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Platform Engineering 101: Why You Need It and How To Build It
Find out how Platform Engineering will help scaley our DevOps sutainably as well how to build your first platform team
Landing Your Ideal CTO Role in 2023: Navigating the Job Market and Finding the Right Fit
Ace your CTO job search with expert advice tailored to tech leaders! Uncover essential tips on location, company stage, domain expertise, cultural fit, and red flags. Navigate the CTO job market and elevate your tech career with ease.
4 Tips on How to Recruit a Remote Workforce
Learn how to recruit your remote team smartly to properly make use of the benefits of a global workforce.
SaaS Pricing 101
Learn the ins and outs of SaaS pricing with this comprehensive guide. Discover the importance of a value metric and how to optimize your pricing strategy for maximum growth. Explore the differences between user-based, usage-based pricing, and tiered pricing, the benefits of the freemium model, and why you should not use grandfathered pricing. Learn how to communicate a price increase.
How to Evolve Your Role as Founding CTO
Find out how you can find your place in the company as the founding CTO as the company grows.
How to Use Tickets Correctly in Product Management and Software Development
Find a better way to use tickets in your software development process using product management concepts from the Shape Up Methodology. In this article, you learn how to use packages and pitches and use tickets only for discovered tasks.
How to Monetise a Mobile App
Find out how you can earn money from your mobile app or game - starting with setting up attribution and in-app analytics and finally - how to get others advertise on your app
Where C Plus Plus excels
Why do people choose to code in C++ when there are many other languages available? Bjarne Stroustrup explains what makes C++ so useful + the past, present and future of C++.
The Case For Language-Agnostic Hiring
When you are hiring, you should think beyond languages and instead look at software craftsmanship, argues Uncle Bob, the Clean Coder.
How to Tool for Developer Productivity
Find out how to develop effective tooling in an efficient manner including build vs buy and success metrics for developer satisfaction & productivity
How to Retain Tech Talent Through the 6 Rules of Engagement
Retain tech talent (and prevent attrition) with these 6 Rules of Engagement which make you the CTO everyone wants to work for. Find out how you communicate expectations, lead autonomous or remote teams and build relationships with your team.
6 Tips to Overcome Scaling Challenges Like Design Decisions, Tech Debt, and Developer Satisfaction
Scaling isn’t easy. You will need to set up processes on how things are going to work now that you are a big company with multiple teams. In this article, we discussed how to make design decisions, handle tech debt and keep in touch with developers now that the company is so much bigger.
Focus and Flow: Productivity Tips to Improve your Work-Life Balance
Find out how to manage meetings, notifications and Slack to allow for better flow & focus at work, which will make you more productive and allow for a better work/life balance in tech.
The Best Way to Assess Candidates Skill in a Technical Interview
Find out how to assess candidates' technical skills in this roundup article in which experienced CTO share the pros and cons of the various methods (live coding vs take-home test vs whiteboard interviews vs code analysis).
Bootstrapping A StartUp in 2022 According to DHH
Find out the best way to bootstrap a start-up with advice from DHH - veteran SaaS founder and CTO - detailing everything from team size to product discovery,
David Heinemeier Hansson
How to Use Data to Optimise your Technical Recruiting and Hiring Funnel
Attract top tech talent when you use data to improve your technical recruiting strategy in everything from talent sourcing to the screening and Interview process. Codility CTO shares tips that will help you when hiring everything from entry-level developers to mid-level engineering managers and senior CTOs.
Building a Full Stack API
Find out how to build a full stack API architecture that incorporates mobile APIs, internal APIs (within microservices) & external APIs (that you provide to other developers). Marco Palladino talks about the future of APIs, the API economy & the benefits of a service mesh.
Best Community Networks for CTOs, Engineering Managers and Other Technical Leaders
Find the best online CTO Community Network for you from a list that features both free and paid options, public and private groups as well as groups for other technology leaders such as engineering managers.
Building a Scalable Product
Learn how to build scalable products from a CTO with scaling experience. Find out how to code to allow for future features, refactoring, and code deprecation.
NodeJS vs Ruby vs PHP: How to choose a language for your web application
Learn which language to code your dynamic web application ( e-commerce, static or dynamic web applications). Experienced CTO Fabian Wesner discusses PHP vs Ruby vs NodeJS and suggests the best languages and frameworks for your use case.
Recruiting Tips to Increase Diversity while Saving Time
How to recruit in the competitive market of today
How to Build an Internal Culture
What makes a great internal culture at a tech company? Mark Porter is now the CTO of MongoDB yet over the past 40 years he has worked at companies like Oracle, AWS, NASA, and Grab. Learn from Mark about creating a great internal work culture: from hierarchies and diversity initiatives to metrics and mentorships.
How to Secure your App
Learn about securing apps from someone in the highly regulated FinTech industry. A CTO of a leading neo-brokerage firm shares how to secure user connections, data, and transactions.
Testing in Production and other Tips on Observability
Charity Majors tests in production. And is proud of it. In this article Charity shares with us why she believes in testing in production and how to do it right using contemporary tools and observability
The Importance of Open Source. Cloud Native Tech and Developer Advocacy feat. Cheryl Hung of the CNCF
Why is Developer Advocacy important? Is Edge Computing is the next frontier in Cloud Native? Is Kubernetes for everyone? Why should End-User companies contribute to the Open Source? Cheryl Hung of the CCNF is here to explain.
The Use of BlockChain for Verification - EU Vaccines Passport Program and more
How do vaccine passes work? Matthias Jugel shares how one can use crypto and blockchain for verification purposes such as tickets, manufacturing, self-sovereign identities, and more.. Includes python script to decode the EU covid-19 vaccine certificate
2021 AI and Machine Learning Trends
What trends to look out for in Machine Learning and AI in 2021? Apart from the reduction of data required to train models, Rasmus Rothe predicts greater use in BioTech (e.g. cancer diagnosis), Autonomous Vehicles, and MLOps. Must read for CTOs.
Successfully managing remote companies: GitLab CTO Eric Johnson Shares 10 Tips to Make the Most of the New Normal
Learn how to how to manage remote tech teams. The CTO of GitLab discusses async collaboration, multiple timezones, stand-ups, onboarding, burnout, internships, compensation, and more. Read more for tips on leading a WFH global workforce.
How to Grow Sustainably
We Are the Cloud!
Building unstoppable open source organizations
Building a Scalable eCommerce Platform at Shopify
David Heinemeier Hansson
People over Tech with Matthias Laug
Data is new oil - Podcast with Johannes Schaback
Learn about data-driven e-commerce from the CTO of home24, a website that uses ML and AI to sell furniture online. In this podcast for CTOs, Johannes Schaback also reflects on how MLOps and ML infrastructure is evolving.
How to grow a SaaS company – Podcast with Sergei Anikin
Find out how to grow a SaaS company - from directing innovation to marketing with this article for CTOs
Cybersecurity is a process, not a project
Learn top cybersecurity insight from the creator of the Hypponen Law about IoT security.
Decentralized Banking is the Future
Find out about decentralized banking, an agile approach to banking and more about the FinTech industry
It Takes Three Programmers to Change the World
Learn great technical leadership and management tips from Eric Bowman of TomTom