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The Joel Test For Programmers (The Simple Programmer Test)

A while back—the year 2000 to be exact—Joel Spolsky wrote a blog post entitled: “The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code.” Many software engineers and developers use this test for evaluating a company to determine if a company is a good company to work for. In fact, many software development organizations use the Joel Test as a sort of self-test …

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Getting Started With Meteor Tutorial (In the Cloud)

In this Meteor tutorial, I am going to show you how to quickly get started with the JavaScript Framework, Meteor, to develop a Meteor application completely from the cloud. I’ve been pretty excited about Meteor since I first saw a demo of it, but it can be a little daunting to get started, so I thought I’d create a simple …

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How To Get a Jump Start In Your Programming Career

Getting started in the field of software development is difficult. No doubt, if you are just starting out as a programmer, you have already experienced how difficult it can be to get a job without having much or any experience. If you’ve been a software developer for any amount of time, you’ve probably experienced how difficult it can be to …

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What Programming Language Should I Learn?

I often get asked by beginner programmers what programming language they should learn. This, of course, is a tough question to answer. There are so many different programming languages today that a new developer, or even a seasoned developer, wishing to retool his or her career, could learn. I’ve actually tried to answer this question before in a YouTube video, …