Once in a while, I come across an extraordinary programmer or software engineer. When that happens, my first instinct is to observe the way they work and carry themselves. Here are some things I have noticed that many successful software engineers do.
Although it’s true that you can go to a university and find a job with just a bachelor’s degree (or without one), the truth is that for longevity in tech, you have to stay up to date. Every successful software engineer or programmer takes time to learn new technologies.
With how fast technologies and frameworks roll out, it’s quite literally impossible to learn everything, but keeping an eye out for what’s trending is the key to having a sustainable career.
Now you might be wondering how this is possible if you work a 9–5 job or have other responsibilities.
If you hate programming but do it for a career, you won’t like what I’m about to say. In order to stay relevant in the industry, side projects are key. You will need to code when you’re at home, or during the weekends to grind out these projects.
If you won’t do side projects, at the very least you should be Leetcoding to stay sharp on interviewing skills in case your company begins to lay off people. Those who had been doing this consistently for a long time definitely felt less pressure from the COVID-19 layoff spree companies went on.
You don’t need to love programming to do this, simply putting aside 20 minutes a day every couple of days will compound on itself and you will be amazed at how far consistency can go.
It’s no secret that staring at a screen trying to spot a small typo can be extremely straining. There are two things that many software engineers, including myself, do to minimize the damage on our eyes.
The first, which is completely free, is to use a blue light filter on our computer. On an IOS device, this is the Night Shift feature. On MacOS or Windows, you can use f.lux.
Blue light harms your eyes and gives it that burning sensation you may have felt. It causes poor sleep quality as well as long term damage. f.lux adjusts the blue light throughout the day so that you get enough blue light for alertness but not enough for damage.
In addition, you can also buy blue light glasses, which I personally use on top of having my filter. I personally use these ones and have had no problems with them.
My final recommendation is known as the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. It’s as simple as that and it will go a long way in preventing eye strain.
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Personally, it pisses me off. Every time I see an article on this topic, my emotional bank account gets robbed. They are all about SEO. Inappropriate keywords squeezed into tiny sentences just to get better rankings. No intent to entertain or enlighten the reader whatsoever. Sometimes, such articles can even be outright wrong.
And even though the purpose of this blog post can be to generate traffic, I tried to make it more of a meaningful rant than a lifeless academic essay.
So, let’s see how you feel by the time you are done reading this paper.
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Since there are no proper interpretations of both terms, a lot of people use them interchangeably.
However, some companies consider these terms as job titles.
The general “programmer-developer-engineer” trend goes along the lines of:
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Custom Software or Off-the-shelf software, the question in mind for many business personnel. Read this blog to get help to make the right decision that will benefit your business.
For a business that wants to upgrade and modernize itself with the help of software, a common dilemma it is whether to go for custom-made software or opt for off-the-shelf software. You can find many top software development companies worldwide, but before that all, you should first decide the type of software –an off-the-shelf software or a custom one.
This blog aims to overcome the dilemma and accord some clarity to a business looking to automate its business processes.
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Learn how to be happy and successful as a software engineer. It’s easy to get caught up in imposter syndrome or errors showing up in your IDE, but do not fear! In this lesson, we’ll talk about three different ways you can maintain your happiness as a software developer.
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We are passing through tough times, “The moment everything changed” with COVID-19, quarantine, people trying adapt their day to day, companies not prepared to work remotely… On top of that, one thing that I have seen is a lack of science in different aspects. Lots of assumptions, lack of data and a complete chaos.
In engineering, one thing that we don’t want is chaos — WHAT?! But what about chaos mindset, chaos engineering? — don’t get me wrong, as engineers , we accept chaos and live with it, but build stable and resilient systems on top of it.
According to wikipedia, “Scientists study things by looking at them very carefully, by measuring them, and by doing experiments and tests. Scientists try to explain why things act the way they do, and predict what will happen” and also “Science uses mathematics and logic, which are sometimes called ‘formal sciences’.”, “ Science produces accurate facts, scientific laws and theories”. And as you well know, against facts there are no arguments.
Science is about exploring, experimentation, discovery and, of course, data. Please, data. Let’s base our propositions, our argues and discussions on concrete things…
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With the rise of globalization and the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic, most of the work has been done by remote working processes and professionals from their homes. This lockdown has proved the efficiency of remote development and enhanced the trust in offshore software development industry.
To make the most out of the benefits of offshore software development, you should understand the crucial factors that affect offshore development. This is why you should read this guide for the best practices when hiring an offshore software development company. Despite the size and the industry of the business, offshore software development is not beneficial for every entrepreneur in many aspects to make the optimum use of talents in technology across the globe.
Here are some of the top reasons why offshore development is beneficial for your business.
To avail of all these benefits, you should have clear goals, a list of requirements, and features that are mandatory for your software product.
Here are a few tips to help you find the best offshore software development company. Build a top-notch software application by following the listed best practices.
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