The six secrets to becoming a tech leader

The technology industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and for any senior-level technologist seeking career progression, it can be overwhelming. But the key to embracing the constant shifts is learning to develop your own skills. Changes in the tech industry aren’t part of natural evolution – they’re driven by tech leaders, fuelling innovation and […]

Three reasons why you should be using Salesforce forms

When collecting customer data, the headaches often stem from having to manually input data points and manage large deposits of data that may include redundant information. As a Salesforce Admin currently embedded at an eCommerce company that sells sleep products, I’ve learned how powerful Salesforce forms can create unique user journeys resulting in better, cleaner […]

Three guiding principles for interactive experiences in EdTech

From K-12 to higher education and workforce upskilling, there’s a growing global demand for online learning. According to one report, the global EdTech market holds an absolute growth of more than 130% between 2022 and 2027. The ethos of EdTech companies is to share education with the world. This alone has revolutionized the education industry. Today, […]

To SQL or not to SQL, that is the question

When Prince Hamlet opens his soliloquy with the phrase “To be, or not to be”, he is debating between living and dying. While this article will not delve into this morbid subject, the decision to use a relational or non-relational database for your application has far reaching consequences. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading […]

LGBTQIAS2+ tech pioneers who helped shape the industry

Pride month is celebrated throughout June, across many countries around the world. Andela is proud to be a global organization honoring the countless contributions to the tech industry by members of LGBTQIAS2+ communities through our #AndelaPride365 campaign. An important part of celebrating Pride is paying tribute to LGBTQIAS2+ individuals who paved the way by shaping […]

How to work for a global tech company, anytime, anywhere

​​​​ The remote workplace is becoming increasingly dominant in the technology industry. Technology is enabling remote work, and technologists are benefiting from it. The world of work has changed dramatically over the past two and a half years. Before COVID-19, some companies had embraced a remote-first strategy, but they were the exception rather than the […]

Don’t fear legacy data migration to Salesforce

As a Salesforce Developer currently embedded at a software company in the professional services industry, I’ve worked on wide-ranging projects that impact everyday business value. One of the most critical projects I’ve focused on recently involves migrating legacy data from an existing system over to Salesforce. Migrating legacy data is necessary for a number of […]

A day in the life of a UX designer

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a regular blog series of articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Carlos Tay takes us through a day in the life of a UX designer! AM to PM: A day in the life of a UX designer As UX designers, on a daily […]

Consume SOAP web service the Node.js way (REST)

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a regular blog series of articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Chesvic Hillary explains how you can consume the SOAP web service the Node.js way! The word SOAP triggers goosebumps for both junior and experienced developers, yet it’s a web protocol that cannot […]

An introduction to asynchronous programming in Python with Async IO

In this week’s Writer’s Room – a regular blog series of articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Ezzeddin Abdullah offers an introduction to asynchronous programming in Python using Async IO. Writing sequential (or synchronous) code is familiar to many programmers, even when they’re just getting started. It’s the kind […]

Tips for technologists: Rewarding greatness in teams

As part of our Writer’s Room blog series – articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Fullstack Engineer Ewere Ebie discusses how organizations can reward greatness in the teams. In a tech ecosystem that is based around collaboration and team effort, the tendency to overlook individual brilliance cannot be overstated. […]

ReactJS Tutorial on Creating a Custom Select/Dropdown

Continuity of elements on a website across browsers is essential. I was excited to be asked to create a ReactJs tutorial for a custom select element so that when implemented on a website the dropdown menu looks the same in all browsers. This type of dropdown menu CSS can be necessary because the built-in browser select […]

Why do we still need coffee? How to utilize the benefits of Java

In the first of our Writer’s Room blogs – articles and tutorials written by technologists from within our Andela Community – Software Engineer Amuda Adeolu Badmus discusses why you should embrace Java! Programming languages come and go – but Java remains Java’s global popularity can’t be denied. The programming language runs on billions of today’s […]

Using Golang to Create a RESTful JSON API

For this article, we are going to go through the process of creating an API that will let users both create and view events. In case you’re interested, you can find the final source code for this tutorial on GitHub. Steps to take before getting started To work through the tutorial, you need to have […]

How African developers are building a world-leading community

In late 2021, Andela commissioned the Africa Developer Survey, designed to shine a spotlight on the often under-represented continent of Africa, and the plethora of talented technologists operating within. From insights into education, remote work, and the start-up culture permeating the industry, the report captured the DNA of Africa’s technologists, emphasizing the untapped potential of […]

How women in leadership at Andela #BreakTheBias

Every day, women continue to face biases at work that keep them from reaching their true potential. This International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we spoke to leaders at Andela who are women at the helm of great change at our company. They shared their insights on what #BreakTheBias means to them and what […]

#BreakTheBias: Andela and International Women’s Day 2022

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive.  Andela is committed to building workplaces where women thrive, increasing visibility while calling out inequality. This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women who break boundaries, break the glass ceiling, and break the bias. To #BreakTheBias, […]

Tips for technologists: Innovation through collaboration

As a technologist, collaboration and teamwork are essential parts of daily work life. For Software Developers and Engineers, in particular, collaboration unlocks creativity, inspires innovation, minimizes error, and offers room for growth and experimentation.  A key part of a technologist’s role is to research, understand and gather data to innovate and meet the demands of […]

Blockchain: More than just the new kid on the block

Blockchain, Web 3.0, cryptocurrency, and bitcoin are popular buzzwords that often creep into articles and blogs discussing the latest tech trends. Usually, when people hear terms to do with blockchain technology, it can sound like just another new, shiny technology on the block, added to the long list of things technologists need to work their […]

Andela Webinars: How to improve your visibility on LinkedIn to attract global companies

At Andela, we’re committed to building remote engineering teams with the world’s top talent, matching technologists with some of tech’s most exciting organizations. And to ensure we’re successful in connecting brilliance with opportunity, we offer insights, advice and learning opportunities to help technologists improve their chances of finding their next dream role. LinkedIn is an […]

New Year, New Skills: Andela and Educative

As January comes to an end, it’s time for us to all dive into those new year goals we set for ourselves. The resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more… or even learn a new skill! During January, Andela helped their community members to focus on their 2022 goals by creating the New Year, New Skills […]

Tips for technologists: Adopting change management to thrive

Thriving in the age of disruption In a fast paced industry like technology, it’s essential to be prepared for change. Global organizations are finding new and improved ways of tackling the numerous drivers of change; from the ongoing evolution of technology, crisis response, internal process reviews, customer demand changes, acquisitions and mergers, competitive pressure, and […]