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Insights from our community of experts on a variety of topics including software development, project management, design, and hiring.

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PHP

Laravel 11: An In-Depth Review of The Leading PHP Framework

Laravel is an open-source PHP web application framework that provides a structure and starting point for building both simple and complex web apps. Learn everything you need to know about the framework’s latest updates and upgrading your app to Laravel 9.

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Guilherme Assemany
Technical Interviewer
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Mobile

What is Tamagui? Unifying Cross-Platform UI Development

Creating consistent and performant user interfaces across different devices and platforms has long been challenging in cross-platform app development. Mobile developers often struggle with maintaining consistent user experiences, duplicating code, and managing the complexities of separate codebases for web and mobile.  Several existing tools and frameworks aim to simplify cross-platform UI development, including React Native Paper, NativeBase, and React Native Elements for React Native for […]

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Mohammed Sohail
Senior Developer
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Front-end

Introducing HTMX: The JS Library Streamlining Front-End Development

I know what you’re thinking: “wow, yet another article on yet another JavaScript framework.” Well, if you’re thinking that, I’m here to say “not quite.” While HTMX is indeed powered by JS, it’s more useful to think about it as an updated version of HTML to address the needs of today (hence the name HTM(l) eXtension). In this article, I’d like to introduce HTMX: it’

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Facundo Corradini
Senior Developer
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Node.js

12 Reasons to Choose Node.js for Your Next Software Project

Node.js has been a popular choice for both startups and well-known giants such as NetFlix, Medium, GoDaddy and LinkedIn. Here’s so many continue to choose this tool for their back-end.

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Will Eizlini
Full-stack Developer
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PHP

Livewire vs Inertia: Which one Should I Choose for Laravel Development?

Laravel is one of the most widely-used PHP frameworks today. A quick Google search will surface a plethora of tools that exist within this framework’s ecosystem, and it’s easy to understand why it’s become a go-to choice for various types of projects. Whether it’s being used to create an API, a command-line tool, or a full-stack app, Laravel enables developers to reliably build robust and […]

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Guilherme Assemany
Technical Interviewer
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Insights

Should Developers Be Allowed to Use AI in Technical Interviews? [2024 Research]

Many developers are adopting AI tools to enhance productivity and code quality. This shift brings forth challenges in accurately evaluating technical skills.   As interviewers looking to assess which developers are the best fit for a given position, we have an important choice to make:  Should we allow candidates to use AI during their live coding exercises?   We began by discussing the issue internally, and the […

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Case Study

Health for California: Developing an Industry-Leading Health Insurance Platform

Health for California has revolutionized the way individuals access and understand health coverage. Over a partnership spanning more than 13 years, we’ve been instrumental in their digital transformation, offering them critical development services that have helped them upgrade their online presence, service delivery, and customer experience. Health for California is the largest health insurance agency in the state. Since their inception in 2004, Health for […

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Case Study

How Scalable Path Helped HealthTech Company Prolucent Build a VMS

Prolucent, a trailblazer in leveraging technology and data to streamline hiring processes, sought to diminish hiring costs and time-to-hire rates significantly. Our collaboration focused on building an internal Vendor Management System (VMS) and assembling a robust development team to bolster Prolucent’s tech framework and operational efficiency. Prolucent is a technology company that helps healthcare organizations reduce labor costs and time-to-hire. Based in Dallas, Texas, Prolucent […]

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Front-end

Developing a Micro Front-end Application using React [Tutorial]

Micro frontends first came to light in 2016 as front-end architecture similar to and loosely based on microservices. The architecture was developed in response to common issues with building a growing single-page application, like poor scalability, maintainability and developer experience. Since, they’ve continued to evolve, allowing teams to build robust, feature-rich applications with more flexibility, accessibility and speed. In this article, I’ll unpack the theory […]

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Leo Cristofani
Senior Developer
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Project Management

A 5-Phase Comprehensive Checklist for Onboarding Developers

A smooth onboarding program can improve your freelancer’s performance and job satisfaction. Learn more in our

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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Android

Five Features That Make Kotlin a Better Language Than Java [From a Java Developer]

Kotlin is hot right now, but is all the hype justified? We asked mobile expert Abdu Adilovic to see how it measured up against the ever-popular Java. Here are some of the issues he finds with Java and how Kotlin offers solutions to all of them.

