April 7, 2020

Mobile applications have traditionally been written in native languages. Lately, however, hybrid cross-platform frameworks have been gaining market share. The recent swell of React Native’s popularity has raised the question: should developers use React Native for mobile development instead of full native? In the last 4 years, React Native has grown to a community of...

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March 2, 2020

Throughout my career working as a UX/UI designer, it has been a challenge to explain my profession to non-tech people. There are two reasons for this. For one, it can be difficult to explain because there is a common misconception that software is only made by engineers, and so, the role of a designer is...

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February 4, 2020

A few years ago, the concept of Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) was born. This new development allowed the web to do things that were previously limited to native apps, like working offline, sending push notifications, or being installed to the home screen. These advances have simplified the process of cross-platform development while still allowing for...

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February 3, 2020

Over the years, software teams have had to learn how to evolve with their changing industry, not only with emerging architectures, technologies, and frameworks, but with newer approaches to development altogether, like Continuous Deployment. In this agile movement that we find ourselves in, the ultimate goal is to minimize the time between the moment we...

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December 1, 2019

Java, together with its associated framework ecosystem, has been experiencing a steady loss of its “cool factor” in the web development community of late. By contrast, the dynamically-typed languages, such as Python and Ruby, are trending upward in popularity. In this article, I’ll examine if this loss of interest in Java is justified by breaking...

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August 13, 2019

Knowing how to conduct an interview effectively is crucial to hiring the right freelancer. Hiring the wrong candidate can set your project back, eat into your bottom line, and frustrate your team. Shannon Shaper, who helped fine-tune Google’s recruiting process, says that “hiring is the most important thing you’ll do as a business.” We couldn’t...

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May 3, 2019

Clocking in at over 20 years old, JavaScript is one of the elder statesmen of the programming world. It’s also, according to developer community HackerRank, 2018’s most popular programming language. This longevity, driven by continued demand for web apps, has put the spotlight on JavaScript’s inherent limitations. Dynamic and Static Language Types JavaScript has been...

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February 19, 2019

Software Project Estimation. Three words guaranteed to make anyone in software development shift uncomfortably in their seat. Until now. Over the past 10 years, our team has planned hundreds of development projects. As you’d expect, we’ve gotten better and better at it!  Our estimation tool started life as a spreadsheet, before progressing into an online...

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