February 22, 2021

Those who have worked in the software industry for a while have likely witnessed a project that went off the rails. Lack of vision, changing requirements, or an out-of-sync team is a surefire path to a fraught development process. Although there have been advances in approaches to project management within the industry, things still go...

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January 11, 2021

Just like all software, Android apps should adhere to common architecture rules and patterns. Android apps that don’t follow the right architecture tend to become unmaintainable through cluttered Activities and Fragments lacking a consistent design or set of behaviors. Given the importance of good architecture, how does one choose which to use for a project?...

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October 5, 2020

There are many types of documentation in the software world. Of these types, technical documentation is one of the most frequently neglected. The fast-paced nature of the industry leads to the conception that time spent documenting is time lost developing and delivering features. Over time, a development team’s documentation debt (a type of technical debt)...

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August 11, 2020

Scalable Path has been a 100% remote company since its inception in 2010, and our primary mission has been providing organizations with the best experience when looking to hire remote developers and technical talent through our platform. This post is an updated version of a blog in which we discussed the benefits and considerations of...

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July 16, 2020

As JavaScript projects become more complex, new tools and practices arise to improve code quality and workflows. In addition to unit testing, static type checkers such as TypeScript and Flow are becoming the norm among professional development teams. Regardless of project size, the benefits of making code more comprehensible while also catching errors during the...

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June 9, 2020

We all know that it’s hard to find good people, but hiring talent is only one aspect of what it takes to form a successful team. The world of software development is populated by many passionate and knowledgeable individuals; however, such ability is not always accompanied by the strongest of interpersonal skills. Rockstar developers may...

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June 8, 2020

More and more people are making the leap from the world of traditional employment to the life of a freelancer. It’s a fast-growing space, with 56.7 million Americans now doing some form of freelance work. However, working as a freelancer comes with a unique set of challenges. One particular challenge for freelancers is charging the...

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June 1, 2020

Great programmers are rare. Their productivity is 3 times that of an average developer and 10 times that of a bad developer*. The top 1% of developers in the world don’t just write solid code but have important intangible traits. After working with thousands of developers, we have been able to identify 7 qualities that...

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