As I browsed Google career portal today, out of 2932 job postings, only 197 had “hands-on experience” in the job description.
That’s barely 6%.
Does it mean hands-on experience no longer matters? Quite the contrary. It’s not mentioned, because it’s given. It’s inferred. It’s an implied requirement that gets tested during the grueling interview rounds. Beyond that, it rules the Agile sprint boards.
Without hands-on experience, the software world is lame.
I have heard stories about several young and strong soldiers abandoning nicely paying military jobs, simply because they could not withstand the physical training.
Hands-on experience holds a similar…
Teaching coding for kids is the latest millennial obsession.
Since around 2016 when President Obama announced his $4B funding plan to teach kids coding in school, the edTech is booming with teach-kids-to-code-early startups.
In 2020, Byju, the world’s 2nd most valuable edTech company based in India, acquired White Hat Junior for $300M — all-cash transaction. White Hat Junior is an instructor-based coding education platform.
Out of the topmost valuable edTech companies (as of April 2020), many have their coding schools already set up.
The fad is growing at an unprecedented pace. And it’s not all good.
They are. That’s precisely…
The senior developer interview is a mystery; the junior dev interview is a thriller.
Junior developer interviews drain every ounce of your algorithmic energy. You need a high dose of sugar and caffeine to even sit for a mock session. But let’s just accept it: They are too predictable.
The reason for this is a million algorithm practice websites, interview prep YouTube channels, and blog posts telling you how to get hired by Google. It takes time to prepare, sure, but it’s doable.
The key to tackling a senior developer interview is to understand that the same strategy does not…
I have appeared for about 500+ programming interviews in my entire software career.
Barring my first job, in almost every interview at the beginning of my career, I was extremely stressed. I used to read a lot about:
That took almost a week’s time. And worse, it made the entire game infinitely high-stakes, even when the prospects weren’t great from the beginning.
Soon after the interview was over, I realized there was no…
Workers in any profession get bored. When they do, they just take a break, chat up with their coworkers and drink a cup of coffee.
Programmers don’t have this leisure always. It is more so especially since pandemic has locked programmers inside their uncomfortable bedrooms.
There are two ways/steps to get rid of boredom or frustration:
Quotes about programming address both. So today, I came up with a few programming quotes that could lighten up your day.
“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code…
GPT is a neural engine (an artificial intelligence product) that produces natural language content based on the prompts you provide. It is owned by the OpenAI foundation, part of OpenAI LP.
Initially, GPT was funded by donors such as Elon Musk and Sam Altman of YCombinator.
In 2019, Microsoft made a $1 Billion investment into OpenAI.
You cannot use GPT just like you use Google search
Although GPT is kept open-source, its usage has been decided to be license-based. One obtains this license by creating an API key with OpenAI. …
When it comes to the 10 most suicidal jobs of the world, programming comes 8th, a close 2nd to artists and designers.
I wouldn’t worry about it much, except for the fact that the first 7 spots are taken by blue-collar jobs, with old-school factory owners sucking workers’ blood and sweat.
What brought programmers to this fate?
Aren’t we living in a world with an infinite number of possibilities that only programmers have the power to dictate to the rest of the world?
Programmers are expected to execute, not express
Most programmers are aware of the traps that they have…
In its tirade against Epic, Apple seems to have lost its first battle.
In a lawsuit filed in Arizona by Coalition for App Fairness, the industry group composed of Epic, Tinder parent company Match Group, and Spotify — Apple just lost a bill by a narrow margin of 31–29.
The bill aims to do this:
Remove Apple’s dominance as the only payment provider system for apps on iOS devices.
Since no such regulation can be targeted to a certain company, it could also affect Google with regards to its Play Store.
Android allows alternate app stores, but for in-app payments…
Today, I came across a viral story about an 8-year-old girl getting locked out of her Zoom classes for three weeks.
Mike Piccolo, CTO of a software firm named FullStack Labs, shared this not so cute story about his cute 8-year old niece.
According to what he shared on his Twitterstream, the girl got locked out of her Zoom class mysteriously. After so many attempts by everyone involved, including:
-no one could figure out what really happened.