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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.