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Firstround. Andrea Goulet and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of This Old House came on television.

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The Technical Skills You Need to Have as a Software Developer. I’m a big supporter of helping software developers develop “soft skills” in addition to their technical skills — in fact, I wrote a complete book about it — but there is no denying: technical skills are important.

The Technical Skills You Need to Have as a Software Developer

I mean, if you can’t actually write code and develop software, all the soft skills you learn won’t really do you much good. Buttons in UI Design: The Evolution of Style and Best Practices — UX Planet. Who is Responsible for Secure Software Development? An interesting dialogue came up in my security circles that I believe outlines a fundamental disconnect within organizations developing software products.

Who is Responsible for Secure Software Development?

We have all heard that communication is key, but are the conversations happening at the proper levels to expose a product’s security requirements? The conversation went something like this: (Sales employee): “Developers are not thinking about secure software development.” (Engineer): “Secure software development is hard and lots of us think about it.

Software engineers need to think about, plan around, and advocate putting it into software, but are usually limited by the time and money the company is willing to invest.” As I watched the conversation from the sideline, I decided both perspectives deserved to be addressed. Conversely, senior leadership needs to be asking the question, “what security gaps exist in our product and how do we proactively address them, so we don’t have to deal with redress after the fact?” 1. 2. 9 Useful Websites To Get Hired As A Software Developer. So you completed your 6-month coding classes.

9 Useful Websites To Get Hired As A Software Developer

Now what? Going by United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate of software developer employment is set to grow by 17 percent. That’s a huge difference compared to the average growth rate of 7 percent for all occupations. You can probably expect another software developer in the job market every time you boot up your computer.

List Of Bug Bounty Programs. 27 Ways to Learn to Program Online. Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately.

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

And while being a programmer might not be for everyone, there is a lot to be said about gaining a better, more educated view of how all those pixels get moved around all those screens. Before we delve into our list of learning resources sites, we wanted to share some advice from Marissa Louie, a self-taught product designer for Ness Computing. A former startup founder, Louie told TNW that the hardest part of being self-taught – whether it’s design, programming, or any other discipline is, “gathering the courage. The most important barrier is just to overcome your fears” (she also said having the ability to follow instructions helps as well). F**k it, we'll do it live! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Programming Trends To Look For This Year. Martin Puryear Crunch Network Contributor.

Programming Trends To Look For This Year

Exploit Development-Everything You Need to Know. Significant Software Development Developments of 2015. This post is my personal and opinionated assessment of some of the most significant developers related to software development in 2015.

Significant Software Development Developments of 2015

My previous years’ assessment are available for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. As with these previous years’ assessments, this assessment of 2015’s major developments in software development are obviously biased, opinionated, and limited to my perspective. 10. Internet of Things The concept of Internet of Things has been popular for multiple years, but it seemed like I saw it all over the non-development mainstream press more than ever in 2015. Top JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries & Tools and When to Use Them. It seems almost every other week there is a new JavaScript library taking the web community by storm!

Top JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries & Tools and When to Use Them

The web community is increasingly vibrant, diverse and is moving rapidly on multiple fronts. It would be an impossible feat to survey every major JavaScript framework and library. Instead, I will share some of the most famous and influential ones for front-end development. So let’s take a look at the top JavaScript web front-end framework, libraries & tools and when to use them.

The Languages And Frameworks You Should Learn In 2016. Martin Angelov A lot happened in the software development world in 2015.

The Languages And Frameworks You Should Learn In 2016

There were new releases of popular programming languages, new versions of important frameworks and new tools. You will find a short list of the new releases that we think are the most important below, together with suggestions for the things we believe would be a great investment of your time to learn in 2016. The Trends Shift from the backend to the frontend In the last few years, there has been a trend towards shifting the business logic of web apps from the backend to the frontend, with the backend being delegated to a simple API. Quick browsers releases Another significant advancement for the web as a platform in 2015 was the release of the Edge web browser. The death of Flash. A Practical Guide to Popular Node.js MVC Frameworks - Application Performance Monitoring Blog. Using any programming framework to the fullest extent possible first requires an understanding of advanced software architecture concepts.

A Practical Guide to Popular Node.js MVC Frameworks - Application Performance Monitoring Blog

While writing a little client-side JavaScript does not necessarily require as much consideration when designing a scalable software architecture, the evolution of tools like Node.js means that you could be facing large code bases that must be easy to maintain. Modern JavaScript frameworks take advantage of programming principles that have long been part of other languages, including software architecture patterns like model-view-controller.