top developer podcasts

The 21 Best Developer Podcasts Right Now

Ben Putano Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Finding a great developer podcast isn’t as easy as it used to be. There are literally hundreds these days, with new shows starting ever week and old ones giving their final farewell. So if you’re on the hunt for a new podcast, where do you even start? After failing to decode iTunes’ terrible search function and reading all the “Ultimate …

How To Be a 10X Developer

10x Developers are Good at These 3 Things, and You Can Be Too

Matt Watson Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Nearly every software developer or programmer has encountered code written by someone else that proves the cliché “anyone can code.” But have you ever encountered the supposedly mythical “10x Developer?” Being a 10x developer has less to do with excelling at writing code and more to do with knowing exactly what code to write. Many of us began programming for …

ASP.NET Interview Questions & Answers

Dev Leaders Share Their Favorite ASP.NET Interview Questions

Angela Stringfellow Developer Career Development

If you’re in the market for a new development job, you know that interview questions related to roles focused on specific programming languages can be quite complex. Even if you’re an experienced veteran in ASP.NET, you can never prepare too much for your next interview. We reached out to a panel of ASP.NET pros and development leaders to learn about …

Top 35 PaaS Providers

34 Leading PaaS Providers Offering Built-In Infrastructure and Scalability

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) gives users with the platform and the environment for them to develop, manage, and run applications over the Internet.  PaaS takes away or lessens the complexities of building, maintaining, and enhancing the cloud infrastructure that developers need in order to develop and launch an app.  In other words, PaaS makes higher-level programming easy for web and software developers, and ultimately …

Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Development vs. Continuous Deployment

Dev Leaders Compare Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment vs. Continuous Integration

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

The DevOps trend has given rise to a number of buzzwords and methodologies aiming to speed delivery and accuracy, giving developers the tools they need to deliver better products, with fewer bugs, and implement improvements continuously. Speaking of continuously, you may be familiar with the terms continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration. The differences between the three can be …

Java Interview Questions

20 Java Pros and Dev Leaders Share Their Favorite Java Interview Questions (and How You Should Prepare to Answer Them)

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development

Java remains a popular programming language, and it’s still the most sought-after programming language among employers. That means if you’re looking for a programming job, prospective employers will likely be asking questions designed to gauge your knowledge of this long-established programming language. (If you’re interviewing for new developer positions, you should probably brush up on your DevOps interview questions, too.) …

DevOps Interview Questions and How to Prepare

What’s Your Favorite DevOps Interview Question? 20 DevOps Pros Share Their Favorite Questions and How Developers Can Prepare

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development

Everyone’s talking about DevOps these days, so it’s no surprise that companies are looking for developers and team leaders who are well-versed in the latest DevOps approaches. Speaking of the latest approaches, it’s becoming more important than ever to integrate DevOps, APM, and the developer, so be sure to download our free guide, The Complete Developer Takeover, to learn how to …

Important Skills and Characteristics for Java Developers

20 Development Leaders and Java Pros Reveal the Most Important Characteristics and Skills of Great Java Developers

Alexandra Altvater BuildBetter, Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

Java remains one of the most popular programming languages. In our recent deep-dive into the hottest programming languages for 2017, Java landed second among the most-used programming languages and the languages with the most active repositories on GitHub – beat out only by JavaScript in both categories. Aside from its widespread use, it’s also the most in-demand programming language among …

Targeting Top Java Developers on Twitter

Top Java Developers on Twitter

Alexandra Altvater BuildBetter

For our most recent BuildBetter publication, we created an ultimate Comprehensive Java Developer’s Resource Guide. Not only does this feature awesome tools that help Java devs develop, monitor performance, find errors, and distribute messages, it also includes other Java Developer-related content – namely Java Developer Twitter . We love Twitter – seriously, it’s our favorite way to reach developers across …

To Tool is Human, To Java Tool is Developer Genius

Alexandra Altvater BuildBetter

Tools make our lives easier – as humans, we’ve used tools to improve processes since the beginning of time. At BuildBetter, one of our highest priorities is to make dev’s lives easier. We’re developers ourselves, so we know that tools are an absolute necessity to get the job done as efficiently as possible with as few bugs as possible. That’s …

