This year, StackOverflow put together a comprehensive survey with over 90,000 respondents, examining the tech landscape, and developers in particular. Using that data, we created a thorough list of the 12 most common developer types, to help answer the basic questions about different sorts of developers: what they do, how they work, and where they stand in the field.
Developers are in demand. Big demand—“knowledge of software development principles” appeared in more than 580,000 job descriptions this year. It’s no surprise, then, that skilled developers top the priority list for many hiring programs. But with a growing skills gap and increasing competition, it’s not enough to simply advertise positions and hope for the best. You need developer-specific listings and a great careers page that speaks to a tech audience and delivers in-depth insights into your technology stacks. You also need to show the people behind your processes and programming and share stories of the challenges they face every day.
Demand for IT expertise is skyrocketing. For financial institutions, insurance agencies, law firms, healthcare companies, and even retail businesses, technology is no longer a cost center; cloud computing deployments, collaboration tools, and mobile device integration now drive long-term ROI.
In an era where so much of the recruiting process happens online, in-person recruiting events can seem out of place or old fashioned. But make no mistake: when properly utilized and executed, live events can be an incredibly useful recruiting tool.
As programming matures and application development becomes more complex, developers need more than just an understanding of programming languages. They need to know the frameworks that make creating applications in these languages easier.
Many hiring managers tend to focus on candidates who are senior or at least mid-range. Here are ten reasons why companies should consider hiring junior developers.
Ultimately, your goal is to find developers that are right for your engineering team. But in the current market situation it might be useful to start looking for a Minimum Viable Candidate.
How you should read numbers in a developers resume and what this kind of information says about a candidate.
Every company seems to call their technical employees something different. Here’s a rundown of the various titles used and what they mean.