Our marketing department is not afraid of asking for help. They ask for help on a lot of things, which is not a problem, as longs as it is not about images in Prismic… again… That’s why we hired a 12 year old to do some research and write a definitive guide on images in Prismic. These are the results: Continue reading
It’s an interesting topic: plan versus actual. And yes, it’s a good thing you ask about the initial plan and the deviation in the actual execution of that plan. It is however important to know where the emphasis is in the question.
Sometimes you are not working on the edge of technology. For example when you have to add something to a project that has not been touched for over 4 years. Or when you are integrating with a product that uses not so up-to-date library dependencies. This is where this blog post starts: in JIRA, with an ancient version of Jersey. And I want to implement Server Side Events (SSE). Ready? Continue reading
Most of our Atlassian add-ons started out of frustration. They solve problems that we have internally, or they fill blanks in the Atlassian products. Preparing these add-ons for others to use came as an afterthought. Finding a way to sell them came… after that. Little did we know about marketing and such, but we took it as a challenge and we are learning about what works and what does not. Here’s the story about our drip feed. Continue reading
There is a question that came to us that has kept me awake for a few nights:
What is your employee retention policy?
I don’t know. We don’t have one, I think. Continue reading
We talk to a lot of upcoming talent from the local university. Sometimes we’re impressed, but a lot of times we realize that there is still a lot of ground to cover for these youngsters. We also know they need to eat at some point during the day. So, we can’t help but jump in and spend our lunchtime talking about stuff we’re excited about and stuff that we know can help them make a big leap.
Project planning is easy enough if you work on one project at a time. But when your team works on multiple things at a time and you add maintenance and support tasks, things can get messy and you can lose focus very easily. We have tried a couple of things before we found a process that works really well for us. Continue reading