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Abdurahman Adilovic
Senior Mobile Developer
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Machine Learning

What is Bias in Machine Learning? Real-World Examples That Show the Impact of AI Bias

As artificial intelligence, or AI, increasingly becomes a part of our everyday lives, the need for understanding the systems behind this technology as well as their failings, becomes equally important. It’s simply not acceptable to write AI off as a foolproof black box that outputs sage advice. In reality, AI can be as flawed as its creators, leading to negative outcomes in the real world

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Omar Trejo
Senior Data Scientist
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React

Choosing Between Context API and Redux in React: A Practical Guide

Redux or Context API: which tool is better for React state management? In this article, we dig into how each tool manages data flow through React nested components.

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Andy Fernandez
Senior Software Developer
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Project Management

Is Remote Work Monitoring a Reasonable Solution for Distributed Teams? [2024 Guide]

Remote employee monitoring has become a popular practice in recent years. Here’s what employers looking to monitor performance should consider.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Project Management

How to Use the Fibonacci Scale to Estimate Story Points

We focus on processes to effectively and efficiently develop digital products. One of our processes is using Agile Development, which includes using Agile Story Points to assign a common definition to the effort required to complete tasks. In this post, we’ll focus on the modified Fibonacci Sequence – 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc – as an exponential complexity scale (good discussion […

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Tomás Gutiérrez Meoz
Software Architect
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UI/UX Design

UI vs UX: Similarities, Differences, and When to Hire a Hybrid UI/UX Designer

Throughout my career working as a UI/UX designer, it has been a challenge to explain my profession to non-tech people. My reasoning for this is two-fold. 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 relegated to digital marketing and aesthetics.  The second reason is […]

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Felipe Lebrun
Senior UI/UX and Product Designer
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Android

A Guide to Choosing the Best Android App Architecture

One of the most important things to focus on before building a mobile application is what architecture you will use. Given the options available in 2021, how do you choose the right one for your Android project?

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Abdurahman Adilovic
Senior Mobile Developer
Project Management

The Ultimate Guide for Building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) [Step-by-step]

Entrepreneurs have long been familiar with the idea of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). The idea, introduced by Eric Ries in his famous book The Lean Startup, provides a scientific approach to building a working product with the most important features to launch something in a market.  The idea is most commonly thought of in the context of an idea-stage startup, where founders can validate […]

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Trevor Wencl
Software Architect
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Machine Learning

How Does ChatGPT Actually Work? An ML Engineer Explains

ChatGPT has quickly become a go-to tool in the world of AI since its launch. And it’s easy to see why: ChatGPT can generate cohesive, grammatically correct written content based on prompts, translate text, write code, and perform countless useful tasks for marketers, developers, and data analysts. Don’t feel like reading? We made a video that you can listen to or watch at your leisure. […]

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Calin Cretu
Machine Learning Engineer
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Back-end

Can Blockchain be Sustainable? Exploring the Ethereum Merge and Greener Web3 Solutions

Web3 has the potential to completely transform our digital lives. Decentralized applications, non-fungible tokens, and other blockchain-based innovations have opened up new possibilities for online interactions and commerce. But for all of Web3’s potential in creating a more open and transparent internet, blockchain technology has sparked a heated debate, and for good reason: its environmental impact is massive. Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, consumes an […]

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Raul Rodriguez
Senior Developer
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Front-end

Vue vs React: An In-Depth Comparison of the Most Popular JavaScript Technologies in 2024

React and Vue are two of the most popular frameworks. Learn which one will fit best in your project.

