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Must You be a Software Engineer?
There is a common misconception that if you learn to code you are planning on being a software engineer. This is not the truth. I consider myself a software developer but I do not work as a software engineer. Coding does not translate directly to a job title. It’s about who you are and what you do, not who you work for or what they call you.
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You just found your dream dev job at a company you’d love to work for – nice!
You glance over the requirements and are confident you’d be a perfect fit, so you get started tweaking your application materials.
Everything is looking good, so you hit the “submit” button. Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and wait for that callback from the company for an interview…right?
Well, not exactly.
While web developer jobs are diverse and plentiful, so are the candidates submitting their application materials. As a potential employee, it’s your job to stand out ahead of the pack. But with dozens and sometimes hundreds of people applying for that same job, how do you do that? Continue reading “Want software companies to call you back? Start doing this!”
In this blog we are going to be discussing an extension to the if statement called the else if statement. Now, the else if is different than the if else…Which is confusing because the names are so similar. Soon I will go through all of the differences so you can have a clear definition of all three.
Short circuiting is something that will happen when your program is running and it hits a conditional. A short circuit in logic is when you know for sure that an entire complex conditional is either true or false before you evaluate the whole thing.
You honestly do not have to worry a whole lot about short circuiting when coding because this is something that happens when the software is running, not when you are coding. That being said, it is still an important concept to understand when it comes to logic. There is one specific time when this info is very useful.
This blog we are going to be discussing complex conditionals. First, you let’s do a brief review of conditionals. A conditional is something that evaluates to true or false. Inside of a conditional you can have relational operators. Let’s say we have a variable, x, which has the value 5. We can make a conditional like this:
So far in in this series we’ve discussed the very basics of logic. In the very first blog over logic, I briefly introduced a topic called logical operators but I never went into a whole lot of detail. These allow us to make more complex conditionals, and that is what this entire blog is going to be about.
In this blog we are going to be creating an if statement with relational operators.
We want to create an application that gives the user one try to guess a number between 1 and 5. As we get more advanced, we can do things such as give them multiple tries and see how many times it takes them to get it right. For now, we are just getting the very basics.