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The latest updates and insights on remote work, programming, education, and closing the gap between talent and opportunity.

Coding

How to Get Set Up With React/Redux in Your Next Multi-page Project

Wondering how to get started with React or Redux for a multi-page project? We walk you through the steps on how to get set up so you can do it with ease.

Posted on 
Sep 23, 2020
  by
Kerron King
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Coding

3 Important Frontend Concepts that Make You a Professional

Thinking about becoming a Frontend developer? It’s more challenging than it seems. Here are three frontend concepts that will help make you a professional.

Posted on 
Sep 16, 2020
  by
Saheed Oladele
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Alumni Spotlight

Microverse Alumni Shares His 3 Powerful Keys To Success

When Alex Shvetsov’s startup failed in 2019 he decided to change career paths and retrain as a software engineer. One year later, he’s a full stack developer for one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe. Here’s his story.

Posted on 
Sep 15, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

How to Job Search: Expert Advice & Tips from Career Coaches

Four career coaches share their insights on how to navigate job searching, networking and interviewing, and how Microverse works with students to land their first programming job and beyond.

Posted on 
Sep 14, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Women of Microverse

10 Female Software Developers Share Their Advice For Those Just Starting Out

Ten Microverse students share their advice and tips for aspiring software developers and those thinking about taking the leap. Get inspired and see how possible it is to become a software developer!

Posted on 
Sep 12, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Coding

Understanding RSpec Controller/Request Specs & Integration Test Using Capybara

As important as a model test is to your application, performing a functional and integration test is also necessary to gain wider test coverage. In this article, you’ll learn how to work with controller/request specs, as well as integration testing using Capybara.

Posted on 
Sep 10, 2020
  by
Uduak Essien
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Building Remote Teams

Why Hiring Globally Diverse Teams Will Make You More Likely to Succeed

As companies settle into operating in remote environments, they open themselves to a new possibility for scaling operations while fostering a diverse and inclusive culture: hiring from a global talent pool. Here’s some of the benefits of that.

Posted on 
Sep 7, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

Understanding RSpec Model and Helper Specs

RSpec Model and Helper Specs are important tests for developers to run in applications. In this article, we’ll look at the most common roadblocks when working with them and share tips, and advice for using them.

Posted on 
Sep 2, 2020
  by
Uduak Essien
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Career

Why We’re No Longer Talking About ‘Graduation’

We’re shifting our focus, and our students, away from the concept of ‘graduation’ and toward ‘employment’ in order to better align their incentives, and ours, with the ultimate goal - getting a job.

Posted on 
Sep 1, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

Understanding Test-Driven Development with RSpec in Ruby on Rails

One of the key parts of being a developer is testing your code so it's important to understand why, and when, to test as well as testing best practices. Here we explain test-driven development with Rspec in Ruby on Rails.

Posted on 
Aug 26, 2020
  by
Uduak Essien
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Building Remote Teams

Curious Who’s Hiring Microverse Alumni? Here's Who

Microverse Alumni contribute their skills to small, medium, and large businesses alike, and to companies in over 20 countries. We love seeing their contributions, across countries, cities, frameworks and programming languages

Posted on 
Aug 13, 2020
  by
Su Kim
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Alumni Spotlight

Finding Focus: How Microverse Alumni Musa Jabbaaru Ntege Landed a Job in Silicon Valley

In 2019, when Musa Jabbaaru Ntege was looking to upskill as a software developer, he joined Microverse. He went on to land a remote job working for an international company—here he shares his experience.

Posted on 
Aug 11, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

The Different Ways To Use React with Rails

In this article you'll learn how to use React with Rails three different ways, through APIs and React Gems.

Posted on 
Jul 30, 2020
  by
Daniel Laloush
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Women of Microverse

From Graphic Designer to Software Developer: Microverse Student Mupa Shares Her Story

Mupa M'mbetsa Nzaphila is a Microverse student, and mother, originally from Nairobi, Kenya now living in Munich, Germany. She shared with us her story of becoming a software developer, her favorite languages, advice for getting started, and more.

