Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a senior producer for Discovery News. Former stints include Daily Interactive, a publisher of news apps, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

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11 technologies developers should explore now

11 technologies developers should explore now

From machine learning to digital twins, opportunities abound in emerging (and converging) tech trends

6 terrible tech managers—and how to succeed despite them

6 terrible tech managers—and how to succeed despite them

From the Know It All to the Overwhelmer, succeeding beneath a bad manager takes strategy and finesse

Stop now: Don't become a dead-end developer

Stop now: Don't become a dead-end developer

Sensing a possible stall in your coding career? Here’s how to break free and tap your true potential

16 ways to build a better dev team

16 ways to build a better dev team

The secret to building and maintaining a great development team requires transparency, flexibility, and yes, good vibes

7 deadly career mistakes developers make

7 deadly career mistakes developers make

Failure may lead to success, but unthinking complacency is a certain dev career killer

The 13 developer skills you need to master now

The 13 developer skills you need to master now

From JavaScript to big data to devops, we break down your best bets for bolstering your career this year

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

Attention, rockstar developers: Get a talent agent

Attention, rockstar developers: Get a talent agent

High demand, large workloads, and the changing nature of programming work have some developers seeking reps to help them land new gigs.

How to salvage a (nearly) hopeless software project

How to salvage a (nearly) hopeless software project

Faulty foundations, AWOL contractors, bugs piling up -- here’s what to do before taking a sledgehammer to a faltering pile of code.

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