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RapidAPI

x<p>$ / m<p>We will charge your card every month for the plan amount, as well as any overages incurred in the previous month.<p>x<p>Connect your project<p>Choose …

A Dao of Product Design

When a designer or developer sets out to create a new product, the audience is thought of as “the user”: we consider how she might use it, what …

Web Development

Timekit wants to make it easy to build your own online booking system

Timekit, a Danish startup that offers a developer-friendly online booking platform, has closed $1.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from a group of rather noteworthy angel investors.<p>The latter includes former Spotify CTO Andreas Ehn, Libratone …

Building a Better Web with Lighthouse | Web

<b>By</b> Eric Bidelman<p>Engineer @ Google working on web tooling: Headless Chrome, Puppeteer, Lighthouse<p>Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for …

Web Development

The (Not So) Secret Powers Of The Mobile Browser

Apple taught us, “There’s an app for that.” And we believed it. Why wouldn’t we? But time has passed since 2009. Our mobile users have gotten more …

Awesome JavaScript Learning

An awesome list limited to the best JavaScript learning resources<p>This list is mainly about JavaScript – the language. Not about APIs, tooling, …

JavaScript

What is the Best Website Builder? — Wise Buyer

We talked to 1,571 real-life users of website builders to find out.<p>Our work is supported by affiliate commissions, so we may earn a commission if you …

Web Design

Google Assistant API launches today, so we tested some custom voice commands

Google Home gets third-party chatbots, with Pixel and Allo support coming later.<p>The Google Assistant is getting an API today with the launch of …

Android News

This stock exchange for startups uses blockchain technology to make it possible for anyone to invest and trade in growth companies

Kaidi Ruusalepp, CEO and founder of Funderbeam.Funderbeam<p>Growth companies have a predetermined development path to pass through, somewhere at the end lingers the illustrious ‘exit’ or IPO. As an early stage investor you may have to sit tight with your investment for a decade.<p>With Funderbeam, it’s a …

Venture Capital

Does Conversation Hurt Or Help The Chatbot UX?

Chatbot fever has infected Silicon Valley. The leaders of virtually every tech giant — including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple — proclaim …

Web Design

What's New in Node 6?

Node.js has seen rapid and widespread adoption in the web development community, but for a long time it had a reputation for being slow to grow and …

JavaScript

The Product Manager vs. the Technical Product Manager

A lot of people ask me about how to break into product management. I think that is because product management is a hot career track today. So much so …

Product Management

FormLinter—Detect common issues that hurt conversions

Increase your form conversions by fixing common usability issues<p>Enter a URL. FormLinter will find a form on the page and let you know if it can be …

The Guilt and Pain of a Clinton Supporter

Megan, a reader who voted for Hillary Clinton, shares a powerful confession:<p>I’ve been thinking about the election a lot for the past two days, and the idea that I keep coming back to is that in some ways this is my fault.It’s my fault because I voted for Clinton when she ran against Obama in the …

‘I Voted for the Middle Finger, the Wrecking Ball’

A Trump voter describes his worldview in great detail. Despite his blunt quote above, his note is more nuanced and perhaps more relatable than you think:<p>I am Southern. I am white. I am a male. I was raised Roman Catholic and now go to a Methodist church regularly with my wife and kids. I value the …

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

And while this approach has become a truism in most of our industry, it’s far from obvious for anyone entering the field. A lot of articles have been …

UX Design

JavaScript for Web Designers: DOM Scripting

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 5 of Mat Marquis' new book, JavaScript for Web Designers, available now from …

JavaScript

Place Autocomplete | Maps JavaScript API

This example uses the Place Autocomplete widget to provide a type-ahead search box. The radio buttons allow you to filter the types of places that …

Sneakpeekit Sketch Sheets

Precision Grid<p>Multipurpose grid with column marks<p>A generic A4 grid template with column marks ideal for website wireframes as well as icon, font and …

20 Pivotal Books For Designers

The canonical books for Product Designers at Pivotal<p>As the Design Practice Lead at Pivotal Labs, I work on aligning, iterating, teaching, scaling, …

Yarn: A new package manager for JavaScript

In the JavaScript community, engineers share hundreds of thousands of pieces of code so we can avoid rewriting basic components, libraries, or …

Conversational Interface Is the New Face of Your Apps

September 15, 2016 Tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Baidu know that people aren’t filling their devices with apps anymore. Just 35 percent of …

Apps

Creating a Comprehensive Measurement Plan

In order to measure the effectiveness of a digital experience we must plan and execute our measurements in ways that answer a series of questions:• Why …

UX Design

50 product management blogs you should be reading

Regardless of whether you’re a newbie PM or a veteran in your field, there are tons of product management blogs worth checking out. Getting ready for …

Product Management

Creating Exceptional Product Teams

One of the challenges of building a great product management team is making sure you have the right combination of skills and experience. How do you …

Product Management

Why Product Management Roles Differ Across Companies

People trying to enter product management often ask the question (unfortunately while pulling out their hair), “why do product roles look so …

Design Thinking and Action Learning for Product Managers and Innovators

by Chad McAllister<p>How can your products solve customers’ needs… as fast as customers need them? Try Design Thinking coupled with Action Learning. …

Rejecting the Deadbeat Dad Stereotype

Photographer Phyllis B. Dooney was introduced to East New York, a low-income Brooklyn neighborhood, by way of a marching band. Rather than running home to a traditional nuclear family, the students she photographed would spend evenings with their aunts, with their grandmothers, or shuttling between …

The Value Driven Product Roadmap – A New Approach

<b>TLDR:</b> In this post, I suggest a different approach to the popular feature driven roadmap by introducing the value driven roadmap concept.<p>Stop …

Product Management