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How To Start Your Own Business

Probably the first and most persistent question I had when my partner and I started our own company was, “When does the company actually start?” …

RAF Typhoons break the sound barrier to intercept Dublin-bound private jet which wasn't answering radio calls over UK

• <b>A Challenger 300 private jet failed to contact air traffic control earlier today</b>• <b><br>Two RAF Tyhpoons were sent to intercept the jet as it flew along the</b> …

Why Agile Estimates Don’t Work – Part 1 | Targetprocess - Visual management software

As you read this headline, many things came to your mind, probably. You might have recalled those many hours of meetings as you tried to come up with …

A Roadmap To Becoming An A/B Testing Expert

When To Start Testing<p>Start testing only when you have enough visitors and enough conversions to run the test in a timely manner (a conversion happens …

How we do Asynchronous Planning Poker Estimations

Have you ever worked in teams, where several and simultaneous projects take place and stories need to be estimated quickly and accurately so as to …

The Runtime Performance Checklist

Most performance advice today centers around Page Load Time (PLT) and this is, of course, critically important to success. We reduce or remove …

Free Handsome Bootstrap Themes

We here at BlackTie are branching out a bit in our Bootstrap designs. Instead of a theme, welcome our first Plugin – available for purchase at …

A Product Owner’s Syllabus | Targetprocess - Visual management software

In one of my previous articles (Project Managers: Nurturing vs. Hiring?) I've written on why we prefer to nurture product owners (we call them …

Stuck with Kanban? Consider Multiban | Targetprocess - Visual management software

A couple months ago in the article Kanban as Multiban? I questioned the applicability of simple Kanban boards for managing complex software …

Chrome Dev Summit: Performance Summary | Web | Google Developers

<b>By</b> Paul Lewis<p>Paul is a Design and Perf Advocate<p>#perfmatters: Tooling techniques for the performance ninja<p>Knowing your way around your development …

Making Fullscreen Experiences | Web Fundamentals | Google Developers

We have the ability to easily make immersive fullscreen websites and applications, but like anything on the web there are a couple of ways to do it. …

JSConf 2013: My Favorite Talks

I was fortunate to attend JSConf 2013 this year. I was a speaker in their training track, where I had fun giving a workshop on Backbone. Shout out to …

Data Visualization 101: A Basic Guidance | Targetprocess - Visual management software

In my previous Visualization: Understated or Overrated? post I mentioned that sometimes people pass on the tremendous benefits of using data …

Make the Web a Faster Place

Posted in: Community, Monitoring, Performance Testing, Real User Measurement - September 11, 2013<p>10 Comments<p>Thinking past Page Load Time In the past, …

Web Development

bellasys comments on Reddit: Lessons Learned from Mistakes Made Scaling to 1 Billion Pageviews a Month

Apologizing in advance for "me too", giving 1 diff as reward to reader- here goes:Businesses start and fail on Business Model integrating with …

Planning Poker Resources

Planning Poker is a great way to estimate your product backlog.<p>Not only is Planning Poker fun and efficient, it has a way of teasing out details that …

Agile Estimation with the Bucket System

Estimation – The Bucket System [pdf] – printable reference version of this article.<p>The “Bucket System” is a way to do estimation of large numbers of …

Absolute Horizontal And Vertical Centering In CSS

There, Simon linked to this jsFiddle that blew every other method out of the water (the same method was also mentioned by Priit in the comments). …

Optimizing the Critical Rendering Path for Instant Mobile Websites - Velocity SC - 2013

Game Development

Eight tips for working with X.509 certificates in .NET

Octopus Deploy utilizes X.509 certificates to allow for secure communication between the central Octopus server, and the remote agents running the …