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Learn About the World of APIs, Software Development, and the Tech Industry

APIs versus Storing Data in Local Databases

March 24, 2024

Explore the decision between using APIs and local databases, focusing on latency, network reliability, and storage considerations.

Understanding and Managing API Latencies

January 30, 2024

Dive into strategies to identify, monitor, and reduce API latencies to enhance the performance of your web services.

Working with Images in Python: PNG and JPG Files

November 12, 2023

Explore how to handle PNG and JPG image formats in Python using OpenCV for advanced image processing.

API Exception Handling

October 2, 2023

Learn how to handle exceptions effectively in your APIs to ensure smooth and reliable web services.

Microservices Architecture: Orchestrating Services Through APIs

August 26, 2023

Explore how APIs play a pivotal role in orchestrating microservices architecture, promoting agility, scalability, and efficiency.

Public versus private APIs

May 08, 2023

Discover the differences and benefits of public and private APIs, and learn how to make use of them for your business.

Why work on side projects?

April 24, 2023

Unlock your potential as a developer by taking on side projects - and grow your career in the process.

Four Step Plan to Launching Your App

February 22, 2023

Learn how to launch your mobile app with confidence in 4 simple tried and true steps.

GPT and the Future of APIs

January 25, 2023

GPT has gone viral in the last month with the release of ChatGPT, but how does that impact the world of APIs?

7 Essential Steps to Take After Launching Your Mobile App

January 15, 2023

With millions of apps already in app stores, launching an app is just the beginning. Here the 7 essential steps to ensure the success of your app after launch.

Writing Technical Resumes

January 6, 2023

Writing a technical resume can be a challenging task, but it's important to put your best foot forward in a competitive job market. Here are some tips for writing a technical resume that showcases your skills and accomplishments.

API as a Product

January 3, 2023

As more and more companies have recognized the value of exposing their data and functionality to outside developers, APIs have become a key part of many businesses' strategies for growth and innovation.

Surviving the Tech Downturn

October 8, 2022

Let’s face it, 2022 hasn’t been kind to the tech industry so far. With hiring freezes, budget cuts and layoffs happening becoming a regular occurrence, how do you weather through the downturn?

5 Side Projects to Impress Employers

September 15, 2022

Side projects provide developers a low-pressure, learning focused environment to tinker with new technologies and ideas, but they can also play a key role in job applications.

5 Upcoming API Trends

August 27, 2022

As APIs become mainstream in today's software ecosystems, here are 5 upcoming trends that we think will drive the future of APIs.

Which Cloud Provider Should I Use?

August 15, 2022

Cloud infrastructure has become cheaper than ever to deploy. The question, now, is which cloud provider should you use?

Designing Apps With Poor Connectivity in Mind

August 8, 2022

The Internet has become ubiquitous over the last several decades, but there are still large regions around the world where network connectivity is a luxury. How do you, as a developer, best design your app for users in these regions?

5 Signs Your Side Project Is Going Poorly

July 25, 2022

As a follow-up to the previous post on 5 signs that your side project is thriving, this post will go over 5 signs that your side project isn’t doing so well and what steps you can take to turn things around.

5 Signs Your Side Project Is Doing Well

July 20, 2022

Side projects are so commonplace in software engineering that tech recruiters use it to find job candidates, but when it comes to taking it to the next level, how do you gauge your progress?

Top 5 Programming Languages in 2022

July 12, 2022

Every programming language has its pros and cons, but it pays (literally) to know where the industry is heading. Today we’ll cover the top 5 most popular programming languages developers are using in 2022, and why you should learn them.

Transitioning Career to Software Engineering

July 6, 2022

In this third and final part of a three-blog-miniseries about the path to a software engineering career we’ll discuss how to transition into software engineering from other professions.

Landing Your First Software Engineering Job

June 30, 2022

In this second part of a three-blog-miniseries on the path to a software engineering career we’ll cover the necessary steps to signing your first software engineer job offer.

Side Project to Software Engineering Internship

June 24, 2022

In this first of a three-blog-miniseries about the path to a software engineering career, we’ll go over how to use your side projects to land a top-tier internship as a software engineer.

Mobile vs Web App - Which one Should You Build?

June 19, 2022

Mobile and web applications are both super popular amongst developers, but what are the key differences and which one, if any, should you build?.

Android vs iOS - Which Should You Build First?

June 14, 2022

Android versus iOS is one of the most famous debates in tech history, but when it comes down to timing, which platform should you build your app on first?

Top 5 Frontend Frameworks in 2022

June 9, 2022

Frontend frameworks power some of the world's largest websites, but with so many choices out there, which one should you use? We'll break down the top 5 frontend frameworks and their pros and cons.

Top 5 Backend Frameworks in 2022

June 4, 2022

Looking for the best backend framework for your shiny new web application? We’ll discuss the 5 most popular backend frameworks developers are using, and why you should (or shouldn’t) use each one.

REST APIs - What You Need to Know

May 29, 2022

If you’ve spent time on developer forums like StackOverflow, you have probably come across the term “REST API” a few times. Today we’ll go over what they are, why they exist and how they’re used.

What Is an API and Why You Should Care

May 22, 2022

You might have come across the term “API” in tech blogs, news articles or pitch decks before, but what is an API, and more importantly, why should you care?