July 7, 2016

I hate JavaScript. Well, at least I used to; because I misunderstood it. Before JavaScript, I was mostly a .NET and PHP guy and approached JS the wrong way. Here is why. There are two major programming paradigms: Procedural Programming, which is based on concepts of procedure-call-like routines and subroutines and Functional Programming, which is...

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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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March 14, 2016

To those in the trenches getting their hands dirty writing code and implementing, designing, and engineering real-world software, smooth and painless development projects often seem like unicorns: Rarely heard of and more rarely seen. Given how often we tend to hear of or are directly involved in software development projects that run into problems, we...

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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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January 14, 2016

Most modern day work culture separates designers and developers into silos. While I was at a larger company, there was very little communication between our design team and the development team. We were separate assets and literally in different corners of the building. Once the designs were complete, designers would digitally hand off the files...

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December 10, 2015

Last week I was lucky enough to make it to the annual JSConf Asia event in Singapore. The conference saw a broad range of both local JavaScript developers as well as international attendees coming from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The conference, which was part of the broader DevFest Asia event, was focused towards showcasing...

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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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August 13, 2015

When looking to build a technology business, you need great talent. Whether it’s a startup or a large-scale enterprise, it can be extremely challenging to find premium technical talent. However, while searching to hire the best developers, 2 things must be considered – cost of hiring and time taken to hire. Most who seek talent...

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May 9, 2015

This past April 25th and 26th, 2015, we were excited to be a sponsor of JSConf.uy, Uruguay’s premier conference on all things JavaScript in beautiful Montevideo. In addition to Scalable Path being a sponsor, I was privileged to be a speaker at the event. Scalable Path has a deep commitment to South America, and we...

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February 26, 2015

We focus on processes to effectively and efficiently develop digital products. One of our processes is using Agile Development, which includes using Agile 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,...

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