Do you enjoy writing code?

Writing code and building software is fun for some people, but not everyone

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As someone who enjoys writing code and tries to get more people interested in software development, I've met my fair share of people who think I'm crazy for having fun while writing code. And don't get me wrong, I've also dreaded and hated writing code as well. Ultimately for me, it depends on the "why" that really determines whether I'm going to enjoy or dread the time I spend at a keyboard staring at a bunch of random characters that look like someone let their child press random keys on the keyboard.

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Can I really get a software engineering job?

How to get a software engineering job without a Computer Science degree

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I think a common fear that people have is whether or not they'll be able to get a job as a software engineer without a Computer Science degree. The short answer is that it's completely possible and I know plenty of amazing software engineers who don't have a Computer Science degree. The slightly nuanced answer is that a Computer Science degree is evidence that you understand software engineering fundamentals so without one, you'll need to provide other evidence to potential employers.

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Can you really learn how to code on the Internet?

How to learn to code on your own and at your own pace

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A fairly common question that comes up is whether or not it's possible to learn how to code on the Internet on your own. And maybe a secondary question if you can do it for free. We'll start with the first question if it's possible to learn how to code on the Internet on your own which is completely possible (but not guaranteed).

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Life of a Software Engineer

What does a day as a software engineer really look like

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One of the first things everyone should understand is what it's like being a software engineer and writing code for a living. While every role at every company is going to be different, there's a lot that will be similar. And when you are investing your time to learn a new skill and then plan to spend 5-days a week for years, you need to make sure that writing code and building software is something that will make your life happier instead of drain the life out of you.

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Hello World

Welcome to BuildHack and our new blog

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Hi everyone and welcome to BuildHack. In addition to our courses to help you learn how to code, we also have a new blog to go over other things to help you start a career as a software engineer. Some things that we'll be covering in the blog are what kind of jobs can you get, what should your LinkedIn/resume include to help your chances of being noticed, how to prepare for an interview and how to negotiate and pick the right job. In addition to helping you as you look for a job, we'll also discuss topics that are relevant to the industry and you should be aware of.

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