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Steven Banks is a senior software developer at Patriot Software. He shares his tips, tricks and knowledge with developers everywhere.

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Learn the three keys to software developer motivation.

The 3 Keys of Outstanding Software Developer Motivation

At Patriot Software, we really care about what motivates our people in their day-to-day work. That’s not just a fluffy company line, it’s a real world business strategy. We know that disengaged employees are less productive and harder to retain than engaged ones. That’s why software developer motivation is something that we actively nurture. When […]

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Try using test-driven development for your coding.

7 Reasons You Should Practice Test-Driven Development (TDD)

Test-driven development (TDD) is an incremental approach to software development that requires developers to write an automated test before they write production code. The rules are simple and easy to follow, but may seem restrictive if you aren’t used to writing automated tests. I believe you will find that the discipline involved in this practice […]

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