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.

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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December 20, 2016

3 Strategies for Sourcing Great Developers Online

In our last post on sourcing great local developers, we laid out our process for finding talent in your market. Depending on your city and your needs, you might be able to find the right person for the job nearby. But in our experience, restricting yourself to local hires can shrink the candidate pool to […]

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