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When companies are able to integrate their development staff with their operations staff, they are able to create a comprehensive DevOps strategy. A DevOps strategy is designed to improve upon efficiency by better integrating two of the most important and interrelated departments within an organization. Through better familiarity with operations, developers are able to provide a better end product;… Read more »

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With regards to managing employees, there’s one thing everybody appears to agree on: You want to keep great people around. Holding your top workers isn’t simple; however, particularly when it comes to retaining top technical talent on your team. When you’re facing competition from both small, fashionable startups and deep-pocketed tech giants, convincing your engineers… Read more »

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Microsoft recently acquired LinkedIn in a deal that was valued at $26.2 billion. Despite the high ticket price, the LinkedIn acquisition is likely to yield some fantastic returns for Microsoft, which has been aggressively developing its productivity and office suites over the past few years. The LinkedIn acquisition is going to give Microsoft invaluable amounts of… Read more »

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Pretty much every interview includes a part where the person being interviewed is given a chance to ask any questions they might have about the job or the company. There are two main reasons why you should come to an interview with good questions for your interviewer. First, good questions show your interviewer you can… Read more »

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Software development is a field that is constantly changing. Whether hiring within the industry or attempting to be hired, individuals have to be knowledgeable about the ways in which the field has changed and the direction that it’s moving in. Within just the past decade, significant changes were made in the focus of software development and in… Read more »

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Technical supervisors tend to be promoted to their positions of leadership by rising up the company ranks, more so than most other professions. This is a sensible development given that company decisions today increasingly depend on the fine details of the underlying technology. Technology leaders have to line up initiatives with company needs and convey… Read more »

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Most developers fight with the urge to be productive from time to time. It’s easy to understand why: developing can be a mentally and emotionally exhausting task. Not only does developing require constant mental acuity, but the job position of a developer also often requires a substantial number of social skills. In order to be… Read more »

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An IT developer can fill many roles. IT developers may be responsible for the development of an individual software suite within an organization. They may develop products for an organization or they may develop proprietary systems that are only used internally. Regardless, IT developers are generally the individuals who are in control of the software… Read more »

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Building a strong tech team is absolutely essential to companies today. Tech isn’t just about raw technical experience, it’s also about personal skills, project management abilities, and the ability to prioritize. When developing a tech team in a particularly competitive environment, it’s important to consider all factors and be aggressive about finding unique talent. That… Read more »

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Web design is one of the fastest growing markets, especially as many companies have been moving to web-based applications. If you’re interested in website design (and becoming a senior web designer), there are certain skills that you’re going to have to boost… in addition to gaining experience. Here’s what you need to know. What Does… Read more »