Our blog features stories that Nearsoftians are eager to tell. Here you can find the everyday problems developers solve, testing best practices, and lots of posts about our unique culture.
by Fernando Ramirez.
We are living an unprecedented time in our lives. The majority of us are staying at home and the whole world has been put on some kind of pause. Globally we are facing big challenges. Only those businesses that are considered essential are up and running. By consequence, only the presence of those people who work for an essential business is required. It may seem that only this small group of people is able to do something but this is not entirely true. We as designers can also provide value with our work in order to tackle these uncertain times.
by Sandra Vazquez.
Designing great software products means not only collaborating with fellow designers but with the entire organization. A couple of weeks ago the question “Can designers work remotely?” surfaced. And the answer is YES. The UX Team at Nearsoft has been doing it successfully for over ten years.
The ultimate goal of UX design is to create pleasant and seamless experiences between people and technology. We design for humans and as humans, the range of likes, desires, behaviors and expectations is immense. But even in that inmensity we can still find patterns that group people together.
Your development team and your business goals must be aligned for you to develop a successful software product. Guide your team to a shared vision with our Peak Performance Team framework. As a C-level executive of a software development company you have many things in your mind: rivaling companies gaining ground on your piece of […]
by Miguel Medina.
Structuring information can be a messy process if you don’t have the right tools. The Content Architecture Funnel (CAF) can help designers, product owners, and business people structure their content the right way, by having an organized process to prioritize any kind of information in a collaborative way.
by Rafael Castillo.
If you’ve been around the hacker-news-sphere during the last year you must have heard of SourceHut (also known as sr.ht). A new no frills open source alternative to GitHub and GitLab. Sourcehut’s offering is split into a growing list of separate services, including git and mercurial hosting, ticket tracking, and even wiki hosting.
by Raquel Aguilar.
by Gilberto Ayala.
Remember the time when you had to insert variables in a string and how awful it was? And how the times you had to use ‘ ’ and the sign +. You ran your code and the spacing between variables was off or, even worse, you forgot a + sign and the code didn’t work properly.
There’s a solution implemented in ES6 called Template literals and here’s how it works.
by Eyden Villanueva.
Python developers make heavy use of external libraries to add features and fix bugs. Depending on the complexity of the issue at hand you will need different versions of each tool. It can get tricky to use tool X (which uses the newest version of framework Y) to fix a problem when another project you are working on needs an outdated version of the framework because of the way its dependencies are set up. This is a common problem that can be handled with virtual environments.
Here’s an in-depth comparison of the most popular virtual environment tools to help you decide.
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