Hiring just got more transparent: Our new “Open to Opportunities” feature

It’s not uncommon for candidates to say they’re not actively looking for a new role, but they are open to opportunities. How many of your hires were in a similar situation before they joined your team? I’m sure you’ve experienced this for yourself. It’s clear that candidates aren’t always interested in labelling themselves as active, …

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{Between brackets with… Mario Behrendt, Head of Engineering, tails.com}

Dear cat-lovers, you might want to sit this one out as our new interview focuses on a very dog-centric startup. tails.com was founded in 2014 by a team including James Davidson and Graham Bosher, who both hail from other successful start-ups including Innocent Drinks and Graze.com, respectively. The founders wanted to provide personalised dog food …

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{Between brackets with… Rajeeb Dey, Founder, Learnerbly}

At just 31 years old he was awarded an MBE for services brought to entrepreneurship. And it’s not hard to see how he achieved this distinction: having a natural tendency for helping others through different platforms and associations, Rajeeb Dey is now building a better way to future-proof individuals through Learnerbly.  Our interview breaks down his …

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{Between brackets with… Steve Pole, Engineering Lead, TransferWise}

Their journey started when two friends wanted to find a better way to transfer money from one currency to another and escape the fees imposed by traditional banks. The solution? TransferWise – the platform over 4 million customers use to transfer money online. Steve Pole talks all things TransferWise as well as sharing his journey …

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Microservices vs APIs: What’s The Difference?

Microservices and APIs crop up a lot in the world of technology. And whether you’re browsing the web or having a casual conversion in the office, it’s important to understand what these buzzwords really mean. In this article, we’re going to define the meaning of both microservices and APIs, in plain English, and hopefully clarify the difference between them. …

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Front-end Performance Checklist

Introduction You type the search term into Google and browse through pages of links trying to find that specific entry; After all, it’s a pretty niche search. “Hold up, that’s exactly it!” you tell yourself before eagerly clicking the link. The page goes white, and your anticipation grows.  5 seconds pass, and your eyes can’t help but glance back at the endless, unrelenting spinner animation that’s …

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