How To Organize Team Building Retreats

UX studio, a Budapest based 30-person design company on how they plan their team retreats, how they keep the balance between fun activities and serious work during those retreats, etc: Every six months, our whole UX company travels to a remote location in Hungary’s countryside for two days to have fun and decide together about […]

Creating vs. Shipping

Creating is easy. Shipping is the hard part, and countless companies never quite figure it out. Sure, they might release their software, but that’s not the same as shipping. No company is perfect, but it makes a big difference when they genuinely care. Shipping is about consistency. It’s regularly updated help documents. It’s responsive and […]

The Difference Between a Professional and an Amateur Programmer

Mike Cohn: The professional programmer brings his or her full brain, experience and creativity to the job. When asked to develop a feature, the professional thinks about it: Are there gaps in what was asked for? Are there alternative and better solutions? Will it lead to later problems? And then the professional has conversations with […]

Nobody knows what the fuck they’re doing.

Max Stoiber, on determining if you’re qualified or not for a specific (frontend) job listing: If you’ve built a side project with React.js and know your way around JavaScript in general, you’re at least as qualified as 90% of all other devs out there. I’ll tell you a secret: Nobody knows what the fuck they’re […]

Attention

Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp, in an interview, answering a question on how his workspace is set up: I’m a one-computer guy—a 12″ MacBook, so I can work from anywhere. Years ago I used multiple monitors and had multiple computers. Then I jettisoned multiple computers but kept the multiple monitor setup. And a few years […]