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How not to be afraid of Git anymore

Neil Kakkar
By Neil Kakkar
February 2019
How not to be afraid of Git anymore
What is Git anyway? “It`s a version control system.” Why do I need it? Why do I need it? Alright, alright, I’m not being too helpful, yet. Here’s the basic idea: As projects get too large, with too many contributors, it gets impossible to track who did what and when. Did someone introduce a change that broke the entire system? How do you figure out ... Read More

Lesser Known Python Libraries for Data Science

Parul Pandey
By Parul Pandey
January 2019
Lesser Known Python Libraries for Data Science
Python is an amazing language. It’s one of the fastest growing programming languages in the world. It has time and again proved its usefulness both in developer job roles and data science positions across industries. The entire ecosystem of Python and its libraries makes it an apt choice for users (beginners and advanced) all over the world. One of the reasons for its success and popularity is the presence of its set of robust libraries ... Read More

10 things to learn on the way to becoming a JavaScript Master

Lukas Gisder-Dubé
By Lukas Gisder-Dubé
January 2019
10 things to learn on the way to becoming a JavaScript Master
I guess you are a web developer. Hopefully you are doing fine and you have a great job, maybe you are even self-employed or working as a freelancer. The future of the field looks great, as I described in my last article. Maybe you are just starting out as a web developer, maybe you have been working as a programmer for a longer period already. However comfortable you are with JavaScript, it is always ... Read More

What Truly Makes a Senior Developer

Brenn Hill
By Brenn Hill
January 2019
What Truly Makes a Senior Developer
In the world of software, just because someone has been a developer for a long time, it doesn’t mean they have become excellent at it. In my experience, what differentiates senior developers and engineers from junior and mid-level ones is how they use skillsets and approach problems. While this varies among types of organizations — the skills used by a senior developer in a small startup aren’t the same as those used by one in ... Read More

Angular vs. React vs. Vue: A comparison

Jens Neuhaus
By Jens Neuhaus
August 2017
Angular vs. React vs. Vue: A comparison
Deciding on a JavaScript framework for your web application can be overwhelming. Angular and React are very popular these days, and there is an upstart which has been getting a lot of traction lately: VueJS. What’s more, these are just a few of the new kids on the block. Javascript — things aren’t easy these days! So, how are we supposed to decide? A pros-and-cons list never ... Read More

Tutorial: Real-time frontend updates with React, Serverless, and WebSockets on AWS IoT

Georgii Oleinikov
By Georgii Oleinikov
June 2017
Tutorial: Real-time frontend updates with React, Serverless, and WebSockets on AWS IoT
“Serverless” architectures are getting more popular nowadays, replacing server-based stacks. Serverless doesn’t mean that you don’t have a server though. It only means that you don’t own your servers and even don’t manage them. For instance, if you use JavaScript, you don’t have a server, instance or container with a NodeJS running waiting for the request. Instead, each request goes to an API Gateway that spawns a new NodeJS instance if necessary, and has it ... Read More

How to find the ”Lionel Messi” of software development?!

Christoph Neumann
By Christoph Neumann
April 2017
How to find the ”Lionel Messi” of software development?!
Where do I find a good developer? Which skills do I have to look for? Which technology shall we use? Am I paying a fair price? How do I know I get quality software? Do these questions sound familiar? You are not alone! Over the last months, I’ve consulted several companies and heard these exact same questions over and over again. Don’t get me wrong: finding the “Lionel Messi” of software development has always been ... Read More