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What does a Software Developer Do?

By Mikel Lindsaar,

I've been doing software development for the better part of two and a half decades and in that time I've spent a lot of time and money learning a few lessons on how to get a project moving in the right direction. It has been a fairly expensive learning process but if you are involved in software development, you will likely sympathise with me.

Ada Lovelace is widely regarded as the first computer programmer, but the first program to be written and stored in a computer memory to be run later was in 1948 in the University of Manchester.
It’s been 73 years since then and you might think it’s strange that after all these years of software development it seems more and more difficult to predict the outcome of a software project.

The benefits of code reviews

By Arunan Skanthan,

2020 Code Review RubyonRails

At reinteractive, all code changes are reviewed by one or more developers before being released. This is done for every single line of code written. While there is the obvious benefit of having more eyeballs on that piece of code to ensure less bugs slip through the cracks, there are other benefits too!

When you know your teammates will be looking through your code, it helps ensure you are focused on writing clear and concise code. Even if tiny errors in code or patterns slip through the cracks, your teammates can help you catch them before they get deployed and tested, thus helping reduce the number of bugs as well as making sure the code quality remains high. One way you can make it easier for your team to spot edge cases where you have to deviate, is to add comments to highlight why you deviated. It also helps to mention this in the description when making a pull request. That way your teammates don't have to verify if you’ve done the deviation on purpose or if it was a mistake.

Strategies to make remote work successful

By Mikel Lindsaar,

2020 management Remote Work

A large part of the workforce who started out 2020 working in an office and visiting clients, are now working from home for the first time. Business as we know it is experiencing a change that likely will become ‘normal’ and it’s one that, at least from my view, is overdue.

At reinteractive, I like to think we are at an advantage as remote work is nothing new to us . I started reinteractive as a 100% remote software development company in 2009. At the time it was new and I pioneered our company to the successful model we have today.

A holistic approach to your web application

By Gavin Terpstra,

2020 development management operations ux

Back in 1976, the idea of personal computing was somewhat different to that of today. The Apple I computer sold 175 units, and was considered revolutionary for its time. It came with one small catch – you had to build your own case.

A modern comparison to the original Apple I computer would be the raspberry pi, which has sold an impressive 12.5 million units. It too, requires you to build your own case.

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