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Since Apple launched the Swift in 2015, the mobile programming language continues to evolve and grow. Between Swift 2 and Swift 5, the world has moved closer to a “mobile-first” environment – but what exactly has changed, and what can we expect in 2021? Karl Pfister, iOS Program Director at Devmountain, shares what’s in store moving forward in iOS development, and the two trends he predicts for 2021.
When Swift 2 was first released, it was still pretty unstable. Companies didn’t have a lot of confidence (for good reason) in Swift as a programming language. The first updates in Swift were all about building stability and confidence in the language. Later, Swift became really intelligent about garbage collection (the ability to discard unused memory). That type of intention with the Swift language is exciting for mobile developers.Continue Reading →
Madelyn Arsenault was a disheartened college student who wanted a career that she was passionate about. After speaking with satisfied Devmountain alumni and their family, Madelyn enrolled in the immersive Web Development bootcamp in Dallas, Texas. Madelyn explains how Devmountain helped her transition from student to Junior Front End Developer, tells us if she thinks Devmountain was worth it, and shares her advice for bootcamp graduates who are on the job hunt now!
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Phoenix Shane dove into programming by teaching herself SQL, but she knew it was only the beginning. In order to get a better footing with her tech career, Phoenix enrolled in Devmountain’s Web Development Immersive to develop a broader understanding of coding languages and the tech skills that developers use everyday. Learn more about Phoenix’s bootcamp experience at Devmountain, how she got an internship at TEKSystems during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her advice for kickstarting your software development career.Continue Reading →
The U.S. Army helped Josi Reis-West discover her love of computers and programming; Devmountain gave Josi the skills to turn that passion into a career. Josi shares why the Devmountain campus in Dallas was a perfect match for her needs and how the Devmountain Career Services team helped her find and land a developer job at CitiBank. Plus, Josi’s tips for those on the remote job hunt today and why other tech-minded veterans should consider a coding bootcamp like Devmountain.Continue Reading →
Remote jobs are rapidly becoming more popular in nearly every industry, growing by over 173% in the past decade. This phenomenon is sweeping the US, Canda, and most of Europe as millennials demand a better work-life balance. Over 3% of US employees work from home at least half of the time, and over 5% of the US works full-time remote jobs. Whether you want to work from home, become a digital nomad, or have a more flexible schedule, becoming a remote developer can help you find the job of your dreams. Remote work and remote coding bootcamps open a wide range of possibilities, including better salaries (remote software developers make an average salary of $66,000), less time spent commuting, and a better work-life balance.Continue Reading →
How is software released without any bugs? QA Testers! So what is QA testing and what do QA engineers do? AJ Larson, Quality Assurance Bootcamp Director at Devmountain, explains how QA fits into the software development lifecycle, the tools you need to know learn to be a QA tester, and the difference between web development jobs and QA jobs.
QA stands for Quality Assurance. At a high level, QA Testing exists to confirm that the product you're making is the product that the customer wants and is released with no bugs.Continue Reading →
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then start here – we've rounded up all of the scholarships for anyone impacted by COVID-19, updates from bootcamps regarding classroom closures (and reopenings), and our best tips for job searching online:Continue Reading →
DevMountain Director of Outcomes and Student Success, Chris Dominguez, gives us a peek at how his team helps graduates land jobs with companies like American Express and Wayfair after coding bootcamp. Chris explains how he helps DevMountain students reframe their (often seemingly irrelevant) backgrounds to enhance their resumes, and shares his tips for applying to jobs in iOS, UX Design, Web Development, and Software QA.Continue Reading →