Posted on 
Jul 29, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Alumni Spotlight

A Career With Microsoft: How Microverse Helped Pave The Way

Wondering what it takes to get a job at Microsoft? Kevin Mwangi landed a job on the Windows Apps Compatibility Team after completing Microverse in 2019. Here he reflects on his experience at Microverse and how it prepared him for his career at Microsoft.

Posted on 
Jul 17, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

Five Projects New Developers Should Build to Practice Your Skills

Being a new developer can be challenging. Whether you recently finished a coding bootcamp, went through a Full-Stack course online, or learned on your own, eventually you need to start coding real projects.

Posted on 
Jul 14, 2020
  by
Maria Reyes
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Coding

The Most Important Things to Know about Gemfiles

Gemfiles are an incredibly useful tool for developers but people often misunderstand the usage of the version control environment that a Gemfile provides, due to its syntax. This article will help us understand how to use them.

Posted on 
Jul 8, 2020
  by
Daniel Laloush
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Career

How to Look Professional Online (and Maintain It) While Working Remotely

Looking professional online is of utmost importance, especially in today’s job market. In this article, we’ll discuss the top tips for looking professional (and maintaining it) while interacting online.

Posted on 
Jul 6, 2020
  by
Willow Mata
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Coding

How to Build an Image Upload Feature with Rails and Active Storage

File uploading is an important aspect of many Ruby on Rails applications and Active Storage is now the go-to source for enabling file uploading within Rails apps. Here's how to do it.

Posted on 
Jul 2, 2020
  by
Kerron King
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Women of Microverse

The Microverse Experience: How I Became a Developer without a Technical Background

A little over a year ago, I decided to switch careers and learn to program. Now, I’m proficient in more than 5 programming languages and have built more than 50 projects.

Posted on 
Jun 24, 2020
  by
Maria Reyes
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Building Remote Teams

Confused about the Types of Remote Workers? Here’s What You Need to Know Before Hiring

The coronavirus pandemic has given companies the opportunity to rebuild and scale in a way that’s smarter and more flexible. It’s time for business leaders to explore how their teams can evolve through remote workers. ‍

Posted on 
Jun 23, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

How to Stay Motivated while Becoming a Programmer: Alumni Advice

Staying motivated while learning to code is definitely not easy. Two Microverse Alumni shared their actionable, inspiring advice for Microverse students and all aspiring software developers.

Posted on 
Jun 22, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

What it’s Really Like to Work as a Front-end Developer, James Zhang from Indeed

Being a successful developer goes well beyond your title. James Zhang from Indeed, shares what it's really like to work as a Front-end Developer.

Posted on 
Jun 16, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Alumni Spotlight

From Microverse Student to Full Stack Remote Developer, How Abdellani Did It

Ready for a career change to software development? Read Abdellani's story on how he became a Full Stack Remote Developer.

Posted on 
Jun 10, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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News

A Glimpse at the Future of Work and Learning

Understanding how Microverse’s no-instructor, peer-to-peer methodology helps prepare students for careers in remote work, and our vision for the future of work and education.

Posted on 
May 26, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

GitLab Technical Recruiter, Chantal Rollinson, Shares Job Search Tips for Minorities in Tech

Job searching is never easy but for minorities it can seem even more challenging. Gitlab recruiter, Chantal Rollinson, shares her tips for job searching as a minority in tech and how to overcome imposter syndrome.

Posted on 
May 21, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Building Remote Teams

The 10 Most Helpful Tools For Remote Teams

After years of working remotely and building a fully remote company, we're sharing which tools work best for keeping remote teams productive.

Posted on 
May 14, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Building Remote Teams

The Ultimate FAQ for Building and Managing Successful Remote Teams

From our learnings over years of building and managing remote teams, we've compiled the most common questions we get asked in order to run them successfully.

