Being a good listener: yet another skill developers should have
As a developer, you constantly engage with other stakeholders throughout the project. You talk to them, you listen to them, and you process the data from conversations into information.
What happens when you give a software developer a set of drums?
Inside the software industry you will find projects that are very time and energy consuming, intense deadlines and expectations for everything to be delivered on time and efficiently; it’s no different any consulting firm from the other when it comes down to project work.
The importance of trustworthiness
What is trustworthiness? What can be related with it? If you ask Merrian-Webster, you’ll find out that the definition includes the words “worthy” and “confidence”, and that’s about it.
The developers’ world from a non-developer perspective
When I first started working in this software firm, Definity First, I knew very little about the environment and the market. The truth is that I was pleasantly surprised and am still finding new surprises. Let me tell you why.
Five ways to get ready for a Cetification Exam
Yes, it's exam time! Knowing how to properly prepare for a certification exam is the key to avoid stress and approve it with excellent results.
Quality Assurance vs Quality Control
A couple of years ago I got the PMP certification. One of the areas of study was Quality Management. It allowed me to understand the difference between quality assurance and quality control. They’re quite different, and it’s easy to get the concepts mixed up.
Definity First committed to women empowerment
One of the most valuable things I’ve learned since I started working at Definity First is that empowered women empower other women.
Let me tell you about what doing home-office is all about
I want to start talking about the great experience of doing home-office, but at the same time it is such a great responsibility to describe! It is not just that I want to talk about what it’s like to be employed by a Great Place to Work® in Mexico, but I also want to talk about the confidence that working for them can give to you to work remotely... from your home!!
From Intern to full-time software consultant
“Everything in life has a price, opportunities exist, there are many variables out there waiting for you to choose one of them. At the end of the day, you are the one who defines the limits”
How women are revolutionizing the software industry
Our society is changing and evolving, and part of that evolution includes women empowerment. This means increasing their roles in various aspects.
Real life MongoDB experiences
Here in Definity First we are mostly a .NET shop. However, that doesn’t mean we’re married to .NET. Our approach is picking the technology that best suits the needs of the project.
How to bring new talent up to speed
Imagine the time it takes to explain to a new employee the details of the project she'll be working on. Now think about bringing 2 or 4 or 6 more new developers up to speed –all at different times. The time can quickly add up to weeks.