This is a great little tip for any software developer, regardless of your programming language of choice. It's these subtle things that can raise you up regular programmer to coding superstar. When sending URLs that link to files on github you may want to reference a specific line number or block of code. The people receiving your code snippets will appreciate these nice highlights, and (subconsciously or not) they'll be thinking, "damn, he's good".
If you have multiple accounts on Github (or whatever git repository host you use) then it can be a little confusing knowing which user you are committing as and how to switch to a different user. In this post I'll show you an easy way to switch between users from the command line.
I was recently on a chairlift talking to my uncle who is a technology exec at a finance company in New York, and he told me that one way they vet people is by looking at their Stack Overflow score. I've landed on Stack Overflow pages many times in the past, but successfully finding and answering questions takes putting in a decent amount of effort and requires knowledge about the problem domain (sometimes, a lot of knowledge about it!). Well, in an effort to selfishly increase my own fame and unselfishly help other struggling devs I've recently began to really try to look for questions that I can answer and provide a solid answer for. I've learned some tips to make the search faster, weed out the fluff, and make it much easier to find those low-hanging fruits. The tip I'll share here is to strategically search for Stack Overflow questions. Enjoy! :)
I have a habit of falling in love with a company as soon as I leave the interview. Unfortunately, I've had a good deal of no's while looking for a new job. It's important to take the bad new gracefully, reflect on it, and prepare for getting that yes next time. Indeed, I heard a "no" today regarding an interview I went on this past Friday. Yes, I am bitter because I really wanted the job, but sometimes it's just not the right fit for whatever reason.
Even though I consider myself more of a developer than a tester, I've realized that the best creators of perfect software of those who can build a balanced suite of automated tests with some code implemented to make them work. Although the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) exam has to do with all testing including just manual testing. Also, as the inventor of Triplex Testing Theory I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. They have some weird vocabulary, but overall studying for this this exam can give you a great awareness of all areas of software testing without being a programming language specific tutorial on it. I don't have much time left before I go to the testing center, but my last method of studying is copying my notes here in a blog post. If you're taking the exam soon, I hope this helps!
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