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Rafael Macedo
Senior Developer
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Insights

Six Strategies to Reduce Software & IT Costs in 2024

There’s no denying we’re currently in a tough economic climate. Inflation is currently soaring to the highest levels seen in decades, while high interest rates are leading many businesses to cut spending. Many companies are facing stagnant sales, declining revenue, and higher borrowing costs, leading them to look for ways to reduce costs and generate more revenue. For tech companies, product and engineering departments

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Case Study

Unlock: Building a Platform that Helps Homeowners Exchange Home Equity for Cash

Learn how we helped Unlock hire and onboard 27 full-time team members, including developers, designers, and QA engineers, over 16 months.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Python

The Best Python Libraries for Machine Learning and AI: Features & Applications

Python is one of the most powerful and widely used languages in AI and ML development. Its rising popularity in artificial intelligence and machine learning projects is the result of its user-friendly syntax, flexibility, and most importantly, its rich library ecosystem.  Python’s comprehensive libraries streamline tasks from data wrangling to algorithm development. Because ML requires continuous data processing, Python’s library ecosystem enables developers to access,

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Nicolas Azevedo
Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer
AI Integration for Companies: A Step-by-step Guide for Business Leaders
Insights

AI Integration for Companies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Business Leaders

We are at the cusp of an AI renaissance. This year, we’ve seen a surge of VC investment into the space: the market value of AI companies has surged $21 billion, and one in five new billion-dollar startups to join the Crunchbase Unicorn Board is developing AI tools. The influx has largely been driven by companies developing generative AI products, with applications ranging from natural […

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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React

Learning Remix: Full-Stack Nextjs Alternative [2024 Tutorial]

Many programmers, including myself, have hobbies or side projects that are tech related. Which at least somewhat explains why I decided to spend my recent vacation learning some new tech (but don’t worry, I also spent time doing nothing). After digging into a number of trends, I stopped on a web framework that piqued my interest: Remix. It’s a Next.js alternative that’s curious

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Rafael Goulart
Senior Full-stack Developer
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Project Management

Distributed Agile Teams: Management Methodology, Roles and Tools

As more tech companies embrace remote and hybrid work options, new challenges emerge for managers who want to build culture and cohesion among remote software development teams. In this guide, we explore the foundational aspects that successfully drive remote teams.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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PHP

Chef Automation for the Symfony Developer

Chef has been popularized by big companies such as Facebook and Airbnb, but you don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company to benefit from it. In fact, you can easily start with just a few servers and use the free version of Chef.

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Carlos Mafla
Senior Tech Lead and DevOps Engineer
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DevOps

How to Build a Python Flask API App Using Docker on Linux

Docker has become a darling of the DevOps community because it enables true independence between applications, environments, infrastructure, and developers. The tool, first released in 2013, was initially developed for Linux, but is now fully supported on macOS and Windows, as well as all major cloud service providers (including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud). In this article, I’ll focus on two of these tools: Docker […]

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Jakub Musko
Senior Software Engineer
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.NET

Technologies and Tools for .NET Developers

.NET has become the framework of choice for millions of developers around the world, equipping them to create solid applications for any platform, and Microsoft has done an impressive job making top-notch tools to support them.

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Leniel Maccaferri
Senior Full-stack .NET Developer
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Hiring

The Cost of Hiring Pre-Vetted LatAm Developers in 2024

Learn about the cost of hiring software developers from Latin America compared to other global markets.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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iOS

Dependency Managers: CocoaPods, Carthage and Swift Package Manager

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? Inserting other people’s code into your project does throw up some issues, including the need to effectively manage all of these various libraries. A role commonly filled by dependency managers. […]

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Andres Canal
Senior Full-stack Mobile Developer
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iOS

A Practical Guide for iOS App Testing [with Code Examples]

Project managers have always had a complicated relationship with testing. In the early days, it was considered a necessary evil that slowed the release process – but saved money in the long term. Technology has moved on since those days so, in the age of mobile development, is testing (and in particular unit testing) still the universal panacea it once was? It’s not just managers

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Andres Canal
Senior Full-stack Mobile Developer
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Insights

Becoming a Carbon-Neutral Company and Fighting Climate Change

Since 2021, Scalable Path has been carbon-neutral company. You can read more about why we chose fight climate change and how you can, too.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Hiring

The Staff Augmentation Model: Build High-Performing Teams & Reduce Costs

Companies are now prioritizing cost-efficiency and agility as their top business objectives to stay ahead of constantly evolving requirements and maintain a competitive edge. For many, staff augmentation services may be a solution to help meet these goals.

