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Do Overseas Developers Get a Bad Rap? U.S. vs. Overseas Software Engineers Oct 25, 2017
 Do Overseas Developers Get a Bad Rap? U.S. vs. Overseas Software Engineers

Ready to hire a software engineer, but not sure if you should hire U.S.-based or overseas developers? Here's what you need to know!

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The CEO of Drift on Why SaaS Companies Can't Win on Features, and Must Win on Brand Oct 25, 2017
The CEO of Drift on Why SaaS Companies Can't Win on Features, and Must Win on Brand

SaaS products are so easy to build that if there's a serious demand, the market will quickly be filled with similar products. To win, you need to win on brand.

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Freelance Taxes Made Easy: 1099 vs. W2 vs. W-8BEN Oct 20, 2017
Freelance Taxes Made Easy: 1099 vs. W2 vs. W-8BEN

Learn how to file taxes as a freelance client and as a freelance developer, with an in-depth explanation of the 1099-MISC, W8BEN, and self-employment taxes.

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What Your Freelance Developer Contract Should Cover (Contract Templates Included) Oct 16, 2017
What Your Freelance Developer Contract Should Cover (Contract Templates Included)

Every successful web development project needs a contract to protect both the client and the freelance developer. Here’s what you need to know, and what should be in your contract.

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Scrum Meetings: To Scrum or Not To Scrum with Your Freelance Developer Oct 12, 2017
Scrum Meetings: To Scrum or Not To Scrum with Your Freelance Developer

Learn the pros and cons of inviting your freelance developer to your daily scrum meetings with tips from longstanding developers for running an efficient scrum.

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Gigster vs. Toptal vs. Crew vs. CodementorX: A Comparison of Freelance Developer Platforms Oct 06, 2017
Gigster vs. Toptal vs. Crew vs. CodementorX: A Comparison of Freelance Developer Platforms

We compare Gigster vs. Toptal vs. Crew vs. CodementorX to help you find the best freelance developer platform for your needs.

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Fixed Cost vs. Hourly vs. Retainer: How to Pay a Freelance Developer Oct 04, 2017
 Fixed Cost vs. Hourly vs. Retainer: How to Pay a Freelance Developer

This article goes over the differences between fixed cost, hourly, and retainer payment methods to help you select the best payment structure for your software project.

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Feature Prioritization: Receptive.io CEO Hannah Chaplin on Letting Customers Prioritize Features Oct 02, 2017
Feature Prioritization: Receptive.io CEO Hannah Chaplin on Letting Customers Prioritize Features

CEO of Receptive.io shares the importance and benefits of getting feedback from your most ideal customers, and getting them to prioritize their requests.

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How to Make a Killer Software Engineer Resume and Portfolio to Boost Your Freelance Career Sep 21, 2017
How to Make a Killer Software Engineer Resume and Portfolio to Boost Your Freelance Career

This post offers a detailed guide on creating a software engineer resume and portfolio to boost your freelance career. Examples included!

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How to Port an iOS App to the Web Sep 15, 2017
How to Port an iOS App to the Web

Want to migrate your iOS app to a web application? Laszlo, a top full-stack developer, shares the key concepts to know and consider.

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