The Clear Function Blog
Here you’ll find articles from our team, as well as guest authors, about anything from software development to running a small business.
If you have ever received an estimate for a software project that turned out to be off, off by a long shot, then you’re not alone. The estimates of most software developers often miss by a factor of two to three. Here’s an axiom you can bank on: The less experience the developer has, the […]Read More
We’ve written before about different pricing models that you can use for your next software project. But what about agreeing on the price tag with software developers? There’s no such thing as perfect software. Software is never finished, which can often mean that pricing isn’t, either. No matter how in-depth your requirements document, changes to […]Read More
Smart, capable developers differentiate themselves. That’s one of the things that makes them smart. But there’s a catch. When we’re thinking about how to set ourselves apart, we’re obviously biased in favor of… ourselves. The things that we like most about ourselves will be the ones we emphasize in an interview—whether or not the company […]Read More
As you successfully source good candidates, whether locally or online, and start to narrow down the pool, your role will shift from prospector to detective. You are no longer panning for gold. You are instead looking for clues that this developer won’t be a good fit. Your primary goal at this phase in the hiring […]Read More
Before you can give your new developer Github access and she can start cranking out code for your amazing product, you must first source enough candidates for the gig. Finding enough local developers to interview takes more effort than most people realize! The challenge of sourcing local talent leads to a pivotal question: “Am I […]Read More