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You Must Choose Wisely: How to Get Strategic About Programming Languages in Interviews

By Joseph Pacheco on May 29, 2020

When it comes to coding assessments, there’s no “holy grail” of programming languages. The best choice for one programmer may legitimately be the worst for another. There’s no universally applicable rules of thumb and about a million factors to consider. Here's how to balance these factors and optimize for your specific circumstances and skills.

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Your Recipe for a Successful Shark Tank Tech Pitch (+ Downloadable Data Set): Part I

By Jen Ciarochi on May 24, 2020

11 insights from a novel, open data set of Shark Tank tech pitches—plus a chance for readers to show off their data-visualization skills for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card!

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The AI Skills Generalist Engineers Should Consider Learning

By Daniel Bean on May 22, 2020

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are growing more and more integral across almost every part of software. The way that’s translating to the developer job market is through a spike in demand for devs with a grasp in AI and ML tools.

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Confused by Algorithms? Introducing ‘Math Speak’: The Secret Language Nobody Told You About

By Joseph Pacheco on May 21, 2020

Algorithms have a steep learning curve — so the story goes. This isn’t because algorithms are inherently hard. They’re just couched in stuffy, academic language that’s akin to humans trying to make sense of assembly code.

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Triplebyte Is Helping Engineers Get Hired During the COVID Crisis

By Jennifer Rose on May 16, 2020

Thousands of engineers and tech companies interact with the Triplebyte platform on a daily basis. As this economic downturn has progressed, we’ve heard issues engineers and tech companies are facing. From the tough situations, like engineers losing their jobs due to layoffs, to some silver linings, like healthcare and logistics startups seeing unexpected growth, there are tons of changes happening in tech. This week, we launched three product features to help engineers find jobs, and a new program to help students whose summer internships were impacted.

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Git Should Rename the Blame Command

By Joseph Pacheco on May 15, 2020

With Git being used everywhere in software engineering, so is the negatively-framed git-blame command, used in the system to track down who merely contributed a line of code — buggy or not. But this isn't about sensitivity (or oversensitivity). Studies show that dealing in shame-inflicting words like blame can stifle productivity and innovation among workers.

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Expert.info: The Importance of Game Design (not Gamification) in Software

By Daniel Bean on May 14, 2020

Superhuman CTO Conrad Irwin talks about how game design makes software better, how it’s different from gamification, and what skills engineers should learn to build it into their projects.

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Algorithms in Interviews: Hazing Ritual or Valuable Vetting Technique?

By Joseph Pacheco on May 7, 2020

Academic algorithms tests on interviews are often considered a pointless hurdle, a relic of a bygone era of traditional testing techniques that are no longer relevant. And with the rise of bootcamps and other resources, an ever-increasing number of engineers lack a traditional computer science (CS) background. So why do companies rely on them so heavily? Here are a few reasons that might surprise you.

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