What Is A Bug There are a lot of things that non-developers will call "bugs" when they really aren't bugs at all. You need to be able to explain to them and to management that they are not bugs and what they actually are and how that effects your work.
Effective Communication When communicating with other we need to be aware of our own emotions. This helps to be able to focus on the interaction and not be driven by our own feelings about the situation. Emotions are filters that will alter our perceptions of interactions with those around us.
Junior Developer Toolbox Junior Developer Toolbox is going to be a sibling show to Complete Developer Podcast on our new Complete Developer Network. In a way this episode has been our launch party for the new show.
Mock Interviews This is going to be a little different from our regular episodes. Instead of following an outline or interviewing a guest Will is going to put BJ through two mock interviews.
Bad Interview Questions Interviewing is not easy for either the interviewee nor the interviewer. There are rules and in some areas laws to abide by when developing questions yet the interviewer still needs to determine which candidate will be the best fit for the company.
Whiteboards and Code Challenges For both the whiteboard and code challenge as well as for answering technical questions during the interview practice will help you move from terrified to competent to comfortable. Before your interview review questions on the languages/frameworks ect you will be using. Get into the habit of doing daily code katas. These will help you with both whiteboard and coding challenges.
Soft Skills to Ace the Interview Soft skills are the skills we use to communicate with those around us. They help us to be more diplomatic, respectful, and professional even when presented with frustrating situations. When being evaluated for an interview or promotion your soft skills are what they look at when determining if you will "be a good fit" with the team.
Building A Resume A solid resume not only gets your foot in the door, but sets the tone for the interview itself. In addition to helping the interviewer shape their questions about you, a well-crafted resume puts you in control of how the interviewer perceives your value, which can completely change the way they perceive your answers to questions.
Getting A Job In preparation for our 2 year anniversary episode we will be having a series of episodes on finding a new job. We start with an overview of looking for a job and what all is involved in the process.
The Future of Programming The future is often a scary, uncertain place for people. Everyone likes to project how things will turn out for them in the future. Tech folks are no different and the guys assembled a group of knowledgeable developers to discuss what we think is coming over the next five years.