April 23, 2014
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Three Types of Interview Questions Software Developers Should Expect

There are three categories of questions that all technical job applications should be prepared to answer. Read on to learn what they are.

Introduction to Software Development with the SCRUM Model

SCRUM is a lightweight product development framework developed by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Today most top companies follow the SCRUM model for their product development. Read on to learn more about SCRUM.

The Need for Rapid Prototyping in an Agile Age

You've got a smart idea, but you need a working prototype to really show it off and test it. In the age of Agile development the ability to produce a prototype quickly, roll it out to end users, and create a feedback loop that influences the software you produce, is vital.

What Job Hopping Really Says About a Software Developer

Why hiring managers should not hold a job-hopping work history against a software development candidate.

Unit Testing: What is it, exactly?

Even though Unit Testing is becoming much more popular with developers, I still hear from people asking what Unit Testing means. In this article, we start at the top and cover the fundamental building blocks of Unit Testing.

What Happened to Software Engineering?

Over the past few years there has been an evolutionary shift in the world of software development. In this article we will discuss software engineering, how it has changed to keep up with the world of weekly software updates, and what the future holds for software engineers.

The Unintended Consequences of Common Productivity Tactics

Software projects are notorious for getting into schedule trouble. And with that trouble comes more trouble. In this IT Workshop we will discuss the consequences of common productivity tactics and how you can correct them.

Which Certification Is Right for You, Vendor-neutral or Vendor-specific?

You can go vendor-neutral or vendor-specific for your developer certification. Which is the better option?

5 Tips for Acing the IBM WebSphere App Server Admin Course
Taking the IBM WebSphere Application Server Administration course but lack Java experience? Get 5 tips for success from an IT professional who teaches the course.

How Training Got Me from Co-op Student to Java Solution Architect
A Java developer discusses the years of certification, training and development that have shaped his career -- and the lessons he learned along the way.

Career Limitations of a Self-Taught Developer
Find out the role developer degrees and certifications can play in a self-taught developer's career -- and what a lack of them can mean for others.

The 5 Intangibles That Get Developers Hired
What are the intangible, often unwritten qualities that hiring managers want in their developer candidates? Read on to find out.

Subversion vs. Git: Choosing the Right Open Source Version Control System
Subversion and Git are the most popular open source version control systems, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Which one is right for you?

A Guide to Developer Degrees: Beyond 'Comp Sci'
Find out what the three main types of developer degrees are.

5 Developer Certifications That Are Worth It
Find out which certs offer developers the most professional relevance and career advancement potential.

The Top 3 Project Challenges for Developers
A recent developer survey reveals the top three challenges that developers face on projects.

The 5 Developer Certifications You'll Wish You Had in 2015
Predicting which IT certifications will be valuable in the future is never easy, but these five certs show promise for tomorrow.

Rapid UI Prototyping with Microsoft Expression Blend 3
In today's environment prototyping your UI can be paramount. This article will show users how to use the Microsoft Expression Blend 3 prototyping tool and discuss the differences between static, interactive and convertible prototypes.

On Programmer Laziness & Anonymous Types
Programmers should look for the lazy way to solve a problem. Laziness is an unquantifiable myth.

Putting Architecture Principles into Practice
Learn how to explicitly define the principles upon which your IT organization stands and practical advice for putting them into practice.

The 7 Rules for Writing World Class Technical Documentation
Writing technical documentation can be a daunting task. Let Bob Reselman show you the way to writing great engaging technical documentation.

Agile, a Different Methodology
If you wonder why you are hearing so much about the chaotic Agile methods lately, this is the article for you. We'll show you how to put the Agile method to work for you.

Why Code Coverage Tools Should Be in Every Developer's Toolbox
Explore the world of code coverage tools that help developers create better code in less time.

How to Structure Leadership Roles for Guaranteed Project Delivery
Building partnerships between management and architecture can help augment the project manager's role and guarantee delivery.

Top Ten Tips for Presenting Architecture Information
Have you ever struggled to communicate architectural information with stakeholders? Do you recognize that presenting data and information is a core competency of an architect? Consider putting these proven principles and patterns to use in your next presentation.

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