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 […]

What is Technical Debt and How Can It Be Measured?

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “There is more than one way to crack an egg.” Software engineering is a perfect example of this concept, when engineering a software system there is almost always more than one way to accomplish any task. The challenge this versatility presents is finding the best way. […]

DevOps Meets Amazon Alexa Skills

Amazon Alexa and many other voice assistants are taking over the world with their automation of daily tasks. And, given how fast-paced our lives have become, it seems like there is no better way to stay on top than by utilizing these new innovations for your routine day-to-day needs! Throughout the course of this article […]

Measuring Impact: A Recap From Our Engineering ROI Webinar

As the VP of Product at Andela, I know Engineering ROI is a crucial part of the planning process, and it’s something that I am constantly discussing with my partners in engineering leadership. At our recent webinar, co-hosted with Jellyfish, I spoke to Dana Lawson, VP of Engineering at GitHub, Juan Pablo Buriticá, former Head […]

Andela and Google Team Up to Develop 40,000 Learners in Africa

According to a recent study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), some 230 million jobs across the African continent will require some level of digital skills by 2030. Here at the Andela Learning Community, we are focused on building an ecosystem that will support the growth of tech expertise, providing educational resources that empower community […]