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Learning to Say No


As a woman who has worked several customer service positions throughout her life, the saying, “The customer is always right” has been ingrained in my professional brain. There’s a lot of merit in this adage—providing positive experiences for your clientele helps create a positive image for your business while building a loyal customer base. I … Continued

A Developer’s Game: Our Logic On How Gaming Can Help You Be a Better Developer

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It’s no secret that we love games here at We Write Code. (Being located directly above Iowa’s coolest barcade is, most definitely, not a coincidence.) Whether it’s tabletop RPGs, old-school arcade classics, or the newest Indie creation, there’s something about a good game that we just can’t resist. The more we thought about it, the more … Continued

Creating an App Users Want

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We get it — creating a new app can be overwhelming. With so many ideas on the table, things can easily start to get complicated and messy. And after writing 5 Mistakes You Can Make in Development, we realized that developers aren’t the only ones who need a little guidance through the process of, well, developing. So … Continued

Project Management: Good For Your Success & Sanity

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Deadlines: they’re something we love to hate. An equally motivating and soul-sucking force. At We Write Code, we’re constantly striving to be the most productive, efficient team possible without sacrificing our happiness to the deadline gods in the process. Project management tools and techniques are the foundation of our success (and oftentimes, sanity), providing a … Continued

One vs. Many: Independent Contractor or Dev Team?

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So you have a brilliant idea. A concept that you’re ready to turn into a reality. And you’re looking for someone who has the skills and know how to turn your napkin scribbles and endless bullet points into an amazing website/app. On an already long list of questions, one of the first things you’ll have … Continued

What is an “MVP”?

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In product development, MVP refers to Minimum Viable Product and was popularized by the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. More than a literal definition though, MVP is a way of thinking. It’s a mindset of minimizing risk to chase a more probable reward — a methodology to ensure your resources are spent on the right … Continued

Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’


Workin’ 9 to 5 (by the end of this post Dolly Parton’s song will be stuck in your head) is a really interesting topic when you start digging into its origins. Also referred to as the 8-hour day, or a 40-hour week, Wikipedia indicates it was first started during the Industrial Revolution in Britain by James Deb … Continued

How to Kick off Your Project Successfully

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So, you’ve already gone through the 4 steps to determine if this project will work, and maybe you’ve even tested the project’s viability out by building an MVP. Now you’re ready to get started on actually BUILDING the real thing. But what are the things you need to do to ensure it gets off on the … Continued