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10 Common Habits of a Bad Developer

Posted by Annette Gardner

01-Aug-2014 08:30:00

There are loads of posts out there telling you how to be a great Developer, we've even written one here and here. But, what if you're not great? How do you know if you or your colleagues, or the guy/gal you just interviewed are not all they’re cracked up to be?

Here's our guide to spotting 10 common bad habits: 

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Topics: Developers, Advice

Problem Solving is the #1 Skill Every Developer should Learn

Posted by Annette Gardner

23-Jul-2014 10:30:00

What's the one skill that any new Developer should focus on learning? Yes, actually learning to code is pretty high on the list. But how would you even know where to start without being able to understand what you've got to build?

Now, being a Developer is like being a Business Analyst, or a Marketing professional - it's a pretty broad term. There are a number of different types, and an exponentially increasing number of disciplines that you can specialise in.

You cannot possibly know everything there is to know. And you're not expected to. But what you do need to know is 'how to figure something out', or, 'how to solve the problem'. And therein lies the rub.

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Topics: Recruitment, SOLIDitech, Developers, Advice, Career

11 Pieces of Advice for New Developers from the SOLID Dev Team

Posted by Annette Gardner

17-Jul-2014 08:00:00

"The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself." ― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

As a new developer trying to launch a career, you've got a challenging but rewarding path ahead of you.

You need to make sure you remain knowledgeable across a large number of technologies and disciplines, in addition to networking your way into a few job opportunities. You've also got to decide what type of company you’d like to work for - startup or established, or even if you'd like to strike it out on your own.

Regardless of your choices, everyone needs a few words of great advice to help them on their way.

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Topics: Developers, Advice, Career