Agile Software Development

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Get the latest tips on agile software development so you can scale and embrace change.

By: Stride Staff

November 22nd, 2016

Expert Advice: How to Be a More Effective CTO

People

As a CTO, you are responsible for many of the critical elements of project success. Good CTO's produce quality projects. Great CTO's create an environment that promotes collaboration, creativity and utilizes team members individual strengths to make the entire team more successful.  We sat down with experienced team leaders and asked them what tips they had for CTO's. Follow their advice to improve your performance as a technical leader, and give your tech team the boost it needs to become great.

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By: Stride Staff

November 15th, 2016

Expert Advice: Tips all Developers Should Know

People

As a software developer, every day is an opportunity to learn something new. Even the most seasoned software engineers are continually learning new tactics that help them be more effective developers, leaders, and team members. We sat down with individuals who have spent a long time in this industry and asked them about the most important lessons they have learned throughout their career and what they feel all software developers should know. Whether you're a tech leader, a long-time developer, or just getting started with programming, these tips will provide valuable insight to help you advance your career. 

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By: Stride Staff

November 8th, 2016

Expert Advice: Test Driven Development (TDD)

Programming

Test Driven Development, or TDD, provides software engineers with valuable insight during the development process. For some developers, it's key to creating higher quality software in a fraction of the time. However, for those new to TDD, it can be difficult to understand, and leave you with a lot of questions. In order to help you use TDD to generate real results, we sat down with experienced software engineers to help answer your most pressing TDD questions. Follow their tips to gain a better understanding of the value of TDD, when you should use it (and when you shouldn't) and discover how to leverage TDD to aid your design and help you and your team create better, faster software.

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By: Stride Staff

November 1st, 2016

Expert Advice: Team Optimization

People

At Stride, unlocking a team's hidden potential is one of our passions. We believe that through collaboration and proper management, every team has the ability to be great. However, managing a team does come with it's challenges. Building a great team involves more than having great hires, and an effective management strategy demands a hands-on approach.  We sat down with several professionals that have experience leading teams to gain insight on building, managing, and optimizing teams to get the best results. Follow their advice to better launch your team for success, improve collaboration, and increase your teams overall velocity.

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The Enterprise Guide to Launch MVPs

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By: Debbie Madden

October 26th, 2016

How to Facilitate an Agile Retrospective: A Letter from the CEO

Process

Below is the introduction from my new E-Book, How to Facilitate an Agile Retrospective. Retrospectives can be great tools to enable product development teams to iterate and improve on their process when done properly. Download the book to learn how to propery facilitate a retrospective!

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By: Debbie Madden

October 3rd, 2016

Stride Wins Crain's 2016 Best Places to Work in New York City!

People

Stride is named as one of the Best Places to Work in New York City 2016! Crain’s New York Business launched the recognition program nine years ago, and today, it is a badge of honor to be among the winners.

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By: Zander Mackie

September 22nd, 2016

Ruby vs. Elixir: #Each

Programming

Ruby Rubyists use #each all over the place to iterate though collections. It's super common to see code along these lines:

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By: Ian McNally

September 16th, 2016

What we talk about when we talk about consulting

People

I am a software developer. I’m good at some things (looking at you, front end & javascript), fine at other things, and meh at a couple things. I also have decent people skills. So when the right opportunity at the right company presented itself, I became a consultant.

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