Top Source Code Repository Hosts

Top Source Code Repository Hosts: 50 Repo Hosts for Team Collaboration, Open Source, and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Every developer’s toolkit needs a good source code repository host; a good host for your code is especially useful for DevOps team collaboration and working with Open Source projects. There are many source code repository hosts available online, from the widely-used GitHub and Bitbucket to the lesser-known yet useful repo hosts catering to specific needs. Each one appeals to different …

Mistakes Implementing APM Solutions

20 IT Leaders Reveal the Biggest Mistakes IT Management Teams Make When Implementing Application Performance Monitoring Solutions

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Application Performance Management (APM) solutions are a must-have for Agile development teams, and when implemented correctly, they can save substantial amounts of time, create a better end user experience, and improve overall development operations. (Naturally, we’re big on APM – it’s what we do.) The key to success, though, is implementing systems and solutions that are aligned with larger business goals and …

25 App Developers and Cloud Pros Reveal the Biggest Advantages to Hosting Your App in the Cloud

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

More businesses are moving legacy applications to the cloud than ever before, but app developers face a unique set of circumstances. Sudden shifts in usage, for instance, can be catastrophic unless you’ve planned well in advance for such an increase — which is one reason load testing tools are so valuable, allowing you to test your app’s performance under a variety …

Productivity Metrics

Development Leaders Reveal the Best Metrics for Measuring Software Development Productivity

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

We’ve talked a lot about Agile development and DevOps — particularly, the always-pressing need to rapidly ship new versions of their code and update their products. But when it comes to evaluating the productivity of your development teams, what metrics matter most? Should you merely be concerned with deadlines and time sheets, or should you focus on customer satisfaction to evaluate …

Architecting a Developer Team Turnaround

Architecting a Developer Team Turnaround

Alexandra Altvater BuildBetter

A couple years ago, I accepted a position as the “director of digital” at a small marketing firm. And yes, there was still a divide between digital and traditional work there. I was mostly hired for my strategy capabilities and my successes with analyzing digital web properties and finding areas for growth. The title was just that, a title, as …

Inspire your developer team to improve your culture and get great work.

Inspire Your Developer Team in 5 Simple Ways

Alexandra Altvater BuildBetter

We have a great developer team. We make software. We also invest a lot of time and energy in ensuring that the work we do is excellent. It goes without saying then that our development team is a crucial part of our business. As a team, how we work gets just as much attention as the work we do.This mindset …

A meaningful developer team culture is a winning culture.

5 Principles for a Developer Team Culture that Wins

Alexandra Altvater BuildBetter

Culture. Of all the overloaded, over-used, buzzword-bingo, five dollar corporate-jingoistic catchphrases of leadership jargon out there, are there any that are more hyped yet seemingly less tangible than this one? Developer teams are not immune cultural risks and benefits. “They offer catered lunches, free snacks, a kegerator, and foosball!” Don’t get me wrong—I like those things! But once you’re in …

What Microsoft Azure Got Right for Developers

Courtney Insights for Dev Managers

Microsoft Azure has changed dramatically since it was launched in 2010. Microsoft decided early on to focus directly on what developers need and has been leading the industry when it comes to “Platform as a Service” for Windows & .NET developers ever since. This article is a review of some of the key innovations they got right for developers from …

Best Developer Websites

Websites Every Developer Should Visit: Programming News, Tutorials & More

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In every industry, there are at least a handful of experts considered authorities on the subject. Most have a blog or website, making them the premier trusted resources industry-wide. You’ll usually find a community where all professionals turn to when they need to converse with like-minded professionals. The same holds true in the world of development. Developers are such a …

Remote Server Access for Developers to Improve Application Support

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Software developers need remote server access to deploy and troubleshoot their applications. Unfortunately, even with today’s focus on DevOps, most of them don’t have the remote server access they need to do so. My team and I built Stackify to give developers the access they need to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot their remote applications.  To give developers what they need …