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SQL Demystified: A Brief Primer on Relational Databases

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Data records are created, read, updated, and deleted on a daily basis. And SQL (Structured Query Language) is the programming language of choice for managing and querying “relational databases,” a popular type of database named after the relational algebra that made it possible. This article looks at the concept of a relational database, explains what SQL is, and outlines how…

5 Unwritten Rules Of The Coffee Shop Office.

5 Unwritten Rules Of The Coffee Shop Office. As the nomadic life is becoming increasingly popular, more freelancers are looking for a place to work. Being able to work flexibly opens the options to almost anywhere with wifi and a comfy seat. With the lifestyle and working environment comes a few unwritten rules. #1 It’s not your actual office. No matter how long you spend in coffee…

4 Things That My Online Education Taught Me About Remote Work

4 Things That My Online Education Taught Me About Remote Work There are a lot of similarities between online learning teams and 100% distributed teams; here are 4 things that stood out to me. “A group of smiling young people sitting around a fire pit in the mountains” by Phil Coffman on Unsplash “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” — John Dewey I recently earned my Bachelor…

“It’s All About Work-Life Integration — A Tale of Finding Balance”

“It’s All About Work-Life Integration — A Tale of Finding Balance” by Shelby Wolpa, Vice President of People Operations at InVision On the eve of my daughter’s first birthday, my husband and I made the tough decision to leave San Francisco. It was the place we had called home for the previous seven years and where we had made many unforgettable memories. We were sad to leave the…

Declaring Independence? Consider Your Definition of “Freedom” First

Declaring Independence? Consider Your Definition of “Freedom” First Between two palm trees, on a beautiful beach, you sway comfortably in your hammock. You dreamily nudge the Panama hat up from the bridge of your nose. To the right: white sands and the crystal blue water gently rolling in to shore. To the left: an appropriately attractive server hands you a mai-tai with just the right…

How to become a digital nomad without travel budget

How to become a digital nomad without travel budget Working and living for a while at a coastal city and learn how to surf along the way (like a founder friend of mine did this year in Lisbon) sounds like a dream to many of us digital workers. I always wanted to experience the digital nomad lifestyle, but due to budget and more over time restrictions…

TWTW — Week 2, ENT101 — Another week , another experience.

TWTW — Week 2, ENT101 — Another week , another experience. So,here comes my second story. Well, it was a new week and hence a new experience.This week was another try with a video on” Minimum Viable Product”.Though,it was my second video and I tried to make a better one since last time but I still feel it could have been better. Another interesting thing that we did this week…

“Anytime, Anywhere” and Abuse

Original Image Source: “Family Computing”, 1988 “Anytime, Anywhere” and Abuse by DS Bigham, Consultant with Boilerplate Digital Y’all. We need to talk about the all-in attitude for the “anytime, anywhere” employee. While it may seem like a boon to worklife, when we move away from an in-office, 9 to 5 culture, there is strong potential for employees (“teammates”) to be abused, with work bleeding into and…

Setting your design system up for success

So you’ve decided that it’s time for your organization to create a design system and put it into effect. That’s great. You’re joining a group of companies like IBM, Uber, and Airbnb that are creating digital products whose experiences are more consistent and whose production processes are more efficient. That’s music to the ears of developers, engineers, and executives alike. But don’t go in unprepared….

The key to designing experiences that convert

Hands up if you’ve experienced this one before: You spend most of the month planning, outlining, and designing the perfect experience. You’re sure this variation will drive more sales/signups/downloads/other KPIs. It finally goes live. High fives all around! A few weeks later the numbers start coming in and the results aren’t what you were expecting. Sigh. Turns out conversions haven’t changed much if at all,…

“Urgent” email for your boss

Subject: Product Hunt hooked us upTo: Your bossFrom: You and your team Hi{{Your Boss’s Name}}! TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF conference is coming up in September, and Product Hunt just hooked us up with a special extra 15% discount on Early Bird tickets. Barista robots, decentralized scooters, self-driving cars, and automated food delivery bots — San Francisco is a melting pot of of cutting-edge tech. Dara Khosrowshahi (Uber CEO),…

How to Sell on Instagram Like the Pros [Proven Tips & Strategies]

By now, you’ve most likely heard that the Instagram platform has surpassed 1 billion monthly active users worldwide and that 400 million+ people are using Instagram Stories on a daily basis. But, did you know that Instagram now makes up more than one-third (36%) of Facebook’s total ad revenue? A revenue number that is expected to grow to $5.4 billion in the U.S. alone in 2018…

