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Month: April 2018

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From unemployed and afraid of maths to software developer

How you can cross that bridge and get into programming without a computer science degree. I tried to compile a few of the tactics that helped me to become an employed developer (with no ‘formal’ engineering or computer science training). From…

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When you use marketing buzzwords, you sound like a moron

“Speak so that others may listen” has died in a fire I’m going to preface this article by saying that some industry-standard terms are completely valid. When used appropriately and within specific context. And some digital marketing agencies, companies, and freelancers employ…

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10 Small Changes To Build Accessibility Into Your Website

Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash Building an accessible website is important, not just for your users, but for search spiders and maximizing views, interaction, and sales. Here are 10 small changes that will build accessibility into your website. Use HTML headings,…

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Interviewing while white and male

Photo credit www.amtec.us.com CC BY-SA 2.0 Recently, we got this question from Steve Tannock: “Perfectly selfishly: I’m a middle-aged white guy who generally only wants to work with/for orgs doing good diversity work. But hiring me is almost the opposite of that….

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A guide to Virtual Environments in Python

Python logo on a Black background Contents What are virtual environments? What purpose do virtual environments serve? How do you create and manage virtual environments the Pythonic way? The need for virtual environments arose because application dependencies exist. To get a…

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Lo que todo gerente desea que sus empleados hagan.

El mejor consejo que he escuchado para practicantes y miembros junior de un equipo Escrito por Jane Nevins. Traducido al español por Viviana Taborda para Code Like A Girl. Artículo original en inglés aquí Una razón por la que es difícil trabajar…

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My Statement to Congress on Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment

Good afternoon Congresswoman Frankel, Congresswoman Brooks and members of the Women’s Caucus. First, I want to thank you for holding this hearing today and giving me the opportunity to speak on behalf of women in tech, and for putting forth the…

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Mo’ Money, Mo’ Prob… er, I mean, More Features, More Learning

“A piggy bank on a white surface” by Fabian Blank on Unsplash As I progress through The Firehose Project, I find that most of my organic learning happens when I attempt to go beyond the specifications of the apps we build….

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Priorização, o milagre de agradar a todos

Oremos, irmãos! O que tenho visto dia após dia na criação de produtos é que existe um vale que distancia o que os patrocinadores do produto querem do caminho que nós precisamos trilhar para chegar de um produto de sucesso. O…

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Local Type Inference in Java 10, Or If It Quacks Like a Duck

Image from Pixabay.com Quite recently, Oracle adopted a new strategy of releasing a new language version every six months. The strategy assumes that only every 3rd version will have long-term support, or LTS. Quick notes about it: Current version that has…

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Developer and Ops Security Tools

Sometimes people ask me what tools I suggest for developers and/or ops people, and since I am asked it often I decided it was a worthy blog post topic. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is certianly a place…

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Company Culture is Key: Ask these Questions in your Next Interview

Companies have personalities, just like people. You’ll usually get just a few interviews with a company before you have to commit to a long-term relationship. That means you need to draw out the truth about the corporate culture in just…

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8 Maddening Things That Developers do

And you wish, you could do too. The funny side of web development won’t stop at the program you are writing, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. So here are eight things that you and your colleagues will be doing…

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How do you handle diving into an existing codebase?

Photo by Clément H on Unsplash Six years after I graduated college, you’d be surprised how excited I was to land an internship. I spent months taking online web development classes until I finally decided to enroll in a pricey six…

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Book Review: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg is an amazing book. If you haven't read it, i recommend that you do so Asap.. You’ll be amazed at the gems in this book and you’ll also get an outlook of Feminism that will…

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CSS Layouts: Understanding the Differences Between Grid, Flex, and Float

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash To achieve a variety of web layouts, you might set the CSS display:property of a parent element to flex or grid or use the float property. Choose wisely. Each layout technique has its pros and…

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Why I Chose to Attend Fullstack Academy Instead of Pursuing a Computer Science Degree

A little over a year ago I decided that I wanted to learn to code and ultimately become a Software Engineer. In this post I’d like to share why I chose to attend Fullstack Academy instead of pursuing a traditional…

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Uma caixa de Pandora

Caixa de Pandora: como saí e voltei ao mercado de trabalho Photo by Nikita Kachanovsky on Unsplash Sabe aquelas crianças que andam com uma caixinha de pandora? Eu fui assim. Curiosa, criativa, até amigos invisíveis eu tinha! Eu amava criar micromundos, roupas,…