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At least in their first ten years

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Recently I was talking with one of my programmers who joined my company two months ago. He has joined as a junior programmer, and he never stays in a company for more than one and a half years.

He is not alone. Most of the good programmers I have seen leave their jobs after 1–3 years unless they are the company's shareholders.

There are many reasons why developers do that, and it’s very normal. We will talk about why developers do that, but let’s see some statistics on how normal they are now.

Statistics

It was not long ago when an…


Even I hire most candidates from networks rather than posting on a job portal

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You might have noticed that sometimes more skilled programmers are earning less than others. There could be many reasons behind this, but a lack of communication or networking is the biggest.

Think from the company’s perspective. An interviewer would find you more suitable if you were referred by someone they know.

And you might not be aware that companies don’t hire programmers through job portals all the time. Many companies prefer to hire developers through the referral of existing employees (programmers).

We will discuss why companies do that a little later. Let’s talk about my friend’s story first.

Story

He is…


I have met many developers in interviews who think they are senior developers — they are not

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Experience is a mandatory requirement for every senior developer job requirement. But experience alone doesn’t make you a senior developer.

So what’s the secret? It’s a complicated question and probably doesn’t have a real answer. Often, developers think of themselves as senior developers but lack some of the attributes.

Recently in an interview, I have met with a 22-year-old developer who claimed to be a senior developer. He was good but I don’t think he had all the attributes of a senior developer.

I wished him luck, but I couldn’t hire him as a senior developer.

But one question hit…


Several factors you have to keep in mind before choosing Firebase for your projects

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Google’s Firebase is an excellent serverless framework for developers and companies. In fact, my first experience in the cloud was with Firebase. I was an Android developer.

As I had just started my startup, I had no funding to hire additional developers who could help me in the backend. So I (with two of my friends) was looking for the easiest backend solution. Then I came to know about Firebase.

It seemed like Firebase was one of the best “Backend-as-a-Service” options. It was very easy to learn. I learned it within two days and started to apply it in our…


Opportunity to earn from $500 to $50,000 per month

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Who doesn’t want to earn some extra money? But the problem is everyone has a job, and to earn extra money, we have to give extra time.

Regularly working extra hours is almost impossible and also harmful for your physical and mental health.

That’s where passive income comes. You can earn money without actively working. There are many ways to create passive income but let’s talk about how programmers can do it.

What is passive income?

Passive income is the money you earn that doesn’t require you to do a lot of “active” work to continue making it. Like if you own a house…


Harder days are coming for developers

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Pegasus spyware has recently shocked the world once again. It is perhaps the most powerful piece of spyware ever developed by a private company.

Israeli spyware company NSO Group has developed it. NSO says its customers are from 60 intelligence, military, and law enforcement agencies in 40 countries.

It also says Pegasus is for use against terrorists and criminals and is not intended for surveilling law-abiding citizens.

But Among the victims were journalists, human rights workers, business executives, and diplomats also.

What does Pegasus do?

Amnesty International found that NSO can deliver Pegasus by sending a link. When the link is opened, it infects…


Engineering Manager is the top-paid position of the last year

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There are different types of job roles for IT professionals — programming, computer networking, designing, or testing. Though some of my non-IT friends think fixing computers and installing windows/ubuntu is our main job. Haha.

Salary is the main reason we do jobs, right? And it’s important to know how much salary is being given around the world. Many programmers do remote jobs now.

You can live in one corner of the world and do a job on the opposite side of the world. Thanks to remote jobs. …


Rust is the most loved, and VBA is the most disliked programming language

Graph of top 10 loved languages — made by author

As developers, we learn and work on several program languages in our lifetime. But it’s not like we need to learn multiple languages. A programmer doesn't get a job for knowing ten programming languages.

A programmer only needs to learn one language to land a job and being an expert in a language makes it easier to get hired. But it’s better to know what’s happening around the world.

The fact is programming moves at an incredible rate. So, whether we want it or not, we will learn more than one language and framework in the journey. …


Let’s find out how it may benefit or affect programmers

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Stack Overflow has sold to Prosus for 1.8 billion USD. Prosus is one of the world’s leading technology investors with stakes in companies like Tencent, Brainly, BYJU’s, Codecademy, Udemy, and more.

Stack Overflow is one of the most heavily engaged sites in the world, Since 2008. Almost every programmer, system admin, or data scientist depends on this site. I like one of their slogans:

Every developer has a tab open to Stack Overflow

Now, after this huge acquisition, many developers are wondering if it will be the same? …


He was a great problem solver, and I called him Mr. Anderson

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In my three and a half years journey as a CEO, I have worked with more than 50 to 60 programmers. Though the number is not that big, I am lucky that I have worked with some really good programmers.

I still remember one of my colleagues and one of the best programmers I have worked with.

I called him “Mr. Anderson” because we both were big fans of The Matrix, and he kind of looked like Keanu Reeves. :D

The first time he got my attention happened when, one day, after finishing a task, he was still looking at…

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