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NarF – Not a regular Friday at karriere.at

Working a normal day job is hard, right? It’s pretty much the same every day, all week long. Everyone is looking forward to Friday for the weekend finally to come. But not at karriere.at. We are looking forward to Friday as well, but not for the weekend to start, but for NarF!

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Berufsbilder im Fokus: Web Developer

Devs, die schreiben doch Codes oder so? Na ja, auch. Definitiv nicht nur! karriere.at beschäftigt mittlerweile mehr als 40 Developer, die sich täglich der Optimierung unseres Webauftritts widmen und dafür sorgen, dass alles rund läuft. Doch was bedeutet es eigentlich, als Developer bei karriere.at zu arbeiten, welche Berufsbilder gibt es und welche Aufgaben fallen an? Wir haben ein paar unserer Devs durch ihren Arbeitstag begleitet, um genau das für euch herauszufinden. Web Developer Judith möchten wir euch als erstes vorstellen:

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Private methods and fields in JavaScript classes

Ever since classes were introduced in ECMAScript 2015 people wanted to use private methods and fields, which are well-known from programming languages like C++, PHP or Java. There is now a Stage 3 ECMAScript Proposal regarding private methods, getter/setters and fields. We’ll look at the proposed syntax – which is how you’ll (propably) write private methods and fields in future JavaScript versions – and how to achieve the same functionality with current language features.

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Female Developers – Girls can do it too

People still look a bit confused whenever I tell them that I am working as a developer. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because I’m a girl… But hey, I don’t mind. Even if the path wasn’t always easy I love what I do day by day. Let me tell you how it all came together for me who has never imagined being a developer one day.

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Changing the color of all links in a Google Slides presentation with a Google Apps Script

We often use Google Slides at karriere.at for our presentations. To comply with our corporate identity we usually change all colors to our brand color, which is a saturated green (#8bc72a). There is one problem, though: The default hyperlink color in Google Slides is a light blue (#01afd1) and can not be changed for all slides, except if you do a lot of clicking and manually format the color of each hyperlink. Luckily, there is Google Apps Script, which allows you to automate Google Slides and other services:

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A/B Testing using Google Analytics

A/B testing allows you to continually improve your product’s user experience or various sales and marketing KPIs, as long as your goals are well-defined and you have a clear hypothesis. This article does not tell you why you should do A/B testing, but focuses on how to track the test and analyze its result using JavaScript and Google Analytics.

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