What Makes Developers Tick: 7 Tips to Fuel Developer Productivity

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As developers who do tons of brainwork, we are pretty smart. We like to think of ourselves as superheroes whose main power is not just building applications but building awesome apps!

But here’s the catch: our job isn’t really all about creating cool stuff. The truth is, we solve hard problems on a daily basis. We find and fix bugs 75% of the time, which kills any chance of shipping code on schedule. But hey, we’ll work overtime and through holidays to fix it anyways. But doing that really kills our motivation and we really only do our best work when we’re motivated. Read More

The Software Development Scene in the Philippines

philippinesSoftware development is one of the hottest jobs in the Philippines right now. Filipino developers are in high demand in the job market with most of their clients based in the US and other Western countries. Curious about the software scene in the Philippines? Here’s a short primer for you:

Demographics: Age, Gender, Location

The average age of Filipino developers ranges from 20 to 30 years old. In this country, 61% of the developers are in the Lower Age Group (teens to 25 years old). While the 24% are in the Journeymen Group (26 to 30 years old) and the remaining 15% are in the Seniors Group (31 to 60 years old). Read More

How Many Developers Does Your Project Need?

developers, hire developers, software developers, website developersSo you’re working on a project and you have a nightmare of a workload. You need assistance but you don’t know how to estimate the amount of effort (person, time and money). Here’s how:

How many developers do you need?

Based on the experiences of project managers in Southern California, it depends on the difficulty of a project as to how many software developers and/or website developers you need. For a complex project like a warehouse management system, you’re probably dealing with more than 250,000 lines of code. In this case, you need 6 developers. Read More

Why You Should Hire QA Staff to Test Your Software Apps

Code bugs: not as gross, but harder to kill.

Not sure whether you should hire a QA team to test your software? You’re not alone. While there is no doubt that software testing in the development process is important super important, there are a lot of strong and compelling arguments against delegating the role quality assurance testing to a separate QA team. Read More