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You can use pairing for onboarding developers.

Using Pairing While Onboarding Developers

A lot of companies like to complain about learning curves, silos of knowledge, productivity, throughput, and wasting time while onboarding developers. Good news for them—paired programming solves a lot of these complaints, if not all of them. When you’re onboarding new employees in software development, those new hires are essentially jumping into a giant vortex […]

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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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Unleash the potential of your software development team.

Unleash the Potential of Your Software Development Team

During my years as a manager here at Patriot Software, I’ve noticed that some college grads and first year devs enter our company expecting to be told exactly what to do, how to do it, and what success will look like. While I appreciate their desire to work hard and achieve success, the truth is, […]

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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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sound board From Web Development to Media Production

How Passion Took Me From Web Development to Media Production

  Geoff Swartz, Media Director at Patriot Software, talks about how he went from code writing to cutting-edge media production for Patriot Software, and offers advice for those who want to use more of their personal passions in their present work environment. Q: Geoff, you’re the Media Director for Patriot Software, but that role is […]

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The Essential Software Engineer Personality Traits

Want to know which one of the software engineer personality traits will set a great developer apart from everyone else? It’s not speed or expertise in the latest coding language. While those skills are useful, to be sure, a truly great developer has something far more valuable: empathy. Think about it, If you’re a software […]

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