Coding interviews are a love/hate relationship with most software engineers. There are radical vantage points on what is the right way to interview on incoming software engineer for a specific or general position. These interviews can be high level conceptual conversations, screen-sharing interviews (i.e. Collabedit), white-boarding, paired-coding, or a variety of other styles. There is not a consistent pattern or style of interview among the tech industry. So, what does that mean? It means that engineers and developers DO NOT KNOW how to properly prepare for every single interview. …
Collaborations have given the world some great inventions.
In the late seventies, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield got together to give us a gift that would keep on giving — Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Together, they managed to raise the bar so high for ice cream varieties that some people are still trying to catch up.
You’re probably wondering what any of this has to do with DevOps. …
Luck is not waiting for a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end. There is no such thing as leprechauns. Luck is a roll of the dice. Luck is playing the odds. The awesome thing about odds is that it is a statistic. So, how do you control the odds?
Well, if you show up to a casino, you definitely do not want to be caught counting cards. That is just going to get you tossed in a dark room where you start losing teeth.
No, no, no. Instead, I am talking about controlling the odds of your own life. Life is a numbers game. It is a series of statistics. There are certain games worth playing and some games that are a total waste of time. Are you the penny slots player or are you going to learn how to play Texas Hold ‘Em? …
Privacy has to do with giving users the ability to control how their data is being used and collected. As data becomes the new gold rush, there are those to intend to use and abuse the power that they have with the open web.
The realm of privacy prioritizes issues such as what kind of data should be collected, and what the permissible uses of data are, etc.
If you’re confused, think about how banks work. If your bank is a national financial institution, then it’s likely that most tellers in the country have secure access to your account details.
However, before you get too worked up, privacy works to add an extra layer of protection, to your information, by allowing access only when a need arises — like when you visit a branch of the bank in another city. …
Technical art can be described as a field of study that companies dealing with computer graphics utilize to produce things like video games, animated films, AR/VR experiences, and VFX for live-action movies.
Technical artists are also responsible for bringing some much-needed realism to the picture. They are there to balance an artist’s creative freedom to be realistic and functional in a game or movie. If, for example, an artist creates a nefarious villain with super-spiky shoulder pads, then the TA’s job includes figuring whether or not those spikes might take the villain’s head off when he raises his arms. Just because they look really cool, doesn’t mean it’s a realistic option. …
There are a few traits and characteristics everyone appreciates in human beings, even if they are ML engineers (brain envy is a real thing).
Here are the traits that most successful candidates seem to share.
Be collaborative. Machine Learning is not a one-man game. It’s more of a team sport. When you do land a job as an ML engineer, you’ll probably have work with technical people and non-technical people. And, you should have excellent communication and leadership skills to work with and lead a team.
Another important characteristic is being self-aware. It’s important to have the ability to learn from your mistakes. Being defensive about being wrong won’t get you very far. …
Gene Kim, the co-founder of Tripwire Inc., says “Currently, DevOps is more like a philosophical movement, not yet a precise collection of practices, descriptive or prescriptive.”
There seems to be a lot of that going around in the IT realm! From struggling to define computer science to trying to pin down what hard and soft errors are — there are many things you can’t precisely define in computer science.
Thankfully that hasn’t stopped people from trying. Here’s Azure’s take on what DevOps entails:
A compound of development (Dev) and operations (Ops), DevOps is the union of people, process, and technology to continually provide value to customers. …
Consider the following questions a kind of cheat sheet based on hours of research. The questions may sound a bit generic but, they’re pretty close to what you can expect in the real deal.
Ready to develop some compelling and thoughtful answers that’ll blow your interviewers away?
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that security is a big deal in DevOps. Because DevOps automation works at a breakneck pace, it can include some glaring security errors if you’re not careful. As a DevOps engineer, it’s in your job description to work towards securing applications.
What technologies do you want to get exposure to in the future and why? Have you taken any active steps to get involved in these technologies? …
Some online training systems are fantastic. There are both paid and free trainings on the internet.
Some of these sites include:
Finding the perfect recruit or developer for your organization isn’t as simple as it once was. Let’s face it, just like with dating, you’ve got to kiss a few frogs before you meet your prince charming. Unless you hire a boutique recruiting firm and save all the stress and frustration of hiring the wrong tech candidate.
As new specialties emerge, and skill sets become more refined, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to fill positions, with 65% recruiters claiming talent shortage as their biggest threat to hiring and human resource management.
Employers hire recruitment agencies to find candidates for their open jobs. Agency recruiters do this by researching the open roles, identifying qualified people, screening the candidates, and providing support to the employer during selection of the new hire. …