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  • Promoting Culture Via Magic: The Gathering

    Promoting Culture Via Magic: The Gathering

    Written By: Matthew Thomason & Tanya CourtneyTanya Courtney & Aris Zakinthinos playing Magic: The GatheringEvery company has their clubs, teams, and events which develop their culture. In a...

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  • A Brief Guide to the Achievers Open API

    A Brief Guide to the Achievers Open API

    The Achievers Open API is an initiative to help you integrate our Employee Engagement Platform into your company’s workflow with the tools that your company already uses. This basic guide will...

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  • Conquering Imposter Syndrome

    Conquering Imposter Syndrome

    Have you ever felt like you’re playing pretend? Like everyone except you knows what they’re talking about and has everything figured out? Don’t worry, I’m right there with you! If you feel like a...

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  • Are you having fun at work?

    Are you having fun at work?

    A few years ago I found myself diligently working non-stop for three days at a start-up to bring up a website with a team of six people. We were stressed, tired, frustrated, and my boss kept...

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  • Beginner’s guide to SASS

    Beginner’s guide to SASS

    We generally hear people talking about SASS, but what exactly is SASS? Is it a new language? Is it a new way of writing CSS? How different is it from CSS?Let’s take a short journey today to figure...

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  • 3 Lessons Learned from Web Unleashed 2016

    3 Lessons Learned from Web Unleashed 2016

    Web Unleashed is an annual conference for front-end developers and designers held in Toronto. Many hot topics such as the state of the industry and future trends are discussed by developers,...

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  • How to avoid getting burned by your Android

    How to avoid getting burned by your Android

    Have you ever woken up to a phone that looked like a toasted marshmallow? I’m hoping the answer to that question is no. But, you’ve probably experienced an overly warm Android in a less extreme...

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  • Getting on Track Towards Continuous Deployment

    Getting on Track Towards Continuous Deployment

    In November of 2015, my 3-person team was given a rather high-level, “make-our-development-process-better” mission and we were struggling to figure out how to start. The CTO decided to stop by and...

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  • The Perks In A Great Development Culture

    The Perks In A Great Development Culture

    What makes a great development culture? Free drinks? Free breakfast? Everyday happy hour? Sure, those things are attractive. But, cool perks are par for the course these days. Virtually every...

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  • Quick and Easy API Testing with NodeJS

    Quick and Easy API Testing with NodeJS

    Continuous delivery is difficult and here at Achievers we embody all of it. With several deploys a week, it’s important to stay on top of things and ensure that our API is functioning correctly....

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  • Tools of our trade

    Tools of our trade

    I often get asked what tools I use when designing and building products. Learning new tools is something I enjoy, and so my list tends to change from time to time but there are definitely a few...

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  • Continuous Delivery and the Iron Triangle of Software Delivery

    Continuous Delivery and the Iron Triangle of Software Delivery

    The lords of software delivery have always told us that we can pick two out of the three sides of the iron triangle: good, fast or cheap while building and deploying software. Continuous Delivery...

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  • Striking a Balance — Design & Product

    Striking a Balance — Design & Product

    Striking a Balance — Design & ProductWorking with a great product manager can be an extremely rewarding experience. As product designers we’re used to handling all the different aspects of a...

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  • 3 Tips to Help You Land Your First UX/UI Job

    3 Tips to Help You Land Your First UX/UI Job

    I was recently asked to speak to a group of students interested in pursuing careers in UX/UI design. This particular group had just wrapped up an intro to dev course. I could understand where some...

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  • The 11 habits of highly effective Agile delivery teams

    The 11 habits of highly effective Agile delivery teams

    What makes an Agile delivery team effective and successful?We are living in an era of group accountability and collective ownership. Cowboys have traditionally been very effective and...

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  • Accessibility Evaluation Checklist

    Accessibility Evaluation Checklist

    At Achievers, we started the journey of making our platform accessible about a year ago. It involved making existing and any new features accessible. I have created a handy checklist of the tools...

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  • How to Survive Deployments and Not Disrupt Your Users

    How to Survive Deployments and Not Disrupt Your Users

    How to Survive Deployments and Not Disrupt Your UsersOur panel of experts shared their experiences on delivering high performing, scalable, and reliable software to the web.We answered your...

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