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What is Salesforce Sales Cloud?

People who are new to Salesforce often think that it’s a single product: An out-of-the-box customer relationship management (CRM) system. In reality, Salesforce delivers a wide range of tools and services that address countless business challenges and target specific functions. In order to understand how to best leverage Salesforce in your business, the first thing […]

What is Salesforce Marketing Cloud?

People who are new to Salesforce often think that it’s a single product: An out-of-the-box customer relationship management (CRM) system. In reality, Salesforce delivers a wide range of tools and services that address countless business challenges and target specific functions. In order to understand how to best leverage Salesforce in your business, the first thing […]

Writer’s Room: 5 tips for technical writing

As a technologist, showcasing your skill set is essential to gaining the attention of potential employers and like-minded developers, engineers, and technical professionals. Whether you’re a Ruby developer or data scientist, UX designer, or product manager, by creating content, particularly technical tutorials and thought leadership articles, you can share your knowledge and center yourself as […]

Scaling Talent Delivery at Andela

As Head of Talent Delivery at Andela, I’ve had the opportunity to scale our delivery processes and systems through a period of exponential growth. This consistently presents a unique set of changes that are just as challenging as they are rewarding. Andela’s growth was recently profiled in a case study by the International Finance Corporation […]

How to build the ultimate design portfolio

Creating a killer design portfolio is as much a design task as it is a critical part of the process of showcasing your work to potential clients. But what makes a great design portfolio? How do you ensure that anyone looking at your portfolio isn’t just blown away by how amazing it looks, but gets […]

How top engineering leaders manage remote teams today

According to Zapier’s 2022 Future of Work report 64% of respondents say working remotely allows for more productivity. For National Work From Home Day 2022, we gathered insights from five global tech leaders at the helm of innovative, remote teams. Here’s our round-up of the best practices they shared. Keep the communication running While working […]

The Senior ReactJS Developer Roadmap

Calling all ReactJS developers! Are you a mid-level ReactJS developer looking to upgrade to a senior-level role? Or, are you already a senior developer, seeking to upskill and perfect your craft? Front-end development is an ever-evolving industry, where programming languages and applications are continuously updated, and new and improved releases hit the market before you’ve […]

The future is WFH: empower your career remotely

Flexible working is here to stay. In the aftermath of the pandemic, many global organizations – including Andela – adopted a remote-first culture, building a business model around the lifestyle and productivity benefits of working from home. As a remote-first company, Andela believes that no matter where you’re based in the world, you should have […]

A sneak peek into React Hooks

Topics Overview of React Hooks Why are Hooks created? Rules to follow useState and useEffect Hooks Hooks API Reference Overview of React HooksReact.js is an open-source JavaScript-based UI library that uses component-based architecture and is widely used for web and mobile app development. A component in React is an isolated and reusable piece of code. […]

Why you should consider hiring a Salesforce Business Analyst

In this latest installment of our series “Breaking down key Salesforce roles,” we dive into the role of Salesforce Business Analysts. Read on to learn all about Salesforce Business Analysts and what you should look for when hiring for this specialized role. What does a Salesforce Business Analyst do? A Salesforce Business Analyst eats and […]

Apache Solr Search Engine: What you need to know!

Have you ever been in a situation where you have an enterprise app with data that exists in an SQL Database, and the business team asked you for a text search feature? If you answered yes, most probably your first trial was to conduct a text-based search using the database query. However, it might work, […]

How to leverage Salesforce Architects on your team

In this latest installment of our series “Breaking down key Salesforce roles,” we dive into the role of Salesforce Architects. Read on to learn all about Salesforce Architects and what you should look for when hiring for this specialized role. What is a Salesforce Architect? A Salesforce Architect is the job of a technical genius. […]

Breaking down key Salesforce roles: What is a Salesforce Developer?

As the leading customer relationship management system, Salesforce makes it possible for businesses to find solutions for tough problems. Yet leaders often don’t realize that these solutions may necessitate specialized skill sets under the Salesforce umbrella. In order to maximize an investment in Salesforce, it’s critical to know what different Salesforce professionals do and how […]

Tech pride: LGBTQIAS2+ allyship in the technology community

The month of June is recognized around the world as Pride Month: a celebration of and reflection on the civil rights movement for LGBTQIAS2+ communities.  As a rapidly evolving industry, technology appeals to a global world of technologists, and it is this far-reaching, diverse community that is enabling the industry to grow quickly and efficiently. […]

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 […]

Learn how companies like GitHub optimize a globally distributed engineering team with Andela, at Viva Tech 2022!

GitHub is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. It lets software developers work together on projects from anywhere. GitHub provides one of the most widely used tool sets for supporting the software development lifecycle in the world. As Covid forced more companies to operate on a distributed basis, GitHub’s products, providing collaboration […]

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 […]

What goes into finding talent with “the best fit?”

The truth is that we’re not all going back to the office. With this new reality in mind, Andela is helping companies source talent and build better teams from anywhere. Our technical talent marketplace is the fastest growing in the world, made available to businesses that want to accelerate global hiring and world-class technical talent […]

The future of work is being built by women

Looking back at my career, I’ve come a long way from debugging my first piece of code to becoming Senior Manager of Client Services at Andela. When I started college, I took an introduction to computer science course that changed the trajectory of my education. I spent a day trying to figure out why my […]

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 […]

Design Portfolio Presentation Workshop

Lots of experienced product designers fail to land job opportunities and this is not because they’re not great designers, it’s sometimes because they can’t tell their story. Your presence is not required when a first impression is being made around your work, the way your work is presented and the impression it makes on the reviewer of your portfolio will make the difference whether you will get to proceed to the next round or not. This event is aimed at teaching you how to tell your story the right way with your portfolio.

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 […]