How the Right IAM Tools Will Help Insurance Teams Make the Shift to Digital

Forrester Consulting analysis determines that using Auth0 can yield a 548% ROI and $3.7M in identity-related savings. Read the full report: Total Economic Impact of Auth0. Insurers know that implementing digital changes have the potential to benefit them long term. A recent McKinsey study found that insurers that digitized their processes eliminated 30 to 50 percent of the human service costs. The top quartile of…

Intro

Intro Hiring remotely is a great strategic decision. It’s important to note that being remote is not all or nothing. You could have only some specialist positions remote (like Dell), only some teams remote (like Amazon, Adobe), or you could have the whole organization remote (like Zapier, InVision, Trello). Moreover, remote doesn’t (necessarily) mean hiring people from other countries/time zones or having flexible working hours…

Turn on Your Camera!

Turn on Your Camera! Photo by the author I’ve spent my entire career at globally distributed companies: Atypon had 5 offices in 4 countries (and now has 9 offices in 5 countries) and Smartling has 5 offices in 4 countries. Both have a contingent of telecommuters, too (telecommute—what a quaint word to use in 2018!). This arrangement was unusual 10 years ago but increasingly is common. There…

Remote monitoring software

Remote monitoring software Remote monitoring software– Remote workers must be engaged and purposeful in their interactions. Without the random hallway conversation, remote workers need to have purposeful interactions with other members of your team. The opportunity to stay connected, build relationships, and feel like they are part of a larger team, working towards a purpose can be lost if you do not engage and connect…

Starbucks Coffee / Kurtköy

Starbucks Coffee / Kurtköy Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı’na oldukça yakın bir konumda bulunan bu Starbucks şubesini kısa zamanlı çalışmalar için tercih edebilirsiniz. İç mekan olarak oldukça küçük olan bu Starbucks şubesi’nin dışarıda geniş sayılabilecek bir oturma alanı bulunuyor. İçeride çalışabileceğiniz en iyi yer girişteki büyük masa, onun dışında çok fazla alternatifiniz yok. Dış mekanda çok ses olduğu için çalışabileceğinizi düşünmüyorum. Müşteri kitlesi karışık ama Viaport AVM’deki Starbucks’…

Overcoming Isolation for Remote Teams

(How to make your team feel connected) “Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek These words ring true for any team, communication and collaboration are the essential catalysts to an effective team. So you’ll be interested to know, while browsing the web, I came across a very interesting article from the teams at Buffer, Workform and…

Remote Desktop Using TeamViewer from Windows to Ubuntu

Remote Desktop Using TeamViewer from Windows to Ubuntu There are a lot of approaches to remote access the Ubuntu desktop using RDP, xRDP, and VNC, etc. However, Many steps involved. And sometimes, the setup may not be successful after following all the steps. The setups of them are not easy. The easiest one would be using TeamViewer.Advanatages: Easy to setupDisadvantages: Need to get online For my…

Auth0 Expands Reach of Global Partner Program

BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 16, 2018 — Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced significant expansion in its Partner Program, adding several notable Solutions and Technology Partners to its global network. More companies in the U.S., Europe, and South Africa can leverage Auth0’s Universal Identity Platform, thanks to the global growth of the Auth0 Partner Program. Due to the demand that solutions integrators,…

How the Nintendo Entertainment System lives on in open source – Game Bytes

Welcome to the July edition of Game Bytes, a monthly series focused on the game developer community. This month, we take a look at the legacy of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in open source. The NES was released 35 years ago today. While official NES games haven’t been released in over 20 years, a “homebrew” scene exists where developers are still creating NES games…

Things I’ve Learnt From ~Two Years Of Remote Work

Things I’ve Learnt From ~Two Years Of Remote Work Pulling the plug on in-office work the right way Photo by Goran Ivos on Unsplash I’ve been working remotely on and off for almost two years now. It’s been fun to pull the plug on in-office work and finally live the life where I get to wake up at 10am and work late into the night. It’s been awesome…

