We Shot for the Stars and We Landed on Mars (Lessons Learnt in Our Fourth Year)

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Alright, I know the saying isn't exactly like this. I wanted to give the famous Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars by the American author Norman Vincent Peale a little twist.

We have just wrapped up our fourth year of operations, running our specialised Ruby on Rails & Angular development agency, and we wanted to share the things we've learnt in the last year in this post.

How to Improve Self-Confidence when Writing Code

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One of the most frightening parts of being a developer is the recurring feeling that the solution that you are building is not going to work as intended, it is going to scale poorly or some of your coworkers will dislike working on top of it.

To give the best of yourself as a developer, you need to learn how to move away from these toxic feelings.

The Importance of a Step Back to Find Quick Wins

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This week, I want to highlight the importance of taking a step back to analyse the applications we develop for our clients.

Being a consultancy means that all of our projects are for third parties (clients) who hire us for our expertise in Ruby on Rails or because they need more manpower and thus need extra people to increase their development pace.

Our clients always tend to prioritise new features. They feel that advancing equals building new features, but we need to advise them to take other factors into consideration.

I'm an Office Manager in an Officeless Company, so... What Am I Supposed to Do?

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When I tell people that I’m an Office Manager working for an oficeless company – that is, a company without a physical office – they seem hesitant, frowning their eyebrows as if waiting for the impending punchline.

If there's no office… why does a company need an Office Manager? 🤔

Turns out, all-remote companies with distributed teams are more complex than most people think, and do require an Office Manager. Let's see why!

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