Posted on 
May 13, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

Ecosia's Jason Gwartz on How to Become a Developer With a Non-Technical Background

Many people switch careers to Software Development later in life or get their first job in tech with no formal training, but how do you sell your non-technical background to a potential employer? Jason shares that and more.

Posted on 
May 7, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

GitLab's, Mario de La Ossa, Shares How to Become a Remote Developer

Want to work remotely for global companies? We sat down with Gitlab Software Developer Mario de la Ossa to learn about his journey and advice for becoming a remote developer.

Posted on 
Apr 30, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Building Remote Teams

How to Hire Remote Employees with Ease

As more teams become permanently remote-first, it’s essential to understand the best practices for remote hiring as your company scales.

Posted on 
Apr 23, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Alumni Spotlight

From Microverse Student To Team Member: How Alvaro Did It

After joining Microverse as our third ever student, Alvaro went on to graduate and get hired by Microverse as a remote, Full Stack software developer. Here’s how he did it.

Posted on 
Apr 16, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Building Remote Teams

10 Reasons Companies Will Keep Working Remotely After the Coronavirus

As teams settle into the ‘new normal’, we’re bound to see a result that will surprise many: Companies will choose to continue to work remotely after the global pandemic. Here’s why.

Posted on 
Apr 15, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Remote

How to Run a Fully Remote Team Retreat

When our in-person team retreat became out of the question due to the global pandemic, the Microverse team got creative and planned an entirely remote week long retreat. Here's how it went.

Posted on 
Apr 9, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Remote

How to Master Your Work From Home Routine

Whether you always work from home or are among the millions doing so because of the global pandemic, a good routine is the key to staying balanced, healthy, and productive.

Posted on 
Apr 8, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

Trello’s Daniel Tew on the Importance of Developer Communities 

Daniel Tew, Software Developer at Trello, discusses the benefits of getting involved in the developer community for you and your career.

Posted on 
Apr 6, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Building Remote Teams

How to Manage Your Remote Team on Short Notice

Coronavirus has forced many teams to suddenly work remotely. We shared some helpful tips and tools for how to manage remote teams on short notice.

Posted on 
Mar 31, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

The Importance of Networking for Landing Remote Jobs

Effective networking is the best way to find great jobs - here’s how to do it right and open the door to amazing people and opportunities.

Posted on 
Mar 27, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Alumni Spotlight

From Civil Engineer to Software Developer, How Miguel Did It

Ready for a career change to software development? Read Miguel's story on going from Civil Engineering to Software Development.

Posted on 
Mar 25, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Building Remote Teams

Six Ways to Keep Your Newly Remote Team at Ease 

Companies around the world have become remote due to mandatory social distancing. Here’s how to promote the well-being of your team under difficult circumstances.

Posted on 
Mar 23, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

This Stripe Developer Shares The Key Traits Of Successful Software Developers

Aside from writing great code, what other qualities and attributes do the world’s leading developers have in common?

Posted on 
Mar 17, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Building Remote Teams

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Remote Team? 

Thinking about building a remote team? Here are the costs, and benefits, of building remote teams.

Posted on 
Mar 11, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

The Most Popular New Programming Languages in 2020

A guide to choosing which new and fast-growing programming languages to learn this year.

Posted on 
Mar 6, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Building Remote Teams

How to Hire a Developer for Your Startup‍

We're sharing the hard skills and intangibles to evaluate when hiring a developer for your company so you know what to look out for.

Posted on 
Mar 3, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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News

Microverse Raises $3.2M to Connect Talented People to Life-Changing Global Opportunities

We’ve raised $3.2 million to help close the global gap between talent and opportunity.

Posted on 
Feb 27, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Remote

How the Remote Work Revolution is Saving the World

Remote work is the single-most transformative labor trend and will help change the world of work as we know it.

Posted on 
Feb 20, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Alumni Spotlight

How this Aerospace Engineer landed a Remote Job

This Microverse Alumni from Taiwan has landed two remote global roles since completing Microverse. Here's how he did it.

