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Band of Coders - COMMIT TO THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION

Commit to the problem, not the solution

Human instinct is designed to govern us toward pleasure and away from pain. We are neurologically wired for survival, which means the direction of our decisions and behaviors depends on the answer to the question: “Will it bring more pleasure or cause less pain?” We choose which products, services, and ...
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10 Stats You Must Know Before Building Your Mobile App - Band of Coders

10 Stats You Must Know before Building Your Mobile App

So you think you have what it takes to make the next big app?. That’s great if so, but before you start about transforming your idea into reality, there are more than a few things you need to consider. Allow us to present 10 stats you must know before building ...
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Why You Should Care More About User Experience and Design - Band of Coders

Why You Should Care More About User Experience and Design

The hype behind the mobile app seems to have largely cooled. From the exciting days of “there’s an app for that” to the oversaturated market in which we now find ourselves, the trend of mobile development seems to have moved away from innovation addressing challenges to an industry that favors ...
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Just In Time Delivery: The Story of Agile - Band of Coders

Just-In-Time Delivery: The Story of Agile

In a previous life, I used to work as an engineer. I used to monitor hundreds of American cars being built every day in automotive plants all over the good ‘ol US of A. These plants were huge. You could walk from one end of the plant to the other, ...
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Creating Corporate Soul – Band of Coders

Creating Corporate Soul

I am a happy person. I am a team player, enthusiastic, and creative. I get along well with others and play nicely in the sandbox. So it came as a shock a few years ago to find myself completely miserable at work. On paper, the organization had all the ingredients ...
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Your Spaceship Is Actually A Boat - Band of Coders

Your Spaceship Is Actually A Boat

Our team spent some time last week reviewing our marketing and messaging. As it often does, the topic of process, and specifically, scope management came up. We were outlining a few examples of how our teams work with our clients on scope management and how we explain software development when ...
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We Changed Our Business Name, Should You? - Band of Coders

We Changed Our Business Name, Should You?

A Cautionary Tale About Company Names and BrandingDo a search for “how to name your company”, seriously do it. Now try to follow the advice out there. No, try to follow just half the advice out there. From Namebots to hiring a pricey branding agency to engaging a psychic, is ...
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How Band of Coders Is Building a Better Community - Band od Coders

How Band of Coders Is Building a Better Community

Being part of a movement in our community not only inspires us to spread positive energy that can uplift our environment, it also can equip us with the skill set to make a mark on this world. By being positive influencers in our own communities, we can become the change ...
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Dave’s Dilemma - Fixed Price/Fixed Scope vs Fixed Budget/Variable Scope - Band of Coders

Dave’s Dilemma – Fixed Price/Fixed Scope vs Fixed Budget/Variable Scope

It was a dark and stormy night. Dave sat at his desk staring forward. Frozen. The ominous glow from his email inbox exposed his eerie pallor, the sweat on his brow and the ever-so- slight panic in his eyes. “I should have been home hours ago,” he thought to himself ...
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What is Your first Domino? - Band of Coders

What is Your first Domino?

When I was young, single digits young, I had one of those sweet domino sets. I’m not talking about a set of proper black and white dominos, oh no. I mean one of those play sets that contain not only multi-coloured dominos, but also ramps and other gadgets that allow ...
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Tips on Hiring Your Java Developer - Band of Coders

Tips on Hiring Your Java Developer

Java is a staple of enterprise application development, and it is everywhere.  The language has been around forever in technology years, with 2015 marking the 20th year anniversary of the first public implementation of Java.  Very few languages can claim to have a thriving developer base and widespread adoption after ...
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Tips on Hiring Your Node.js Developer - Band of Coders

Tips on Hiring Your Node.js Developer

Node.js has been getting a lot of attention in the technical press.  Node.js catapults JavaScript out of the browser and on to the server.  In other words, Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment. The Node run-time environment includes everything you need to execute a program written in JavaScript.There are a ...
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Tips on Hiring Your Rails Developer - Band of Coders

Tips on Hiring Your Rails Developer

Ruby on Rails is a very powerful framework in the web application space.  It is a very popular framework that runs many current web sites and there are always new sites being built with it.  If you find yourself in need of a Ruby on Rails developer you will face ...
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Fundation of a Javascript programmer - Band of Coders

The Foundations of a JavaScript Programmer: Prototypal Inheritance

JavaScript is a dynamic language that likes to play fast and loose with traditional programming rules.  This makes JavaScript an easy language to learn, but a challenging one to master.  The amazing library, jQuery, lowered the bar to being a JavaScript programmer even further by abstracting out the more complex ...
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How much will it cost to build my app? - Band of Coders

How much will it cost to build my app?

When looking for dependable partners to work with, referrals are key. For any software startup, the first order of business is to identify who you can depend on. In the same way you find a reliable mechanic, dentist, or investment manager, it is important to seek recommendations from people you ...
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5 Ways to Monetize Your App - Band of Coders

5 Ways to Monetize Your App

While most apps are fun, few are just a game to their founders. It takes far too much time, money, and effort to build an app for there to be any vagueness surrounding how it will generate income. Building an app is a business, and as such, it needs to ...
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Creating an App: Why you need an MVP - Band of Coders

Creating an App: Why you need an MVP.

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to hit the “Go Button” on your big idea. You’ve spent months talking about it with your friends and family, and now you feel ready to give it a shot. After months of patient research and consideration, you are finally able to get your business started ...
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5 ways to test your app idea - Band of Coders

5 ways to test your app idea

What about a Snapchat for older people (with a slower message disappearance rate)? How about an app that reminds men to wash? What about a game that lets you pretend to be a samurai and chop fruit? We all have ideas.  If you sit quietly enough in a coffee shop, ...
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Start Up Resolutions, Procrastination and Pressing Go - Band of Coders

Start Up Resolutions, Procrastination and Pressing Go.

Are you tired of seeing yet another post on New Year’s resolutions? If so, you are in good company. It seems every year we dust off the same old advice and overload social media with it. What would you like to improve, learn, or change this year? Make your list, ...
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