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Co-Founder, Mentor and Toptal Freelance Developer: The Climb From Intern to Senior Engineer

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Scott De Buitléir

Two weeks into his first post-college internship in 2000, Toptal freelancer Sanjin Cabaravdic was promoted from intern to lead software developer in a single day. That's a little like being a passenger on an airplane and then being told to build one as soon as it lands.

A Boomer's Guide to Building a Website

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

For those of us that have become computer literate, either by choice or circumstance, the prospect of building a website can be daunting. But if for whatever reason you need to communicate and interact with the general public on a regular basis, having a website has become nothing less than a requirement.

How to Hire a Great Programmer Even If You're Not One

Andre Bourque | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

From the start I want to make it very clear that it is extremely hard to find a great programmer if you are not one. Many people would even say that it is impossible for someone without a programming background to find a great programmer.

When The Heck Did Learning To Code Become Cool?

Ken Mazaika | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Ken Mazaika

With the prevalence of social media, and the epic rise of companies like Instagram and "tech celebrities" like Zuckerburg, it has never been cooler to be a software developer. Breaking into the world of development is radically different, but the process is the same: Don't be afraid to break stuff.

How to Choose the Right Development House to Build Your App

John Rampton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
John Rampton

As an entrepreneur, I run into people all the time that have great app ideas. They're in the early concept stage, and a budding future founder pitches me a great way to solve a problem. But often, he or she has a huge problem: they don't know how to code, and they don't know any developers.

Crossing the Chasm to Coding: Three Career Backgrounds That Might Help You Convert

Anthony Hughes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Anthony Hughes

Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal assaults on the established market leaders because of the computing power we all carry with us all day, everyday.

A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Software Developer? 4 Key Questions to Ask Yourself

Anthony Hughes | Posted 04.05.2015 | Technology
Anthony Hughes

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?

Personal Development for Software Developers: An Interview With John Sonmez

Phil Simon | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Developers have never been in greater demand. These days, they can seemingly write their own tickets. Despite their increasingly valuable skills, many developers and techies could use some help dealing with people.

5 Ways Hiring a Freelance Developer Can Help Your Company

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Shane Paul Neil

Whether you're confined within a startup budget or simply struggling to find competent STEM employees worth investing in, freelance talent may just be the solution you've been searching for.

The One Key Feature for Selling Enterprise Software - and You Don't Have It

David Thielen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
David Thielen

What your program does is secondary in the sale. What the decision maker sees, that's the closer.

The One Big Thing That Will Reduce Software Bugs, But No One Does It

David Thielen | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
David Thielen

This one simple change in the mindset of programmers can drastically reduce the number and seriousness of bugs. This change leads to software that wor...

11 Tricks to Get Engineers to Sort of Respect You

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.23.2014 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

As we all know, software engineers are the smartest, sweetest, most pretentious bastards in corporate America. I should know  --  I'm engaged to one of them.

The Future Of Programming: 5 Reasons To Code In The Cloud

Andrew J Solimine | Posted 09.21.2014 | Technology
Andrew J Solimine

The modern day coder looks less and less like computer programmers of the past -- by way of cloud-based platforms and more accessible Learn to Code courses, we're seeing a democratization of coding, leading to a range of new stakeholders involved in the creation of innovative technologies.

10 Things We Forgot to Monitor

Jehiah Czebotar | Posted 09.07.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jehiah Czebotar

"Law of Murphy for devops: if thing can able go wrong, is mean is already wrong but you not have Nagios alert of it yet."

PODCAST: Tinder And Facebook Make Us Emotional

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 07.07.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. Season 2:...

Why Go Language is not Good

yager.io | Will Yager | Posted 08.30.2014 | Huffpost Code

"I like Go. I use it for a number of things (including this blog). Go is useful. With that said, Go is not a good language. It's not bad; it's just no...

PODCAST: WWDC Recap and the Erdős–Bacon Number

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 06.19.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss tech news and interview special, technically-skilled guests for the Floating Points Podcast. ...

UI design ramblings on the way to NYC BigApps BigBuild

Marc Shifflett | Posted 08.13.2014 | Huffpost Code
Marc Shifflett

First, a few details you should know about. The first NYC BigApps BigBuild was on Saturday, May 17th at the NY Media Center, 30 John Street in DUMBO, ...

Why Developers Should Embrace Apple's Swift Language

David Fekke | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
David Fekke

Swift has the power of traditional general purpose languages like C and C++, but it also has the elegance of a scripting language like Python. Swift will also attract developers to write software who would have never developed applications for the Mac or iOS platforms.

The Future of Open Source: Speeding Technology Innovation

Fred Simon | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Fred Simon

So what do we see as the future of open source? When it comes to software development, it will be increasingly difficult to integrate, develop, and extend closed source software--and extremely costly compared to open source alternatives.

PODCAST: Is Cyber Security Dead?

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 07.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss tech news and interview special, technically-skilled guests for the Floating Points Podcast. ...

Did iOS Development Just Get a lot Simpler?

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 06.04.2014 | Huffpost Code

Apple commenced WWDC, their annual developer conference in San Francisco, with a two-hour keynote. The presentation featured several software updates ...

Moving On From Hacker Schools

Adam Milligan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Huffpost Code
Adam Milligan

The value, and expense of education is a complex subject -- a subject which, particularly in our current economic climate, has been repeatedly addressed by people with more experience in, and knowledge of, higher education.

The Solution of Hacker Schools

Avi Flombaum | Posted 07.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Avi Flombaum

Adam Milligan wrote a post yesterday called "The Problem with Hacker Schools." In it, he questions the value of programs like Flatiron School, of which I'm the founder and dean.