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 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 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 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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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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September 6, 2018

Working remotely has many perks, but it comes with one glaring disadvantage. Coffee shops, hotel rooms and co-work spaces, the preferred haunts of the remote worker, rarely provide an ergonomic work environment. This has lead to an increase in injuries among the nomadic workforce. I should know, I’ve been part of this workforce for about...

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February 12, 2018

Staff onboarding programs have become common practice; both in large corporations and time-starved startups. The reason for this is pretty straightforward: they have a positive effect on job satisfaction, performance, stress and retention. In other words: they work. Yet, onboarding practices for remote teams are often close to non-existent. This results in many remote developers being...

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August 30, 2017

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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