Are You Really Working on What Matters? Get Off Everyone Else's Wishlist

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In a world where we're constantly harassed by push notifications and last-minute urgent tasks, taking a step back and thinking long term is becoming an incredibly scarce skill.

Conversely, we're always taught to think and plan long-term, in order to do things right. How do these two contradicting approaches work together?

#noshortcuts

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We're right now well into our fifth year running MarsBased. The company culture we shaped at the beginning is now shaping us.

Our principles are paramount to understanding our business. We believe that simpler is better, in giving the best conditions to work to increase productivity and happiness, in transparency with everyone and - most of all - in never compromising quality in whatever we do.

That's why we believe in taking #noshortcuts.

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.

You're one step away from meeting your best partner in business.

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