Essential Reads for New Software Developers: The Effective Engineer and The Missing README

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Are you stepping into the exciting world of software engineering, or considering whether to take that leap? You’re not alone. This field attracts countless individuals worldwide, fueled by an ever-increasing demand for technological solutions, the promise of high salaries, and a keen interest in problem-solving. However, it’s essential to understand that coding and programming skills,…… Continue reading Essential Reads for New Software Developers: The Effective Engineer and The Missing README

Discover Learn X in Y Minutes: An Invaluable Resource for Programmers

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As a programmer or someone aspiring to be one, you’re always on the lookout for valuable resources to help you learn new languages and tools. Today, I’m excited to introduce you to learnxinyminutes.com, a must-visit website for anyone interested in coding. This site offers concise, code-focused tutorials for dozens of programming languages and essential tools,…… Continue reading Discover Learn X in Y Minutes: An Invaluable Resource for Programmers

Mastering Linux: Top Commands Every New Computer Programmer Should Learn

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Are you new to the world of computer programming? If so, learning Linux commands is an essential step in your journey. Linux is a powerful and versatile operating system used by developers across various fields. In this blog post, we’ll cover the most important Linux commands that every new computer programmer should learn to level…… Continue reading Mastering Linux: Top Commands Every New Computer Programmer Should Learn

Ask Me Anything: Software Engineering Questions from a Coding Bootcamp Student

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I’m posting my answers to these software engineering questions here, just in case anyone else finds them helpful! (Also, it gives me another link to share when I get asked these kinds of questions.) How did you become interested in software engineering? I wrote a bit about my coding bootcamp journey in a previous post.…… Continue reading Ask Me Anything: Software Engineering Questions from a Coding Bootcamp Student

My Coding Bootcamp Journey: How a Pastor Became a Programmer

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When I changed my major from Mechanical Engineering to Bible shortly before my first semester of college, I realized that what I was studying was not going to make me rich. So, throughout undergrad, seminary, and into a Ph.D. program in theology, the notion of “bi-vocational ministry” (serving the church while also making money outside…… Continue reading My Coding Bootcamp Journey: How a Pastor Became a Programmer

Software Testing: Possibilities, Problems, and Principles

Note: Throughout what follows, I am heavily indebted to two books in particular: Unit Testing: Principles, Practices, and Patterns by Vladimir Khorikov (Manning Publications, 2020) and Effective Software Testing: A Developer’s Guide by Mauricio Aniche (Manning Publications, 2022). In fact, this overview of software testing should be viewed as a distillation of Khorikov and Aniche.…… Continue reading Software Testing: Possibilities, Problems, and Principles

ChatGPT: Write a Viral Blogpost about Why to Become a Software Engineer

Are you considering a career in software engineering but not sure if it’s right for you? Here are just a few reasons why becoming a software engineer is a great choice: High demand and good pay: Software engineering is a rapidly growing field, with many companies actively seeking qualified candidates. According to the Bureau of…… Continue reading ChatGPT: Write a Viral Blogpost about Why to Become a Software Engineer