This fantastic piece summarizes an eBay Tech Talk by Johannes Nicolai from GitHub. Roger Sheen writes on the core traits that GitHub follows to develop and deploy GitHub! Here's a sneak peak: Common Philosophy, Asynchronous Communication, ChatOps and Continuous Delivery
Turning an idea into a product or service is hard. Finding your first person to buy said product or service is damn hard. Declan Wilson experienced this first hand. He tells his story of how getting customers wasn't possible for him using the traditional marketing tactics and what worked for him. Definitely inspiring.
Nelson Elhage from Stripe writes his thoughts on testing software. Nelson never subscribed to any of the test-driven-development manifestos so he created his own! He dives into the technical details of the approaches he likes to use for testing including, Work module-at-a-time and Regression tests.
Jon Westenberg writes a very motivating post on how Urgency is believing that the right time to strike is now. Jon never used to feel that his work was urgent, he'll do anything to have that time back.
The thing is, every piece of creative work you do is urgent. Every move you make in your business is urgent. It’s urgent because the time you have to do it is always limited, but you’ll never know or understand how much.
Jason Fried has been operating Basecamp for more than 16 years. He strongly believes that 40 hours/week are plenty of time to get work done and that you shouldn't assume that working more hours is OK. Even if you're just starting out, things will actually get harder the more you dig into it.
Here's a very nice interview on Indie Hackers with Alexandru Paduraru, co-founder of Creative Tim. He explains the tactics used by his team of 6 people to market their products to 130,000 web developers around the world and what marketing strategies they implemented to grow.
The folks at Tubik Studio did a very well job collecting the latest and greatest in the market of iOS, Front-end and Back-end development. Knowing the trends in the market is great for making sure you can ship better software, faster!