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Learning Better Dev Skills by Programming in Public

Learning to develop professionally involves a lot more than just writing code. Major required skills include keeping code stable long-term, sharing tasks within a team, and building understandable interfaces so your code can be connected to and run from other programs. Learning these skills is going to involve a lot of mistakes, but fortunately there are tools out there to help you get you ahead of the curve before joining your first team. Read More…

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Top 5 Skills & Practices You Need to be a Good Project Manager

Project Management in an agency is a difficult role to prepare for. You need to balance keeping customers happy while making sure that you aren't overpraising, potentially compromising the budget and timeline of a project. Over the years of working with great project managers I have taken note of the following skills and practices that are critical to success as a PM: Read More…

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How To Find A Web Development Job After (Or Before) Graduation

Five years ago I decided to make a 180 degree career turn and become a web devloper. At the time I was pretty good at using computers, but I had no programming experience aside from a few vague memories of typing in DOS statements in middle school. I still remember asking the web devloper in our office what CSS was and nodding along as if I understood the answer. I've come a long way baby, but there were times when I wondered if I would ever know enough for someone to actually pay me to make websites. Luckily, I've been able to keep my fine coworkers here at Metal Toad from finding out that I still have no idea what I'm doing. Here are a few things I've learned along the way. Read More…