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28 Code Review Tips for Teams and Developers

No matter your skill level, if you are on a development team, you participate in code reviews where you can give and receive feedback on your pull request. If feedback is a gift, you should make sure that your feedback is useful. We crowdsourced the most effective tips and tricks

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Coding Compassion: Supporting Mental Health at Detroit Labs

  The things that people desperately want to talk about are usually the things they will never bring up for fear of judgement -- judgement from their peers, from their employers, from friends, family, even (sometimes) themselves. In an industry that is no stranger to anxiety and depression, the first

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Monday Mobile Mashup 5.21.2018

Happy Monday! Here's our weekly Mobile Mashup filled with articles, tips, and insights we’ve found valuable throughout the mobile industry. Habits of Successful Developers “Development is about much more than code quality and speed. As developers, we have to continuously grow our skills, communicate with our team and clients,

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Habits of Successful Developers

Development is about much more than code quality and speed. As developers, we have to continuously grow our skills, communicate with our team and clients, mentor teammates, plan our work and execute myriad other tasks. We recently took a company-wide Labs poll on the habits that successful teammates possess and

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Monday Mobile Mashup 5.14.2018

The Lead Developer Austin Recap “The Lead Developer Austin conference is a one-track, one-day conference, as opposed to the London conference’s two days, but it still manages to fit in a lot of learning, insight, and inspiration. Here are some highlights that I wanted to share…” Habits of Successful

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The Lead Developer Austin Recap

Last year, I tagged along with Erika Carlson to The Lead Developer London Conference and had a great time. This year, TLD launched a new iteration of their amazing conference a little closer to home: The Lead Developer Austin. I can’t say enough good things about these conferences or

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Monday Mobile Mashup 5.7.2018

Happy Monday! Here's our weekly Mobile Mashup filled with articles, tips, and insights we’ve found valuable throughout the mobile industry. RxJava to Kotlin Coroutines “This post is a summary of how I refactored an app which uses RxJava pretty heavily to one which uses Kotlin coroutines too. Specifically I’

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Why Developers Should Share What They Know

[And How To Do It] In any programming language, there are big names that many developers strive to be like, at least when it comes to code. But what is it about these developers that makes them admired role models? Are they highly experienced, and usually the people who actually

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How to Set Up Charles Proxy for an iOS Simulator

Here at Detroit Labs we use Charles Proxy to debug and test our mobile applications. By recording and displaying the data sent and received by our mobile apps, we gain the visibility we need to reliably diagnose and fix problems and validate our work. The first step to use any

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How Should Software Developers Continue to Learn?

The ability to learn new skills is important for everyone to master, in my opinion. New skills are an asset. They make you more interesting, well-rounded, and employable. I genuinely love learning new skills—especially those that I can teach myself. That is partially why I took so well to

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