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  1. The Vital Guide To User Interface (UI) Design Interviewing

    While UX Designers are in charge of the overall functionality of the product, User Interface (UI) Designers are mainly concerned about how the product is laid out, and what the product’s visual communication elements are.For example, a UI designer will make sure every page, screen or other step that a user will experience is designed within the path that the UX designer has created. They are also responsible for maintaining the overall consistency and implementing style guides across the whole visual...
  2. The Vital Guide To User Experience (UX) Design Interviewing

    A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. These designers have a thorough understanding of the user and business goals and filter those into the digital experience so that your product feels intuitive, simple and facilitates the user and business goals.The questions presented in this guide help identify user experience designers with the experience to produce masterful digital products.As with...
  3. The Vital Guide to Web Design Interviewing

    The goal of this guide is to help you find the perfect web designer for your team or project. This can be achieved by better understanding the different roles a web designer fills, and by having a good idea of the sort of strategic questions you can ask during the hiring process.Hiring web designers can be difficult. There are many disciplines under the common term ‘designer,’ and experts in one field may be novices in another, while others are a “Jack of all trades, master of none.” To make things...
  4. Ember.js and The 8 Most Common Developer Mistakes

    Ember.js is a comprehensive framework for building complex client-side applications. One of its tenets is “convention over configuration,” and the conviction that there is a very large part of development common to most web applications, and thus a single best way to solve most of these everyday challenges. However, finding the right abstraction, and covering all the cases, takes time and input from the whole community. As the reasoning goes, it is better to take the time to get the solution for...
  5. Programming languages - salaries and demand (March 2015)

    We've released a few of these reports before, and here is the first for 2015. With our database now analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, we have a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.This year we have seen quite a lot of change in the popularity of various programming languages. Whether this is a feature of different industry's hiring cycles is still to be determined.Battling for 1st position are Java and C# with...
  6. Press Release: The average tech salary in Australia fell by 6% between January and March 2015

    Tech career marketplace, Gooroo, has released it’s tech career and salary trends for Q1 2015.These trends have indicated that 2015 so far has not followed the rising salaries seen towards the end of 2014. The average tech salary in Australia has indeed fallen by 6% between January and March 2015. This varies by technology and industry, although the general trend is represented in most areas examined.The downturn is most noticeable in advertised salaries for Mobile Developers and jobs asking for skills...
  7. Another Top 10 Languages list for 2014

    Everyone seems to publish their Top 10 list at the end of the year. Some rely on stats from surveys, others look at how many GitHub projects use a certain language, whilst others are purely anecdotally based. They're all good ways to investigate the trends (except maybe the anecdotal version).Using our data which consists now of over 4,000,000 job ads in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, we look at how often a particular skill is mentioned in ads.Immediately we notice that SQL has...
  8. Programming languages - salaries and demand (October 2014)

    A few months ago we wrote up a brief analysis of key programming languages, showing the demand for each language and the salaries being offered. We now have almost 3 million job advertisements in our analysis engine so we should take a fresh look at what it says.In July, we saw three main clusters, the established leaders, the followers, and the niche.The leaders of the group are still ahead in very much the same positions. Java, C++, and C all pay well and are in high demand. JavaScript and C# are...
  9. Mobile developers in web land

    There are mobile app writers who create software to run natively on the mobile platform. There are also those who write web apps tailored to work well on a mobile device. What does the marketplace have to say about these two breeds?We investigate the Mobile Developer, Android Developer, and iOS Developer roles (sorry, not enough jobs for Windows Phone developers to produce reliable statistics!)The global demand for mobile related jobs has been relatively steady this year with a slight rise. Specific...
  10. Salary variation in tech careers

    The spread of tech salaries can be quite large in some regions. In this piece, we take a brief look at this range and identify the top, middle, and lowest earners.At first glance, we notice the Australian and British marketplace has a much larger range of salaries than the Unites States. Although the average salaries of each country are quite similar (~$93,000USD), there are many more higher paying jobs outside of the United States.This means that your salary growth in the United States is limited...
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