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How to Onboard Software Engineers - Interview with Kate Heddlestone

How to Onboard Software Engineers – Interview with Kate Heddleston

In this interview with Kate Heddleston, an independent Product Engineer, we discuss technical onboarding. We cover why onboarding is important, the essential elements to effectively onboard engineers, the areas you should focus on, who should do it, as well as common mistakes made.

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dev.life – Interview with Dayle Rees

In dev.life, we chat with developers about their passion for programming: how they got into it, what they like to work on and how.

Today’s guest is Dayle Rees, Head of Engineering at JustPark. Part of the Laravel PHP framework team, he has written a number of books about programming, and he’s also the creator of the popular package of themes for text editors, Colour Schemes.

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Webhooks are now supported in FogBugz On Demand

Webhooks are now available in FogBugz. This provides you with a way to specify callback URLs for various types of events, allowing integration between FogBugz and other systems.

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A Guide to Developer Mentoring - Interview with Rachel Ober

A Guide to Developer Mentoring – Interview with Rachel Ober

In this interview with Rachel Ober, Senior Developer at Paperless Post, we discuss developer mentoring. Rachel teaches us the lessons learned from mentoring developers at Paperless Post, General Assembly, Turing School and beyond. These cover how to get started, tips on building successful mentor-mentee relationships, the benefits of mentoring as well as common mistakes.

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dev.life – Interview with Richard Schneeman

In dev.life, we chat with developers about their passion for programming: how they got into it, what they like to work on and how.

Today’s guest is Richard Schneeman, a Software Engineer at Heroku, who is a Rails contributor and co-organizer of the Keep Ruby Weird conference.

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Call for Slack-using Beta Users!

We’ve been working on a small, new product that can be used by itself in Slack, and as an extension to our current products with Slack too. It has been in use internally for a few weeks, and it’s now time to share it with some of you and get feedback from those beyond our walls.

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Building a Culture of Learning in Development Teams – Interview with Joe Mastey

In this interview with Joe Mastey, a Consultant who specializes in building a company culture that attracts and retains engineering talent, we discuss how to build out an internal learning program. He talks about what works and what doesn’t, how to get started with learning in development teams and the common mistakes made by teams who just want to constantly learn and improve.

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creek.life – Interview with Jude Allred

This is a dev.life special interview, introducing Jude Allred, our CTO. Jude is a long-time Creeker, having started here as an Intern and is now one of our new 3-person management team who leads Fog Creek.

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Building Resilient Services with Go – Tech Talk

In this Tech Talk from GopherCon 2015, Blake Caldwell, a former Software Engineer here at Fog Creek who worked on the Kiln team, explains how he used Go to re-write and speed up KilnProxy, our SSH Reverse Proxy. Hear how he was able to re-write the service and reduce clone times by half, whilst making it more reliable and less noisy.

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dev.life – Interview with Lindi Emoungu

In dev.life, we chat with developers about their passion for programming: how they got into it, what they like to work on and how.

Today’s guest is Lindi Emoungu, a Software Engineer at Google, who has worked on the Google Search and Google Maps products. She has 15 years development experience, having made the leap to computing from her studies in Environmental Engineering and Urban Planning at MIT.

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