5 Important Skills To Learn As A Programmer

Importance of non-coding skills As programmers we write code to create scripts and programs as whole or part of wider websites, applications and software. So the “skills” we learn are often the skills in specific programming languages and frameworks or libraries. But what are the other skills that we must learn to be effective programmers? […]

It’s not “gatekeeping” or elitist to uphold standards and correct disinformation

I have seen a worrying trend recently among corners of the web and software development community. This trend is the accusation of elitism and “gatekeeping” towards members of our profession who may for good reason be correcting incorrect use of terminology or poor practices and standards among other, often newer members to the profession. Worse […]

5 Things that will waste your time as a developer

There are many things that for developers can waste time in completing their projects or maintaining them in the long run. These mistakes are committed by developers of all levels of experience and are by far not exclusive to junior members of our profession. I have definitely been guilty of such mistakes myself. 1. Building […]