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How to Have a Long and Happy Relationship with your Technical Partner

Posted by Jeffrey Hanby on January 20, 2016

Development Doesn't Have to be Stressful

Over the years, we have had the chance to work with some amazing companies and do some incredible things. Many of those projects have had us working closely with non-technical entrepreneurs.

This isn't an easy position to be in for many founders. After all, we're working on your baby, and it can be tough to figure out how you fit into the process when you can't personally dive into the code we're writing. Which brings us to the point of this blog.

Through our experiences with many different types of entrepreneurs, we have discovered there are some simple concepts that our partners can subscribe to which can drastically improve the success rate of a project.  

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Teams, Pants, and Learning in Software Development

Posted by Ken Gaulter on December 17, 2015

“The site is down; can you get it back up?”

Oh boy.

The week prior I had sat in on a 20 minute overview of a new system another team was building out. This was a brief meeting just to give the rundown in the event the system went down while the lead developer was out of town. My team had never used this specific tech stack, though we were familiar with how similar stacks work. We learned a few new commands here and there, and left feeling confident that we wouldn't have to tackle anything too out of the ordinary. Famous last words.

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Using Docker-Compose Auto-Scaling to Scale Node.js Instances on a Single Machine

Posted by Sean Moore on October 29, 2015

How Startups Can Stay Vertical

We work with a lot of startups at LookFar, and though they have varying concerns, almost all of them have a point in common: they may need to scale very quickly and very suddenly. Docker - more specifically Docker-Compose - provides a solution with auto-scaling groups.

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Code and Career Lessons from All-Women Workshops

Posted by Chloe Frank on September 18, 2015

Programming Comfort Zones and Steps Beyond

One year ago, my coworker Lindsay and I signed up for a NOLA Women in Technology-sponsored event at iSeatz to learn the basics of coding through an introduction to Ruby on Rails. I enrolled for two reasons: to better understand what the hell the software developers were talking about in meetings, and because Lindsay made me go.

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