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Monday Mobile Mashup 10.8.2018

What's a Senior Engineer's Job? “[I]nstead of talking about the attributes that a senior engineer has from Allspaw’s post (which I totally agree with), instead I want to talk here about the work that a senior engineer does.” Designing for Accessibility “It’s a challenge as a designer

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Designing for Accessibility

Everyone involved in the production of software (developers, designers, QA, project manager, etc.) plays a role in its success and usability. This is also true for accessibility. There are standards for web accessibility, and the BBC has an excellent set of guidelines for the development of mobile and native websites

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Monday Mobile Mashup 10.1.2018

Photo by Matt Ragland on Unsplash Some Possible Career Goals “I was thinking about career goals a person could have (as a software developer) this morning, and it occurred to me that there are a lot of possible goals! So I asked folks on Twitter what some possible goals were

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How to Learn to Code - 4 Quick Tips to Help Your Mindset

  Learning to code is tough, but one of the toughest parts is getting out of your own way. In school as students, we learned every day. We switched classes, did homework, and got through the material. After a long break, and joining a boot camp or an Apprenticeship Program,

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Monday Mobile Mashup 9/10/2018

Design Sprints: A Detailed Look At Your Week “The classic 5-day design sprint -- originally pioneered by Google -- starts with a problem, a team of people, and open time on a calendar. The goal is that, by the end of the week, your team will have mapped out a

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Design Sprints: A Detailed Look At Your Week

The classic 5-day design sprint -- originally pioneered by Google -- starts with a problem, a team of people, and open time on a calendar. The goal is that, by the end of the week, your team will have mapped out a prototype that has been tested on core users,

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Monday Mobile Mashup 8.27.2018

The Product Design Sprint “At Detroit Labs, we use design sprints--pioneered and proven at more than a hundred companies by Google--to answer your most critical business questions. We give you space and tools, and facilitate a weeklong series of structured activities designed to define a testable and attainable goal, explore

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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 Languirand 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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