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“Always design with the customer in mind,” they say.
Whenever I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is… well… not go over last night’s notifications on my phone. This has taken a while to get used to, but I am happy I did it. And it’s been a few years now.
Have you had any moments lately where you felt completely overwhelmed?
The brand new Monitive platform is almost ready to be seen by the world, but just like any software development project, minor issues always surface that tend to push a release date back further and further.
Even after being in business for 9 years, I still wanted to keep everything: every email, every note, every design draft or mockup — all the small things that helped Monitive evolve into what it is today.
I have been seeing this motivational quote pop up on my social media feeds a lot lately: “There’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” — Author unknown
It’s Monday morning, and I just arrived at the office.
Although I should have seen it coming, it turned out rewriting Monitive was way more complicated than I originally thought, mainly due to the fact that we took no shortcuts.
For several years now, I’ve been continuously preaching all the reasons why I prefer intentions to resolutions. They’re about the journey, not the finish line. They leave room for humanness. You are less likely to give up when you hit a roadblock.
A while back, while developing the new Monitive, we separated the application into two separate parts...
During my time in university, I ran into several professors and mentors who found the age-old adage of “do what you love” to be outdated and unrealistic.
In the past I used to use the right tool for the right purpose. This led me to employ a lot of tools, and with most turning out to use subscription-based billing, increasing our costs much more that I would have hoped for.
Does anyone like receiving calls from telemarketers?
Having worked for large portals in the past, I always dreamed of gathering large amounts of data about how our customers use Monitive.
“That’s not my job.” We hear it all the time. Sometimes it’s true, and often it’s not — but either way, the phrase has no place in a startup.
Database seeding is the initial seeding of a database with data.
As a self-proclaimed “un-tech-y” person who works alongside certified tech geniuses, I often find myself asking an embarrassingly high number of questions each day.
Are we in the Age of Competition? Collaboration? Conflict? Cooperation?
Laravel Spark is a wonderful library to start building your product.
I don’t know exactly where it started. It might have been with Google’s homepage.
People aren’t loyal to companies. They’re loyal to values, relationships, and experiences.
Laravel Envoyer is known for deploying PHP applications (especially Laravel or Lumen web applications) with zero-downtime
It’s a cliche, but it’s true. And, while we all have things we’d rather do our way as an individual, the collective mind is more effective and more meaningful.
Have you ever had a child in your life who questioned absolutely everything?