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How Can I Meet an Actual Software Developer?

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Choosing a career path is a major life decision, and we meet many people who have chosen a career they don't end up liking. It's ironic that so many people decide on an occupation and then spend years in college and training for it without ever having investigated whether it's a career they'd enjoy.

We feel that the best way to investigate a career is to meet people who are curren...

How much should I be using Google as I code?

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Let's face it: We've all Googled for help when working on code. Whether it's Googling what an error message means, how to build a feature, or to look up proper language syntax, we've relied on Professor Google to save the day. But is this the ideal, or is it a crutch? Should we be striving to wean ourselves off Google, and does a "true" software engineer not need Google?

The reali...

What is the Difference Between Front-End Versus Back-End Development?

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You've probably heard the terms front-end, back-end, and full-stack development. But what do these terms actually mean?

Let's get the easy things out of the way first. Firstly, these terms are specific to web development, as front-end relates to web browsers, and the back-end relates to web servers.

Next, a full-stack developer is someone who does both front-end and<...

Is coding a creative career?

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The fact that a career in software development can be both lucrative and come with many perks is well known. It is routinely touted as one of the best jobs in the US by the media, and is a job that many aspire to.

But a question we get a lot is, "Is being a sof...

What is the biggest difference between software engineering versus other careers?

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A lot of what holds people back from becoming software developers is their being unaware of simple truths about the field. Now, most myths about software engineering prevent people from ever bothering to learn to code in the first place. However, there's one myth that prevents some from becoming a software developer even after they've successfully learned to code. This myth is so ...