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How to Learn to Code - 4 Quick Tips to Help Your Mindset

  Learning to code is tough, but one of the toughest parts is getting out of your own way. In school as students, we learned every day. We switched classes, did homework, and got through the material. After a long break, and joining a boot camp or an Apprenticeship Program,

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Crain's Notable Women In Tech - Erika Languirand

On August 13th, 2018, Crain's Detroit Business released a list of Detroit's most Notable Women in Tech. We are excited to finally be able to share that Erika Languirand was named to the list! Check here to see the complete list, or here to see her write-up. Originally posted in

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.30.2018

Android Studio Shortcut Secrets “Many ‘best Android Studio shortcuts’ articles inhabit the blogosphere. Here are some perspectives on effective shortcut usage that I don’t remember reading anywhere else.” Seven Principles of Great Unit Tests — Adapted for Android “When it comes to software engineering it’s usually easy to find

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Android Studio Shortcut Secrets

This piece was originally posted on Stuart Kent's blog. Many “best Android Studio shortcuts” articles inhabit the blogosphere. Here are some perspectives on effective shortcut usage that I don’t remember reading anywhere else. Shortcut-Only Navigation The “Go to class” and “Go to file” actions are ideal for quickly opening

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.23.2018

hbspt.cta.load(3373997, 'a2b2aef2-6b2b-40f4-9798-e59bb0c4fef0', {}); The Broken Window Theory “Programming is insanely detail-oriented, and perhaps this is why: if you're not on top of the details, the perception is that things are out of control, and it's only a matter of time before your project spins out of control. Maybe

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.16.2018

Developers Journey: Anne Cahalan “In this episode, I interviewed Anne Cahalan. Anne is an iOS developer at Detroit Labs, where she is constantly delighted by the niftiness of Swift. Anne told us her story. From the Bootcamp she went to and the apprenticeship program she followed, up to her "moving

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.9.2018

Better: Fearless Feedback for Software Teams “Good feedback is easily the most effective way to improve individual and team performance. When it is given well and received willingly, feedback can be a powerful ally in growing happy teams who work together effectively to deliver great software. Here's the challenge: giving

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Better: Fearless Feedback for Software Teams

Good feedback is easily the most effective way to improve individual and team performance. When it is given well and received willingly, feedback can be a powerful ally in growing happy teams who work together effectively to deliver great software. Here's the challenge: giving and receiving feedback are skills, and

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self.improve(): Building a Technical Career - Erika Carlson

How do we find success and fulfillment as software developers? We learn to code, we learn to use code as a tool to solve difficult problems, we get better at both coding and problem-solving, and then... what's next? Beyond technical growth, how do you find fulfillment in your work? If

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Monday Mobile Mashup 6.25.2018

28 Code Review Tips for Teams and Developers “No matter your skill level, if you are on a development team, you participate in code reviews where you can give and receive feedback on your pull request. If feedback is a gift, you should make sure that your feedback is useful.

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