A Great Web Developer is a Great Application Developer

After being a part of the developer hiring process for a while now, I have begun to see what distinguishes an exceptional web developer (the ones that get hired faster than we can even make an offer) and everybody else. Things have changed since 1995 – web development requires actual knowledge of programming! The problem […]

Why Being Hard to Replace is Bad

I read something I’ve always followed without realizing exactly why: Don’t be irreplaceable; if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. I once worked with two programmers who told me they purposely wrote convoluted code. When I asked why they would do that, they replied, “Job security.” I always wondered why that company let […]

Five Things New First Time Employees Should Know

Just out of college? New to the workforce? Here’s five tip that you should keep in mind. Assume the world is tiny. Perhaps the biggest eye-opener is just how small the working world is. People in the same industry routinely work together at different companies over their career. But this also means your reputation at one […]