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For diversity in tech, ‘skills-based hiring should become the norm’

July 6, 2021
CodinGame’s Aude Barral spoke to Siliconrepublic.com about creating diverse tech teams and making the sector more inclusive as a whole.

Equality Goes Missing In The Digital Industry

June 11, 2021
In many organisations in many different locations women have not always been welcome. The catalyst for change was World War II, when women took work in factories to replace conscripted male workers. Since then, women have been fighting for true equality in the workplace. Today, more women than ever are turning to business and the global number of female entrepreneurs increasing by 10% each year.

The Tech Talent War Has No End In Sight. Here’s What You Need To Know

June 1, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented wave of tech adoption for businesses across all industries – as companies learned to work remotely and connect with customers virtually, they essentially crammed a decade’s worth of tech adoption and digital transformation into a single whirlwind year.

Your Remote Working Tech Stack

May 25, 2021
As businesses look to embrace permanent remote working and endpoint security moves to employees’ homes, what tech stack is needed to support these workers in secure digital environments ?

How education reform promises could plug tech skills gap

May 24, 2021
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill will support lifelong learning, offering people an opportunity to retrain.

Why aren’t women heading more tech startups?

May 20, 2021
Women are in incredibly short supply as founders of top tech firms. What’s going on, and can the situation change for the better?

What is a software developer? Everything you need to know about the programmer role and how it is changing

May 19, 2021
Talented developers are in high demand, so software engineers who focus on learning the right programming languages and soft skill sets can take their career in a range of directions.

95% of developers would embrace a hybrid working model

May 18, 2021
The majority of tech workers would prefer to split work between the office and home, according to a survey conducted by developer recruitment platform CodinGame.

Want to make your developers stick around longer? This one change could do it

May 18, 2021
A poll of more than 15,000 developers by developer recruitment platform CodinGame platform found 95% would embrace a 'hybrid' working model that allowed them to split their time between the office and their home.

Coding interviews suck. Can we make them better?

May 11, 2021
Software engineers have long faced excruciating interview processes that seem rigged to catch them out. So why are they still putting up with them?

10 Important Hiring Tips for Startups in Post COVID Era

May 7, 2021
One major reason is that unless you don’t put effort into hiring the right talent, the operational functions suffer. Eventually, that impacts the organization’s performance. However, it is important to plan your hiring campaigns with a specific purpose when the economy is down amid the pandemic.

UK firms will “struggle to attract developers” unless they embrace remote work

April 22, 2021
Research from CodinGame suggests 70% of developers want to work away from the office.

Starting a career in the digital economy

April 1, 2021
What is it currently like for young people trying to hit the ground running with digital careers? What do employers want from them, and how has the last year of lockdowns affected their chances at a digital career?

10 experts advise aspiring test automation engineers

April 1, 2021
Talk to 10 test automation experts on how to get started (or get better at your job), and you're likely to get 12 different answers. We know, because we tried, asking not for general, vague advice such as "Learn to code," but for specific websites, books, videos, and other resources to study.

Coding to success

March 25, 2021
Coding is the fastest growing profession in the UK by numbers of employees, and there are now more than 600,000 developers working in the private sector, according to research by developer recruitment platform CodinGame.

Coding is now the fastest-growing profession. But it’s not all good news.

March 25, 2021
Analysis of ONS data by CodinGame concludes that the number of developers in the UK private sector has risen by 74,000 in the past three years. Despite this, tech recruiters face a growing digital skills shortage.

Revealed: The fastest-growing profession in the UK

March 24, 2021
Analysis of the most up-to-date ONS business population reveals that the number of computer programmers working for private companies has increased by 74,000 in the past three years, from 536,000 to 610,000.

10 learnings to consider when it comes to enterprise mobility

March 23, 2021
In these last 12 months, CTOs and those working within IT departments have faced a year of trials, errors and rapid change. From providing every kind of mobile device for remote work to equipping machinery or operations to function via the cloud, it has been non-stop for many.

DevOps Jobs Remain in High Demand, Survey Shows

March 22, 2021
There’s good news for those interested in a career in DevOps or development — there are plenty of opportunities. And there’s even room for those with unconventional backgrounds, according to a newly released report from CodinGame.

Hottest Developer Jobs for 2021 Revealed in 4th Annual Report from CodinGame

March 18, 2021
CodinGame's latest report on the developer profession highlights the rise of telecommuting and virtual hiring in 2020 and the strong demand for DevOps experts as businesses adapted to working in the cloud.

