrong path, or maybe it was a seemingly simplistic problem that wasn’t so simple after all. Beginning developers as well…

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Tuesday’s Tip – Regain Focus and Energy

Tips for regaining focus and energy

Taking a break to do one of these activities can help shift your brain out of its current mode of thinking so that you feel reinvigorated. The idea is to engage a different sense, skill, or physical movement for 15 minutes to reset your brain. Brain resetting activities Listen to a podcast, audiobook, or new…

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Tuesday’s Tip – Join the Conversation: Discord for Developers

Programmer’s Hangout – General programming community The Coding Den – Another general programming community CodeSupport – Get support for your coding efforts Buildspace – Get started with web3 Here are some more detailed lists that include some language-specific Discord servers (sadly some of the servers in these lists no longer seem active): Top 10 Discord…

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Get back on track with goals

Getting off track We’ve all had it happen to us at one point or another–we’ve gotten off track from our goals. Things were moving along nicely, and something broke our routine for that one day. Then life decided to intervene, and it turned into two days, then three, then…well, you get the idea. Now you’re…

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Tuesday’s Tip – Career-Stalling Habits

It can be easy to get yourself in a rut, but if you’re aiming to advance and nurture your career, you need cultivate these common habits.  Career-Building Habits Learn new things  Employers love to see developers pushing themselves to learn new frameworks, languages, or techniques and will reward initiative (or another employer will). Read relevant…

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How scheduling your day completely helps you stay focused

Just tracking I’ll start this off by saying that when this was first suggested to me, I met it with a fair amount of resistance. There was no way that scheduling my day down to 15 minute blocks could help me. I’ll just continue doing what I’ve been doing and keep track of my meetings…

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Tuesday’s Tip – Twitter Accounts to Follow

Not knowing where to join in the conversation can be hard, here are some developer-related Twitter accounts that might help you get started. @noopkat I first met Suz Hinton when I was working at Zappos and then I got to see her present. Hands down she is one of the best presenters I’ve seen. Currently…

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How do you measure success in your learning journey?

Dive right in!(?) When you’re beginning any new endeavor, your first temptation may be to just dive right into it. I know. I’ve been there, again and again. But, before you start, it’s a good idea to have a measuring stick of where you are starting from. Without truly understanding your starting point, you’ll have…

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