Find Web Developers
Find Web Developers

5 Secrets Of Getting A Microsoft Web Development Job

September 20th, 2018

1) Compromise on web development technologies

It’s very easy (especially if you are fed up enough to leave your current job) to try and look for the perfect fit in terms of technology and agile practice (you don’t want to go through this hassle again right?). In my experience it can be difficult to find a job that is ‘perfect’ in all areas often you will find jobs that cover most of the bases but not all of them. Given that this is the norm it might be worth compromising on some aspects.

2) Create a transparent online identity to prove you are a web developer!

I have mentioned this multiple times in other articles. And this could be THE most important advice. There is nothing stronger than proving you can do the job. I don’t care what anyone says. Make sure you open a Stack Overflow account and start answering questions. Then get your linked-in profile looking buff. Begin writing blogs, commit to open source projects (Github or Codeplex) and use an online continuous deployment tool like Appharbor.

3) Be happy with what you are currently doing

Whether it’s the projects you are working on inside work or the ones you are working on outside work then make sure you are happy with them. It can be hard when in work you are put on a project you don’t want to work on but I strongly recommend finding your peace with it. Become good at it and be diligent this will make it easier to be happy about it and this will come through in your interview. With regards to the projects you work on outside, well it should be easy to be happy with them if you aren’t then change them pronto!

4) Practice and learn about technologies that you need to know

If there is an area of your experience you are not too well versed in discussing or there is a project you have worked on that if you were questioned on you would falter then make sure you practice discussing it. Discuss it with your partner, the cat or even just to yourself. It will help you iron out problems with it before you try and bring it up in an interview. With regards to technologies that you don’t have but feel you should. Well the truth is many people embellish things on their CV. The problem is that you may get asked about it, so make sure you learn it inside out. Spend Saturdays learning about the stuff you want to work with.

5) Mirror the people interviewing you

If you’re being interviewed by a Geek crack geek jokes. If you’re being interviewed by a ‘Mumsy’ HR type then act innocent and for the ‘lads’ just laugh at all their jokes. Skills in being Chameleonic don’t come naturally for everyone but you can get better over time. You have to be mindful that the world comes in all shapes, sizes and types, you will get further if you can match your communication more closely with people!

Web Designer Or Web Developer: Who Do I Choose?

September 19th, 2018

For anyone who has access to the internet, I am almost sure that they have come across these two terms, web designer and web developer. To anyone, these two terms sound just the same and they interchange one with the other. I mean, as long as you find someone to help get your website operating.

Hold on for a second! I will differentiate the two words for you so clearly till you will start wondering which other terms you use in the wrong way.

Why projects fail

The IT industry is very wide and involves a range of activities. Look around and you will find a web developer trying to perform the work of a web designer and vice versa.

This is the major reason why some people’s effort at getting their website running fails. It is because they did not take their time to figure out exactly what they needed from their website, thus hire the right people for the job.

Read further and find out what will help you differentiate between the two, the roles and functions of each and hopefully by the end of it all, help you decide which one you need for your website needs.

Who is a Web designer?

To put it simply, they are innovative people who have the ability to visualize what you need with your website just by having a chat with you. They then bring it to life by coming up with a very beautifully done website whose features are very pleasing to the eye.

There are web designers who hone their skills further by learning how to use features such as Dream Weaver and Photoshop which helps them come up with even more innovative websites. They can therefore be simply referred to as innovative professionals.

Who is a Web developer?

They, on the other hand, lean more on the technical side of things. They have the talent and unique ability to solve problems and have great arithmetic skills. They are always coming up with various codes in a variety of languages using features such as JavaScript and HTML. In addition, they commonly visit sites such as Fire bug to create plugins or even text editor and JavaScript. One more thing is they always know about an API and creating it.

There are people who call them programmers, but this is not entirely right because their tasks are more advanced than what is involved in programming and creating software. This is not to say that they don’t have these skills, but they are more of technical professionals.

Time to make a choice

After the above differentiation, you will have to figure out which one you need for your website. Although in some cases, you might need both. In case you need your website to be more popping and attractive, then you need the services of someone with innovative skills. On the other hand, if you need some databank or have issues to do with applications, then you need the services of someone with technical skills.

Using Web Development and Programming Forums

September 18th, 2018

When developing a website one of the terms that people are going to come across is parallel programming, among other things that the person may or may not have any clue as to what they are. In order to make sure that the person is doing their job right, there are tons of information out there that is just waiting to be found in order to help the person do their design right and make sure that it is going to satisfy everyone.

One of these sources is the various web development forums that are out there. The web development forum is a collection of people talking about things concerning web development. For example, there may be categories of design, such as color, layout and so forth that can help the person to get a good idea of what they want with their own web format, as well as helping them to not make the mistakes that others have made. There are also going to be technical categories that are going to explain to the person that parallel programming is something that the person wants to make sure that they have on their web page in order to make it run properly, as well as other technical terms that people may have a hard time with.

Another source is a programming forum and this is going to be extremely useful for those programmers out there that may have ran into a glitch with their program. They are going to find that usually the fix is something that is simple, though at the time they cannot see it because it is so simple, which is a common problem. However, with the use of these programming forums, the person can get the advice that they need. So why should people use forums when they are in need of advice?

One of the first and probably the most popular reasons for using these forums is the fact that the person is getting some great advice for free. Most people are going to find that if they were to go to a professional or a service that they would be paying for this. Why pay, when the person can find the same information for free? Secondly, these forums are a great place to bounce ideas off of one another. In this way you may prevent yourself from going down a dead end path because someone else has already tried that and failed. Plus, if you have a problem, even if there is no clear cut solution, some of the best minds in the business are passing ideas back and forth that may fix it.

Finding these forums is relatively easy since most people have the Internet. They simply need to do a search for these types of forums and they are going to have numerous results that pop up that they can utilize.