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Great Code Reviews—The Superpower Your Team Needs

In our experience, having strong code review practices has a huge impact on the growth of our engineers and in the quality of the products we build.

How do Spotify Codes work?

Spotify Codes are QR-like codes that can be generated to easily share Spotify songs, artists, playlists, and users. I set out to figure out how they worked, which lead me on a winding journey through barcode history, patents, packet sniffing, error correction, and Gray tables.

Exploring How Computers Work

A little exploration of some of the fundamentals of how computers work. Logic gates, binary, two's complement; all that good stuff!

UI design for software developers. Part 1, Colors

As a software developer always I've been thinking that UI design is not for me, that it's complex and requires some art skill or something. It's a myth and I will try to debunk it. I will show you that UI design is for everyone, you just need to know some basic technics and a couple of tricks.

10 development problems and how to fix them

The heart of any engineering team is its workflow—how projects move from ideation to a working product, how customer feedback makes it from a ticket through the latest sprint. Engineering teams have never needed external motivation to improve—iterating is central to the job. Now more than ever, though, customer’s growing expectations for speed and quality should drive lasting improvements to your workflow.

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