We’re thinking about implementing Development Core Hours. This article outlines how another company does it: https://medium.com/@nannerb/development-core-hours-cd60328a4584 The concept is awesome since I know I have a ton of little distractions that can happen throughout the day. And when a developer gets out of his train of thought, it can take a good chunk of time

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NPR published an intriguing article called “When Women Stopped Coding,” which surprisingly shows that the number of women in programming fields has dropped significantly. You hear so much today about getting kids into coding and girls coding groups, but I feel like a lack of women is coding is a problem from the 90’s, not

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According to W3Tech PHP is used on 82% of websites using server-side programming languages. I had no idea that PHP had such a large market share. In the web development community you hear a decent amount about Rails or Node. It makes me feel more special and yet less special. The code I write is more

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One of my colleagues sent me a link to a great page on Standford’s website defining their data storage rules. With so many processes moving from paper to online it’s important to make sure users know how and when they can collect certain information. I’ve experienced quite a few staff members in departments collecting social

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Jquery makes it super easy to add functionality to your web app, and there are tons of examples all over the interwebs. But I found this great website that gives you some easy straight-up Javascript alternatives: http://youmightnotneedjquery.com/ It’s a great idea not to include JQuery as a dependency if you don’t have to (but apparently

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There is no easier way to instantly class-up your website then web fonts. I feel like any site that isn’t using a web font service is behind the times. The standard web fonts just look so old and blah. Adobe bought typekit a few years ago, and now they have over 500 fonts available for

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This is great to see that someone finally took the time to update favicon generators. Favicons have really evolved in the past couple years with different devices utilizing them. I think it’s getting a bit ridiculous that to fully utilize favicons for all the devices these days you have to have about 10 images (thus

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These days it seems like performance is an after though – but it really shouldn’t be. If a page takes longer than a second to load, most users will start looking the other way. Great article on the little things you can do to make your site load a lot faster: http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2013/01/22/css-performance-debugging-naming-conventions/