Time management 101: Boost your productivity

In a fast-paced and evolving industry like technology, it’s easy to get left behind. Managing your time effectively can be a daily struggle, with productivity being the first casualty of procrastination. Sometimes you can work around deadlines. But most of the time, bad time keeping can see daily tasks being pushed further into the week, […]

The journey from software developer to founder

Creating your personal sales funnel The startup culture is deeply ingrained in the technology landscape. Many members of the Andela community have either started their own companies or worked for startups. But making the transition from a software developer to a founder isn’t always easy. James Whelton has walked an interesting path, from starting a […]

How to ace a remote technical interview

Preparation is everything Getting an in at a big company is high on the list for many developers, but interviews can be intimidating and you’re never sure what’s going to happen. Preparation is key to making a good impression and helping you get the job.  Recently Andela’s Gabriela De Luca and Maria Rios, along with […]

Key skills to look out for when hiring DevOps engineers

Over the last ten years, DevOps has grown from a niche endeavor to a fundamental pillar of high-performing engineering teams. Hiring DevOps engineers has become tricker, however, as demand has skyrocketed, with all kinds of different roles and responsibilities trying to lay claim to ‘DevOps’ status. So how do you know if your candidate is […]

Busting the myths of programmer productivity

What makes a productive programmer?  The concept of ‘more haste less speed’ applies across almost every field, and programming is no exception. While coders have built a reputation of long hours of furious work fuelled by coffee and energy drinks to hit unrealistic deadlines, this isn’t a sustainable approach and not always the most productive […]

Level up your interview skills and secure your dream role!

There’s no escaping it: virtual interviews are the new normal, especially for digital professionals who work from home. And while we’re all reaping the many benefits of remote working, we’re also finding ways to integrate home offices, curious children and hyperactive pets into the interview process. From technical assessments to one-on-one introductions, how do you […]

The future of Android UI development

Taking Android UI development to the next level The adage goes: “a worker is only as good as their tools,” and the same applies to developers.  The ability of a developer to work quickly and efficiently is often dictated by the tools they have available. A better toolset won’t change the skill of the developer, […]

The Andela guide to Hacktoberfest 2021

Calling all coders! From the first winter chill to the flowering buds of spring, October heralds a change in the seasons across the globe. But in the tech world, October can mean only one thing: Hacktoberfest is here. And this year those niggling little spam issues of old have finally been resolved! What is Hacktoberfest? […]

How to Make Your Own Docker Environment

Create using any language without a need to install dependencies within your environment In this article we will go through the procedure for developing your own isolated environment for app creation without installing specific app dependencies onto your computer. To run our ReactJS application, we will be using the program Docker. Prerequisites To work through […]

Why You Should Switch to Redux Toolkit Library

When most engineers are working on a front-end project that requires using a state container, their go-to option is Redux. While Redux is undeniably an excellent choice for organizing your states, I would recommend another library from the team that developed Redux that will make the utilization of Redux for your project even easier. Described […]

A Day in the Life of an Andela Engineer

I love working in client success. Not only do I have the chance to connect directly with our client partners, but I also get to work directly with so many of our talented engineers all over the world.  At our recent webinar, I brought together Karim Hosny, Olla Ashour, and Mayowa Egbewunmi to ask them […]