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Author: Geoffrey Bans

How to Network And Meet Other Software Developers

How to Network And Meet Other Software Developers

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  The job market has become so dynamic. You will mostly likely have success getting a job by relying on your network than by frequenting job listing websites. Some people have had success by just approaching a company that was hiring and got a chance, but just an exceptional few. Competition for jobs has gone high though. You will need to have someone who can recommend you for a job, someone who can back up your claims. This will give you more credibility in the eyes of an employer than if you only had the skills but lacked a recommendation. Networking with buddies will form a great part of your software career. And once you get started, there is no stopping you. Quite often job opportunities are not advertised to the public. If you have the right connec...
How to Learn to Code In Any Programming Language

How to Learn to Code In Any Programming Language

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If you are looking to get started in software development and become a highly sought after developer then it follows that you need to learn how to build software. This is what you will be hired to do. So you should be able to do it, and do it well. Importance of learning You will know how to get the job done when you get a chance You will gain the confidence that is key when looking for a job It is a badge of honor and increases your chances of acceptance How to Learn In this age, and with the internet, there is no shortage of learning materials that can quickly get you the skills you exactly need locked in. But if you don’t filter the material and be specific about what exactly you want to learn, it can turn into information overload. Information overload le...
Which Programming Language Should I Learn First

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First

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When you are starting out as a software developer, the first and most challenging question to answer is always which programming language you should learn first. It is important to ensure that you learn the right skills that will make you useful and marketable once the difficult part of learning is out of the way. However, most programmers spend too much time deciding on which programming language to learn to the point that much time is wasted that could have been spent actually building something useful.   The key point that helped me narrow down on the programming language to learn was to decide on the particular field I was interested in. Once you decide on which field you are interested in or which software particularly you want to build, it will be easier to de...
10 Best Selling Development Courses On Udemy in 2017

10 Best Selling Development Courses On Udemy in 2017

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Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 40,000 courses taught by expert best selling instructors. With affordable prices and classes on virtually every topic, the e-learning platform is a great place to pick up a new skill from the comfort of your couch. Whether you want to learn how to build financial models in Excel, spruce up your resume, apply to business school, or negotiate your salary, there's no doubt a course for you. Undecided on what class to take first? Here is a list of the best selling development courses on Udemy. Get any of these courses today for just $10. 1. iOS 10 & Swift 3: From Beginner to Pa...
How To Ask For A Recommendation From Your Past Client

How To Ask For A Recommendation From Your Past Client

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You have learnt and honed the skills you need to get a job. You are now an amazing coder, kudos! It’s time for you to start thinking of looking for a real job, right? Isn’t that your ultimate goal? Well, hold your horse we are almost there. It’s time to collect those recommendations first. This is where your previous clients really come in. So if you did a diligent job before, sit back relax the recommendations will come after you. Approach your previous clients who you worked with and see if they can recommend you for a job. You could call this a testimonial or so, they are the same thing. You can get started in one of two ways... 1. Contact Friends And Family If you just collect recommendations from anywhere they might look scammy on your profile. ...