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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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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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

The remote workforce revolution is redefining the relationship between businesses and their employees. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, the number of people working remotely more than four days a week rose from 24 percent to 31 percent between 2012 and 2016. It is now estimated that within the next 3 years, over...

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September 13, 2016

We’re delighted to announce that Inc. magazine just ranked Scalable Path number 2044 on the latest Inc. 5000 – the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This accolade shows the progress Scalable Path, which connects businesses with the best remote developers and designers in the world, has achieved in just a few...

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September 6, 2016

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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June 1, 2016

The Information Revolution is subjecting today’s workforce to a structural change as significant as its 18th-century Industrialization counterpart. While that change was characterized by the organization of labor into factories, the 21st century is seeing the workforce decouple itself geographically from its employers. This change is already upon us. 1 out of 4 Americans already...

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February 6, 2016

Last week the Wall Street Journal published a story on the robust freelance market for software developers. I was interviewed for the article and was happy to provide insights to the reporter on the trends, pay and demand for software developers. It’s a topic that can be discussed extensively. Indeed, we have written about its...

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October 29, 2015

The freelance economy continues to outgrow even the most optimistic estimates. The latest research states that, within the next decade, freelancers could actually be the largest group in the US workforce! Currently, the 57 million freelancers contribute $1.4 trillion to the economy. A jump of 30% since 2016. If we extrapolate this to a global...

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