10 essential tips for hiring a freelance developer

Hiring and working with a freelance web developer can be a difficult thing. It’s no one’s fault, it’s simply the nature of the beast. This is a new relationship. You will have different vocabularies and work styles. When we started Cloud Devs, we set out to make the process of working with freelancers easier. So…

How to trademark your company name and logo

Your brand is your business. Here’s how to make sure no one takes it away from you. What’s the most important aspect of your business? The product? The people? The proprietary tech? While all those are what will eventually bring you success, arguably the most important part of your company is actually its name. Your…

The right way to quit your job

What to say when those greener pastures are calling your name Quitting is important. The man/woman who wants to find what he/she loves must have the balls/ovaries to stand up and say ‘I don’t like this!’ and move on. Great careers (and happy lives) are built on quitting your job in a well-timed and well-executed manner. We’ve…

The productivity paradox

Why doing more in less time doesn’t work While re-reading an old James Baldwin essay in the New Yorker, I fell into a trance. With each passing paragraph I felt my soul being recharged. And while most of this is to do with Baldwin’s incredible writing talent, there was something else at play: I was reading to absorb….

What is human-centered design, really?

4 key principles for getting to know the person using your product While the word ‘empathy’ may be getting played out on design and business blogs, the idea itself is far from a recent trend. The ability to slip into the shoes of another person and see the world from their perspective is an incredible skill, yet…

React vs Angular: Which framework is right for your app?

A deep dive into two of the most popular web technologies “Though modern Americans have more choice than any group of people ever has before, and thus, presumably, more freedom and autonomy, we don’t seem to be benefiting from it psychologically.”– The Paradox of Choice While psychologist Barry Schwartz may have been talking about the connection between an abundance of…