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How to Interview a MEAN Stack Developer

So you’re looking to hire a MEAN stack developer for your bootstrap startup or established company and you’re going to conduct the interviews yourself. What questions should you ask to identify the candidate that will be a good fit for your team and project? Not all of us are coders, so this can get complicated […]

Seven Ways to Expose a Fake Software Developer

Whether you’re hiring someone in-house or outsourcing your project to a teleconsultant overseas, you have to be able to identify who knows their stuff and who doesn’t. While candidates can seem competent, intelligent, and outspoken, they may not be able to deliver when it comes to actually getting the job done. Discovering that your software […]

How HR Teams Use VR: Challenges and Opportunities

In 2017 our lives have become significantly high-tech. From our smart homes to cars to workplaces, everything is rapidly getting connected. In fact, technology has had an impact on every facet of our existence. While this is true, human resources (HR) departments have been a little slow to catch on, but that’s now changing. It’s […]

How Canada Stimulates Evolution of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is the second era of the internet where it provides value through a new distributed platform that can help reshape how we conduct business and transform society for the better. While there was a lot of skepticism when this technology first made its appearance, the perception has completely changed as it continues to prove […]

Choosing the Right Stack For Your Next Web Project: MEAN vs MERN

Although they were great in their heyday, websites with rotating tables and GIFs are now extinct. These days, websites are built with widgets in order to make them load quickly, be more interactive, and more mobile-responsive. Users demand richer experiences from websites and expect something similar to what they would experience using a native mobile […]

How Canada Is Turning AI Ideas Into Dollars

Researchers in Canada had been looking into artificial intelligence (AI) long before the likes of Google and Amazon even existed. Backed by local universities and the government, the nation sort of laid the foundation from where all of the current AI initiatives blast off. But Canada hasn’t really reaped the benefits of decades of investment […]

The Most Challenging Part of Managing a Software Development Team

Managing any type of team is difficult because it requires people management. Humans aren’t machines, we are complicated, emotional, and have the potential to be distracted. Good management requires anticipation of any possible issues that might come up to maintain team performance and motivation. Developers are equipped with skills that are highly sought after, so […]

How to Plan a Software Development Project

The planning phase of your software development project is often overlooked, but it’s very important. While it can be tempting to rush into development without proper planning, this approach can lead to miscommunication, delays, unsatisfactory results, and unexpected costs. Whether it’s for large-scale enterprise software or a simple mobile app, when you start working on […]

How to Ensure Code Quality in an Agile Environment

Discussions about writing clean code and ensuring quality comes up often within software engineering circles. This can be attributed to an increase in adoption of Agile techniques and issues related to technical debt (at many levels of development). It’s an important problem that must be addressed and resolved efficiently as ignoring it can send you […]

Building a Distributed Agile Development Team for a Startup: Pros and Cons

Building a distributed Agile development team is a great way to get some of the talent you need onboard to get the job done. Some entrepreneurs even claim that it’s the best way to build a successful startup. This approach also suits startups in particular because they receive investments from various SEEDs who push them […]

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