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You Need a Hero: The Project Manager

This article is for you, the plucky entrepreneur with an app idea in your heart and a bit of cash in the bank. The diagrams that you’ve scribbled on cocktail napkins will disrupt the entire world, and dump trucks full of money have already been dispatched to your house. To ensure that they arrive on time, here’s some simple advice for making your production cycle…

Clean Code and The Art of Exception Handling

Exceptions are as old as programming itself. Back in the days when programming was done in hardware, or via low-level programming languages, exceptions were used to alter the flow of the program, and to avoid hardware failures. Today, Wikipedia defines exceptions as: anomalous or exceptional conditions requiring special processing – often changing the normal flow of program execution… And that handling them requires: specialized programming…

HSA For Developers: Heterogeneous Computing For The Masses

What do chipmakers like AMD, ARM, Samsung, MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments have in common? Well, apart from the obvious similarities between these chip-making behemoths, they also happen to be founders of the HSA Foundation. What’s HSA, and why does it need a foundation backed by industry heavyweights? In this post I will try to explain why HSA could be a big deal in the…

Getting Started with Elixir Programming Language

If you have been reading blog posts, hacker news threads, your favorite developers tweets or listening to podcasts, at this point you’ve probably heard about the Elixir programming language. The language was created by José Valim, a well known developer in the open-source world. You may know him from the Ruby on Rails MVC framework or from devise and simple_form ruby gems him and his…

Handling Intensive Tasks with Laravel

When dealing with time consuming resource intensive tasks, most PHP developers are tempted to choose the “quick hack route.” Don’t deny it! We’ve all used ini_set(‘max_execution_time’, HUGE_INT); before, but it doesn’t have to be this way. In today’s tutorial, I demonstrate how an application’s user experience may be improved (with minimal developer effort) by separating long-running tasks from the main request flow using Laravel. By…

Toptal's Quick and Practical CSS Cheat Sheet

Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS for short, is a style sheet language written in a markup language. CSS defines the presentation, look and formatting elements of Web documents, such as the layout, colors and fonts. CSS syntax is comprehensive, and it is not easy to always know the exact syntax, or know all the available CSS properties and corresponding values. To help CSS developers and…

Warning: Remote Workers are Not Paid on Time! Is this You?

Remote work is growing.  More and more companies are moving either part, or all, of their team, to remote.  The benefits are obvious – less overhead, less time wasted at the office, and reduced commute. But remote workers, particularly independent contractors, and freelancers, struggle to get paid.  Why, when companies have years of practice setting up payroll for internal employees, does this happen? Many companies are still…

WorkSmart Productivity Tool by Crossover

Staying on task is challenging, especially so for the remote worker who relies on many forms of communication to keep connected with their team. More people are working remotely than ever before but many workers and companies still struggle with productivity when left to work on their own terms. It’s a challenge but fortunately remote workers aren’t left to fend for themselves.  Crossover has developed an online productivity…

A Perspective from Andrew Cullen, Lead Product Designer at InVision

This week, we’re lucky to interview Andrew Cullen! Andrew is a 28-year-old designer from the UK, currently Lead Product Designer at InVision. InVision is a design prototyping tool used and acknowledged by many successful startups. The Remotive team was delighted to get to hear Andrew’s thought on Remote Working, and working at InVision 🙂 How did you first hear about InVision? We used InVision heavily…

[Interview] Aline Mayard

We’re delighted to share the story of an inspiring Remote Worker and Remotive reader, here is Aline’s story: 1.- Can you please tell us a bit more about: Who are you, and what do you do? 🙂 I’m a startup reporter covering Arab startups and I’ve founded The Blue House, a startup getaway nested in a Moroccan fishing village, now on Indiegogo. We want to…

Buffer Retreat in Iceland : From The Inside

I never thought that I would become a remote worker. If you had told me that last year – my answer would probably have been something like “Remote what?” Oh yeah, that crazy lifestyle my brother lives, yeah right.” And here I am! I’m now one of the team mates behind Remotive along with Rodolphe, Jeremy and Alfred, and I almost earned my “remote worker”…

Stay at Home, Work at Home Mothering

Rodolphe – This article was written by Amanda Kendzior for Remotive Blog, she shares with us her experience as a Remote Working mother – Enter Amanda: Last year, as a brand new mum, I stumbled upon something great. Not just great in the fantastic sense, but what feels rather greatly unknown. A solution for mothers worldwide, an answer for many pages worth of forums between…

[Video] Human, by Yann-Arthus Bertrand

As a remote worker, I sometime find it hard to connect with others every day due to the very nature of being remote. This weekend, I was in Paris, France, at Solidays festival and I saw Yann-Arthus Bertrand speak at a conference, this made a huge impact on me and would love to share it: Over 600 million people saw the work of Yann-Arthus Bertrand…

[Interview] Klaus Pillon

Every week, we share the story of an inspiring Remote Worker and Remotive reader, here is Klaus’s story: 1.- Can you please tell us a bit more about: Who are you, and what do you do? 🙂 My name is Klaus Pillon, and I’ve been a freelance concept artist and Illustrator for the past two years. I specialize in environment design and I’ve worked on…

[Video] Natalie Portman Harvard Commencement Speech

Natalie Portman is a women of many talents, aside from being a successful actress, she happens to be a Harvard Graduate. In her address to fellow graduates, she tells her story and chats about the impostor syndrome (more on this over here). I find this speech remarkable, especially her take on achievement “Achievement is wonderful when you know why you’re doing it” and “I love…

