Some companies have bad environments for developers and some have developer environments that may work for some people but not others. As an interviewee you need to be paying attention during an interview for signs that the business may not be the right place for you. This also shows alertness in the interview.
This week we celebrate one year of producing Complete Developer Podcast. It is exciting as we hit our goal for the year a month early. In this week's episode the guys talk about the apprenticeship program that Will put together to get BJ up to speed as a developer.
In response to the trends in project management for software development from the 1970's and 1980's several methodologies were developed and became popular in the 1990's. SCRUM is a framework for implementing project management in Agile Software Development.
Code katas help you to build solid practices in a controlled environment. The idea here is to create a situation with a known problem space and use it to safely practice the same thing over and over again until the technique is fluid, solid, and relaxed.
Time is the resource we are least able to get more of. It's a far more complicated topic than most examinations of it will lead you to believe. This episode focusses on things that are obvious but still burn through your time. Each alone is not much but when combined or allowed to snowball they contribute heavily to poor time management.
Object Oriented Programming has four major principles: Abstraction - using a focused representation of an actual item, Encapsulation - hiding the internals of an object, Inheritance - reusing code from an existing object, and Polymorphism - one name, many forms.
A good portion of the content was derived from Brad and Debra Schepp's book 'How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+'. Will and BJ look at using social media for networking and connecting with others in the industry, keeping up on the current trends, and becoming a resource for others. Social media changes rapidly so this episode will mostly keep it to strategies that will help you no matter the platform with as few specific references as possible.
Others value of your time such as bosses, coworkers, friends, and family is determined by the value you place on your time. Find fulfillment in what you do by living purposefully and better contribute to the world around you. By increasing the value of the time you have you will be able to spend more time doing the things you value. Time is a commodity and you can have more value with less time spent.
Automation helps to get rid of repetitive task and allows you to do things even when you are not present. You are able to react to changing conditions when they occur and make sure systems stay up when the cost of failure is high. This could include non-critical system failures that could lead to cascading failures in critical systems. It also avoids interruptions of higher priority tasks when the workforce is limited.
The second half of starting a new development job talks about what not to do during your first week of a new job. You want to come in and make a good first impression. These are seven things that will hinder building a good first impression.