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Handling Conflict: How to Talk to Your Coworker
Career / February 17, 2017

Handling Conflict: How to Talk to Your Coworker

Turning Conflict to Conversation Conflict is a natural part of any relationship, especially those people we spend the majority of our time with. It’s no surprise, then, we might occasionally find ourselves in conflict with our coworkers. As uncomfortable as those moments of tension can be, they can be as beneficial as they are inevitable. …

Finding Suitable Work: Landing the Job
Career / January 13, 2017

Finding Suitable Work: Landing the Job

Suitable is defined as “right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose or situation.” Suitable work means thinking about more than just skill level. It’s about the strengths you possess beyond the technical talent. How much communication is involved? Are you comfortable with that? Do you have to face clients or lead a team? Will … Continue reading Finding... Read more…

Seven Tips to Learn Laravel More Effectively
Opinion / January 08, 2017

Seven Tips to Learn Laravel More Effectively

As the community grows, there are many resources available to help you learn Laravel. That’s great! But, how do you choose the best one? Which will be the best use of your time to read or watch? For those new to the framework, I’m sure these questions are on your mind, here are seven tips … Continue reading Seven Tips to Learn Laravel More EffectivelyRead more…

Finding Suitable Work: What Hiring Managers Are Looking For
Career / January 06, 2017

Finding Suitable Work: What Hiring Managers Are Looking For

A large component to finding suitable work is being a proficient interviewer. One of the things many devs lean on when landing a better paying job is their ability to do well during the technical interview. They put so much emphasis on the code and think it’ll be all they need to secure that next … Continue reading Finding Suitable Work: What Hiring Managers Are L... Read more…

Just-In-Time Knowledge: How to learn what you need to know and forget the rest
Career / December 21, 2016

Just-In-Time Knowledge: How to learn what you need to know and forget the rest

Technology—including the web—moves insanely fast. It can be intimidating (often annoyingly so) to try to not only consume the content constantly served to us, but also retain it. After all, isn’t the point of sharing information to learn from it? This just-in-time knowledge can be an unfriendly reminder that, no matter how hard we try, … Continue reading Just-In-Tim... Read more…

Can you be an expert developer in 10,000 hours?
Career / October 25, 2016

Can you be an expert developer in 10,000 hours?

Back in 1993, psychologists K. Anders Ericsson, Ralf Th. Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Romer said that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice of a specific skill will make one an expert. Fast forward 15 years, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers made the 10,000 hours rule famous. And in 2012, Macklemore solidified it’s fact status: it officially takes 10,000 … Continue reading Can you be a... Read more…