When hiring software developers, it seems that recently the focus has been on the speed of coding. Many companies give automated 1-1.5 hour coding tests where your code can be of low quality, as long as it passes all unit tests. Is speed of producing the initial dirty version of the code actually important in modern software development?
Outsourcing is a trap most big and mid size companies fall into. Advising to outsource is like advising someone to walk on a rope. Sure 1 of 100 would be careful and do it right. What about the other 99?
When we write software for our own use, vs for enterprise - it is a fundamentally different process. What works for a team of one person, does not work for a team of 100. Let's take a look at the most common processes that are in place to ensure that code survives the test of time when maintained by a big team.
Every developer should know their code editor, version control system, how to make incremental changes to code, not be afraid of trial and error and respect achievement of other developers. Let's take a look in more detail on what each of these means and why they are all important.
Working from home as a software developer/engineer, what will it be in a few years time? Which things became fundamentally different already, and which will change history? Let's embrace the new situation rather than planning come back to the norm.
There is plenty of information about Azure on the internet. However, a lot of it is written as marketing material or simply outdated. When it comes to real tasks, it turns out that much of those scripts and tutorials no longer work. This Q/A session with Elkhan Yusubov is covering key terms behind Azure, to set a good start for learning on your own.
An interesting article comparing simple common tasks done with React and then Blazor. With code samples. From Telerik blog, but good stuff, not written as ad.
To explain what style encapsulation means, we will look at how Angular does it. On this screenshot an h1 style is converted to _ngcontent-lvy-c0 class during compilation, and so it does not leak out styles to other components and the app. You can declare another h1 style in another component and that will not have any effect on this component, guaranteed by Angular. Or its children, which might be even more important (so it's more than just nesting css in an HTML selector tree).
There is very little information about Blazor on the internet. Even less as far as enterprise / professional Blazor development is concerned. Blazor is not exactly new, but still, it feels more as an undercover platform, even today in May of 2020. This Q/A session with Tim Corey is meant to fill the gap. Tim is a software developer, consultant, trainer, and Microsoft MVP. He runs a YouTube channel dedicated to making the process of learning software development easier.
First and foremost, this is not an article to brag about how cool it is to be a freelancer. This is just the cold truth about the issues no-one is talking about. What it can be like, what you need to prepare for, if you consider becoming one. The views expressed here are exactly my own, you are free to disagree and post your ideas in your own blog or another public resource. The goal is to help other developers who are struggling in their career. Help them understand they are not alone with those problems. So let us get started, shall we?