In last month’s Ask HB column about finding time to be a better programmer, Brett had a comment. In Brett’s own words: I found however good I got at programming I still wasn’t good enough for the ludicrously bad IT job interviewers out there. One government department wanted me to create an entire app for them.
Learning a new technology while juggling work and life is difficult. Hacker Bits subscriber, John, agrees. John used to be a mainframe programmer. He has many varied technologies and programming languages under his belt. In John’s own words: This is where the challenge comes in. The learning curve…
Welcome to issue 19 of Hacker Bits! We’ll be publishing Ask Hacker Bits (our first column!) in about two weeks! Ask Hacker Bits (or Ask HB) is a new column that features actual tech questions submitted from programmers just like you. We’re going to try to keep the column language agnostic. Stay tuned.
Welcome to issue 18 of Hacker Bits! We got a ton of feedback, and we hope it shows in the evolution of Hacker Bits. Thanks to each and everyone who wrote to us! We are overwhelmed by the number of responses. Because we got some similar responses, we’re going to batch some of them together in blog posts or emails.
Welcome to issue 16 of Hacker Bits! We have a diverse mix of topics this month ranging from: Microservices to Malware to Full stack web development to Resume Writing. As always, if there’s something you’d like to see in upcoming issues, please let us know!
Welcome to issue 15 of Hacker Bits! April is a time of newness. How’s your 2017 going? We’d love to hear from you. Our 1st quarter at Hacker Bits is chugging along. Based on the response so far, you like the new email format! We’re super excited about it, too… keep letting us know what you think.
Is a PWA app the real deal? Or is it just another fad that’ll soon be forgotten? To find out, we chat with Henrik Joreteg, a PWA expert who’s been working with his clients to architect, build and train teams on building performant mobile web apps.
Welcome to issue 14 of Hacker Bits! You gave us feedback, and we’re making some adjustments to Hacker Bits. What we’re hearing is that the 3 key themes continue to be: Learning more, Working less, Staying current. Additionally, Hacker Bits will move towards an email magazine/newsletter format.
Happy 1-year anniversary! When we launched a year ago, not in our wildest dreams did we expect such a warm response from our readers and contributors. Thank you to all of you who have made Hacker Bits possible! In this issue’s most highly-upvoted article, Joel Spolsky tells us all about developers’ side projects and its common pitfalls.