Tackle the Web Developer Job Search

The web developer job hunt can be scary and it can be a lot of work. And if you approach it the wrong way, it can also be emotionally stressful. We’re going to reverse-engineer the smart way to land a job as a web developer and remove the stress in the process. Instead of taking…

Ken Mazaika

Startup Equity: How it Really Works

There are two ways employees at high-growth startups are compensated: salary and equity. The salary approach is straightforward; it’s a paycheck. Equity is much more complicated in nature. In addition to giving out paychecks, some startups will give employees a small sliver of the company itself. In the early days of Facebook, a graffiti artist…

Jenna Wang

RSpec vs. Test Unit: How Test Driven Development Works

There are some topics that are near and dear to the hearts of all developers, and one is test driven development. Test driven development (often shortened to TDD) is a workflow about how to write code. New features are added to web applications typically in an iterative manner. What that means is that programmers minimize…

Ken Mazaika

Software Engineer vs. Web Developer

If you asked a senior developer the difference between a software engineer and a developer, you’d probably be met with a confused face. Here’s the technical definition of both: A software engineer is someone who builds (engineers) software. This software could be desktop programs like Spotify or Photoshop, or mobile and web applications (like Facebook,…

Ken Mazaika

How Shaun Found His Place as a Web Developer

A few years ago, Shaun graduated from college and began a career in construction as a project manager. However, shortly after embarking on his new career, Shaun wasn’t satisfied and realized that construction wasn’t the right field for him. He started looking into other industries and areas that might interest him, which initiated his exploration…

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