What’s the Best Way to Structure Your Dev Team?

Development teams are like snowflakes, and there’s no one ‘right way’ to structure a team. It has been proven time and time again that small teams are more efficient, and not to fear — even if you’re operating with large teams, those can be broken down into subteams. Set small teams up in such a way that contributes a ‘whole’ set of skills to a project, and you’re on the right track to optimal efficiency.

Is C++ Dead?

C++ is everywhere — many of the applications that run on Windows and Linux are written in it, not to mention that most of the gaming industry depends on C++. Open source uses C++. Many similar programs won’t match the performance of C++, but in specific cases they are ‘good enough’ and generally easier to learn. No language is the be-all-end-all, but we think we can rest easy knowing that C++ will always be around, despite the newer, sleeker languages emerging. Developers will continue to hate on it because it’s bloated, and difficult to learn, but in reality, it’s functional and fast.

Commenting Code

Comments have their time and place in code, but the best comment is no comment at all! In other words, your code should speak for itself. However, no code is completely self documenting. Commenting does not add inherent value to your code, and it does require extra time and space. To extract maximum value from commenting in building and expressing intent to future developers, comment clearly and wisely.

90-Day Plan Turns Engineers into Remarkable Managers

Transitioning from engineer to technical manager is tricky business. Normally, startups are run by the founder, who runs the entire team for a time. When all hell breaks loose, a startup realizes they need management, and top engineers are asked to fill these positions. But wait, are management skills just magical powers you finally gain […]