Everyone likes to feel involved. Even the shyest introverts need a community, something to connect them with others like them. As developers we can often feel isolated in our own worlds of study or focus where we only have ourselves and our computers. Some people are able to find that community where as others don't see it and have to create the community they desire.
It can be challenging to make the leap from a job that is just ok to one that really makes you happy. In this episode, we're going to talk about some of the things you should be doing if you anticipate leaving your job within six months to a year.
We made it to Episode 200! Almost four years into podcasting and it feels like we're just getting our feet under us. There's so much we've learned the past 200 episodes from audio engineering to coding and tech skills to insights into ourselves and our interactions. There is so much more we have yet to learn.
A lot of times we allow fear of social situations to control us. Be it public speaking, going to an event where you don't know anyone, or just going out after work we all have some places where we are anxious in social settings. Even for the more outgoing and extroverted there are times when social fears and anxieties cause us to avoid interactions that otherwise would be to our benefit.
Sometime soon, you'll be ready to move on to the next phase of your career. While for many jobs, this can entail going to another company, it doesn't always have to be that way. In fact, if you like your current job, you may want to stay at the same place, but move to another position. Additionally, if you are planning to leave, there is a good chance that you'll want to change what you are doing on a day to day basis. In either case, you need to position yourself well so that you that you can reach your career goals.
Most organizations really dislike having their private, business-critical information shared with everyone else, especially when those people are potential clients, competitors, or the general public. Applications with multiple tenants, each with their own security structures present interesting challenges for application development, especially as your application becomes more complicated.
If you are a developer using a compiled programming language, your craft depends on your compiler. Computers are not capable of natively understanding any of your code. Instead, the machine must be told what to do in a way that it understands. Depending on your language and platform, to do this, you may find yourself relying on either a compiler or an interpreter.
We've all had times where we were on top of our game. It was like we could sense what others were feeling and thinking and had the right responses to every situation. Other times we weren't so in tune with ourselves or others.
The longer your career goes, the more likely it is that you'll get overloaded with work. Whether it's because your company is understaffed, your manager assigns you too much stuff to do, or because schedules aren't managed well, there will come a point when you have more stuff to do than you can easily handle.
We've brought on Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Jacob Oakley, a successful graduate of the program, to talk to us about how they are helping the men and women who served in the US Military.