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News’s framework for reducing hiring risk

Few things slow the velocity of innovation like a lack of bandwidth and expertise. Oftentimes, the best ideas get put on the back burner, because committing to them means also committing to a time and resource-intensive hiring process (one that runs the risk of not even working out). It’s a perennial catch-22 that usually ends […]

AI and ML tools to help you hire

When it comes to hiring, everyone wishes it was easier, us included (that’s why we’re here, after all). And while ChatGPT has certainly received the lion’s share of press over its capabilities, the reality is that there is a treasure trove of AI and ML (machine learning) hiring tools that can help take the edge […]

Technical decision-making beyond the tech stack

When you think about technical decision-making within your company, how many of those decisions come down to just the stack you’ll be developing with? It turns out there are far more choices you’ll have to make, and making them early on will help to avoid headaches down the road.

Making the most of open source software

How many times have you seen software that seemed so close to what you wanted, if only you could make a few tweaks to perfect it? If this is you, it sounds like open source software may be just the thing you’re looking to use for your next project.

Choosing a project management framework

Feeling stuck on which project management framework to go with? There are pros and cons to both, but finding the one that works for you and your team will ultimately lead to completing projects on time, on budget, and most importantly, just the way you thought it would.

Meeting WCAG accessibility standards in software design

When you set out to build a new web product, the importance of meeting WCAG accessibility standards from the start can’t be understated. Not only does it ensure your product is available to a wider range of users, it can also help you to build a cleaner and easier to understand interface right off the […]

Contract to hire vs direct hire

One thing that comes up a lot in conversations with new clients centers around our deeper focus on contract and contract-to-hire positions, over the more traditional direct-hire model. With the trend in the tech industry heading towards more contract and contract-to-hire roles, how do you know what’s right?

Exploring the Ballmer Peak

Named after one of the founding fathers of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, this peak references the point at which you are just inebriated enough to be exponentially better at software development than you are when sober. And with an old trope of “write drunk, edit sober” ringing in my ears, I decided we needed to do […]

Bad WFH habits to kick in the new year

The beginning of a new year represents a lot of things to a lot of people, but the one thing we all have in common is that we’re trying to start it off by “being better”, whatever that means to each individual. With the amount of home office work happening these days, 2023 might be […]

101 things we learned this year

Our daily “stand up” is more of an async update in a Slack channel. And every Friday, that update includes something we have each learned that week. These facts are sometimes useful, occasionally a little dark, and always entertaining. For your end-of-the-year reading pleasure, here are 101 facts we’d like to share with you.

Tackling programmer’s block

We’ve all been there: you’re staring at lines and lines of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks, wondering where it all went wrong. Wondering why a single good idea won’t grace your brainwaves with its presence. Wondering why you’re the one suffering from programmer’s block. Let’s get unstuck together.
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