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(English) Remote Team Collaboration: Whiteboards With Miro

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Miro is a collaborative whiteboard software that's ideal for exploring ideas and concepts in a distributed work setting. Much like a physical whiteboard it lends itself to ideation, brainstorming, design and planning sessions, i.e. work where the structure and nature of the outcome isn't necessarily known beforehand but rather freeform and loosely structured and the process by which these results are generated isn't particularly rigid. Miro provides the user with elements and tools such as ... Read more

(English) Remote Team Collaboration: Interactive Presentations With Mentimeter

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Continuing on my recent theme of remote team collaboration tools, today I'd like to suggest Mentimeter. Mentimeter is an interactive online presentation tool that allows you to engage with and gather feedback from meeting attendees, workshop participants, or team mates. Where with ordinary presentation tools your captive audience can just watch and listen, Mentimenter enables event organisers to collect feedback, keep everyone engaged, and make sure everyone's voice is heard. In addition to the ordinary ... Read more

(English) Remote Team Collaboration: Presentify

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In the last two weeks I wrote about Zappy and Loom - tools that help you with sharing information, documenting work and collaborating visually in remote or distributed work settings. Continuing with this general theme, today I'd like to suggest another, similar tool: Presentify (Mac App Store) is macOS menu bar app that allows you to annotate any screen or highlight your cursor, no matter the context or app you're in. This makes ... Read more

(English) Remote Team Collaboration: Loom – Screen & Video Recording Software

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Last week I wrote about Zappy by Zapier, a tool for visually documenting and sharing your work and your underlying processes. Loom is a similar tool that - by going beyond mere screenshots with actual screen recordings - allows your team to collaborate remotely and asynchronously. From explaining and reviewing code to design critiques, customer support, sales, and employee feedback there are a variety of use cases such a tool can you help you with ... Read more

(English) Remote Team Collaboration: Communicate via Annotated Screenshots with Zappy for macOS

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Zapier is a workflow automation software I'm using extensively and which I can highly recommend. Zapier is fully distributed remote company. In order to simplify collaborating visually while working remotely they have been using a tool called "Zappy for macOS" for some time now and they've recently released it for others to use as well. Zappy allows you to quickly capture, annotate, and share screenshots with your co-workers. In their own words, Zappy is: The fastest, all-in-one ... Read more

(English) Debugging for Mobile Browsers

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Occasionally, web developers need to debug a web app's behaviour in a specific browser on a specific device or class of devices. For desktop devices this usually isn't a problem because every modern browser nowadays provides a console, where application errors and custom console.log statements pile up. However, on mobile browsers there's usually no browser console, or browser development tools, for that matter. Analysing browser logs is still possible via vendors' development tools like ... Read more

(English) Improving Developer UX

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Software engineer and data scientist Gabriel Pickard recently has published an article about developer experience being fundamentally harder than normal UX. He defines developer experience as the user experience of the tools software developers use in order to do their job: code editors IDEs command-line tools Gabriel identifies these main aspects in which in his opinion developer tools are failing their users: Counter to any UI/UX philosophy, as programmers we find ourselves maintaining vast background knowledge about the structure ... Read more

(English) GDPR Transparency: Web App for Managing GDPR-related Activities in Your Company

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.GDPR Transparency is a web app for managing the record of processing activities (see and technical and organisational measures (see as required by GDPR. Since I didn't feel comfortable with the common - rather makeshift - solution of managing GDPR-related processing activities (see in a spreadsheet table I've created this web app called GDPR Transparency that allows you to manage that kind of information for your business: The source code is available here: ... Read more

(English) Reprise: Petro Salema – Storyteller Extraordinaire

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Almost five years ago I wrote about a talk given by Petro Salema at that year's edition of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf: Petro Salema – Designing Interfaces That Think @ beyond tellerrand Düssedorf 2015 A common advice given regarding talks and presentations, especially ones of a more technical variety, is to not just talk about technical details but to tell a story. While this piece of advice is good and well-intentioned it's not usually exemplified or ... Read more

(English) Alternative Git Workflows

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In his 2018 article "4 branching workflows for Git" software developer Patrick Porto outlines these four proven Git workflows and their respective advantages and downsides: Git Flow GitHub flow GitLab Flow OneFlow While Git Flow probably is the most well-known and most widely used one of those it's also received quite some criticism for being overly complex. Even Git Flow originator Vincent Driessen, has only just recently noted that when he originally conceived of this workflow more than 10 ... Read more
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