‘I have a plan for my product. What I need is to start developing it’. We often have potential clients contact us in this way. In fact, building a product from scratch is not as easy as some people think. All processes should start with deep analysis and planning.
Are you C-level and struggle with working smartly, effectively managing your time and meeting deadlines? This is a common problem. Happily, there is a solution: implement a proper approach, eliminate bad habits and become a more productive manager. Let’s do it!
A/B tests in product development are a chance to increase product attractiveness (conversion) and as a result generate more profits. Although opinions on the validity of such tests are sometimes divided, I have no doubt that they have offer many advantages. Even the largest brands in the world such as Facebook or Google use in-depth testing before introducing a new solution to the market.
We Rubyists tend to sneer at the NPM crowd every time something bad happens to them (remember left-pad? Or event-stream?). No sneers to be heard this week, however, as we learned that strong_password was hijacked on RubyGems and was loading some very nasty code. Read about it and much more below.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is a very responsible position, requiring broad competences. Very often, this position includes people who were formerly developers, have a technical background, and have taken the next step towards developing their career by becoming a CTO. However, the problem of insufficient soft skills often arises once they are in post.
Building an innovative technology startup is very ‘on trend’. ‘Tech startup’ means a company that brings technology products or services to the market. Going down this path could bring success only if your product has real value and you don’t make mistakes while running the business.
They say that when we meet someone for the first time, that initial impression is the most important one. The same applies to a project code repository. A well-written README is crucial not only for current developers but also for future ones. It introduces the project and provides step-by-step instructions that allow quick setup and contribution.
The beginning of the quarter is always a good time to plan your participation in conferences or other industry events in your calendar. I try to participate regularly in such events, because they are undoubtedly a great source of knowledge and networking.
Most developers have heard about open - closed principle - one of Uncle Bob’s SOLID principles. It sounds reasonable, but it can still be a little bit blurry until the first usage on ‘live’ code. Full state of principle is: software entities (classes, modules, functions, etc.) should be open for extension, but closed for modification.
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