February 2017

Containers, Docker, and Kubernetes Part 2

By Jason Roelofs

You want to take the next step and move to containers, but still have some questions that Docker doesn’t answer? Take a look at Kubernetes, the container orchestration tool from Google!

Finding Productivity by Abandoning the Traditional To-Do List

By Brian Ryckbost

There are a number of tools and methods out there that help to manage your day. Here’s a look at what works best for me, and it doesn’t include the traditional to do list.

How to Write a More Effective Conference Proposal

By Allison McMillan

Looking to submit a conference proposal? These five tips will help you craft better proposals that will impress the reviewers in the future.

Productivity Tips and Tools

By Allison McMillan

Balancing a variety of professional and personal work tasks can be tough. To make sure nothing falls through the cracks, use these tips and tools to help keep yourself organized.

Unsolicited Critique

By Patrick O'Dell

One of the Collective Idea designers takes to the internet to assess and rework whatever he finds on the other side.

Guard is Your Friend

By Joshua Kovach

Test-driven development can be a little slow going, jumping between your code and your console, and targeting tests by line is prone to error. Use these tools and techniques to streamline your TDD.

Remote-friendly Retrospectives with Trello

By Dana Jones

Conduct collaborative, interactive meetings with people all over the globe. Trello is good for more than just software development and project planning.

Welcome Patrick O'Dell

By Daniel Morrison

We’re happy to add another designer to the Collective Idea team!

How We Develop Mobile Applications - Pt 3 - Android

By Victoria Gonda and Joshua Kovach

Learn how to use Test-Driven Development to interact with a remote JSON API using Retrofit, Moshi, and RxJava

Welcome Kyle Magnuson

By Daniel Morrison

It’s true… we hired another Hope College graduate.