Posted on 
Feb 13, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Career

Is Microverse Worth It? Here's What Students Have To Say

See what past and current students, from more than 75 countries, have to say about Microverse.

Posted on 
Feb 6, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

Popular Niche Programming Languages to Learn in 2020

If you're looking to learn a niche programming language to grow your career in tech, this is for you.

Posted on 
Jan 30, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

How to Become a Professional Software Developer

Considering joining a coding bootcamp? We've shared the good, the bad and other ways and places you can learn how to code.

Posted on 
Jan 23, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Alumni Spotlight

How This 18 Year Old Landed a Remote Software Job

Juan landed a remote software developer job within months of starting Microverse. Here's how he did it.

Posted on 
Jan 16, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Coding

The Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2020

A guide to the best programming language to learn when starting your software development career.

Posted on 
Jan 9, 2020
  by
Ariel Camus
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Alumni Spotlight

From Microverse to Microsoft: How Kevin Did It

Kevin Mwangi is a Microverse Alumni from Nairobi, Kenya and is currently working at Microsoft in Kenya.

Posted on 
Jan 2, 2020
  by
Meesen Brown
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Career

The Portfolio Hack To Get You Hired as a Software Developer

If you're a software developer applying for your first job, having an outstanding portfolio should be one of your main priorities. Here's our advice for it.

Posted on 
Dec 23, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for the Coding Interview

Want to ace your coding interview? We shared our top tips to get you prepared for the coding interview.

Posted on 
Dec 19, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

5 Tips on How to Prepare for Coding Challenges

Insights on how to prepare for your coding interview: best websites to practice coding and look for industry insights

Posted on 
Nov 28, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

The Reason People Fail at Learning to Code and How to Avoid it

Learning to code is hard, and a lot of people fail at it, especially those learning online. We're sharing why most people fail at it and how you can persevere.

Posted on 
Oct 12, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

The Software Developer’s Guide to Building an Online Reputation

Here is everything you should be working on if you want to build an online reputation as a software developer and make a great first impression.

Posted on 
Oct 1, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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Coding

5 Real Examples of Freelance Projects Junior Developers Should Apply to

Freelancing is a great way to sink your toes into junior dev projects, but you need to apply to the right types of projects or you might end up wasting your time.

Posted on 
Jul 10, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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News

Introducing Coded by Her

Microverse has launched our Coded by Her Initiative to empower women globally to launch their tech careers.

Posted on 
May 14, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

How to Write Emails that Make You Sound Professional

Refer to these tips when emailing employers and secure your first job as a software developer.

Posted on 
Apr 3, 2019
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

The Five Mentors Every Software Developer Needs and How to Find Them

A guide to finding support as a professional software developer.

Posted on 
Oct 8, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

Lessons & Tips from a Singaporean Hacker in Silicon Valley

An interview on open source, programming languages, a thrilling career, and life in Silicon Valley

Posted on 
Sep 24, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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Remote

How Remote Pair Programming Works & Why it Can Change Your Life

Remote pair programming is not very different from traditional pair programming but allows you to work with people around the world.

Posted on 
Jul 1, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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Remote

The Most Powerful Tips to Help you Get a Remote Job

How do you tap into the massive pool of opportunities? Networking is key.

Posted on 
Mar 24, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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News

An Update on Microverse, the Global Platform for Software Developers

Investing in global talent and the future of work

Posted on 
Mar 15, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

17 Tips to Create a Great Web Developer Profile on Freelancer.com

We've shared 17 tips and tricks to help you craft an amazing profile on Freelancer.com

Posted on 
Mar 7, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

Where to Find the Best Freelance Projects for Junior Developers

We recommend that our students use freelance projects as a stepping stone to getting their first full-time remote job.

Posted on 
Mar 4, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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Career

Why You Should Become a Freelance Developer Today

If you're a passionate and smart software developer who wants access to great professional opportunities, you need to play the global game.

Posted on 
Feb 28, 2018
  by
Ariel Camus
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