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The Best Ways for Remote Employees to Manage Their Work Environments

What are some tips for constructing your environment as a remote employee to help eliminate distractions? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Over the past 9 years I've realized that there is no ideal setup that is equally useful for thousands of people working remotely. It varies a lot based on personality, personal preferences, comfort at the working environment, proclivity for social ...
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How to Be an Effective Boss When Your Employees Are Thousands of Miles Away

Here are some of the main challenges or considerations that we've gone over many, many times while building and growing a global distributed team. Communication Communication is, by far, the most challenging aspect for us. A percentage of our staff is local and discussing project requirements and goals is much easier as compared to documenting everything and discussing that separately with various members of the team around the world.
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Do I Really Need A Mentor To Be A Good Programmer?

I’ve spent over ten thousand hours of my life in training, coaching, consulting, and mentoring. Some of my trainees and mentees could have easily handled the scope of their work by themselves since they were self-driven, incredibly organized, and had a great work ethic and some background in computer science. Others were a lost cause even if I had spent a full year with them because they had different goals, weren’t putting the time in, or were looking at programming from a completely different perspective.
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Do I Really Need a Mentor to Become a Good Programmer?

Do I really need a mentor to be good in programming? If you can find an expert developer with training skills who is willing to mentor you, it would be ideal. In order to be good at programming, having a mentor is not a requirement, but working with someone who can adequately answer your specific questions in detail is beneficial. I’ve spent over ten thousand hours of my life in training, coaching, consulting and mentoring. Some of my trainees and mentees could have easily handled the scope of...
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7 Workspace Strategies for Remote Workers

What are some tips for constructing your environment as a remote employee to help eliminate distractions? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Over the past 9 years I've realized that there is no ideal setup that is equally useful for thousands of people working remotely. It varies a lot based on personality, personal preferences, comfort at the working environment, proclivity for social interactions, and other aspects related to a company's policy and its workflow. Which is one of the reasons why coffee shops and co-working spaces are so popular nowadays.
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4 Steps to Prepare For Your New Programming Job (Quora)

We’ve just hired two entry front-end developers over the past couple of months. If you’ve passed the interview for a similar job, there are two ways to tell if you are ready: 1. Your skills are enough and the company is prepared to do the onboarding and be patient while you catch up with everything. 2. The hiring staff was not competent and some discrepancies may show up over the next weeks or two to three months.
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What's the Future of Software Development?

Is our boring future going to be moving from software development to tools configuration in big companies with big projects? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. That’s always been the case whenever various elements are repetitive and could be bundled together in order to optimize the workload and increase the efficiency of a company - especially given the competitive market out there.
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What Will Happen When Software Development Becomes Automated?

A certain portion of the software development industry will become automated and obsolete to some extent—opening jobs for configurators, site builders, and the like. That’s always been the case whenever various elements are repetitive and could be bundled together in order to optimize the workload and increase the efficiency of a company—especially given the competitive market out there. That said, the software development industry isn’t going anywhere. There’s plenty of innovation required and tons of custom work that isn’t available yet or is not efficient for various organizations.
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Is It Possible to Run a One-Person Software Company?

Is it possible to run a software company alone? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. In terms of founding a company and hiring a few people who would help at first, it’s possible to run a software company alone. There are tons of freelancers and “one-man show” companies that provide professional software services. When you hire the first few people in your team, it’s also normal that you are...
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Am I Ready To Be An Entry-Level Web Developer?

Going to work as a first-time entry level web developer (front-end) that collaborates with the back-end team. How do I know I am ready for this job? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. We’ve just hired two entry front-end developers over the past couple of months. If you’ve passed the interview for a similar job, there are two ways to tell if you're capable, or not.
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If You're Starting a New Programming Job, Work Through This Checklist First

If you’ve passed the interview for a similar job, there are two ways to tell if you are ready: In order to keep it on the safe side and ensure that you can learn and grow with the company, here are several things that you can do in order to alleviate possible problems. Make sure that your skills are up to date. Our front-end lead has been coding sixty hours a week (working on tons of personal projects) for seven years now and still tends to discover new frameworks, libraries, tools that would...
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Is It Possible To Run A Software Company Alone?

Is it possible to run a software company alone? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, on Quora: In terms of founding a company and hiring a few people who would help at first, it’s possible to run a software company alone. There are tons of freelancers and “one-man show” companies that provide professional software services.
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