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A collection of guides and articles to help you start and improve your career.

Whether it’s getting started in the software development industry, finding a job, or improving at your current job, you’ll find articles on this page to help you.

Job Search

A range of articles and other resources to help you with your job search.

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Things to Know Before Your Career

A list and explanation of things you should know before you start a programming career.

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Starting a New Job

A guide to starting a new job as a software developer.

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How to Become a Contractor

A guide on how to become an IT contractor.

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Guide to LinkedIn

A guide to LinkedIn for software developers.

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Definitive Guide to Becoming a Database Developer

An in-depth guide on becoming a database developer.

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How to Find a Programming Job

A guide and list of places you can use to find a programming job.

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How to Become a Consultant

A guide on how to become a consultant in the IT industry.

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Job Interviews

A guide to job interviews for developers.

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How to Become a Database Administrator

A guide and steps on how to become a database administrator.

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Resume and Cover Letter

A guide to writing a resume and cover letter.

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Business Analyst

The ultimate guide on how to become a business analyst.

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Improvement

A range of articles to help you improve your career.

Learning from a Travel Visa Disaster

How a Chinese travel visa disaster helped my career.

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Learned as a Junior Programmer

A few things I wish I had known when I was a junior database programmer.

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel

What “reinventing the wheel” is and why you should avoid it in software development.

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How to Organise Email

Here’s how I organise email to keep track of it.

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Performance Reviews

A guide to performance reviews for developers.

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Effective Communication

A list of 26 tips on effective communication at work.

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Advice for Computer Science Students

130 Computer Science faculty share their advice for new CS students.

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Real Life Habits We Can Learn From Programming

A list of real-life habits we can learn from programming.

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Getting Kicked Off a Project

How to handle getting kicked off a project.

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Career Lessons from Game of Thrones

A list of career lessons you can learn from Game of Thrones.

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Reduce Stress

A collection of tips to reduce stress and have a positive attitude at work

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Career Planning

A guide to career planning for software developers.

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Time Management Tips

A collection of 37 time management tips for developers.

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Advice for Software Development Client Success

65 software development companies share advice for client and project success.

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Learned from Renovation

A list of things a house renovation has taught me about my career.

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Let Go

I was let go. Why is it important to be prepared?

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The Importance of Routine

An explanation of personal routine and why it’s important.

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Improve Work Performance

A list of 72 ways you can improve your performance at work.

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Improve Programming Skills

A list of 32 ways you can improve your programming skills.

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4 Books for Programmers

A review and thoughts on four books for programmers that I’ve read.

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Tech Conferences 2020

A list of 960+ tech conferences occurring in 2020.

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Reference

A range of reference guides and articles on software development and career.

Employer Pay for Certification

How to convince your employer to pay for your certification.

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Test-Driven Development

An explanation and guide to test-driven development (TDD).

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What My Average Day Looks Like

A walkthrough of what my average day looks like.

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Creating a Web App

My experience creating a web app from scratch on the side.

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Simple Solution

An explanation and story of why a simple solution is often better.

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Programmer Jokes

A list of 88 different jokes for programmers.

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Business Jargon to Avoid

A list of 65 business jargon phrases to avoid and what to use instead.

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185 Software Development Acronyms

A list of 185 different acronyms in software development.

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189 Career Quotes

A list of 189 different career-related quotes.

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JDBC in Java, Hibernate and ORMs

An in-depth guide and resource list of using Java JDBC, Hibernate, and ORMs.

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