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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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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April 5, 2020

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 a product requirements document. People used to follow the Waterfall Model and define everything their software would do at the outset (think bloated Use Cases...

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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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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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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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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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