How to build a code review culture: An Interview with Derek Prior

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Mar 25, 2019 10:21:00 AM


We’ve interviewed Derek Prior, a Developer at Thoughtbot and host of The Bikeshed Podcast. We discuss how to build a code review culture, diving into the benefits of code reviews, the essential elements to make them effective and how to handle conflict if it arises.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Code Review Best Practices, Code Reviews, Code Review Culture

Refactoring to a happier development team

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Mar 5, 2019 10:26:00 AM

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Code Review

What’s Your Support Tool?

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Feb 28, 2019 10:29:00 AM


Successful project management comes with certain rules, terms and tools which is not easy to achieve. For that reason, my acquaintances in the tech industry expect valuable functionality and productivity in these tools and they want to rely on their resources in order to deliver qualified work.  

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Tags: Software Development, Software Engineering, Project Management, Multi Project Management, Project Management Tool

Manuscript is now FogBugz

Posted by Alexia Riveria on Feb 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM


FogBugz is back … actually, we never left.  We’ve rebranded back to our origins. We began 2018 as Manuscript and we wrapped-up the year as FogBugz!

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Tags: FogBugz, Manuscript, Joel Spolsky

Startup Advice From Naomi Freeman

Posted by Naomi Freeman on Feb 5, 2019 10:31:00 AM


We had the pleasure to interview the coder, developer, entrepreneur and trainer Naomi Freeman last week. She shared developer tips, entrepreneurial secret sauce, her success formula and more. Here are the keynotes from our fun, honest and learning experience interview:

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Tags: Budget, Competition, Developer, Challenges, Developers, Startup, Startup Advice

Don't Set New Year's Resolutions – Create Reusable Components

Posted by Tiago Forte on Jan 31, 2019 10:32:00 AM


With the new year just around the corner, we’re entering the season of New Year’s’ Resolutions. Prepare yourself for overcrowded gyms and inspirational Instagram quotes tagged with #bigdreams.

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Tags: Coding, Project Management, Components, Development, Web Design

Collecting Feedback From Stakeholders Can Help You Build Software That Matters

Posted by Klaus Schremser on Jan 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM

If you want to build great products that your end users will love, collecting feedback early and often is a key step in this process. You also want to ensure that you are not just collecting feedback from the end-users but also from stakeholders within your organization. No matter if it is Charly from Marketing or Cindy from Finance, everyone’s feedback plays a vital role in building the best version of your product or software.

An unwavering and fierce commitment to not just gathering the feedback but collecting, organizing, and sharing the feedback plays a vital role in pushing your product and business forward. Feedback collection in software projects is more than bug reporting. You want to collect experiences and feelings that the users have with your software. The people side of end-user feedback helps you to shape the customer experience of your digital product. Based on a Walker study, 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great customer experience.

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Tags: Software Development, Software Engineering, Project Management, Multi Project Management, Project Management Tool, Developers, Continuous Integration, Integration, Software

Evidence Based Scheduling

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Jan 5, 2019 10:34:00 AM


Evidence-Based Scheduling (EBS) is one of the most revolutionary and mindblowing features of project management software today. Joel Spolsky, the inventor of EBS, describes it best:

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Tags: Project Management, Project Management Tool, Evidence Based Scheduling, Agile

How To Onboard Software Engineers Interview with Kate Heddleston

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Dec 25, 2018 10:35:00 AM
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Tags: Software Engineering, Engineering, Technical On Boarding

We’re Bad At Interviewing Developers (and How to Fix It) Interview With Kerri Miller

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Dec 20, 2018 10:38:00 AM


In this interview with Kerri Miller, Lead Software Engineer at LivingSocial, we discuss how to hire and interview developers. We typically don’t get trained on interviewing and we’ve all experienced the haphazard approaches of those new to it – poor organization, repeated questions, fizz-buzz… Kerri tells us how to run interview days, the types of questions to ask, how else we can evaluate candidates and what to do after the interview. For more tips, Kerri writes about software development and hiring on her blog.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Project Management, Developer Interview, Team Building, Interview Tips