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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? […]

Andela Announces $200M Investment Led by SoftBank

The Series E financing values the global engineering network at $1.5 billion New York, USA – September 29, 2021. Andela, the global network for remote engineering talent, today announced $200 million in Series E financing that values the company at $1.5 billion. The round was led by Softbank Vision Fund 2 with participation from new […]

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 […]

Salesforce and the Future of Work

As the Director of Salesforce Solutions at Andela, I’m focused on ensuring that the clients we work with are able to find and hire highly-skilled engineers with expertise in Salesforce products and services. With the recent acquisition of Slack, the demand for talented Salesforce engineers is higher than ever before. This acquisition presents a tremendous […]

Hire Software Engineers Effectively with Andela

As the Director of Talent Operations at Andela, I am passionate about staying up-to-date on hiring trends so I am best able to connect world-class engineers with exciting job opportunities. And there’s certainly no shortage of trends to keep track of. Demand for engineers continues to increase and shows no sign of slowing down anytime […]

Andela Learning Community Surpasses 100,000 Learners

Following its Global Expansion, the Community Continues to Expand its Reach Lagos, Nigeria. August 24, 2021. Andela, the global talent network that helps companies build remote engineering teams, today announced a new milestone for its developer learning community. Andela Learning Community (ALC) has now surpassed 100,000 learners. Andela’s Learning Community (ALC) was launched in 2017 […]