How to live up to the “Release early, release often” paradigm

You probably know the common phrase “release early, release often”. When it comes to developing software, people won’t stop recalling that sentence. Since we think that the phrase is quite generic, I’d like to show you how we interpret that programming paradigm and why handling features requests from customers plays an important role.
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Launching bugtrackers.io – Here’s what we’ve learned.

Maybe you’ve heard the news. We at Usersnap launched a little side project, called bugtrackers.io. Displaying stories of digital crafters and showing real people behind pixels, bytes and bug reports. That’s the vision for bugtrackers.io.

Starting with three interviews bugtrackers.io went live on April 16th. Following some great feedback on our social media channels as well as through direct feedback, bugtrackers.io experienced a great start. Within the first 4 hours after putting the platform live, more than 1.000 unique visitors stopped by and spent more than 5 minutes on the site (average session duration: 5:02 min.).

Although the launch just happened a couple of days ago, there are some fresh lessons learned we want to share, since they might help you for your next project. Here are 6 things we learned when launching bugtrackers.io.

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8 reasons why you need SEO skills in your SaaS business

As a founder of a SaaS startup, you probably think a lot about how to spread the word via SEO about your newly founded company and how to generate first leads and sales. In this article, I’m presenting you 8 reasons why you’ll definitely need someone in your team who’s bringing your SaaS SEO efforts to the next level.

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The 4 Ws of bug reporting – Or how to solve bugs like criminal cases!

I recently talked with someone comparing bug tracking to solving criminal cases. And I think there’s a lot of truth in it. Like police inspectors, we as developers rely on evidences which we gather through asking the right questions. A well-executed bug reporting strategy will bring answer to these questions.

In this post I’m going to show you four essential questions I wish every bug report answers.
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How to set up a bug-free development environment

(or: How we work at Usersnap)

We – as a company providing a visual bug tracking tool which makes life for developers and everyone involved in web projects a lot easier – put a lot of thoughts into the field of bug-free development environments.

In this post I’m going to show you how we have set up our own development environment.

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15 inspirational podcasts for everyone working in web development

Since there are many resources out there for getting started in web development, having some truly inspiring web development podcasts in your bookmarks is a great way to learn.

It’s the most portable way to consume content and to learn something new in web development. In this post, we’ve collected a list of the most informative and inspiring web development podcasts you can listen to which will help you getting started in web development.

Let’s take a look.

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6 mistakes to avoid when collecting design feedback

There are several lists on web design mistakes out there. Most of them focus on the web design itself but forget about other components such as how a good design becomes a great design through the right way of collecting and analyzing customer feedback.

There’s always a feedback stage in the web design process which requires intensive interaction between co-workers, as well as external clients. And as in every intense interaction there’s plenty of room for improvement.
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What no one tells you about working in web development

Web development is probably one of the most interesting industries to be in right now. Whether you’re thinking about the Silicon Valley, the startup scenes or any new 1 billion dollar idea. It’s most likely that it has something to do with web development or at least with software in a more general sense.

Web development left the niche of geeks and nerds a while ago and many people – especially younger generations – are thinking about getting into web development.

Well, yes. That’s absolutely a great idea. Do it.

However, there are a couple of things you need to know when starting in web development.

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6 surprisingly easy bug tracking hacks every developer should know

When it comes to bug tracking there’s a lot of discipline required from everybody involved. Tracking & solving bugs encourages everyone involved to stand to the rules. Especially in creative- & startup-driven industries it can be pretty hard to discourage any informal communication. And in many cases people won’t name bug tracking as their favourite part of a project.

I’d like to present you 6 simple tips for your next bug tracking project, which will help you feel way more comfortable while tracking & fixing bugs.

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