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 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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February 14, 2017

What Red Flags Should You Watch for When Hiring a Developer?

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 […]

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January 11, 2017

Sourcing Great Local Developers

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 […]

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