2018 has proven to be a great year for developers. According to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best jobs, software development is the best job in the country. With so many emerging tech developments, the opportunities for developers are seemingly limitless. However, keeping up with the current trends and the abilities most valued at the moment is crucial for staying competitive in this growing field. Here’s a look at a few of the top need-to-know trends for developers.
The best music (and Spotify playlists) to get you through a hackathon
When it comes to listening to music at a hackathon, it can actually make a pretty big impact on how you perform. Hackathons are fast-paced and a filled with learning about new things; so why would you be playing some classical music that could put you to sleep?
Recruiting and onboarding for a coder position is, not surprisingly, an intense and competitive process; yet employee retention can prove to be even more daunting. Turn over rates are notoriously high for coder and developer positions—and replacing them is costly. Re-hiring for a developer earning $130,000/year could cost the company between $65,000 and $95,000 in recruiting and training costs, according to the 2018 Developer Learning Survey Report.
It’s that time again everybody…. Hackathon season is in the air. That friendly feeling of anxiety while Red Bull courses through your veins, you scramble to enter the last few values into your line of code, driving you through the finish line. You did it, and that feeling is all too real. That feeling is going to push you to tackle hackathon on top of hackathon, earning you the title of seasoned veteran.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last of an eight-part series, where we delve deeper into the Whole Developer concept and each of its elements.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 7th of an eight-part series, where we delve deeper into the Whole Developer concept and each of its elements.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 5th of an eight-part series, where we delve deeper into the Whole Developer concept and each of its elements.This week, we explore Team Building, why it’s critical, and how you can lead a great team. If you missed the rest of the series, click here to check it out]