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Paying Contractors Abroad

We are a remote company. We use contractors based in places all over the world, for development, design and things we can’t handle ourselves. Paying contractors through regular international banking transfers is expensive so we’ve found some alternatives: TransferWise These guys are our favourite. The fees are reasonable and so are their midmarket exchange rates. We also real ...

More ‘fun’ in Funchal, Madeira

Our second week in Funchal has been full of food, work, food, swimming, food, road trips and more food. Now that we’re in a large apartment in the middle of the town, all the restaurants of Funchal are within about a two minute walk. This has made for a lot more eating out. Filipe knows all the best places to eat in town (not just the cheapest but the best value!). Simone has ...

Reasons Not To Be Afraid of the Word “Software”

The word “software” can be frightening, particularly if you consider yourself a non-techie. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn to embrace technology by taking away the mysticism and understand the only thing to fear is fear itself. Sound cliche? It’s actually good advice when you’re diving into a subject you know very little about. To help remove the mystery from web an ...

Team Meet Up in Madeira – Putting the ‘fun’ in Funchal

This is what a team meet up in Madeira looks like: Actually, it looks a lot more like this: It turns out that when you’re trying to code and work on new products, one should be a bit like a vampire and try to avoid direct sunlight. Our team meet up in Funchal, Madeira, so far has been a success. We chose Madeira due to it’s southern location (November in Europe does not ...

The 6 Biggest Misconceptions About Custom Software

Creating custom software is a difficult topic of discussion for many businesses. It requires a great investment of both time and money. However, building your own software can significantly improve your business’ productivity and ability to help others. So why do many companies hesitate to embark on the custom software journey? We’ve encountered 6 big misconceptions about cust ...

What to Do When Your Developer Has Gone AWOL

You’ve brainstormed a bold idea, acquired an intelligent and supportive team, and hired a software developer to help bring your vision to life. Your project has been progressing smoothly, when suddenly, poof. In the blink of an eye, your developer seems to have vanished into thin air. They’re no longer returning your calls or emails, and you’re left scrambling to pick up the p ...

How a Developer Reads Proposal Requests and Requirement Documents

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are a way for companies to find the best products and services at competitive prices. They’re also an evaluation method for discovering the “perfect fit” for a particular project. You might think that most companies shopping for web development services usually know what they want. Very often, the opposite is true. It’s common for companies to hav ...

Pro Bono Web Development For Social Enterprises and Non-Profits

Pro bono publico, widely known as “pro bono,” is a common practice of donating professional services at low- or no-cost to serve an organisation’s mission. The rise of pro bono has encouraged industry leaders across all sectors to set new standards on how their businesses should interact with the community. Pro bono service is an incredible valuable to non-profits and social en ...

How to Choose the Right Web Development Company for your Non-Profit

When interviewing potential web development firms to revamp your software or website, finding the right fit can be a daunting task. Every organisation wants to get the most value for their expenditure; this is especially true of non-profit organisations whose coffers are often more limited. There are a number of things you should be mindful of to cultivate and reap the best de ...