Women make up just 4% of UK tech startup founders — CodinGame

March 8, 2021
Research from CodinGame has revealed that only 4% (11 out of 251) of founders of the fastest growing tech start-ups in the UK are women

Just 4% tech company founders are women, claims study

March 8, 2021
On International Women’s Day, new research reveals that just 4% of the founders of the UK’s fastest-growing technology companies are women.

Is the CV dying? How you can prepare for this sweeping change

February 16, 2021
Spending hours crafting your CV to what you think is perfection could soon be a redundant exercise. That's because a growing number of companies are disregarding the curriculum vitae during the hiring process - either in part or entirely.

UK developers highest paid in Europe, claims survey

February 15, 2021
UK developers are the highest paid in Europe and the third-highest tech earners globally, according to research by developer recruitment platform CodinGame.

The rise of DevOps – High demand for experts as world switches to remote working

January 21, 2021
A report published by CodinGame has shown how demand for DevOps experts has skyrocketed in the past year as Covid has pushed employees to remote working. The developer recruitment platform interviewed more than 15,000 developers and HR professionals from around the world for its 4th annual developer report.

Hiring developers is going to be your next big problem

January 18, 2021
2021 is shaping up to be a great year for developers, but not so much for companies hiring them, with 61% of HR professionals believing this will be their biggest challenge in the year ahead.

Node.js, React and .NET Core Ranks High among Most Web Development Frameworks- New Developers Survey

January 18, 2021
According to the new developers survey by CodinGame, an online platform for developers, Node.js, React and .NET Core framework has been placed high among other web development frameworks.

DevOps positions to be hardest to fill in 2021, say HR professionals

January 15, 2021
The 4th annual Developer Report from CodinGame has revealed that DevOps positions could be the hardest to fill in 2021, after surveying HR professionals.

These are the programming languages most in-demand with companies hiring

January 15, 2021
Survey of 15,000 developers and HR managers reveals JavaScript, Java and Python as the most sought-after languages, while knowledge of React, Node.js and .NET Core are also in high demand.

DevOps vacancies will be the ‘hardest to fill’ in 2021

January 15, 2021
As Covid-19 sent countries around the world into lockdown, remote working became the norm. One of the side-effects was a “sudden rise in demand for DevOps experts”, according to a new report from CodinGame.

.NET Core Ranks High Among Frameworks in New Dev Survey

January 15, 2021
.NET Core placed high in a web-dominated ranking of development frameworks published by CodinGame, which provides a tech hiring platform.

Annual tech industry survey reveals that 80% of tech recruiters have hired developers with non-academic backgrounds

January 15, 2021
Report by @CodinGame on the developer profession, reveals rise of tech telecommuting and high demand for DevOps experts as world switched to remote working.

Developers: These are the top skills you will need in 2021

January 13, 2021
Last year was tough, but 2021 promises new opportunities for developers in the rapidly-transforming business landscape. Here are the skills that will help you succeed.

What is unconscious bias and why is it creating barriers for women in tech?

November 24, 2020
The technology sector has a problem on its hands that it hasn’t been able to find the key to unlock. While the UK tech industry has gone from strength to strength over the past decade, few in-roads have been made into addressing the gender imbalance that persists across the sector.

Retrain to be a software developer to future-proof your career

November 13, 2020
CodinGame, a developer-recruitment platform, has named software development the most future-proof profession for people looking to retrain and find a new job amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Why requiring a résumé is ruining your chance at finding a good hire during the pandemic

October 29, 2020
Your most savvy job hunters may not include newly developed soft skills or evidence of “micro-learning” on the typical one-pager of work experience.

Only 15% of FTSE 100 CTOs are women — time for a change?

October 19, 2020
Research from developer recruitment platform CodinGame has found that only 15% of FTSE 100 CTOs are women. The current level of women in tech in the UK stands at 16%. This suggests that female tech champions, like many women in tech, are struggling to break into the top jobs.

What Is Talent Acquisition? Definition, Process, Strategies, and Best Practices

June 3, 2020
A fierce hiring landscape and rising demand for highly skilled labor are changing the very definition of talent acquisition. Talent acquisition specialists have a challenging task ahead – how do you ensure that talent acquisition is an ongoing, continuously monitored activity? Could the latest tools and technologies simplify talent acquisition processes? In this primer, find out what talent acquisition is and the best practices for talent acquisition at your enterprise.

