Building a FullStack App in a Month. Here are some lessons I learned.
- Don’t let the fear of tackling a problem for a week stop you from implementing something new.
- My app was losing the core things that made it cool because I didn’t know how to build them.
- When you strip away all the features that make your app cool what you're left with is a glorified todo list, and no one wants to spend a month building that.
- It felt I was wasting time reading instead of actually trying to implement with code.
- What I found was that I had a better understanding of the library, and when it came time to actually use the library I knew potential problems that could arise and where to look to solve them.
- My design process was: sketch out what the app would look like, then jump into code.
Amazon is making 3 small changes to its seller polices that add up to a big win for customers
- Amazon is making its website a more consistent place to shop.
- The e-commerce giant has announced in recent weeks that it is instituting new rules for sellers to abide by.
- The new polices, which were announced at different times, collectively seem to have one goal in mind: make shopping on Amazon easier to do.
- On April 26, Amazon announced that starting June 12, sellers must include price-per-unit information for all listings — both new and existing — that include a consumable.
- Amazon announced on June 10 that it will be requiring sellers listing phone cases or accessories to also include compatibility information.
- Finally, Amazon announced on June 17 that starting July 22, listing names, otherwise called ASIN titles, that don't comply with Amazon's rules will be punished.
- Listings that aren't compliant will now be near-impossible for customers to find in the search function on Amazon's website, as Amazon will suppress them.
Nancy Pelosi rules out censure to reprimand Trump
- Censure is a rare, formal rebuke Congress can take against the President, but a less severe punishment than impeachment, which could lead to his removal should two-thirds of the Senate find him guilty.
- But Pelosi maintained the House should not open an inquiry to consider impeaching the President "unless you're ready to" do so.
- The speaker has been clear that she does not want the Democratic-led House to impeach Trump only to see the Republican-led Senate acquit him of the charges.
- The number of House Democrats who support opening an impeachment inquiry continues to grow after special counsel Robert Mueller released his report detailing multiple episodes of potential obstruction of justice into the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
- Pelosi said on Wednesday that impeachment isn't about politics or partisanship but patriotism before asserting that there would in fact be a political cost to opposing it.
Slack's direct listing casts a little-known part of Wall Street that relies on humans into the spotlight. Here's how it'll work.
- However, its designated market maker (DMM) business, the human traders that handle companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is what will be in the spotlight when Slack hits the public market via a direct listing Thursday.
- DMMs, of which there are only a handful, play an important role during traditional initial public offerings, as they work with the bankers involved in the listing to set the opening price and ensure the stock trades smoothly once live.
- With a traditional IPO, bankers involved in the process gauge investor interest in the new shares leading up to the public float and a price is set based on market demand.
- While setting the price is labor intensive, ensuring the stock remains stable once its opened is a job largely for Citadel Securities' technology.
20 Questions To Ask A Recruiter When Looking For A New Tech Job
- Jointly with the Relocateme.eu recruiting enthusiasts, we created a compelling list of the useful things to find out during the hiring process for your next job.
- You need to know whether writing and maintaining the project’s documentation will be among your direct responsibilities.
- However, it’s important to know what will be your entry point and what is the present developmental stage of the project.
- Do you prefer working on a big team with a complicated structure, or are you a perfect individual contributor?
- Do employees on this project work overtime?
- Will you have to write code or answer technical questions?
- If it’s a job involving relocation, will the company cover flight and living expenses for the final meeting at the office?
- Note: Jobs with relocation need a much broader list of important questions.
Slack IPO: The Stock Market Is Rolling Out Its Welcome Mat Over Recent, Successful Tech Listings
- Like Spotify, Slack will list its shares through the unusual route of a direct offering, bypassing the traditional IPO process, which involves hiring a team of investment banks as underwriters.
- That success comes in contrast to the reception of long-awaited IPOs of Uber, Lyft, and Pinterest, which held out from going public for years and then underwhelmed once they hit the open market, where demand from small investors is typically a key factor in whether a newly listed stock rises or stumbles out the gate.
- At around $17 billion, Slack would be valued similarly to to Zoom and PagerDuty, two enterprise-cloud companies that went public in April 2019, according to private-capital data firm PitchBook.
- Should Slack’s direct offering go off without a major hitch, it could help pave the way for other tech IPOs before the traditional late-summer lull in the underwriting market.
People familiar with Slack's upcoming public offering share what to expect
- Slack, the popular workplace messaging company, is expected to list on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday in the second major direct listing in the U.S. after Spotify introduced the concept to investors in April of last year.
- At this point, plenty of industry observers think it makes sound sense for Slack to embrace the direct listing approach, wherein a company places its stock on a public exchange without raising any money or using underwriters.
- Though the company warned last week that its operating losses are widening as it chases new customers, it has $800 million on its balance sheet, meaning it doesn’t need to raise more right now.
- Slack also doesn’t need underwriters who typically discount a company’s shares in order to ensure that they appreciate in value when they begin trading.
- Put another way, Slack doesn’t need to be “sold” for investors to want to snap up its shares.
Klobuchar says she'd do in first 100 days as president
- Washington (CNN) - Sen. Amy Klobuchar has outlined actions she will take to address climate change and health care atop a long list of wide-ranging priorities for her first 100 days in office if she's elected president in 2020.
- At a CNN town hall in April, the senator urged a more cautious approach than many of her Democratic rivals on issues like health care, college tuition and student loans.
- She also pledges on her first day in the White House to work with the Senate and the American Bar Association to fill judicial vacancies on federal courts.
- And Klobuchar plans to revive the effort to combat "racially discriminatory voting laws" in her first 100 days if she's elected, according to the list.
- She also plans to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour and protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and those with temporary protected status.
The top 10 franchises in America in 2019
- What is the best franchise to buy?
- According to experts, it depends on what you're looking for.
- But, Entrepreneur magazine has a good list to start your search.
- Entrepreneur recently released its annual Franchise 500 list.
- The list analyzes factors including costs and fees, growth opportunity, franchisor support, and brand strength to calculate which franchises are top picks for potential franchisees.
- Franchise industry expert Joel Libava warns against taking the Franchisee 500 and other similar lists as pure instruction.
- For example, someone with little experience or interest in food service would be ill-suited to open a McDonald's franchise.
- However, lists like the Franchise 500 can serve as a good jumping-off point for people looking into franchising.
- Investment includes franchise fees and startup expenses like real estate and supplies.
- Read on for Entrepreneur's take on the top 10 franchises in the US in 2019.
Microsoft brings its To-Do app to Mac
- The company announced this morning its To-Do app is live on the Mac App Store, where it will support most of the core features right away, including the ability to create and manage tasks, works offline, share lists, utilize tags, and more.
- At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this month, the company announced a new set of tools — called Project Catalyst — that allow developers to bring their iPad apps to the Mac by leveraging their existing codebase.
- Twitter, for example, said on Friday that it would leverage Project Catalyst to bring its app back to the Mac. Microsoft, however, went a different route.
- In the meantime, the new Mac version of To-Do is a free download from the Mac App Store here.