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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January 11, 2019

As business logic increasingly moves to the front-end, more and more technologies are moving with the trend. In this article, we’ll explore how micro-service architecture – typically associated with backend development – is now available for front-end developers. I’ll explain the theory of micro frontends through a real-world example. This way, I can easily flag the...

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September 20, 2018

In a rapidly growing freelance industry, job descriptions are still the best way to find the right remote candidate. It’s how you write them that has changed. The first step to writing a good job description (or JD for short) is understanding your target audience. Job boards have become relics of the past. The best freelancers...

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July 30, 2018

These days, developers that write all their own code are rare, and with good reason. Why reinvent the wheel when you can find well written, and well supported, third-party libraries that will help build products faster? In fact, we just wrote an article describing our own process for evaluating third-party libraries. Inserting other people’s code into your...

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