Career

These posts talk of my personal experiences in the Industry and how I'd advise others on approaching their careers

June 23, 2019

Setting Up My Own Company

How do you go about setting up your own company? Making money? What about tax? Balancing freelance with full time work? I've been through all this, and more over the last months. This month I took...

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June 18, 2019

Translating Developer Talk

API, REST, Integration, debugging, the list goes on. What are your developers on about? How come a simple button takes so long to make? There's something being lost in translation, and we're going to...

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June 3, 2019

Why Developers Leave

Had a Developer leave? Notice handed in? Worried someone is going to walk out? Here's a list of common reasons developers leave their job. Developers are a complex breed of human. We're often lacking...

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May 30, 2019

What level Developer are you?

Junior? Mid? Senior? Lead? How do you become a Senior? There's no path you can take to get there. But here's some tips on what each level requires. I'm going to give a break down of my interpretation...

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May 28, 2019

What is Technical Debt?

Every person in IT / Tech has experienced it. We've all contributed to it as well. But what is Technical Debt? How exactly does it come about, and how can it be addressed? According to the...

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May 23, 2019

Staying Motivated as a Developer

Technology is moving at a speed never seen before. We're making incredible breakthroughs almost every day it seems. Along with that comes a new breed of developers, engineers, and architects. What...

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April 30, 2019

Decrypting Job Descriptions 📖

Whether you're searching for a new role or just looking at the market from curiosity, you'll no doubt have come across a few terms that are shared across most Job Descriptions (JDs). Here's a list of...

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April 16, 2019

How do I become a Web Developer?

Easily the most asked question that I get either in online groups, or direct contact. Often, the person interested is hearing about all these languages, the abbreviations, industry jargon - but know...

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April 3, 2019

Work-Life Balance in Technology

I'd recommend that you read my Burnout post before this, if you haven't already. A lot of the content here will discuss Burnout. You can read that post here. Seeing as my previous post about mental...

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March 19, 2019

Work Burnout - Prevention and Treatment

I am not a licensed Psychologist, nor certified in any medial profession. This post is entirely of my own opinion and reflects my personal experiences. If you believe you are suffering from Burnout,...

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March 13, 2019

Preparing for a Technical Interview / Test - Employer

If you're looking for part one, you can read it here CVs Screened. Test invitations sent! Best start preparing that test then eh! The technical test can be daunting for the candidate, however...

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March 5, 2019

Preparing for a Technical Interview / Test - Candidate

Congratulations! You got through the initial phase of a job application and you've been invited for a technical test, often called a Technical Interview. Whether you're a seasoned veteran of this,...

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February 12, 2019

Development Career - Tips and Tricks

Developers, by nature, are very logical. Due to this, a few of us struggle with some of the more "intricate" details of our career, interactions, and elements of our role / responsibilities...

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