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Building an Ideal Virtual Environment for a Developer Team

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Contributed by Kean Graham, CEO of MonetizeMore Kean started MonetizeMore in 2010 with the goal to build a bootstrap business that would dramatically increase ad revenues for publishers. Over the years, Kean has perfected the proprietary MonetizeMore ad optimization model and now increases ad revenues for hundreds of publisher networks in over 40 countries. Competition for top-notch developers has never been as …

Creating a Culture for Success

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I have been at Uniface for 23 years. In that time, I’ve learned a few things about creating a culture that breeds success, attracts curious, ambitious development professionals and enables the company to focus on delivering clients first-class services and products. Many companies tout a family-like environment. For a lot of them, it’s just lip service. It’s not by accident …

Building a Culture is Deliberate

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Written by: Larissa Murillo, Marketing Manager, MarketGoo Our company, MarketGoo, was founded in 2012, and we have dedicated four years to building a workplace that enables a semi-remote developer team to be exceptional. Here are a few things we learned. Building culture does not happen overnight As is the case with many startups, before “culture” could even be considered a …

Developer Team Designing for Disaster

Is Your Developer Team Designing for a Disaster?

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Development teams work at top speed, and the environment in which they work is demanding and complex. Software is no longer considered done until it’s shipped, and there’s been a tendency to view shipped software as preferable to perfect software. These philosophies, created in large part by agile and lean methodologies, celebrate deployments and meeting release cycle deadlines. But have …

A meaningful developer team culture is a winning culture.

5 Principles for a Developer Team Culture that Wins

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Culture. Of all the overloaded, over-used, buzzword-bingo, five dollar corporate-jingoistic catchphrases of leadership jargon out there, are there any that are more hyped yet seemingly less tangible than this one? Developer teams are not immune cultural risks and benefits. “They offer catered lunches, free snacks, a kegerator, and foosball!” Don’t get me wrong—I like those things! But once you’re in …

Building a Business featuring Neelima Parasker

Building a Business – Dev to Founder – Neelima Parasker

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Building a Business featuring Neelima Parasker, Founder of SnapIT Solutions. Building a Business – Dev to Founder – Neelima Parasker Neelima launched SnapIT Solutions, a technology solutions company, in 2016 with a goal to make a positive impact on under-served and under-privileged communities that promote STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields and Digital Inclusion. In this exclusive interview, Neelima …

DevPoll: Best and Worst Developer Tools

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In issue v1.2 of our BuildBetter eMag, we chatted with some of our favorite developers about their favorite tools. We found out that Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks! loves, and the head of the LinkedIn .NET User Group—Brian Madsen—loves CodeIt.Right. Of course we got a lot of great insights (and you should totally download the eMag and check it …

Software Development – A Team Sport

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This month we’ve been talking a lot about tools we use for different phases of development. We even wrote a whole eMagazine dedicated to tools and interviewed six power devs to find out what they’re using to build better applications. Download that here if you haven’t.   While tools for writing, troubleshooting and monitoring are critically important, we don’t spend …

Developer Toolbox Exclusive – Devs Share What They Use to BuildBetter

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It’s no secret that we’re a bit obsessed with tools around here. We’re constantly challenging ourselves to build the tools that .NET Developers can’t live without. So, when it came time to plan the August/September issue of BuildBeter eMagazine, we wondered, “what do some of the community’s best developers have in their toolbox?” We reached out to a handful of …

Compete Developer Takeover: Guide No. 1

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build//better is a humble little eMag that we are putting together as another way to write about and share developer stuff we’re interested in and think can be useful.   This Issue: Application development teams need to be more agile than ever. Old models can’t deliver on new philosophies. The first guide in this series provides five sections of insights to help you …