Whiteboarding exercises. If you interview for a programming position, you will face a whiteboarding challenge. Whether you are interviewing for your first programming job or interviewing for your next programming job, you will have to ace the coding whiteboard exercise. I have created a series of videos that show you how to ace the whiteboard exercise.
The CSS Flexible Box Layout — Flexbox — provides a simple solution to the design and layout problems designers and developers have faced with CSS. Let me show you how to use it to generate some common layouts and challenges that you will face in designing a responsive website design.
I assume you already know the basis of Flexbox. If not there are many documents teaching you about Flexbox. I would recommend Understanding Flexbox: Everything you need to know.
Here is What We Will Be Making
In this article, I am going to show you how to make 7 different layouts using FlexBox.
DIYZ is the DIY app for getting detailed step-by-step instructions and how-to videos that can help you complete your home repair or renovation without ever hiring a professional handyman or contractor!
The DIYZ app has over 1 million downloads. The average user of the app spends 7.5 minutes of engagement in DIYZ. The DIY videos have generated over 2 million views on YouTube. To create this app, the development team at decided to use Google’s Polymer.js framework.
The impact of company culture is reflected in achievement of goals, productivity levels and employee satisfaction. Basically, it can make or break a business.
Yet company culture is the one thing that many aspiring programmers overlook in their job search. Unfortunately, they find out too late after accepting a job that they are working for a company with a very poor culture. That overlook can have a negative impact on one’s career as a software engineer.
To better explain the impact of company culture, let me give your first-hand experiences that I have had in my career. The examples are taken from two different companies.
The 9–5, 40-hour work week is a reflection of how work was performed back in the industrial revolution. During this time workers punched a clock to measure time worked, and management used that as a gauge of productivity.
Today’s software engineers are smart creatives who prefer to work in an autonomous environment in order to create their best work. Unfortunately, management at some companies still cling to hours worked as a barometer of productivity.
Here are examples of how management treated work hours at two different companies.