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The Product Design Sprint

Quickly solve big problems and test new ideas It starts with a problem. You want customers to be able to buy your product faster. You want to connect databases so stakeholders can make clear business decisions. You have a vague idea of where you want to be next year and

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Crain's Notable Women In Tech - Erika Languirand

On August 13th, 2018, Crain's Detroit Business released a list of Detroit's most Notable Women in Tech. We are excited to finally be able to share that Erika Languiarand was named to the list! Check here to see the complete list, or here to see her write-up. Originally posted in

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Monday Mobile Mashup 8.6.2018

Too Much Unit Testing Is Detrimental for Code Quality “Some amount of unit testing is useful (which is also consistent with my own observations). It is just that unit testing is only one of the ways of automated testing – and shouldn’t be seen as The Thing(tm) (or even

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.30.2018

Android Studio Shortcut Secrets “Many ‘best Android Studio shortcuts’ articles inhabit the blogosphere. Here are some perspectives on effective shortcut usage that I don’t remember reading anywhere else.” Seven Principles of Great Unit Tests — Adapted for Android “When it comes to software engineering it’s usually easy to find

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Android Studio Shortcut Secrets

This piece was originally posted on Stuart Kent's blog. Many “best Android Studio shortcuts” articles inhabit the blogosphere. Here are some perspectives on effective shortcut usage that I don’t remember reading anywhere else. Shortcut-Only Navigation The “Go to class” and “Go to file” actions are ideal for quickly opening

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.23.2018

hbspt.cta.load(3373997, 'a2b2aef2-6b2b-40f4-9798-e59bb0c4fef0', {}); The Broken Window Theory “Programming is insanely detail-oriented, and perhaps this is why: if you're not on top of the details, the perception is that things are out of control, and it's only a matter of time before your project spins out of control. Maybe

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.16.2018

Developers Journey: Anne Cahalan “In this episode, I interviewed Anne Cahalan. Anne is an iOS developer at Detroit Labs, where she is constantly delighted by the niftiness of Swift. Anne told us her story. From the Bootcamp she went to and the apprenticeship program she followed, up to her "moving

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.9.2018

Better: Fearless Feedback for Software Teams “Good feedback is easily the most effective way to improve individual and team performance. When it is given well and received willingly, feedback can be a powerful ally in growing happy teams who work together effectively to deliver great software. Here's the challenge: giving

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Monday Mobile Mashup 7.2.2018

3 Unforgettable Lessons I Learned from 100 Boring Conferences “I’ve been to many conferences over the last twenty years. Mostly the speakers droned on about their topics, which were easily forgotten. Thinking back, only a few big ideas really stuck with me. These are three ideas I’ve come

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Better: Fearless Feedback for Software Teams

Good feedback is easily the most effective way to improve individual and team performance. When it is given well and received willingly, feedback can be a powerful ally in growing happy teams who work together effectively to deliver great software. Here's the challenge: giving and receiving feedback are skills, and

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