Author: May Yeung

9 things we wish we knew before learning JavaScript

Is JavaScript going to conquer the world? This is a question we ask ourselves every time when there is a new and awesome JS framework coming out. May, one of Oursky’s growth hackers, asked our developers what they wish they knew before they learned JavaScript.

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12 things we wish we knew before we became developers

This post is part of an Oursky series that introduces nuggets of wisdom and humour from our awesome developers in Hong Kong. These are things they would tell their younger developer selves. Continue reading

Never Give Up with Buggy Pokemon GO

While everyone is enjoying Pokemon Go, our mobile app QA team couldn’t resist sharing how their Pokemon trainer adventure became a buggy app documentation venture…

1. Sometimes you think you can reach the target, but it’s actually really far.

 

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How First-time Founders Could Develop Sales Skills

Sales skills for first-time founders

Founders are the only people able to sell their product in the early going.

 

The idea has been turned into a plan and now the plan into a product. What’s next? To have the product in the hands of people that value it. How is that done? Simple: by selling. For many first-founders out there this is a huge roadblock as selling is not something that comes easy. Sales is, yet, a crucial skill and a component of the product development process. For founders, sales is of an even greater importance as they alone must create and transfer value for a product to gain traction. For those founders that may not be as sales-inclined, these simple strategies will work to develop sales skills.

To show the importance of sales for first-time founders, here’s a quick example. Meet Tom: Tom is a superb developer and has just created an app that tracks the migratory patterns of birds worldwide. Tom knows that there is a market for his application and works tirelessly to continuously update and improve. Tom has no resources for marketing or to hire employees but hopes that people will see the value from looking at his simple website.

How successful will Tom be? Tom will likely achieve little success or none at all. Why?

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8 Wireframing Principles for Project Managers

wireframing on paper

Paper-based or whiteboard wireframing is an essential skill for the workplace.

Wireframing is a vital tool in the app or website development process. It allows you to map out where the most important elements on the page should be, it simplifies communication between you and your client or development team, and it helps the designer spot potential issues in the structure or flow of your site.

These days, tools like Balsamiq® Mockups and Axure RP make it easy to continue the process from wireframe to interactive prototype without writing any code. However, knowing the basics of paper-based or whiteboard wireframing is an essential skill for the workplace. The following are 8 essential tips to remember when wireframing.

 

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How Our Project Managers Manage Software Projects

Managing software projects is no easy task. In this post, we will share what our project managers (PM) do and how they work with developers on software projects, which begins the minute our PMs receive a wireframe from the designers.

 

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