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!

Three Years Running Our First Business: Lessons Learnt

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It's that time of the year again. We have recently concluded our third year at MarsBased, and we want to share with you what we have learnt in the last 12 months running our fully-remote Ruby on Rails & Javascript development consultancy.

How to Maintain Company Culture With Remote Teams

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Every day, we see more and more companies with distributed workforces & remote teams. Some belong to the sharing economy while others do it because they’re a small team and prefer to work from their hometowns. Everyone has a reason for remote work, however there doesn’t seem to be a general consensus for how to create a 100% remote company. In this post, we’ll share a few tips that helped us build and maintain our culture when everyone works remotely.

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