The Guide for Debating And Arguing Effectively as a Software Developer

What does it mean to be a software developer? A lot of developers out there, even with a lot of experience, will speak about writing code with good performance. They will speak about design pattern, microservices, languages (and why the ones they know are better) and code syntax. They will throw to you a diatribe full of technical jargon. Is it really it? We have tendency to forget that being a software developer means dealing all day long with humans. »

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Judging Quickly Features as 'Easy' to Implement: a Wrong Habit

Once upon a time, in the magic Startup Land, there was a fearful backend developer who needed to implement a new functionality. He was working on a back office for movie producers to upload their movies. These movies could then be rented on a VOD platform. Did you hear about Netflix? Same spirit, except that a customer can rent each individual movies instead of paying a subscription. After uploading their movies, the producers could choose in what country they would be available. »

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Finding a Web Developer Job: 8 Steps to Find the Best Company

Here you are! In front of a powerful CTO of the best we-will-disturb-the-market startup in town. You answered a job offer promising money and glory, soon they will be all yours. To warm you, the mighty CTO begins to ask you to draw a B-Tree on a shiny whiteboard. Easy peasy, you draw a wonderful tree you saw in a garden today. Then he gives you a sheet of paper to test “your skills”. »

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10 Tips to Become a Better Web Developer

Last update: 2018-06-24 I had a dream! This dream was to write an article with a title beginning by “10 tips to…”. I don’t normally like them so much (yes, they are often pure clickbait) but let’s face it, humans like lists. That’s why we have the ul tag in HTML. You are a web developer and you want to improve? Improvement is indeed something you should have in mind: it will make your work much more enjoyable and your boss happier. »

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