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    Pro Tips for Onboarding a New Teammate

    Pro Tips for Onboarding a New Teammate Intro Last month’s blog post, Pro Tips for Joining a New Team, was from the perspective of the reader joining a team. But what if you’re a member of a team that is onboarding a new teammate? Look no further, we’ve got you...
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    Case Study: Mobile Development to Improve Global Farming

    DEFINING THE PROBLEM For farmers, planting seed can be a complex process entailing planning and forecasting. Many agriculture companies across the U.S. invest in technology with hopes of improving both the process and overall annual yield. Initiatives like this start with a comprehensive look at current processes and operations to...
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    The Community Taught Developer

    The Community Taught Developer I do not have a formal education in Computer Science, nor did I attend a Coding Boot Camp. In fact, I took my first job as an application developer with the understanding that I had ZERO experience and we would be doing the “sink or swim”...
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    Pro Tips for joining a new team

    You’ll likely join a new team at some point in your career. For some, this can be an exciting opportunity. For others, joining a new team can bring nervousness and stress. During a lean-coffee style meeting at Source Allies, the small breakout group I joined wanted to get ideas and...
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    What makes a Great Teammate?*

    Seriously, I’m asking. I’m not writing this because I have the answer. I’m asking because I know there are qualities I appreciate in a teammate, but I’m only one person and my experience is different than yours. So, please, understand the asterisk applied to the title of this article. My...
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    Deploying AWS APIs with the Serverless Framework

    What's the quickest and easiest way to deploy a serverless API to AWS? If you're an absolute expert in configuring and managing AWS API Gateway, then maybe it's by writing cloudformation templates and deploying your code. However, if you're like me and often want to spin up APIs quickly to...
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    Flip the Script: Hackathon 2020

    This year Source Allies hosted our third annual internal hackathon. Our goals for this year’s Hackathon were to involve more teammates both in the planning and participation of Hackathon, adapt gracefully to unknown changes along the way due to Covid-19, continue to have projects be successful by the end of...
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    State Management Anti Patterns

    Angular State Management Anti-Patterns When looking at an Angular application, there are several powerful state management techniques available. There are built-in component bindings like the input and output bindings, services using RxJs and observables, and state management libraries like NgRx, Akita, MobX and NgXs. Well managed state can improve application...
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    Retrospective on Holiday

    Lets face it, Agile Retrospectives, like all things, can get a little stale when they become too habitual. Maybe you're finding yourself in a rut answering the same old questions with the same old sticky notes, or maybe you're just looking for a fun twist on an already effective routine....
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    Case Study: e-Delivery Platform Development and Adoption

    We believe companies that invest in great technology products can achieve strategic competitive advantages within their market, regardless of industry or size. This can be especially true during COVID times, when companies are looking for ways to make it easier to connect with their customers. Accessibility and product ease can...