Walter’s Coffee Roastery

Walter’s Coffee Roastery Kadıköy’de Moda’ya giderken uğrayabileceğiniz Walter’s Coffee, laptopla çalışmak için mutlaka denenmesi gereken bir mekan. Walter’s Coffee Roastery Kadıköy’de rahatça çalışabileceğiniz kafelerden bir tanesi. Hafta içi akşam saatlerinde veya hafta sonları kalabalık olabilir ama genelde alt katında yer bulabilirsiniz. Kadıköy’e toplu taşıtlarla geldiğinizde mekana ulaşmak için biraz yürümeniz gerekiyor. Müşteri kitlesinin çoğu çalışmaya gelen gençlerden oluşuyor, bu yüzden rahat bir ortam olduğunu söyleyebilirim. Etrafta…

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Here’s the problem: You’re in the majority. You’re part of the global population who have a regular 9-to-5 job that’s paying the bills. You’re not necessarily living the dream, but things could definitely be worse. One thought’s been on your mind though — it would be great to have more flexibility. Being locked in an office all day kind of sucks. “I can do my job from…

My brain is reaching to find some connection between the content of this article and its headline…

My brain is reaching to find some connection between the content of this article and its headline, other than an attempt to force a rather condescending lesson on people who clicked on it. I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it doesn’t seem very ethical. Either way, I clicked out of curiosity because I’ve already been working from my laptop for…

Connecting to a Jupyter Notebook on a remote Linux machine

Connecting to a Jupyter Notebook on a remote Linux machine My desktop at work is a powerful machine I use for exploratory data analysis and other machine learning work-flows. In this post I will go over how I connect to my work machine and run Jupyter Notebook work loads when I am working remotely. SSH into remote machine Step 1 is to ssh into your remote machine…

Productivity Trackers I use (as a developer working remote )

Productivity Trackers I use (as a developer working remote ) I have been working remotely full time the last 2 years, since I join Tenfold (https://www.tenfold.com/), almost at the same time I was starting to work toward a master’s degree in Computer Since(You can see some info about my research here). Those are two demanding activities I have to deal with on a daily bases. To…

Retro-fitting remote working

Retro-fitting remote working I wrote my last post about remote working on my way to Gran Canara almost 4 years ago. It was the first time I had attempted to work remotely from the team based in London, and the reality was — remote working was really hard! We aren’t a “remote-first” company, and I knew working with the team when they weren’t used to having to deal…

I bought Splatoon and it ruined my life

I bought Splatoon and it ruined my life Photo by Corey Motta on Unsplash Every worker needs some break after a long period of extensive work. Taking more breaks not only has been proved to increase the productivity but also is a healthy way to motivate workers. Startups have got it for a while. And I also believe that startups invested in this strategy due to the…

Working remotely in a remote first company

Working remotely in a remote first company My remote working experience As I sit here on the outer edge of Glacier National Park in Montana, fresh off of one of the most amazing hikes and drives I’ve ever been on, I can’t help but feel grateful for the time we live in, and for being a part of Very, a company that embraces and encourages employees…

The secret to connecting designers and developers

Most tech professionals use some form of design system, whether that be a sketch library, design tokens, or style guide. When optimized, design systems have incredible potential. However, designers and developers often think about them differently. And when your team doesn’t see eye-to-eye, it can lead to less-than-optimized processes and outcomes for everyone. Related: 6 tasty ways for designers and developers to collaborate better To…

The Real Cost of Burnout – And How to Avoid It

[unable to retrieve full-text content] How do we know when we’re suffering from the burnout? What measures can we take to recharge and avoid it before it’s too late, or deal with the consequences once we’re caught in the middle? The post The Real Cost of Burnout – And How to Avoid It appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog The Real Cost of…

How to build a thriving culture with a remote team.

How to build a thriving culture with a remote team. When employees work remotely, it can be hard for them to experience the culture, feel connected to one another and be engaged. Creating a thriving work culture for your remote team is actually not that difficult, but it does require establishing a clear vision, strong online communication, hiring people with the right mindset, giving them the…

Beach Reads Recommended by Auziros

Someone’s always suggesting that you read something at Auth0. Since this year’s company offsite took Auth0 to the Pacific Beach in Panama, I thought I’d pull together a list of book recommendations to fill your summer with thought and intrigue. “Reading’s a big part of @auth0 culture. Here’s our list of exciting (and relaxing) reads for your beach pleasure.” TWEET THIS Biography Business Fiction Darktown…

How to Get the Most out of Your Day While Working Remotely

How to Get the Most out of Your Day While Working Remotely It doesn’t usually involve sitting on the couch. Don’t get me wrong. I still do it sometimes. I lay on the couch with my head and feet propped up, lean my laptop against my knees, and work. Sometimes I even use the couch cushion as a mousepad. Eventually, though — and unsurprisingly — my neck, back, shoulders, and…

