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How Einstein Solved Difficult Problems

How Einstein Solved Difficult Problems
By Niall Maher • Issue #26 • View online
“Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor” - Alexis Carrel

This week I was teaching some web development to recruiters and asked Twitter to give me tips on what to teach. 
Niall Maher
I'm teaching some tech recruiters an intro to Web Development later today. 🚀

Is there anything you wish all recruiters knew about or simple mistakes?
I had some great responses and just wanted to highlight a few since they could help deal with developers if you are a non-technical founder. 
James Flynn
@nialljoemaher It's okay to say to a candidate "I'm not sure about the answer, I'll check with the tech lead after the call and let you know" - way better than trying to BS a tech person and often giving them false info
🤷 nico.dev
@nialljoemaher I have only one very simple thing:

Java != JavaScript

I know it's easy to get this wrong, yes, both have the word Java in it. But no, IT IS NOT THE SAME LANGUAGE!
francis #AngatBuhay
@nialljoemaher That you can't hire any one person to do an entire IT department's work.
taylor desseyn
@saltnburnem @nialljoemaher few thoughts that i wish i was told when I started..

1. devs google answers all the time. doesn't make them a 'bad' developer
2. just bec they are 'full stack' doesn't mean they can do it all well. dig into where their strengths are
3. java and javascript are NOT the same
A Beginners Guide to API's
One of the first questions I got asked before the session started was, “what is an API?”.
I shared this link with them as a reference, so if you were wondering what an API does or what the heck it means, I made this video.
A Beginners Guide to APIs | What Is an API? Explained in Plain English
A Beginners Guide to APIs | What Is an API? Explained in Plain English
Blog picks 🎯
App of the week 🗓
Obsidian
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That’s all for this week, have a great week ahead, and I’ll chat with you next week! 👋
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