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7 Tips For Contributing To Open Source Projects On Github For Beginners

7 Tips For Contributing To Open Source Projects On Github For Beginners

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Github is a free version control system that is often used for hosting code for software projects. There is an option for putting your code in free public repositories where everyone can see, access and download them or in a paid private repository where only you and those you authorize can access them. Even with major competitors such as Mercurial and Subversion, Github still stands out as the most popular code hosting platform and the favorite for many developers. As of April 2016, GitHub reports having more than 14 million users and more than 35 million repositories, making it the largest host of source code in the world. Contributing to open source projects on Github can be a great way to: learn about about VCS(version control system), learn about project collaboration and...
7 Reasons You Can’t Get A Junior Web Developer Job

7 Reasons You Can’t Get A Junior Web Developer Job

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Web development is still a lucrative career in 2017. More companies are realizing the need for an online presence and are investing in websites hence creating more web developer jobs. You have taken your time to learn how to code but you are struggling to get your first gig as a web developer. Job searching as a junior web developer can easily turn into a frustration if you do not know what to look for, what to accept and what to reject. As a junior developer, your easiest point of entry is in web development. You will start by building websites for individuals, businesses and startups before you can work your way to a full time developer role at company X. But more surprising would be to find that even landing that first web developer job with no experience is a real ...
5 Tips On How To Find A New Job After Being Fired

5 Tips On How To Find A New Job After Being Fired

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As a software developer, losing a job you enjoyed can be severely depressing. It can be difficult to find the same job in your area. Even if you do, you may find the atmosphere just isn't the same. When you lose a job, you lose friends too. Maybe you made a mistake that led to being let go. Whatever the reason for being fired, the effects can be devastating financially and emotionally - often leaving people drained of their savings and their self-esteem. But the effects don't end there: for better or worse, it's much easier to find a new job when you're still employed than when you are already out because most hiring managers have negative perceptions about being unemployed. There's the idea that companies don't let go of their best people, even in the worst of times. So, i...
7 Silly Mistakes Developers Make That Will Ruin Your Career

7 Silly Mistakes Developers Make That Will Ruin Your Career

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The idea of mistaking your way to the top of the software industry is definitely dumbfounded. Every developer will have their share of missteps in a career but you could learn a great deal from others people's experiences and save yourself the hassle. Thereby avoiding some of the most costly errors. Often than not, the key to a solid developer career always involves  striking a balance: Not staying with one stack or job too long, for example, but then again not switching languages and employers so often that you raise red flags. Here are some of the most notable career traps for engineers that can potentially ruin your career and that you need to avoid while you navigate a tech market that’s constantly changing. 1. Staying too long at one job These days it’s rare to have a de...
Interview with Rob Percival – How To Land Your First Junior Developer Job

Interview with Rob Percival – How To Land Your First Junior Developer Job

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When you’re just getting started as a junior developer, it seems like it’s impossible to break into the market. Everybody wants to hire somebody with experience. How do you get that experience if nobody will hire a developer with no experience? Rob Percival is an experienced software developer with 10+ years experience, an author and Udemy instructor. In his interview with LoudProgrammer, Rob explains step by step how a junior developer, just out of a coding bootcamp, can land a junior developer role with a reputable company. He also highlights the main mistakes junior developers make that serve to lock them out of the job. Geoffrey: Hey guys this is Geoffrey from LoudProgrammer and today we are with Rob Percival. Rob is a software developer with 10+ years experience and an ...