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January 2020 Developer Survey On Recruiting

January 19, 2020
Author: Aaron Decker

Back in September 2019 I ran my first survey with developers. The results of that survey convinced me that there was a real need for technical training courses for recruiters. Since launching the paid course in December 2019 I have been trying to figure out how to get data in front of recruiting managers that will convince them that their recruiters would benefit from learning more domain…
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Java Vs Microsoft .NET for recruiters

January 16, 2020
Author: Aaron Decker

Java and C#.NET are the dominant enterprise backend languages in many of the largest companies around the world. They are used to build desktop applications, web servers, API servers, and more. Java developers frequently get approached about doing work in C#.NET, which if you know anything about these two technologies does not make any sense (because they are different in a myriad of ways, which…
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Static Typing and TypeScript Explained For Recruiters

January 14, 2020
Author: Aaron Decker

Static Typing is a concept in computer science used to describe programming languages. TypeScript is a variant of JavaScript with Static Typing instead of Dynamic Typing (JavaScript has Dynamic Typing). In this post I'm going to explain both of these concepts - my argument is that as a recruiter you will benefit from understanding from fundamental concepts like typing in programming languages…
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DevOps Explained for Recruiters

January 08, 2020
Author: Aaron Decker

DevOps is commonly defined as a set of practices to automate processes related to operations in software development. A DevOps Engineer is somebody who performs this kind of automation. They might write code and build tools to automate deployments or they might configure CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Gitlab, TeamCity, or CircleCI. They might set up servers and infrastructure to deploy code to (and…
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The Jobs on a Software Scrum Team for Recruiters

January 06, 2020
Author: Aaron Decker

The Agile Scrum methodology is pretty much the standard in corporate america software development these days. A Scrum Team working on a software project has the goal of creating a product using an iterative approach. What this means is that they work on software and get feedback from the customer in small increments of work. As a recruiter, it will be helpful for you to understand the composition…
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8 IT Project Failures of the 2010s

December 28, 2019
Author: Aaron Decker

A couple of weeks ago I talked to Stacey Broadwell on the TechRecruit podcast and we ended up talking a lot about the lifecyle of building software, and ultimately how frequently software projects fail. It's no secret in the industry that software is hard to make and projects often fail. Whether that number is 68%, 90% or 71% that end up being "unsuccessful" is up for debate but the number is…
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I wanted to write about The State of JavaScript 2019 Survey and try to break down the most important bullet points for recruiters because there are ton of technical details that might get lost. JavaScript is arguably the most frequently encountered programing language since it is being used on just about every website you visit. Because of this I think knowing the trends in JavaScript is valuable…
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REST vs GraphQL for recruiters

December 21, 2019
Author: Aaron Decker

REST and GraphQL are both methods of transferring data and constructing APIs. They are both used to build services so that software applications can talk to each other. When a job description talks about building "API Servers", they often mention they are building "RESTful Services" or using GraphQL. Some legacy systems are still using SOAP (which is another older method of transferring data). As…
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Part 3: The Technical Recruiter's Tool of Choice to find Developers and Why. So I've reeled you in and now it's time to give you the hook, right? This blog has been sponsored by TalentBin. TalentBin, "it's not a nice-to-have tool for a technical recruiters it's a must have." Nope, just kidding - that's not what this part of the post is about! This post is about personalization, but I will…
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