How to do Coding Peer Reviews with Github
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How to do Coding Peer Reviews with Github

In my current contract, we do coding peer reviews. When I was first introduced to this process, I was a bit sceptical. Mostly, I thought it was a huge time-suck and an overly-laborious way to fix bugs. After several months of going through…
Biggest Developer Frustrations Reported By You
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Biggest Developer Frustrations Reported By You (Q&A)

As part of our weekly monthly newsletter, we send a survey out to all of our readers. A small percentage of our readership respond, but their answers are always telling. One of the questions we ask is: What is your biggest frustration? The…
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Attitude vs Experience: What's more important for developers?

When I was looking for my first software development job, I kept hearing the same thing: "you don't have enough commercial experience for this role"… I kept persisting and eventually I got a job at a startup, where I worked for two years. When…
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How to ask questions on Stack Overflow (and get answers)

A lot of people ask me questions when something isn't working. While I'm more than happy to help where I can, the questions I tend to get don’t outline enough information for me to be able to answer them. But more importantly, I…
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It doesn't bloody work! 4 things to keep in mind when reporting a bug

As a professional software engineer, I deal with bug reports all the time. As a result, I have had my fair share of tickets which read something along the lines of: "<insert arbitrary feature here> is not working!!!". Don't get…