The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's is always a time for reflection on that state of one's career. Sometimes this phenomenon is self-induced and other times it's forced upon us by an inquisitive friend or relative who we rarely see for the balance of the year.
Our veterans should be able to return home knowing that they have a better than average shot at securing meaningful employment because if anyone's earned the right to live the American Dream, it's those who have defended it.
There are many, many reasons why choosing the coder career path is a really good idea; there's just one little hitch: Only a small subset of the adult population have the appropriate attributes to succeed as a developer. Are you one of them?
By 2020 it's estimated that there will be one million open jobs for software developers in the U.S. alone. This number factors in the rapid growth of the IT field outside of pure software companies as data plays an increasingly critical role in traditional industries.
Two months ago I embarked on a nine-week bootcamp. To most of you, that probably conjures images of some whistle-crazed drill sergeant yelling at a room full of fitness gurus eager to pump out 100 fingertip push-ups.