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Web Accessibility - What you need to know

Web accessibility is already a topic for developers, but it is hardly spoken about in a business context. This article will briefly introduce what it is, the legal requirements, and why it is essential to start looking into it now.
Margit Lugstein • Jan 2023 • 3 min read • 62 views
Software Engineering

HUK-Autoservice & the foobar values

When we started building the HUK-Autoservice application — an online booking tool for reliable and binding auto service appointments, taking advantage of many available partner workshops around Germany — we approached the project not as “code pushers” but as co-creators. This is one of our fundamental understandings of successful projects.
Angelo Dias • Oct 2022 • 7 min read • 283 views
Software Engineering

09/09 - It's bug birthday!! 🪲🪳🐞

With this article, we want to honour the birthday of the first real debugging 🪲 🗑. Therefore our colleague Mansour shares a story of his life as a developer. It is about how he suspected the whole company he worked in systematically stole laptops just because of one tiny bug. But read it for yourself. Enjoy!
Mansour Kalagar • Sep 2022 • 4 min read • 99 views
Software Engineering

Google Maps with search and marker using React

This is a short tutorial on how to successfully implement Google Maps using a handy library created by Google's own Developer Relations Engineer @jpoehnelt and maintained by the community. We'll have a map with a search and a location marker by the end of it. All using the native Google Maps API with the help of @googlemaps/react-wrapper.
Angelo Dias • Aug 2022 • 16 min read • 64 views
Empowerment is more than you think

Why empowerment is more than you think

It’s a given that everyone in management today hears about team empowerment and self-managed teams and how good they are doing in an agile context. Of course, when hearing about the type of success others are having doing this, we immediately want to try it out, or you know, wait a bit then be pressured into it in some way or another. And when that happens, as we all humans do, we take a concept that we don’t fully understand and run with it. Either because we’re excited to get stuff done better and faster or because we have to. No matter the reason, we need to understand that there is more to empowerment than we might imagine. In this article, I want to touch on one particular part of empowerment - trust and the need to control or tidy up.
Alexandru Condrea • May 2022 • 4 min read • 88 views