GitHub researchers released the results of a survey aimed at investigating what helps developers have good days. InfoQ has taken the chance to speak with Dr. Eirini Kalliamvakou, senior researcher at GitHub & member of the Developer Velocity Lab.
GitHub’s study highlights two key factors that may negatively affect how developers see their days, namely interruptions and meetings. Furthermore, the sheer amount of code-work done is not necessarily an indicator of developers’ feelings.
With minimal or no interruptions, developers had an 82% chance of having a good day, but when developers were interrupted the majority of the day, their chances of having a good day dropped to just 7%.
Speaking of meetings, the results are even more striking. Indeed, developers who had just one meeting per day had a 99% chance of having a good day, while adding a second meeting made that chance drop to 74%. But only 14% of developers who had three meetings per day felt they made progress towards their goal.
Thus, GitHub’s study clearly suggests to manage meetings and interruptions to get developers’ sense of satisfaction under control. This is hardly a surprising result for many organizations, but GitHub’s study provides solid evidence for this to be the case on a more structural level.
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With more of us using smartphones, the popularity of mobile applications has exploded. In the digital era, the number of people looking for products and services online is growing rapidly. Smartphone owners look for mobile applications that give them quick access to companies’ products and services. As a result, mobile apps provide customers with a lot of benefits in just one device.
Likewise, companies use mobile apps to increase customer loyalty and improve their services. Mobile Developers are in high demand as companies use apps not only to create brand awareness but also to gather information. For that reason, mobile apps are used as tools to collect valuable data from customers to help companies improve their offer.
There are many types of mobile applications, each with its own advantages. For example, native apps perform better, while web apps don’t need to be customized for the platform or operating system (OS). Likewise, hybrid apps provide users with comfortable user experience. However, you may be wondering how long it takes to develop an app.
To give you an idea of how long the app development process takes, here’s a short guide.
_Average time spent: two to five weeks _
This is the initial stage and a crucial step in setting the project in the right direction. In this stage, you brainstorm ideas and select the best one. Apart from that, you’ll need to do some research to see if your idea is viable. Remember that coming up with an idea is easy; the hard part is to make it a reality.
All your ideas may seem viable, but you still have to run some tests to keep it as real as possible. For that reason, when Web Developers are building a web app, they analyze the available ideas to see which one is the best match for the targeted audience.
Targeting the right audience is crucial when you are developing an app. It saves time when shaping the app in the right direction as you have a clear set of objectives. Likewise, analyzing how the app affects the market is essential. During the research process, App Developers must gather information about potential competitors and threats. This helps the app owners develop strategies to tackle difficulties that come up after the launch.
The research process can take several weeks, but it determines how successful your app can be. For that reason, you must take your time to know all the weaknesses and strengths of the competitors, possible app strategies, and targeted audience.
The outcomes of this stage are app prototypes and the minimum feasible product.
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For a developer, becoming a team leader can be a trap or open up opportunities for creating software. Two years ago, when I was a developer, I was thinking, “I want to be a team leader. It’s so cool, he’s in charge of everything and gets more money. It’s the next step after a senior.” Back then, no one could tell me how wrong I was. I had to find it out myself.
I’m naturally very organized. Whatever I do, I try to put things in order, create systems and processes. So I’ve always been inclined to take on more responsibilities than just coding. My first startup job, let’s call it T, was complete chaos in terms of development processes.
Now I probably wouldn’t work in a place like that, but at the time, I enjoyed the vibe. Just imagine it — numerous clients and a team leader who set tasks to the developers in person (and often privately). We would often miss deadlines and had to work late. Once, my boss called and asked me to come back to work at 8 p.m. to finish one feature — all because the deadline was “the next morning.” But at T, we were a family.
We also did everything ourselves — or at least tried to. I’ll never forget how I had to install Ubuntu on a rack server that we got from one of our investors. When I would turn it on, it sounded like a helicopter taking off!
At T, I became a CTO and managed a team of 10 people. So it was my first experience as a team leader.
Then I came to work at D — as a developer. And it was so different in every way when it came to processes.
They employed classic Scrum with sprints, burndown charts, demos, story points, planning, and backlog grooming. I was amazed by the quality of processes, but at first, I was just coding and minding my own business. Then I became friends with the Scrum master. I would ask him lots of questions, and he would willingly answer them and recommend good books.
My favorite was Scrum and XP from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg. The process at D was based on its methods. As a result, both managers and sellers knew when to expect the result.
Then I joined Skyeng, also as a developer. Unlike my other jobs, it excels at continuous integration with features shipped every day. Within my team, we used a Kanban-like method.
We were also lucky to have our team leader, Petya. At our F2F meetings, we could discuss anything, from missing deadlines to setting up a task tracker. Sometimes I would just give feedback or he would give me advice.
That’s how Petya got to know I’d had some management experience at T and learned Scrum at D.
So one day, he offered me to host a stand-up.
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With the rise of globalization and the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic, most of the work has been done by remote working processes and professionals from their homes. This lockdown has proved the efficiency of remote development and enhanced the trust in offshore software development industry.
To make the most out of the benefits of offshore software development, you should understand the crucial factors that affect offshore development. This is why you should read this guide for the best practices when hiring an offshore software development company. Despite the size and the industry of the business, offshore software development is not beneficial for every entrepreneur in many aspects to make the optimum use of talents in technology across the globe.
Here are some of the top reasons why offshore development is beneficial for your business.
To avail of all these benefits, you should have clear goals, a list of requirements, and features that are mandatory for your software product.
Here are a few tips to help you find the best offshore software development company. Build a top-notch software application by following the listed best practices.
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If you have project code hosted on GitHub, chances are you might be interested in checking some numbers and stats such as stars, commits and pull requests.
You might also want to compare some similar projects in terms of the above mentioned stats, for whatever reasons that interest you.
We have the right tool for you: the simple and easy-to-use little tool called GitHub Stats.
Let’s dive right in to what we can get out of it.
This interactive tool is really easy to use. Follow the three steps below and you’ll get what you want in real-time:
1. Head to the GitHub repo of the tool
2. Enter as many projects as you need to check on
3. Hit the Update button beside each metric
In this article we are going to compare three most popular machine learning projects for you.
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Initial DEX offering, commonly abbreviated as IDO, is a digital fundraising opportunity for the investors and business developers in a decentralized platform. IDO is the representation of the digital assets, with zero exchange fees being paid. Distributing tokens and fundraising are at ease through the IDO platform. IDO is considered as the combination of both ICO & IEO.
Infinite Block Tech offers the Initial DEX offering development with a team of highly specialized blockchain engineers, and marketing specialists to deliver the best for the users. The cost of IDO development depends upon the features and functions demanded by the users. Thus, the cost may increase or decrease from one IDO development project to another. So, it’s the right time to step into our IDO development marketplace to raise the funds effectively.
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