Tammy Xu
Staff Reporter at Built In
Expertise: Software development
Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Northwestern University

Tammy Xu is a former Built In staff reporter covering software development and trends across the software industry. She holds a master of science in computer science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor of arts in chemistry from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Built In, she spent five years as a software developer for The Dow Chemical Company. Xu is also a former contributing editor and director of fact checking for South Side Weekly. She is currently a reporting fellow at MIT Technology Review.

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Apr 18, 2023
Take these steps to stop a DDoS attack from hurting your company.
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Mar 21, 2023
Don’t turn away great candidates before they even apply.
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Jan 10, 2023
From readability to personal preference, there are many reasons why programmers are turning to dark mode.
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Nov 15, 2022
It’s all about finding the right balance.
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Sep 20, 2022
Answering Java interview questions isn't about memorizing syntax — it’s about process.
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Sep 06, 2022
Goal-setting is an opportunity to reflect on what you want, both professionally and personally.
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Aug 23, 2022
The field of haptic technology is abuzz with innovation.
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Jun 24, 2022
With some preparation, you can make talking about weaknesses the strongest part of your interview.
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Jun 14, 2022
From ensuring all customers get the same experience to optimizing shelf space, engineers impact all areas of the grocery business.
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May 31, 2022
And here’s what it could look like.
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May 31, 2022
Here’s how to actually identify and fix the problem instead.
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May 31, 2022
These funds allow investors to trade assets linked to cryptocurrencies.