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Trevor Wencl
Software Architect
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Project Management

How to Run Performance Reviews for Remote Developers

Learn how to execute a review strategy that encourages open dialogue, accurately measures performance, and aligns employees with your business goals.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Hiring

ChatGPT and Developer Hiring: What Tech Leaders Should Know

ChatGPT, the AI language model from OpenAI, is transforming the job search and interview process for software developers and hiring managers.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Hiring

How Leaders Can Embrace Remote Work Culture in 2024

Working remotely is on the rise not just because it’s more cost-effective, but because of its clear benefits to productivity and increased access to talent. The leap from in-house to a remote workforce can be unnerving for many, but embracing a few key ideas can smooth the transition.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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JavaScript

Flow vs TypeScript: Which Is Better Suited For Your Next Project?

As projects become more complex for JavaScript developers, 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 development phase have proved invaluable. As a result, […]

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John Kapantzakis
Senior Developer
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Mobile

React Native vs Flutter: A Guide for App Developers in 2024

Should you choose Flutter or React Native for your next project? Here’s how these frameworks compare for cross-platform development.

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Will Eizlini
Full-stack Developer
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Python

The Reasons for Python’s Popularity in 2024

Aside from being a top 25 US-based Unicorn, what do Instacart, Doordash, Airbnb, and SpaceX all have in common? They use Python. Far-reaching versatility has been a long-time factor in the language’s popularity, but what really what makes Python such a valuable development tool? Read more about Python and why it continues to trend upwards, taking place as the most popular programming language of the year.

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Matheus Jacques
Senior Data Scientist
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Java

Is Java Still Used and Relevant in 2024?

Java has been kicking it for over 20 years in the world of web development, but what is its current popularity status amidst the rise of dynamic languages? Full-stack developer Nicolae tackles this question by explaining how Java is architecturally inclined toward scalability and isn’t going away anytime soon.

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Nicolae Caprarescu
Senior Developer
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Podcast

Is Tech Still a Good Career in 2024? Most In-Demand Tech Jobs

This blog post was inspired by an episode of the Jess Get Hired podcast, where Damien Filiatrault, CEO and Founder of Scalable Path, shares his valuable insights and experiences in the remote talent industry. Since founding Scalable Path in 2010, the company has amassed a freelance network of over 30,000 software developers in 178 countries. Podcast Technology is constantly evolving. Because of the growth of […

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Front-end

Will Vue Become the Most Popular Front-end Framework in 2024?

Vue has been gaining attention among the developer community lately for its powerful features. But will it become the most popular front-end framework in 2023?

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Eduardo Maciel
Senior Software Engineer
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Hiring

A Guide to Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Remote Developers

Improve the quality of candidates applying for your role with these tips on crafting a stand-out job description.

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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Case Study

How Odaptos Shipped Their MVP in Record Time with Support from Scalable Path

Read how we worked with Odaptos to launch an MVP that helped them raise a $1.2M seed round in just 4 months.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Hiring

Good vs Great Programmers: 7 Qualities That Make the Difference

Learn 7 qualities that set the best programmers apart from the crowd and how to evaluate candidates for these skills.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
For Freelancers

Boost Your Coding Game with AI: 15 Essential ChatGPT Prompts for Developers

Learning to use AI tools like ChatGPT has become increasingly important for developers to stay relevant and competitive. It’s clear that developers who master these tools and embrace innovation will stand apart from developers who lag behind and who choose to ignore them. We’ve dug into ChatGPT and found the best use cases and technical prompts so you can start to pair programming with ChatGPT and […]

