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Best Gifts for Web Developers: Your Ultimate Guide

Best Gifts for Web Developers: Your Ultimate Guide

Nathan BrittenJun 19, 2023

So, you want to find a perfect gift for your web developer friend, right? Well, you’ve come to the right place! With so many gadgets and gizmos on the market, it can be challenging to figure out what’s worth giving…


Computer Science: A Necessary Skill for Medical School?

Nathan BrittenJun 9, 2023

If you are considering applying to medical school, you may be wondering what kind of undergraduate coursework you need to have under your belt. One subject that you might be curious about is computer science. Is computer science required for…


How Stressful Is Software Engineering? A Comprehensive Analysis

Nathan BrittenJun 9, 2023

As a software engineer, you may wonder how stressful your job is compared to other professions. While every job has its own set of stressors, software engineering is known to be a demanding field that requires long hours and a…


Do Programmers Need a Degree? Exploring the Debate

Nathan BrittenJun 9, 2023

You might have heard the popular opinion that programmers don’t need a degree. It’s a debate that’s been going on for years, ever since programming emerged as a profitable and sought-after skill. This article delves into the core of this…

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How to reset your company laptop for personal use

Nathan BrittenSep 30, 2022

Understanding how to reset your company laptop for personal use is a common issue because over 50% of employees admit they use their work laptops for personal use. On top of that, people frequently get to keep old work laptops…

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Keeping a company laptop after leaving – It’s not a great idea

Nathan BrittenSep 28, 2022

If you are thinking of keeping a laptop after leaving the business you should be careful as it can land you in legal trouble. Companies lose around $50 billion a year as a result of employee theft and can pursue…

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What do companies do with old laptops? 6 outcomes for old laptops

Nathan BrittenSep 27, 2022

Companies tend to lease, sell, repurpose or recycle old laptops and electrical products. We generate 48,000 tons of electrical waste a minute so making sure businesses correctly handle old laptops and computers is essential. The technology revolution has improved millions…

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Do startups provide laptops? 4 reasons they’re essential

Nathan BrittenSep 5, 2022

The vast majority of startups provide laptops to their employees and 20% even provide allowances for other home-office equipment. Laptops are a crucial tool for software developers so it makes sense that a company would provide them for free. Their…

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Are internships only for students? 5 situations to do an internship

Nathan BrittenJun 21, 2022

Internships are not just for college students, anyone is free to complete an internship at any time.  People who have left education can undertake an internship as a route into a new career. The major difference is that students have…

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Do tech companies care about GPA? 4 reasons it doesn’t matter

Nathan BrittenJun 6, 2022

Tech companies do care about your GPA. However, while GPA certainly matters when it comes to getting your first job in tech, it’s not the only factor that companies look at. Most employers only put weight behind your GPA if…

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Do employers care about college? Why it doesn’t matter in tech!

Nathan BrittenJun 1, 2022

The debate around college and your long-term career prospects continue to rage on. Some people believe in attending college and the benefits it has for your future. Others think success can be obtained without the need for a four-year bachelor’s…

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Do tech companies care about your hair?

Nathan BrittenMay 26, 2022

Overall, tech companies don’t care about your hair color or length, around 70% of women use hair-coloring products so not hiring people based on hair would drastically shrink a company’s potential pool of candidates.  It is important to feel confident…

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6 Reasons Why We Need to Stop Calling Programmers ‘Weird

Nathan BrittenMay 17, 2022

There is a stereotype that programmers are weird and can be difficult to work with. However, most programmers and software engineers are fantastic people who are great to work with and not strange at all. Like most people, developers have…

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Is software engineering a profession? 6 reasons it doesn’t make the cut

Nathan BrittenJan 17, 2022

Software engineering does not have worldwide recognition as being a profession but is a fully licensed discipline in Texas, Australia, and large parts of Canada. Since 1993 there have been numerous groups trying to lobby for software engineering to be…

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The Surprising Reason Why Software Engineers Need Physics

Nathan BrittenJan 14, 2022

It makes sense to understand whether physics is important in software engineering before pursuing a career in the industry. Plenty of would-be developers have no interest in physics and don’t want that to be a big part of their day-to-day…

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How do software engineers help society? 8 great examples

Nathan BrittenOct 31, 2021

A lot of people don’t understand how software engineers help society and the overall benefits they bring. Software engineering is incredibly important and will become even more essential as technology adoption increases. It isn’t the act of writing lines of…

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Will Wix replace web developers? 7 crucial considerations!

Nathan BrittenSep 14, 2021

Wix is used by more than 4.5 million websites, so it’s easy to see why people are starting to wonder whether it will replace web developers altogether.  The platform is one of the most popular drag-and-drop website builders on the…

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Will Webflow replace web developers? 8 reasons not to worry!

Nathan BrittenSep 13, 2021

Tools like Webflow have reportedly been set to replace web developers for decades. Each iteration of a successful website builder is always pipped to put web developers out of business.  The no-code movement is in its infancy at the moment…

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Why is software engineering important? 7 key reasons it’s vital

Nathan BrittenAug 31, 2021

The rise of technology has meant that software engineering has become more important than ever. Being able to build, design, develop, and maintain code through software engineering practices is crucial in every piece of technology we use. Software engineering is…