Working in software engineering comes with many blessings. It has one of the most lax work environments in any industry, it involves building new technology for the future, and it pays really well! However, some companies invest more into their software engineers than others. As an entry-level engineer, you should not be too concerned about pay. Building up your experience matters more than your compensation, but that does not mean compensation does not matter! Here are the top 5 companies that offer the highest average salaries to their entry-level software engineers!

5. Oracle

Oracle is a computer technology corporation based in Redwood…


Running low on cash? Need to get rid of some old stuff? Now-a-days, anyone can use some extra money! Selling your possessions online is a great way to generate some income for yourself! However, selling your old stuff can be tedious. Here are some tips on how to sell your things online!

Pick A Platform

There are a large variety of platforms you can sell your stuff online. Some platforms are specifically designed for certain categories of items, like arts and crafts. Other platforms, like godolly.com, are more geared towards getting your listing viewed by as many people as possible and increasing your…


It is no secret that the recent coronavirus pandemic has had a terrible effect on the global economy. Along with infecting and killing thousands of people, government issued guidelines put millions out of work. Entertainment, restaurant, and flight companies are just a few of the industries negatively impacted by the pandemic humanity currently faces. However, luckily for computer programmers, most of our work can be done anywhere on the planet (as long as you have a wifi signal). While you might have a tough time finding a job as a food server right now, most computer programmers are still at…


This is a tutorial on how to use Medium’s custom API to get your blog posts rendering on your website. Using this method is better than manually inputting your blog posts because the API updates as you post blogs. This will also update your website and show new blogs automatically. This tutorial will be done using React.js, but the same concepts and API request can be used on whatever platform you are coding your website on.

Step 1: Fetch the Data

As usual, your component will initiate with an “componentDidMount()” function. This will ensure that the blogs are saved to state before your component is…


Computer programming languages all have the same purpose: to communicate a set of instructions to a computer. However, languages differ in syntax and uses. Vanilla Javascript and SQL are both programming languages that communicate instructions to a computer, but one is used to communicate on front-end developing and the other to back-end databases. Therefore, it is important as developers to explore new and improved languages and expand our skillsets.

Swift is a programming language designed to program IOS Mobile Applications. It was created by Apple and released in 2014 with the intention of replacing Objective-C, a programming language Apple developers…


Graduate school awards advanced academic degrees in whatever field the program is geared towards. Graduate school has a negative stigma around it; many think it is too expensive and not worth your time. However, graduate school can be affordable while increasing your average salary in the long run. It also teaches you necessary skills for when you get a job in your field. Graduate school is especially beneficial to those in the computer science field. Many software engineers go from a bootcamp to working, but find themselves struggling to keep up with other engineers. Here are 3 reasons why you…


It has been a difficult year for Americans. We saw an unemployment rate of under 4% jump to 15% in just a matter of months. Our economy has struggled tremendously during this pandemic and millions are unemployed. Those who lost their jobs, or were looking for work prior to the shut down, were affected the most by this recession. It seems like it has never been more difficult to find a job, and that is because it almost never was. During a time where humans need to show the utmost compassion for one another, we are seeing the worst side…


Solving algorithms is fun, challenging, and strengthens your conceptual understanding of computer science. Every engineer is expected to pass a coding challenge prior to getting hired, so it is a necessity that engineers consistently work on algorithms when job hunting. Being good at algorithms is all about recognizing the type of problem you have and figuring out the thought process of how to go about solving it. When hiring developers, most companies are looking for this skill. Here are some concepts that, when understood, will help you recognize the type of problem you are looking at:

Recursion

Recursion is the process…


Node.js is a runtime environment that allows you to execute Javascript code outside of a browser. It is open sourced and cross platformed. This means that you are allowed to use Node.js on different computer operating systems. You are also allowed to study and change the software as you wish. Node Js was first introduced in 2009 by Ryan Dahl. At the time, the Apache HTTP Server was what most used to run their web servers. Dahl saw limitations with it, one being that it can only hold up to 10,000 simultaneous connections. He combined a Javascript engine, an event…


Have you ever applied to a job and wondered, “How do they get the form that they’re having me fill out? Where does it go?” Probably not… But now you might have! Some websites might have the data posted to an API backend, but many sites use an email server as a way to get the form sent directly to their email. This is used mainly on those handy-dandy “Contact Us” pages. But how can a form be emailed to a recipient without a sender email?

This is where email servers come in! An email server is a message transfer…

Granit Haxhaj

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