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Facundo Corradini
Senior Developer
Machine Learning

Building an App With the ChatGPT API: Lessons Learned

Since its release, ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Seemingly out of nowhere, we had a computational system so effective that it could generate human language and dialogue good enough to pass expert evaluation tests like the bar or medical exams.  One of the reasons ChatGPT became so popular is the simplicity of the user experience. It allows users to access the power of […]

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Engin Arslan
Front-end Engineer
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React

What is Preact? A Fast and Lightweight React Alternative

Preact is a lightweight alternative to React that’s quickly becoming a go-to choice for building high-performance web applications. But is it worth developing your app with Preact, or sticking with a more mature framework, like React? We dig into this question and consider the tradeoffs of each library in this article.

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Scott Cosentino
Software Developer
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iOS

Creating iOS Custom Views in UIKit

I first started working with iOS fresh out of university. Working with an unfamiliar platform and programming language was challenging. What really made me nervous, was the designs coming from the creative team. I know a great design can breathe new life into a website, but unique high concept designs often require the creation of iOS custom views in UIKit. As a new developer (that […]

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Andres Canal
Senior Full-stack Mobile Developer
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Hiring

A 3-Step-Guide on How to Hire a Software Developer

In this guide, learn how to define your role, where to look, and how to attract and evaluate top candidates.

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Osiris Villa
Talent Specialist and Senior QA Engineer
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Project Management

How to Create and Maintain Technical Documentation for Small to Complex Projects

There are many types of documentation in the software world. Of these, technical documentation is one of the most frequently neglected.

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Trevor Wencl
Software Architect
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Project Management

The 12 Agile principles Explained with Examples

Here are the guiding principles behind Agile’s ideology that help teams become more flexible, speed up the development process, and bring products to market faster.

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Ryan Medeiros
Agile Practitioner
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Project Management

An Introduction to Kanban for Software Development Teams

A good idea can become a spoiled mess if you use the wrong approach to realize it. Software development is no exception, and broadening your knowledge of Agile processes not only helps keep a project from spoiling but also serves as a powerful tool for your organization. Enter Kanban, the visual, tactile way to coordinate a workflow and reduce waste while maximizing efficiency. Using simple […

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Ryan Medeiros
Agile Practitioner
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Project Management

Kanban or Scrum for Continuous Deployment? A Side-by-side Comparison

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 take on a task and the time we release it […

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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Project Management

3 Skills to Become a Great Product Owner [Role and Responsibilities]

Product Owners are one of the most important roles in a product team. The Product Owner represents the business, customers, and/or users, and guides the team toward building the right product (not just any product).   In order to be an effective Product Owner, you first and foremost must be willing to put in the time to do the job well. Beyond that, learning how to […

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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Project Management

How to Write a Great Product Requirements Document (PRD)

Any aspiring Product Owner looking to build a great software product could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. A quick Google search turns up a lot of conflicting, dated examples for Product Requirements Documents (PRD). That’s because people used to follow the Waterfall methodology and define everything their software would do at the outset (think bloated Use Cases and UML diagrams). We don’t want to waste […

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Project Management

The Ultimate Guide to Software Project Estimation [Example Template]

Estimating is, by definition, a guess about the future. The fact is that the majority of software projects aren’t delivered on time, run over budget, and end up with fewer features than originally planned. Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a methodology

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Project Management

An Introduction to Scrum: Roles, Ceremonies, and Processes for Agile Teams

Scrum is perfect for small, remote teams working on complex software products. But its rapid rise in popularity has meant that Agile Project Management with Scrum is often not fully understood, even by those who have been exposed to it. In this series, I hope to clear up some of the confusion around terminology, while providing a clear framework on how we implement Scrum across […

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Node.js

What is Bun? A Fast Runtime Node.js Alternative

The JavaScript ecosystem is dynamic and ever-evolving. JavaScript Developers nowadays must make informed decisions not only of the libraries but of JavaScript runtime as well. Choosing the right runtime can have profound effects on the performance and maintainability of an app, and possibly even more on the development experience. Bun is the new kid on the block in the world of JavaScript runtimes. Its 1.0 […]

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Matheus Berkenbrock
Senior Full-stack Developer
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React Native

React Native vs Native App Development: Differences and Considerations

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 or native for mobile app development?

