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Building an Ideal Virtual Environment for a Developer Team

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Contributed by Kean Graham, CEO of MonetizeMore No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. 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 …

Onshore, Offshore, Nearshore. Boon is One Epic Leader.

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Contributed by Boon Lee, Director of KC Dev Con & Dev Manager Extraordinaire No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. What’s better than chatting with a multi-talented, hugely respected development manager like Boon Lee? Seeing his kids’ heads pop up in the video interview. Mini Boon Lee clones. This, my friends, is how we’ll take over the world…Mwahahahaha!!! Anywho. We’re excited …

Developers are saving the world. It’s true. Eric Meyer is proof.

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Contributed by Eric A. Meyer, Technical Consultant, Author, Trainer and Co-founder of An Event Apart No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. When he’s not doing things like speaking at An Event Apart (which he co-founded), writing bleeding edge books on front-end development, and helping families heal after tragic loss— he still finds time to talk with us. We are extremely …

Paging Dr. Campbell…

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The Co-host of .NET Rocks! Opens His Performance Diagnostic Toolbox for us, and for a Good Cause No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Contributed by Richard Campbell, Podcast, Dev Con, & Non-profit Rock Star Richard Campbell—veteran developer, podcasting guru, Dev Con master (DEVIntersection!) and philanthropist— is like the Dr. House, M.D. of .NET applications. He’s also a super nice guy. …

To Tool is Human

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It has been said that tools are what made us human. Our ability to create and use tools allows us to do things that were not imaginable No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. before. Software itself has made developers profoundly more productive over the last 50 years. Can you imagine programming with punch cards? Amazingly, some developers still don’t use …

Coded to Teach

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Contributed by Stephen Foster, CEO of ThoughtSTEM. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. You will be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy or engage with video games in this modern age. From mobile apps, Facebook games, to everyday gamification, we are always at play. Developer turned founder, Stephen Foster, found his success in the gaming world by creating a …

Developing for Change

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John Negron, Founder / Be a Doer No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. The path from developer to founder takes people on many different paths. In the process of creating a non-profit volunteer pipeline and event management platform, Be a Doer founder John Negron discovered his experience to be a lot harder than expected. Negron grew up in an immigrant …

3 Skills Devs Need NOW That They Didn’t Need 5 Years Ago

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The world of tech changes in a blink of an eye. When developing your own product and founding a company, your skills have to grow at the speed of that change. Successful developers-turned-founders gave us their top skills they believe are invaluable in this age of technology. 1. Skill Flexibility With a rapidly growing tech market, developers have to stay …

When Your Backup Plan Becomes Your Biggest Success

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Steve McConnell, Founder / Construx Software No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. In this growing age of technology, not everyone who becomes a developer starts out with that as their goal. Many start out with a different career or interest, only to find their way into the world of coding. Steve McConnell, founder of Construx Software and author, had this …

The Code that Rocks the Cradle

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Life has a funny way of sending you down the path you are destined to travel. For me, this funny way involved two babies, a husband tired of living in the clutter of leftover baby gear, my professional capabilities as a developer and a growing entrepreneurial mindset. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. I have an undergraduate degree in Fine …

White Noise & Coding for Success

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Todd Moore / Developer of White Noise / Founder of TMSOFT No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. When you dream of founding your own company, you probably have a vision in your head of what it looks like. While everyone hopes that they launch the next biggest app, a few lucky developers hit it big, like Todd Moore, developer of …

Fulfilling a Need, Founding a Company

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Robert Collazo / Co-founder & CTO / HelpSocial No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Often, the apps and products we create are born out of necessity, and founders are born from that simple need-based-solution. Robert Collazo, co-founder and CTO of HelpSocial, found himself in this position while working as a system admin. Out of a need for social media management …

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. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Many companies tout a family-like environment. For a lot of them, it’s just …

Building a Culture is Deliberate

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Written by: Larissa Murillo, Marketing Manager, MarketGoo No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. 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 …

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. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. These philosophies, created in large part by agile and lean methodologies, celebrate deployments and …

Architecting a Developer Team Turnaround

Architecting a Developer Team Turnaround

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A couple years ago, I accepted a position as the “director of digital” at a small marketing firm. And yes, there was still a divide between digital and traditional work there. I was mostly hired for my strategy capabilities and my successes with analyzing digital web properties and finding areas for growth. The title was just that, a title, as …