Process

Why CI?
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
Posted on February 20, 2014

How-To: Continuous Integration with TeamCity and Behat

A complete guide to CI: from defining goals and problems to configuring and assessing final results Post 1 – Why CI? Before we get down to business, I just want to say that we’ve been planning to write about continuous integration for quite some time. And once we began, we realized that it’d be hardly Read More

Why we love HipChat
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Posted on February 4, 2014

6 Reasons To Love HipChat

Having been clear advocates of Skype for quite a long time, a couple of months ago we decided to switch to HipChat instead. Since that moment we’ve been considering ourselves nothing but religious HipChat users happy enough not to come back to Skype again. Well, to be completely honest, we do use Skype but it’s Read More

Our Project Management Stack
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Posted on October 19, 2012

Our Project Management Stack

We’ve already tried a bunch of project management/issue tracking systems: (Pivotal Tracker, RedMine, Basecamp, Podio). In one way or another, they always seemed lacking some features, confusing or just a pain in the rear :). If a tool was good enough for project managers, it turned out to be confusing for developers and vice versa. Read More

Micromanagement: Good or Evil?
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Posted on February 6, 2012

Micromanagement: Good or Evil

I think many of you have come across micromanagers who tend to exercise excessive control trying to check your every single step and be aware of every tiny detail. Such behavior is not always guided by bad intentions, sometimes people just do not understand how their attitude may affect employees’ productivity and sincerely believe their Read More

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Posted on February 6, 2012

Fixed Price vs. Hourly Rate

Every company has its own preferences regarding working and payment methods. There are two typical options: an hourly rate or a fixed budget. Both methods have their own advantages and disadvantages and choosing a more appropriate approach depends on many things including experience, the project itself, etc. We often try to be very flexible with Read More

Team vs Solo Freelancer
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Posted on December 18, 2011

Team vs. Solo Freelancer

If you have ever been in search of a developer for your project, you have certainly faced a choice between a development team (or its member) and a freelancer. There is no simple and obvious answer to the question “Who is better?”, and the final decision usually depends on the project’s specifics. That’s why we Read More