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Fabio Ferreira
Senior Full-stack React Developer
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Hiring

Key Steps to Include in Your Interviews When Hiring Developers

Using our three-step interview process as a guide, learn how to make interviews smoother and more effective.

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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JavaScript

TypeScript vs JavaScript: What’s the difference between them?

Clocking in at over 20 years old, JavaScript is one of the elder statesmen of the programming world. It’s also, according to the developer community HackerRank, 2023’s top five most popular programming language. This longevity, driven by continued demand for web apps, has put the spotlight on JavaScript’s inherent limitations. JavaScript has been adding more features to remedy its growing pains. They recently added new […]

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Juan Pablo Rivillas
Senior Full-stack Node.js Developer
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Data Science

Data Preprocessing Techniques: 6 Steps to Clean Data in Machine Learning

The data preprocessing phase is the most challenging and time-consuming part of data science, but it’s also one of the most important parts. Learn best techniques to prepare and clean the data so you don’t compromise the ML model.

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Nicolas Azevedo
Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer
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UI/UX Design

Designers and Developers Collaboration: 10 Steps to Start Working Together

Discover how implementing a collaboration process improves the handoff between design and development teams.

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Christi Tidwell
Senior Designer
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.NET

An Introduction to Microsoft .NET Framework & Its Main Features

Back in the early 2000s, the applications built with .NET were aimed exclusively for Windows desktop and the framework itself was strictly developed and maintained in a closed source format. However, with the introduction of .NET Core, Microsoft made a complete shift and revolutionized software development.

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Leniel Maccaferri
Senior Full-stack .NET Developer
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JavaScript

What is Svelte? And How it Impacts JavaScript

In an era where everyone is looking at performance, accessibility, and developer experience, there’s a new contender in the JavaScript ecosystem that promises to deliver all of these through a radical new approach to building apps: Svelte.

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Facundo Corradini
Senior Developer
Machine Learning

Coding with ChatGPT: A Two-Week Review of Daily Programming Tasks

Learning how to use ChatGPT as a coding tool.

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Eduardo Maciel
Senior Software Engineer
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Back-end

Should Developers Use Third-Party Libraries?

Every new developer learns the following core principles of software engineering early in their career: DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) This acronym encourages developers to avoid code duplication and focus on configurable and reusable components. KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) Always aim for simplicity in your design by avoiding over-engineered solutions. YAGNI (You Ain’t Gonna Need It) Focus on your current requirements, don’t try to

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Aris Papadopoulo
Android Software Engineer
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Data Science

What is Exploratory Data Analysis? Steps & Examples

One of the most important things you can do when approaching a data science project is really understand the dataset you’re working with as a first step. Without a proper data exploration process in place, it becomes much more challenging to identify critical issues or successfully carry out a deeper analysis of the dataset. Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) in Data Science is a step in

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Nicolas Azevedo
Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer
Hiring

Why Recruiting is Broken: AI & Automation in the Hiring Processes

Recruiting is broken. I don’t say that to be dramatic – I truly believe it. Through traditional job boards, it’s just too easy for candidates to apply for positions they may not be suited for – or even have the qualifications to do. The resulting avalanche of applications and resumes makes it incredibly difficult to separate high-quality candidates from poorly suited ones, and hiring a

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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React

React 18 Release: A Deep Dive Into New Features and Updates

Explore React’s new features, benefits for users & developers, implementation, and upcoming plans for the framework’s future.

