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28 October
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How Developers Scan Job Descriptions: SDE

Quality_EngineeringSoftware Development Engineer (Seattle)

Previously, Geekology interviewed an iOS Mobile Developer and an QA Engineer to learn how potential technical candidates feel about the job descriptions they would run into. In this installment in our series, we set to find out more by interviewing an experienced SDE currently working at a leading technology company. You will soon see from the candidate’s perspective on how he approaches the application process. Please note: the following analyses only reflects the opinion of the specific interviewee.

Please give us your career summary.

I’m a software engineer with 4 years of experience – 2 years at startups and 2 at a corporate level company. My key skills include:

  • C++
  • iOS Development
  • Parallel Computing
  • Computer graphics

If you were to get a new job today, what would it be? Read more…

05 October
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From Spam to Good Read: Content Marketing Tips for Technical Recruiters

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Why do software developers often view emails from recruiters as spam? Usually in these recruiting messages, it’s all about getting the developer to become interested in the job opening the recruiter is trying to fill.  Therefore, if the position is not interesting to the developer (which is often the case), developers feel it’s a waste of time to read these emails.

No Value = Spam

What if technical recruiters can add something that developers find useful to their email messages?   Read more…

09 September
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Do you see what software developers see?

Many technical terms are named after common objects.  Here are some programming languages whose names make you think of something else. Check them out in this short video!

 

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03 August
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A language made in 10 days, now used by millions: a brief history of JavaScript

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JavaScript is one of today’s most popular programming languages, however there were interesting twists in its history. It was created at Netscape in 1995. Originally known as Mocha, the name was chosen by Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape. Netscape wanted to make its own tiny programming language that runs right in the browser, instead of having to make up new HTML tags. Netscape wanted an easier-to-understand and accessible language to work for the web browser since Java was the dominant programming language of that time and was difficult to learn. Brendan Eich, a new hire at NetScape, created a brand new language in 10 days (most programming languages take years to create), what we know today as JavaScript. This seemingly haphazardly-created language seemed doomed from the beginning.

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20 April
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5 Common Programming Languages – What You Should Know about Them

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There are hundreds and hundreds of programming languages. Do we really need all these programming languages? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular programming languages of 2015 and the applications built by them.

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15 April
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A Quick Java Proficiency Evaluation Guide

Java programming languageJava is a widely used programming language.  In a recent article, it ranks as the second most coveted programming skills by employers, just behind SQL.

We interviewed Anupam Mishra, a software engineer at Amazon and a long time Java developer to get some tips on what companies expect in Java software engineer candidates.

Q: What do you expect a junior level Java developer to know? Read more…