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Are You For Real?

Are You For Real?

Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots 16 March 2017

Identify and manage your Imposter Syndrome.

How to launch software changes without pissing people off

How to launch software changes without pissing people off

Signal v Noise Signal v Noise 14 March 2017

Software designers and developers are all about NEW. We like to experiment with far-out ideas and make shiny things. Our livelihood depends on it. We’re so addicted to NEW that sometimes it clouds…

225: Capital-R Rubyist

225: Capital-R Rubyist

Ruby on Rails Podcast Ruby on Rails Podcast 10 March 2017

This week Joel returns to join Kyle with talk of RailsConf 2017, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and what it's like to be a lower-case Rubyist.

What six weeks of work looks like

What six weeks of work looks like

Signal v Noise Signal v Noise 07 March 2017

A few months ago I wrote up a post sharing the details of how we structure our teams and work in six week cycles at Basecamp. It turned out to be very popular article. Here’s what our core product…

Invite Your Engineers To Talk Business. Here's Why.

Invite Your Engineers To Talk Business. Here's Why.

GitLab GitLab 07 March 2017

Traditionally, engineers may have been shielded from the "business parts" of the organization. In today's technology landscape, that's no longer a viable option.

Why More Companies Are Adopting Open Source Technology

Why More Companies Are Adopting Open Source Technology

GitLab GitLab 03 March 2017

The results are in – our 2016 Global Developer Survey revealed that open source tools are most preferred by developers the world over. Why?

Generating application documentation in Rails 5

Generating application documentation in Rails 5

Everyday Rails Everyday Rails 01 March 2017

Support for generating an HTML version of application documentation in Rails 5 was removed. Here's how to add it back.

5 Nontraditional Productivity Tools

5 Nontraditional Productivity Tools

Viget Viget 27 February 2017

I'll be honest – I love trying out new digital productivity and project management tools. I'm to the point where Product Hunt is generally a little too much of a rabbit hole for me, and I force a limit on the amount of time I spend checking it out. So it's no big surprise that anytime someone is looking over my shoulder, they often ask at least once, "Oh, what tool/app is that?." Most of the time, it's something I'm experimenting with and likely not in love with, but I've come to realize I have a couple long-standing tools that have made a huge difference in my DPM work-life that are a bit off the beaten path. These range from applications to browser extensions to built-in mac functionality. Some are free, but others require an investment. In all cases though, the investment feels like it has paid off.

No puddle of piranhas (SIGAVDI #31)

No puddle of piranhas (SIGAVDI #31)

Avdi Grimm Avdi Grimm 26 February 2017

Radical vulnerability, blue-collar programming, and catchy acronyms.

Just starting out? Ditch the “full stack developer” label

Just starting out? Ditch the “full stack developer” label

Signal v Noise Signal v Noise 25 February 2017

The vagueness and confusion around the phrase “full stack developer” has been lingering for years. Google it and you’ll find plenty of discussion about why it’s such a loaded term. Given that long…

Breaking Down Our Ebook Launch Strategy

Breaking Down Our Ebook Launch Strategy

Viget Viget 24 February 2017

We just wrapped up our launch of The Book of CMS, an ebook about content management systems, and I’d like to share the strategy and lessons learned from the launch experience that may help you with your next ebook launch.

Mastering the Vim Language

Mastering the Vim Language

Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots 24 February 2017

From the Boston Vim Meetup, Chris Toomey demonstrates taking command of mappings and text objects to master Vim!

Simplifying Your Transition from Macro to Microservices

Simplifying Your Transition from Macro to Microservices

Codeship Codeship 23 February 2017

This is the first part in my series of articles in moving from macro to microservices. Here, I’ll present first the reasoning as to why a developer or manager would make such a move. Later posts in the series will provide code examples and procedures for building your own solution and, finally, creating your whole […]

A random selection of marketing, business, and personal development resources

A random selection of marketing, business, and personal development resources

Avdi Grimm Avdi Grimm 22 February 2017

As I’ve mentioned before, my current study focus is marketing. Marketing naturally drags along with it a penumbra of related topics, including business models and work on personal focus and productivity. When I’m studying a new topic, where I don’t even have a lay of the land,  the first phase of my research typically takes […]

Continuous Integration – a tool developers expect

Continuous Integration – a tool developers expect

GitLab GitLab 22 February 2017

77% of developers say Continuous Integration is integral to their everyday work – we break down what that means.