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January 2022 Developer Survey On Recruiting

January 22, 2022
Author: Aaron Decker

Before we start Here are the previous years results: 2020 results 2019 results The results Similar to last year, developers are likely to reply if you include enough information to conclude that the role is a match for them. Also similar to last year, except I threw in a question about remote work. Of course here we can see that mis-targeting is still high on the list. Don't ask Dev-Ops…
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Types of Companies Explained For Recruiters

August 08, 2021
Author: Aaron Decker

One aspect of engineering roles that in my opinion is underappreciated by newer recruiters is how different one type of company is from another. For example - a "Senior Engineer" role at a startup will be a lot more heads down programming than a "Senior Engineer" role at a large fortune 500 company. And different things can be said for contracting, consulting, and agency work. The job of an…
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Will Developers Come Back to the Office?

June 30, 2021
Author: Aaron Decker

When I first started programming professionally it struck me as a job where you often sit by yourself at a computer for long stretches of time struggling through some problem or another. Maybe 20% of the time you had to talk to other people about what you were doing and ask for help. The further I got in my career the more this percentage of talking about problems and coordinating things increased…
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React Native Explained For Recruiters

June 24, 2021
Author: Aaron Decker

I have previously written about how there is a difference between Mobile Developers and Web Developers. Yes, they are both programmers and they are building user interfaces but the devices they program against are different and the the languages and tools used are different. What is React? React is a technology created by engineers at Facebook to help build user interfaces using JavaScript for the…
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Python has grown in popularity to a surprising degree over the last few years. If you didn't know, it's actually a pretty old language - older than Ruby, Java and JavaScript. In my opinion it's recent surging popularity in the last decade has a lot to do with new applications in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Check out this google trends chart of Python vs Ruby vs…
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You've probably seen that over the past few months Bitcoin has once again been frequently in the news with the price reaching new all time highs. But did you know over the last summer the DeFi space (Decentralized Finance) has exploded in popularity? And this has little to do with Bitcoin. What is DeFi DeFi (Decentralized Finance) is a term meant to generally describe cryptocurrency and…
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2020 Technology Year In Review

January 01, 2021
Author: Aaron Decker

I think just about everyone wants to get past 2020 and all of the terrible things that happened with the pandemic. Luckily for you, this post is strictly about technology trends in software development. Working Remotely One of the big things that happened with tech jobs this year is that almost everyone is now remote-first and software jobs are pretty much assumed to be remote. In 2018 I started…
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Why Are Software Developers Rude To Recruiters?

August 23, 2020
Author: Aaron Decker

Mean candidates. This topic comes up every once and a while, especially with newer recruiters. "Why are these guys so rude to us, we are trying to get them jobs" goes the refrain or something like it. I think there are a lot of issues going on here, but I'll try to lay a couple of them out. Developers are in demand Yes, developers are still in demand, even with 10% unemployment in a post-covid…
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I was really struggling with what to call this post, but I think "Proprietary Systems Developers" is the closest description I can come to what this topic is. In plain english I'm talking about these kind of folks: Salesforce Developers, Tableau Developers, Microsoft Sharepoint Developers, SAP Developers and others like that. These people are programming, but they are programming within some…
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