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Avoid tech burnout: 5 ways to disconnect and relieve stress

If simple self-care isn't recharging your batteries, look for ways to create more long-term improvements in your work life and mental outlook.

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Cloud infrastructure companies offer top pay for developer relations, survey says

Developer relations employees in the US are paid higher than those in other countries, according to a poll from Common Room.

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How observability tools help with legacy software

Legacy software isn't just dusty code on mainframes. It's the stuff you wrote a few months or years ago. Observability tools and good documentation help find and fix problems.

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Open source job security through recessions

Stay close to free software, either through companies that support open source projects or by contributing directly to project communities.

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Cloud complicates development, but GraphQL and supergraphs offer hope

Application development in the cloud is a complex mess of countless moving parts. GraphQL and supergraphs could make life a whole lot easier for developers.

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Devs For Ukraine to raise money for charities, NGOs operating in warzone

Eight organizations will receive the proceeds of an impromptu developer conference starting Monday April 25, aimed at providing relief for Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion.

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Unfettered developer freedom may be over

Carefully limiting choices (and complexity) lets developers focus on innovation and not worry about security and operations.

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If you build it, it will run

What makes great software? Doing the work, doing it well, and remembering that you're writing for people—not machines.

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Demand for software developers doubled in 2021

The latest report from tech hiring specialist Hired shows that interview requests for software engineers doubled in 2021, with remote roles accounting for a growing proportion of roles.

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Software development coaching dos and don’ts

Software development managers can support their most valuable asset—people—with these seven tips.

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How to manage software developers without micromanaging

Talented software developers bristle at the idea of being closely managed. Here are seven ways to align development teams and business objectives without making developers miserable.

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The best US cities for remote software developers

As more developers pull up stakes and move out of major hiring hubs like Seattle, San Francisco, and New York, a new set of US cities is emerging as remote-work hot spots.

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The 18 highest paying developer roles in 2021

Some developer jobs command higher salaries than others. Aiming high? See what you can expect to earn in these software developer roles.

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Are software developers important? Yes, very

Survey of senior IT decision makers suggests that most execs understand the importance of listening to developers and making them happy.

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Entry-level software developer? Learn React to get that first job

Go and Kotlin are also good bets for developers with just a few years of experience — not Java.

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Programming jobs for losers

You’ll need the right attitude and the right hard and soft skills to feel like a winner in your software development career.

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7 things to know before becoming a developer manager

Management is often seen as the natural next step for developers, but it’s a harder change than many people realize. Here, developer managers tell InfoWorld what they wish they had known before they made the shift.

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Black developers tell how the US tech industry could do better

Black developers have long been underrepresented in the US technology industry, but four share how that could change now that diversity is again top of mind.

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Black developers tell how the UK tech industry could do better

InfoWorld UK speaks to two Black British software developers about their experience in the industry and how it could do better on diversity and inclusion.

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9 career pitfalls every software developer should avoid

If you love to code, and don’t think much about your career or your business, it’s time to get real and rethink how you approach software development