How to ace a technical interview: Advice for software developers looking for a new job

April 9, 2020
For software engineers looking for a new job, winning an interview with a new company is just the first hurdle to cross. The next phase of the process is the technical interview: A test of your coding skills. The technical interview for a software developer position is designed to measure your ability to do the most important parts of the job: Writing clean, usable code, and fixing redundant, buggy code.

How can recruiters reduce the number of mis-hires in the tech industry?

March 31, 2020
The cost of a mis-hire can be anywhere from 5 to 27 times an employee’s actual salary. This means that a mis-hire for a tech position that pays £45k per year could cost your company anywhere from £225k to £1.21m! That’s a lot of money – money that you could be investing elsewhere. While you may not be able to eradicate mis-hires from your recruiting vocabulary completely, you can limit how often you experience them. Here are my top tips – tried and tested by our vast community of HR professionals and tech hiring managers.

Developer jobs: These are the countries where you’ll get paid the most

March 31, 2020
Although few developers will be able or willing to move location any time soon, and many will be stuck working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak for the foreseeable future, some new data shows how developer salaries vary across a number of countries.

Gaming’s influence on people in technology

March 5, 2020
In a recent issue of E&T magazine, we looked at the way in which gaming has affected the technology industry, as well as its link to bad actors in the same space. If there is one thing that has gone alongside gaming as it continues to extend its reach, it is its tendency to attract moral panics.

Developing Developers: Q&A with Aude Barral, CodinGame

March 3, 2020
In this exclusive interview, TheGamingEconomy speaks with Aude Barral, co-founder and CMO, CodinGame, on the modern game developer, how roles and training are set to evolve as gaming platforms change, and how game design mechanics can be effectively employed outside of the sector.

Sure, check through my background records…

February 28, 2020
Young people entering the job market for the first time are warned to fillet their social media history as best they can. It's not just a matter of covering up a one-off display of xenophobia or boorish masculine behaviour: even innocent expressions of desire or emotion can be taken out of context.

Here’s how you can assess a developer’s coding skills before hiring

February 7, 2020
The main challenge met by recruiters when hiring developers is to find qualified candidates for the job vacancy. Because mis-hires are increasingly costly in the tech industry, it is imperative to assess a programmer’s technical skills during the recruiting process to validate whether or not they will be a good fit for the job.

Programming languages: Python is the developers’ favourite, with Java and JavaScript it’s a love-hate thing

February 6, 2020
Python remains a firm favourite programming language among developers, but when it comes to the popularity -- or otherwise -- of Java and JavaScript, the answer depends on which coders you ask.

What Makes Developers Tick

January 31, 2020
CodinGame has explored this issue with a survey of its dev community. Among key insights, its new report reveals which country is the best to work in.

CodinGame 2020 developer survey says Python is the most loved programming language

January 17, 2020
Which programming languages do developers love most—and which do they dread? CodinGame has the answers, as the company surveyed more than 21,000 developers. They also took a look at where to find the happiest developers, depending on the countries they work in and the positions they hold.

Video: Inside the process of solving a Nintendo-backed coding challenge

October 8, 2019
One of the hardest coding problems available on the programming challenge platform CodinGame is backed by Nintendo, and that piqued game coder Mike Acton's interest.

The Best Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

July 7, 2019
If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: There are plenty of free (and inexpensive) resources you can use to give yourself all the help you need, teach yourself new techniques, and make this learning process fun and exciting—as exciting as coding can get, at least.

How to Boost Your Skills to Become a Better Developer

November 3, 2016
Software developers use katas to learn new skills in software development. The way katas are used today is great for learning new skills or to improve existing ones but it doesn’t address the intensity we face at work when there is a raging fire such as a deadline, release date, fixing a bug in huge legacy code, etc. This article covers the skills of good developers and highlights the importance of changing your training approach to improve your skills for high-intensity and challenging environments.

CodinGame — Get Better At Programming By Playing This Game In Your Browser

September 20, 2016
CodinGame is an interactive website that lets you improve your coding skills by playing games. You need to enter correct commands to defeat the enemies and win the game. The website lets you choose your favorite programming language from lots of options and become better at coding.

CodinGame Is The Most Literal Gamification Of Coding I’ve Ever Seen, And That’s A Good Thing

January 13, 2016
When most people talk about gamification, they’re talking about extrinsic reward systems. Virtual numbers going up at a strategic rate to keep people as interested as possible. Levels, experience, badges, achievements, golden blooms, and high-pitched bleeps and bloops. This has certainly been applied to learning how to code in the past, but CodinGame actually turns the coding into a game.

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

November 11, 2015
French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual feedback and an actual reward when you solve an exercise.

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