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Engineering Leader’s blog

Learn from some of the most accomplished engineering leaders. This blog brings you key insights from fellow engineering managers and tech leaders to level-up your management skills and to take your developer team to the next level.

8+1 Tips and Tricks for Building Large-Scale Enterprise Angular Applications

by Bálint Mérő / October 2, 2019

How to design, implement and maintain large-scale enterprise applications in Angular, part II.
Developer Burnout: How Can a Manager Spot It and Stop It

by Gábor Zöld / September 25, 2019

Developer burnout is a real killer problem. It kills projects, companies, and careers. So we put together a list of the signs you can catch the reasons you should be looking at and the things you can do to counter developer burnout. All actionable tips based on real-life experience.

Managing Platform Teams: How to Structure and Run a Great Platform Team – Interview with Karen Cohen

by Tamás Török / September 12, 2019

Even today, there aren’t many companies with their own platform teams. Usually only the big ones have them, so there's little know-how going around in the industry. Wix.com is one such company with a great platform team and hundreds of developers. We interviewed Karen Cohen, Wix.com’s engineering manager in the platform team. She has loads of experience, and it’s not as good as gold; it’s a lot better.

4+1 Code Review Tools and Linters to Help Your Team Write Better Code

by Gábor Zöld / August 28, 2019

Top 4+1 code review tools and linters to make sure your team writes quality, clean, and easily maintainable code reliably.

Developer Recruitment Process: Top Tips to Get Top Talent

by Gábor Zöld / August 15, 2019

Recruiting developers is a key to success in software development right now, so we checked in with successful industry experts, looked at our own experience and put together a comprehensive guide of actionable tips on the recruitment process.

Managing Remote Developer Teams: How Buffer Set the Gold Standard - Interview with Katie Womersley

by Tamás Török / July 31, 2019

Level-up Engineering Podcast #1

Learn the best practices of running a remote developer team from one of the best in the industry: Katie Womersley VP of Engineering at Buffer. She went into details on all the challenges and being successful with remote teams, as one of the pioneers of remote development.

How to Order IT Projects Like a Boss

by Máté Wohlmuth / July 24, 2019

Learn the best practices for outsourcing software development: the invaluable experience of a CEO running a development agency will save you a tremendous amount of time and extra work.
Code Review: Create The Culture, Learn The Best Practices

by Gábor Zöld / July 17, 2019

Code review is one extremely powerful tool in a developer team’s arsenal, yet it’s often neglected or used in a way that leads to toxic behavior, causing more harm than good. Code reviews done right can help your team share knowledge, which helps with mentoring interns and juniors tremendously, but experienced developers can always improve as well.

Technical Debt: Everything You Need to Know, and How to Manage It

by Gábor Zöld / July 3, 2019

Technical debt is an issue for everybody in the industry. Clients often don't even know, how much money it costs, but all developers know how much effort it takes to work with it. We put together a comprehensive guide on tech debt: everything you need to know about what it is, and how to prevent and manage it.

Developer Motivation: 5 Tips to Retain a Keeper Developer in 2019

by Lelle Buzas / June 19, 2019

You think you hit the jackpot with your new IT talents? Be prepared: keeping developers around and motivated will be harder than the search process was. Developer motivation is key, so here are a few tips to keep them attached (hint: high fluctuation is likely on you).