7 outstanding female CTOs you should follow

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It’s a sad fact that the tech industry is still vastly dominated by men. Currently, women hold only around 25% of all tech jobs. The number is even smaller for management roles. Only 14% of all CTO positions in tech companies belong to women. You’d think with all the innovative products, ideas and technologies launched every day, the tech industry would have figured out gender equality. Well, it hasn’t. As technology keeps advancing into every aspect of our lives, this is something that has to change. It is more important than ever to make women seen and female voices heard.

Today, we want to present you 7 outstanding female CTOs. These women are leading the way for women in tech in 2017 and beyond.

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How to Onboard Your Newly-Hired Developers

There’s nothing worse than feeling you are wasting your time. Imagine putting all your time, energy, and resources into hiring someone and then they quit within a few months. You know those target posters you can put on the wall that say ‘Bang Head Here’? I’ve needed one many times. Hiring and retaining good developers is a cumbersome business. You do it, but sometimes all you can do is shake your head and stare at that poster.

Over the years, I’ve found that hiring developers and bringing them into an agile team requires them being supported by an agile talent management system and excellent onboarding. In fact, new employees who go through a structured onboarding program are 58% more likely to be with the organization after three years. If you want to wrap your head around how important this is just imagine the financial and emotional impact of replacing people in your team every year.

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A guide to building browser notifications

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As more and more of our beloved apps run solely in the browser, we as users are beginning to rely on browser notifications to get updates on new activities.

In this article, I’m going to provide you with the best practices for developing and designing web push notifications.
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6 Tired Web Elements to Stop Using in 2017

Keeping up with new trends and tactics is important as you develop successful web strategies for your clients. Conversely, it’s just as important to realize when it’s time to retire older practices that have been shown to be problematic.

Web design and best practices for user experience continue to evolve, but it’s amazing to see how much old, ineffective work is still hanging around out there. Many websites have been around since before we had a clear understanding of the value of conversions and how to create a clear path to success.

Use this checklist to help identify and understand, eliminate, and replace those web elements that have no place on a website in 2017.
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Hiring developers is hard. Here’s what we learned in the last 3 years.

No matter to whom in tech I talk to. Most people and tech companies seem to struggle with hiring developers.

And since I have the feeling that hiring is a topic that doesn’t get too much talk and attention (maybe because of people struggling with it), I think it’s our obligation to share the biggest lessons we’ve learned at Usersnap.
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How to Develop a Prototype for Your Website or Application

Developing a prototype is part of every software development today. But what are the benefits of having a prototype compared to creating a basic concept? And how do you manage the step from prototype to finished product?

In today’s article, you’ll find everything you need to know about developing a prototype for your website or app.

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“I didn’t know Atom could do that!”

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Atom, the code editor from GitHub, was initially released in May 2014 by the team of GitHub. As an open-source editor Atom became hugely popular over the last two years. And for some, it’s the Sublime killer. And I’m not exaggerating.

Today, I’m going to show you the best tips, tricks, and shortcuts while using Atom. So better go pro with Atom.
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User offboarding: How to end relationships with your users!

There’s a ton of great content out there on how to onboard new users, how to treat them well, and how to make sure that they understand your product, its benefits, and become paying customers.

However, there’s less information available on how you should treat your users who want to end the relationship with you.

We at Usersnap looked into the topic of user offboarding and provide you with the following essentials for how to end relationships with your customers and users.
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How to manage browser notifications for your browser!

Your browser does not allow browser notifications at the moment? And you’d like to active them again? Perfect. You found the perfect place for your problem.

Depending on your current browser, we recommend you to check out the following guides for:

So let’s get started.

Google Chrome: Turn on browser notifications

By default, every website, app, or extension needs to ask you for permission to allow browser notifications. Here’s how to allow browser notifications on Google Chrome (Windows + Mac):

Step 1: Open your Chrome browser

Step 2: At the top right corner, click the more icon and select Settings

chrome browser notifications

Step 3: At the bottom click ‘Show advanced settings‘ and click content settings.

Content Settings

Step 4: In the ‘Notification‘ settings you can choose one of the following options:

  • Allow all sites to show notifications
  • Ask when a site wants to show notifications
  • Do not allow any site to show notifications

If you click ‘Manage exceptions, you could manually add Alpaca too.

Google chrome settings

Mozilla Firefox: How to enable browser notifications

So, currently, there are two ways on how to manage your browser notifications on Firefox.

Here’s the first one:

Step 1: If you’re on a website where you’d like to manage your notifications, you can do a right-click and select ‘View Page Info‘.

firefox browser notifications

Step 2: Select the Permissions tab and change the preferred setting for “receiving notifications

browser permissions

And that’s it. You’re good to go.

And as mentioned there’s a second option to manage your browser notifications on Firefox. To stop a specific site from sending you to push messages:

  1. Go to the Firefox menu and select ‘Preferences’.
  2. Select the Content panel and click the Choose button under Notifications.
  3. Select the site.
  4. Click Remove Site.

Safari: Managing browser notifications

Managing your browser notifications inside Safari is pretty easy. Here’s how it works.

Step 1: Open your Safari browser and select Safari > Preferences

Step 2: Choose the Notifications tab. You can now choose the permissions for each website.

browser Notifications safari

Microsoft Edge: Managing browser notifications

Last, but not least, let me give you some insights on how to manage your browser notifications inside Microsoft Edge.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge and Go to ‘Advanced Settings

Step 2: Manage your notifications for each domain

microsoft edge notifications

 

Alternatively, you could also turn off notifications in your ‘Action Center‘ by right-clicking on a notification.

Summary

Browser notifications are a great way to get updated on new activities on particular websites or web apps. I hope this detailed guide on how to manage your browser notifications helped you to stay on top of your notifications.

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