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In this business it takes time to be really good — and by that time, you’re obsolete.

- Cher

15 years ago, I was a contractor working for a Fortune 500 client. My colleague was in a role whose title always fascinated me: BuildMaster.

Nowadays no one hires a BuildMaster…

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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…

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Since my first job in software development, I was always afraid of team meetings. Now, if you say this article is biased (solely, for this reason), you may stop reading it right now.

Besides myself, though, I have met hundreds of developers who have voiced a similar opinion, not only…

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At the very beginning of my career, I used to spend a lot of time in the office.

I was not only nonproductive. I was also unsatisfied with my output quality. And slowly, it also took a toll on health.

It was not until my senior friends and well-wishers taught…

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As a developer, I have always rooted against whiteboard interviews.

Looks like the creator of Ruby on Rails agrees with me, too.

Source: Twitter

Where does the whiteboard stand:

Whiteboard interviews are stressful. But sadly, they are still an industry standard. Whiteboard interviews are dominant in 1st rung software companies: FAAMG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft…

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The Great Resignation Movement is turning the US job market upside down.

Around 4 million employees left their jobs in July 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This should be surprising, especially in an aftermath of the pandemic, where the economy of the entire world is in…

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Today, bored from my daily programming task, I googled programming humor.

I ended up on this Reddit thread, which had the most upvote count in the 1.6M strong programming humor community.

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Many good programmers outsource things to cheap marketplaces.

I know this because, during my freelance dev career, I have received a lot of work from programmers fighting to keep their day job.

There are solopreneurs too, who are developers themselves but are too busy to develop boilerplate. …

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Yesterday, one of my friends said he quit his job without a job offer.

“Why so soon?” I got worried. He was still a junior coder and wasn’t making much. …

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