Ever wondered what type of personalities make up the typical software team? I found a blog recently that did, and has done a pretty amazing job of breaking it all down. Enjoy!
The biggest hurdle to your improvement as a software developer are your biases. The idea that React/Angular/Vue/Backbone are somehow superior to other alternatives; the idea that Python is a much more robust web development language than PHP; the idea that PostgreSQL is the only sensible relational database out there; the idea that nothing matches the […]
These days, startups have a charm that only Paris can rival. They are painted as the far-off, blessed lands where creativity, money, and benefits are flowing freely, and no conformity exists. If you’re a developer, you have dreamed of working for a startup at least once already. Well, sometimes it’s not a good idea. Please […]
If you’re a progressive software developer and do not spend a few hours worrying about which tech stack to choose next, you’re lying. We all do it. In fact, combined with the famous Impostor Syndrome, this constant anxiety is enough to break anyone’s back. Laravel or Symfony? Node or Go? React or Angular? Ember or […]
There’s a curious aspect to being a PHP programmer in India – the ubiquity of CodeIgniter. The framework that first introduced the comfort of working with conventions to the PHP community, a framework that I believe has outlived itself, refuses to die. In fact, “refusing to die” is an understatement here. The framework is thriving, […]
I was recently in talks with a very well-known brand for an opening in software development. During mail exchanges, their tech mentor asked me what my coding “superpower” was. This confused me; was he asking the language I knew very well, or some mighty accomplishment I was proud of? A little more into the exchange and […]
The question was asked on Quora some time back, and as can be expected of Quora, has some very good answers. However, I feel differently about this topic. The key question is not Go vs. Elixir (or Scala vs. Clojure, or anything else, for that matter), but predicting technology success. Who could have thought that […]
What are the most important job functions for an organization today? Well, I guess the answer is going to differ from person to person, but if you ask me, I’d say sales, technology, and customer service. I think these three departments should be the hardest-hitting in any organization, because their performance directly dictates how long […]