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Will Eizlini
Full-stack Developer
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Quality Assurance

How to Develop and Test Software with Continuous Integration (CI)

Have you ever experienced the frustration of cloning a repository and encountering a litany of errors, from missing files to compiler warnings? Working on a new project is already challenging enough, with new tools, code, and logic to learn, and adding a broken build on top of that only creates further complexity for newcomers. Thankfully, there are several solutions to address this issue, ranging from […

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Andres Canal
Senior Full-stack Mobile Developer
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For Freelancers

How to Set Your Hourly Rate as a Remote Freelance Developer

Knowing how much to charge can be a challenge for freelancers, especially if you are new to the industry. In this guide, we share how to work out an ideal rate that reflects your experience and skill level for new clients.

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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Full-stack

GraphQL API Integration for Full-Stack Apps with PostGraphile [Tutorial Part 2]

In part two of this tutorial series, we look at the key features of GraphQL and how to integrate it with PostGraphile to enhance the back-end of our full-stack application.

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Pedro Manfroi
Senior Full-stack Developer
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Full-stack

Building a GraphQL API with TypeScript + Node.js [Full-stack Tutorial Part 1]

Learn how to build a GraphQL API in a Node.js back-end using TypeScript in part one of this full-stack app tutorial.

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Pedro Manfroi
Senior Full-stack Developer
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For Freelancers

Maximize Your Profile Visibility as a Remote Freelance Developer

If you are looking to work as a remote freelancer through Scalable Path, completing your profile is the best way to get noticed and increase your chances of being matched with client projects. Here’s how to get started.

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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Front-end

Is Tailwind CSS the Future of CSS Frameworks?

There is a divide among the front-end community right now when it comes to Tailwind CSS. From people madly in love with it claiming that “it fixes CSS” to those who discard it as “just abstracted inline styles”, It would seem that no month can go by on Tech Twitter without a flame war about Tailwind. This article goes beyond the arguments of the framework itself and unpacks the deeper conversations at the heart of the debate.

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Facundo Corradini
Senior Developer
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For Freelancers

Meet our Freelancers: Luiz, Software Developer, Brazil

In this series, we share the stories of developers from our talent network. Here, we interview software developer Luiz, highlight some of the projects he’s worked on, and insights for other developers looking to break into the U.S. software development market.

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Brigitte Dreger
Community Engagement Manager
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Full-stack

My Week With GitHub Copilot: AI Pair Programming Review

After a year of closed beta, GitHub Copilot is now publicly available to developers and is gaining a lot of attention for its ability to enable developers to harness AI while writing code. So does GitHub Copilot speed up daily work? Are the AI suggestions valid? Is it worth the cost? We answer these questions and more in this full review of the tool.

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Rafael Goulart
Senior Full-stack Developer
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Back-end

Three Questions to Answer Before Choosing Web3 for Your Next Project

Trying to decide between Web 2.0 and Web3 for your next project? In this article, we’ll break down how Web3 works, as well as its advantages and limitations, through a series of questions aimed to help you answer the question: should I consider Web3 for my next project?

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Raul Rodriguez
Senior Developer
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Full-stack

Front-end and Back-end Integration with React and Node.js [Full-stack Tutorial Part 3]

In the final chapter of this 3-part tutorial series, we build the front-end and implement the user-facing features of our full-stack application.

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Pedro Manfroi
Senior Full-stack Developer
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DevOps

Building an ASP.NET Core Application with Docker [Devops Tutorial]

Applications are being built, shipped and updated at an increasingly fast pace. This trend has generated interest in solutions that will help facilitate this complex process. The result is a flood of new methodologies and tools for DevOps engineers. In this article, I will focus on one of these tools: Docker. More specifically, Docker on Windows, along with a sample application in ASP.NET. The AWS site […]

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Rafael Carvalho
Senior Developer
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Back-end

When to Use NoSQL vs SQL: The Ultimate Guide for Choosing a Database

Choosing between a SQL vs NoSQL database is now an important technological decision for app developers, and recognizing when to use one over the other is an important skill to have. Beyond that, the choice of which type of database to use can determine whether a project will run smoothly or experience technical difficulties as it grows. Understanding the technical principles behind the two classes of databases and what sets them apart will help inform our future decisions.