Web Developer Interview | Tania Asimionesei

Web Developer Interview | Tania Asimionesei Tania is currently working remotely as a front-end web developer and traveling the world! She was kind enough to interview with me between her travels. Continue reading below for great advice related to working remotely, traveling, and good life tips. I’m sure a lot of web developers either have or have had the dream of working remotely and traveling…

Bringing GraphQL to Octokit.NET

If you’ve built apps that connect with GitHub, you are no doubt familiar with Octokit. GitHub offers three official flavors of the easy-to-use Octokit library—one for Ruby, .NET, and Node.js—that work with the GitHub REST API v3. Back in September of 2016, we announced that we would move to GraphQL, the query language developed by Facebook, in part due to the ability to fetch all…

The Truth About Digital Nomads

The Truth About Digital Nomads Even the meerkats could not believe it. You know how Australia has kangaroos and kiwi birds as part of its exotic local fauna? Well, the Earth has now a new exotic species: the digital nomads. But wtf is a digital nomad, you might ask? Yes, that’s exactly what I wanted to understand as well. So I conducted some research on the…

Work From Home Wellness: Here’s How to Achieve It

Work From Home Wellness: Here’s How to Achieve It Working from home isn’t easy. While our office dwelling counterpoints believe our day consists of morning grocery runs and perpetual bedhead, we know better. And though we don’t want to get all ‘woe is me’ about the WFH life, we know we miss out on a lot of interpersonal perks; coworker relationships, the thrill of face-to-face collaboration…

Como posso me comunicar melhor por texto?

Como posso me comunicar melhor por texto e manter uma boa relação com o time distribuído? A importância de uma boa comunicação talvez seja um dos princípios mais comuns quando ouvimos falar de trabalho remoto. Essa é uma premissa básica e com convicção é possível afirmar: a comunicação escrita vai ocupar boa parte do seu dia de trabalho. Nós, no Startaê, por exemplo, valorizamos a…

Team Management and Cooperation

Team Management and Cooperation Today’s project management tools provide you with a lot of means of interaction within a team. And there’re many situations when such tools are preferable to traditional ways of communication. Nevertheless, they are not a complete substitute for email and messengers, that are widely used by development teams. Both emails and instant messaging serve the common purpose, although in different ways….

A quick guide to choosing a color palette

Our job as designers is to take a product or project and make it user-friendly while remaining true to business goals. This is no small task. We’re responsible for everything from wireframes and user flows to typography and color selection. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a few well-placed tips and hints, you can take most of the work out of picking fonts and…

Why two-pizza collaboration doesn’t work for design

Product design is a team effort. There’s no way around it. From researchers to developers to, well, designers, creating a digital product for the masses involves a number of opinions from a variety of sources. Everyone involved plays an important role and has valuable input that factors into the design process. That being said, how large does your project team need to be? Jeff Bezos,…

Convert your photos into pixel-art

Pixel art is the bomb, but it’s painstakingly difficult to make yourself. PixaTool is here to instantly convert your pictures into pixel art. Perfect for A E S T H E T I C S on Instagram, designing custom artwork for your apartment, or even building retro video games. If you want to get a real-time preview of your pixel-art photography, this Pixel Art Camera…

Staying motivated while working remote

Staying motivated while working remote So I’ve been working remotely full-time for around six years now. Sometimes it’s the best thing ever. I mean, most people who imagine working from home as this perfect situation where you never have to deal with the pains of commuting, office drama, or distractions ever again. Pants optional. Sometimes, however, working from home can become something akin to solitary confinement….

The open-plan office is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea

Not because there aren’t people who actually enjoy working in an open office, there are. Quite a few, actually. But they’re in the distinct minority. The vast majority of people either dislike the open office or downright hate it. So how is that going to work, exactly? By force, of course! Open offices are more appealing to people in management because they needn’t protect their…

Thinking About Remote Work? Here are 8 Ways to Overcome Communication and Environment Issues

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Thinking About Remote Work? Here are 8 Ways to Overcome Communication and Environment Issues Remote Work Is Possible When You Deal With These Issues If you have tried it before, you know there are many obstacles to making remote work “feasible”: timezone differences, communication issues, spotty wifi, lack of proper schedule, environment distractions and more. I have been running Power Level Studios…