The Comprehensive Guide to Remote Working

Walter Chen (co-founder of iDoneThis) and Eric Bieller (co-founder of Sqwiggle) present The Comprehensive Guide to Remote Working ! A Q&A concerning this guide will be online soon 🙂 Tweet us your question(s) @ Remotive ! You can ask your questions towards this guide directly to Walter and Eric by tweeting them to Remotive. The selected questions will be answered by Walter and Eric in…

Remote Working in Beijing : The Meetup

Arriving at the first Remote Workers Meetup in Beijing, organized by Remotive.io and Saent, nobody really knows what to expect of this initial get-together. “Is this really the first edition, ever?” is heard more than once. Organizer Tim Metz, founder of Saent, a soon-to-launch productivity device ( soon-to-launch productivity device ), greets attendees with a choice: “If you’re a remote worker, you can pick a…

Tony Robbins : Why We Do What We Do

This week, we share this speech of Tony Robbins, self proclaimed “The Why Guy”, right at the beginning of this clip 🙂 Putting the focus on the why is actually quite interesting. We do things all day, whether it is for work or not, but do we really think about why we do it ? Tony Robbins discusses the power of motivation, the forces that…

[Video] Science of Persuasion

This is a fun, visual and actionable series of tips on Persuasion. Now, “persuasion” doesn’t always sounds great, that word doesn’t have a great track record! To me, persuasion is mostly about understanding people’s expectations better: when we work online, communication is even more critical since we tend to have different interactions than those we would have face to face. Understanding a few principles of…

[Interview] Tim Bornholdt

Every week, we share the story of an inspiring Remote Worker and Remotive reader, here is Tim’s story: 1.- Can you please tell us a bit more about: Who are you, and what do you do? 🙂 I am a developer, videographer and entrepreneur. I co-founded a mobile app development consultancy named The Jed Mahonis Group. I also shoot and edit C Tolle Run, a…

[Video] Sophie Scott : Why We Laugh

This week we’re exploring laughter together! Laughing is a powerful way to communicate – and is a very contagious behaviour. As remote workers, it could be that we get less opportunities to connect with others throughout our working days. This is a great reminder of how critical it is to connect with others for a good laugh! It also helps us dealing with stressful situations……

[Interview] Mark Railton, Web developer

Every week, we share the story of an inspiring Remote Worker and Remotive reader, here is Mark’s story: 1.- Can you please tell us a bit more about: Who are you, and what do you do? 🙂 My name is Mark Railton (aka. Railto) and I have been a web developer for A Small Orange since October 2014. For roughly 18 months before that I…

Faster Node.js builds with Travis CI

Faster Node.js builds with Travis CI Speed up the building process of you Node.js project There are a lot of tutorials about using Travis CI to build a Node.js project. However, when I started using Travis for our projects, what I really wanted to read about was performance issues, that is, how to achieve a fast build. This post details the best practices you can…

Living Life Framework

5 Thinking principles and 3 Tools to accomplish it This was totally unexpected. Turning 40 ? Why didn’t anyone warn me? Well, now that I’m here, I might as well make the best of it. I recognize the driving force behind my shock of this arbitrary age is the recognition of the approaching deadline of my life. This particular day is the marking of the daily…

Remote Working on Medium

<![CDATA[Remote Working on Medium]]>https://medium.com/tag/remote-working/latest?source=rss——remote_working-5 https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/proxy/1*TGH72Nnw24QL3iV9IOm4VA.pngRemote Working on Mediumhttps://medium.com/tag/remote-working/latest?source=rss——remote_working-5 MediumTue, 24 Oct 2017 05:58:01 GMT<![CDATA[The Future of Digital Work]]>https://medium.com/@findingamee/the-future-of-digital-work-4ef9b2fe44e2?source=rss——remote_working-5 https://medium.com/p/4ef9b2fe44e2Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:46:42 GMT2017-10-24T05:46:42.019Z Technology has emerged with new horizons in the last few decades which has majorly transformed the educational and work frontal because of the huge technological advancements. Teleworking has hogged a lot of lime light over the years due to its impact…

Crossover – The World's Best Talent 100% Remote

Crossover – The World’s Best Talent 100% RemoteWarning: Remote Workers are Not Paid on Time! Is this You?3 Disturbing Facts About Productivity. You’re wasting more time than you think.WorkSmart Productivity Tool by Crossover https://www.crossover.com Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:01:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 https://www.crossover.com/40percent-of-remote-workers-are-not-paid-on-time-15percent-not-paid-at-all/ Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:18:53 +0000 Patchwork Austin Remote work is growing.  More and more companies are moving either part,…

Remote Jobs: Design, Programming, Rails, Executive, Marketing, Copywriting, and more.

REMOTE the eventually-bestselling book about working remotely. Office not required — As an employer, restricting your hiring to a small geographic region means you’re not getting the best people you can. As an employee, restricting your job search to companies within a reasonable commute means you’re not working for the best company you can. REMOTE shows both employers and employees how they can work together,…

Remote Jobs for Digital Nomads

Today July 15 Get the context and insights to defeat all application errors. Learn more. Get the context and insights to defeat all application errors. Learn more. Learn More 2016-07-15FlexibleRemote Firedaemon Firedaemon design ui3> ux design ui3> ux 4h Apply for job FireDaemon Technologies Limited develops software for Microsoft Windows. We deliver traditional rich Windows applications as well as web based ones. We are wanting…