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John Kapantzakis
Senior Developer
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Front-end

Using Quill to Build a WYSIWYG HTML Editor [Step-by-Step Tutorial]

Remember how basic the Facebook status update used to be? Now, that same space contains an array of sophisticated text styling options that let users fully express what’s on their minds. This evolution has been driven by rich-text editors like Quill, which allow visitors to fully customize their content: from embedding photos and videos to adding emoticons. In this article, I’ll share a step by step […]

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Andres Canal
Senior Full-stack Mobile Developer
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Front-end

What Is a Single-Page Application (SPA)? Pros & Cons With Examples

Selecting the correct technology stack can make or break a project. Sometimes, the desire to use the next ‘hot’ technology leads stakeholders (both technical and non-technical) to make unwise decisions in this department. Twitter is a high profile example of this phenomenon. In 2010, the social giant shipped a new Single-page Application (SPA) architecture that pushed all the UI rendering and logic to client-side JavaScript. This […]

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Rafael Carvalho
Senior Developer
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JavaScript

Benefits of Progressive Web Applications (PWA) [Advantages & Disadvantages]

A few years ago in the JavaScript ecosystem, 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 the production of robust apps. In […]

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Aleix Suau
Senior Developer
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Quality Assurance

Getting Started with Test-Driven Development [and Key Benefits]

Test-Driven Development: should you try it? Michel Sabchuk shares why he loves this process, the benefits that TDD can provide and how to implement it on your next project.

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Michel Sabchuk
Senior Full-stack Python Developer
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Back-end

The Benefits of Using Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology has been in the news a lot this past year, with the tech press eager to explain how it’s the ‘real innovation’ behind Bitcoin. This revelation won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the money, though. The litmus test for any upcoming technology is to look at the private equity flowing into it, and VC investment has been

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Marcelo Creimer
Senior Developer
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PHP

GraphQL Tutorial: How to Build a PHP App

Have you heard about GraphQL? Facebook open-sourced it in 2015 and I believe it is a much better way to establish contracts between a client and a server than REST. If, like me, you are always searching for the easiest way to develop and maintain code, this GraphQL Tutorial is for you. In this article we will: Give a brief introduction to GraphQL Show the […]

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Damien Filiatrault
Founder & CEO
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For Freelancers

The Benefits of Second Language Acquisition for Developers

Will learning to speak a new language make you a better developer? What if we told you it can reshape how your brain works, enhancing both your soft skills as well as your technical capabilities? Read about some of the benefits of language acquisition.

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Facundo Corradini
Senior Developer
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For Freelancers

How to Prepare for a Technical Interview

Whether you have an opportunity lined up or are merely considering a career change, you’ll need to know how to properly prepare for technical interviews. Not only are you competing against the test, but also the other applicants who are taking it, so it is essential to stand out and perform

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Kevin Dawe
Product Owner
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For Freelancers

How to Improve Your English Skills: Tips from a LATAM Developer

A LATAM developer’s guide to improve your English and grow your programming career.

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Facundo Corradini
Senior Developer
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For Freelancers

How I Manage Stress as a Software Developer with Mindfulness

Being a software developer can be stressful. Here’s how mindfulness can help you balance your routine and manage everyday stressors.

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Veronica Arreche
Director of Operations & Head of Talent
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For Freelancers

Online Learning Platforms and Resources for Software Developers

Although the fundamental principles of software development have remained the same for decades, technology is always changing with new ideas, libraries, and tools arising every day, making it that much more important to keep up-to-date.

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Leandro Luque
Senior Developer
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Android

Android Tutorial: Creating Buttons That Appear Conditionally on Scroll

Imagine you’re scrolling down a very long screen (this is a common situation with Privacy Policies). As you scroll down the ‘Accept’ button scrolls off the screen. This is a short but helpful Android Tutorial for fixing this UX problem. I will show you how to place the button in an alternative position: the bottom of the screen. When the original button reappears, the button at the bottom […

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Aris Papadopoulo
Android Software Engineer