Generational Changes in IT

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When I think back on several decades in the software industry – first as a programmer, now in software marketing – I have a lot of respect for people who have been able to stay in an IT career. Industry changes have been so dramatic that in many ways a developer career is completely different than it used to be.
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Signs You Should Not Take That Dev Job

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One of the challenges of being a developer is that sometimes you have to switch jobs just to keep current with technology. Unfortunately, it’s possible to be so eager to jump into an opportunity that we ignore our gut instincts, or are blinded by the veneer of a cool tech stack. This is one time that online research is only going to go so far. Glassdoor, for example, is not necessarily a good place to check for employee reviews, since theirs are unverified. Read More

What Does Microsoft’s Purchase of GitHub Mean for Developers?

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Microsoft sent shivers down the spines of millions of developers when it announced a surprise purchase of the code repository GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion stock trade. The acquisition has many programmers worried that the software giant will run operations contrary to GitHub’s traditionally open source and community-focused mission. What will that mean for the 28 million developers contributing to more than 85 million repositories on GitHub?
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