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When we’ve first started with TaksBeat we had two junior developers on the team. They actually were good developers however we’ve lost them both just after they’ve completed the first year. By all means one year is a long time at the company changing so fast as we had many more developers who have not […]

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Transparency

Delivering great is about transparency. We’ve talked about this over this year at bootcamps, universities and communities across few cities this year. Over and over again the same story that was the universal theme of virtually every public speak I gave this year. Most of the time this was received well and I still believe […]

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Happy workplace

Is your company’s atmosphere helping you succeed or paving the road to failure? Is your company’s atmosphere helping you succeed or paving the road to failure? In these increasingly difficult economic times, an enjoyable office can translate into a competitive advantage for your business. A positive workplace creates much more than a ‘feel good’ factor, […]

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Stages of Project Management

In any organization, only two aspects of work exist—on-going operations and projects. Projects are defined as unique, temporary endeavors with a specific beginning and end. Operations constitute an organization’s on-going, repetitive activities, such as accounting or production. Since all work and/or efforts performed within an organization are characterized as either operations or projects, all of […]

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Value of a good CTO

Every startup has to have a good CTO. This is the role that cannot be underestimated as much of the success will depend on who is going to be running the technology department of your business. You might be tempted to appoint the best technical geek to the role but in fact you should realise […]

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Design evolution

We’ve launched number of designs over the years. The evolution of the TaskBeat website has been progressing alongside with the evolution of the product. The versions of the website improved with our understanding of the product and the market it operates. We’ve been gathering a lot of data alongside the process to improve the idea […]

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The problem of e-mail

TaskBeat has been designed specifically because of the suffering from prolific e-mail overflow. Although we now learned how to escape from starring at our mailboxes all day, some of us moved to social networking sites, RSS feeds and some other more modern communication protocols. TaskBeat provides best of both worlds, allowing to offload e-mails to […]

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Delivering software

If you want to develop software effectively you hit many obstacles like decisions, meetings, specifications and all the other… You can easily get caught in analysis paralysis of other unproductive processes. If you want to develop software effectively focus on delivering value to the end customers. Think what can I deliver today and focus on […]

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Want your website to be speedier?

1. Compile the code, I mean it. Not bytecache (like use APC with PHP or DLL with VB) but really compile the whole thing to a native code to the language of the processor. Facebook does it with HipHop, Google does it with Java. Whatever you choose make sure the native image (assembler) is running […]

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Challenges of large data sets

How do you make a project management application that handles thousands of work-streams likes projects, tasks and actions? May have failed creating a solution that handles that amount of data. Many managers and users have been disappointed using yet another task management app that simply collapsed in front of their eyes under heavy load. Thousands […]

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