It Is Possible To Progress In Your Career Without Managing People

Dear new developer, The title of this post is true. I've seen it done and done it myself. However, when I first started out, I saw the managers who hired me and thought "wow, they are the ones in charge; I want that!" Spoiler: I didn't. Common software development roles Let's define some common terms. … Continue reading It Is Possible To Progress In Your Career Without Managing People

Advice From an AI

This is a guest post generated by ChatGPT. Only the intro, signature, and title were written by me. I did change the description/bio provided by ChatGPT from first to third person. Enjoy. Dear New Software Developer, Congratulations on starting your career in software development! I'm sure you're excited to embark on this journey and learn … Continue reading Advice From an AI

How To Get Into Tech: Getting Your Mind Right

This is a guest post from Anthony D. Mays. Enjoy. Dear new developer, Before jumping into some tips around making career moves, it’s important to address mindset. Many transitioning into tech encounter frustration because the journey isn’t what they hoped. You need to have accurate expectations if you’re going to succeed in any transition. You … Continue reading How To Get Into Tech: Getting Your Mind Right

“So, do you have any questions for me?”

Dear new developer, You know that moment, when you are in an interview, towards the end of it? The moment when the interviewer looks up from their notes, smiles and says "I appreciate your time. I know interviews can be exhausting, but do you have any questions for me?" Nod. Take a deep breath. And … Continue reading “So, do you have any questions for me?”

How you quit a job is as important as how you start it

Dear new developer, I enjoyed this article about how to quit. It covers a lot of relevant territory. My favorite quote: By convention, when people are uninspired by their role or unsure about their next career move, most hold this back from their manager. They feel a sense of duty to be invested in the … Continue reading How you quit a job is as important as how you start it