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Detroit Labs Apprentice Class Zeta Roundup

We wrapped on Detroit Labs Apprentice class Zeta last week (11/2/2018), and we are so proud of them. This class was recruited and trained to work for Detroit Labs as iOS developers, where they learned the basics of Swift over 12 weeks. They worked in groups, individually, supported

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Monday Mobile Mashup 10.8.2018

What's a Senior Engineer's Job? “[I]nstead of talking about the attributes that a senior engineer has from Allspaw’s post (which I totally agree with), instead I want to talk here about the work that a senior engineer does.” Designing for Accessibility “It’s a challenge as a designer

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Monday Mobile Mashup 10.1.2018

Photo by Matt Ragland on Unsplash Some Possible Career Goals “I was thinking about career goals a person could have (as a software developer) this morning, and it occurred to me that there are a lot of possible goals! So I asked folks on Twitter what some possible goals were

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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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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 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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Monday Mobile Mashup 6.11.2018

Detroit Labs Apprenticeship FAQ “We are so excited that you are interested in the Detroit Labs Apprenticeship Program! We understand that career changes, while exciting, can also be stressful and involve lots of unknowns. To help you out, we wanted to answer the most frequently asked questions about the Apprenticeship

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RECAP - 2018 DL Apprenticeship Open House

On June 6th, 2018, we hosted an Apprenticeship Open House for those who are interested in the program. Much to our delight, when we sent out the Eventbrite link in early May, we sold out in less than 3 hours. We wanted to make sure that anyone, whether they were

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Announcing the 2018 Detroit Labs iOS Apprenticeship

In 2011, our founders had a wild idea: create a technology company focused on human elements where people would love to work. The goals were pretty simple: build high-quality software; have the freedom to learn, teach, and explore new technology; and give every team member visibility into the business and

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