Building the right team, Developer Dark Arts, & Tracking in git

An overview of what's Creating Zeal this week.

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In this episode, host Adam Cuppy chats with Tipe CEO Scott Moss. They discuss building the right team, surrounding yourself with the right people and what makes a great problem solver.

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Throughout the season, we’ll be talking about personal growth in the lesser-known edges of software. Fun stuff like unique uses of tech in production, DevRel, product management, and so much more ZEAL goodness.

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Git for Beginners: What is Tracking?

When you're working with git, you may run across the term "tracking." In this video, Amy explains what that term is and why it matters.

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Part 4: Elixir and Phoenix

Erik and Zan dive deeper into Elixir and learn how to install dependencies and use them in our Phoenix project.

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Developer Dark Arts: Magic Strings

Throughout your journey as developer you will inevitably find yourself starting out on a new project. Most of the time it is an existing code base that you will have to sift through, maintain, and add features to. This is the best time to identify anti-patterns, in this case magic strings, and offer up some best practices.

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Against the Rules Podcast

In a recent meeting, we discussed the value of having a coach in our life. β€” A coach isn't just someone who specializes in an area we wish to excel in, but someone that has the ability to help someone else succeed in the same way. From that conversation, Zan, a senior software engineer at Zeal, shared the Against the Rules podcast.

I listen to a podcast called Against the Rules that's in the middle of season all about coaches: what kinds there are, how coaching works, why they're important. ~Zan

This is the latest episode.

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What PWA can do today

A progressive web app (PWA) is a website that can be installed on your device and provide an app-like experience.

There's a lot of interest around native apps, but a PWA might be a more effective solution. This website demonstrates features that are available, including (but not limited to):

  • Taking pictures and video
  • Geolocation
  • Notifications
  • Contact picker
  • AR/VR
  • Bluetooth
  • Authentication
  • Payment
  • Orientation
  • Multi Touch
  • Network Information
  • Speech Recognition

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'Apple Glass' details leaked, will cost $499 and work with prescriptions

A prolific leaker has detailed Apple's forthcoming augmented reality glasses, and says that Apple will call them "Apple Glass"

The future is here! What separates Apple Glass from other technologies is that these smart glasses will incorporate augmented reality, providing a user interface and other graphics as an overlay to the user's real-world view. In theory, this will give users information about the physical objects and locations they see or create an alternate appearance for the same viewport.

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