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.

April 6, 2018

How Can Serverless Functions Help Your Systems?

Here at Clear Function we’ve been experimenting with new tools in cloud native computing, specifically serverless functions and container orchestration technologies like Kubernetes. Today I’d like to tell you a bit about serverless computing, why you might use it, and what resources are out there to help you get started. Functions as a service (often […]

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March 8, 2018

Style Guides, Linting and Automatic Formatting

There are many in the development community who recognize and espouse the wisdom of having a common style guide for writing code. The benefits include things such as consistency, ease of developer onboarding, and more. Perhaps even more important is that it helps to avoid so-called religious debates… for example, should we use “tabs” or […]

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April 3, 2017

3 Ways to Price Your Next Software Development Project

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 […]

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March 20, 2017

7 Things to Consider Before Talking with Your Developers About Price

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 […]

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March 8, 2017

How Developers Differentiate Themselves

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 […]

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