Disagreements between team members, particularly senior developers, can present challenges for managers and team leads. In this article, we will discuss strategies for decision-making and building a healthy team culture to prevent and address conflicts within your team.
Conducting tech interviews is a critical process in building a strong development team. To successfully evaluate candidates, you must go beyond assessing their technical skills and also understand their motivations, background, and potential fit within your team. This guide will provide you with a structured approach to conducting tech interviews, from preparing questions to providing feedback.
Assess the Candidate’s Motivation and Background
Start by understanding the candidate’s motivation for being a developer. Their reasons will give you insights into their passion, dedication, and potential for growth. Next, take a deep dive into their background and experience. Compare their accomplishments to your own experiences, and assess how complex their projects have been and their enthusiasm when discussing their work.
Working in large, complex codebases with significant technical debt can be daunting, especially when tasked with implementing a significant integration or feature. In this article, I will discuss a systematic approach to tackling such challenges and achieving success.
Giving feedback is a critical aspect of leadership, fostering team growth, productivity, and collaboration. Many leaders, however, struggle to provide feedback consistently and effectively. I will explore the common reasons for this struggle and outline an approach for collecting, sharing, and improving feedback practices.
A few months ago I wrote an article in Web Performance Calendar, one of the most famous performance websites in the past 10+ years.
It is created and maintained by Stoyan Stefanov and his idea for the calendar is simple: from December 1st till December 31st, publish 1 new article every day. It is an archive of high-quality, long and containing tips, ideas and insights articles.
I was curious what is the speed performance of Vbox7.com website, a vastly visited website in Bulgaria. Vbox7.com is video platform just like Youtube.com but only with Bulgarian content. In December 2019 the total (desktop, mobile & APPs) visits are 3 200 000, quite a lot, more info you can find on their page here.
Based on that I decided to not spend too much time and do quick performance analysis on the website.
Push notifications are a really nice feature, you can trigger a notification to the user device with any text that you want with title, image, body and it even can make the mobile device to vibrate (depends on the browser) when receiving it.
This is a really cool way to get the user attention when you have promotions, forgotten baskets full of products or you have published something new.