The best programming languages for web are the ones we see having staying power. They are flexible, fast, and well supported. Here we talk about our recommendations for web, what we specialize in, and languages that would be great options for your next project!

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Cris:

Why do you think these languages have had the staying power that they have in the industry?

Andrew:

So you can build full stack applications using Django, which we do with Bixly also.

Cris:

What are you using some of these other languages for, that have probably been around for a…


Alexandra joined Bixly after working with Bixly on a website that allowed teachers to use interactive curricula online in the classroom. She also enjoys literature and oil painting in her free time.

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Alexandra:

I ended up falling in love with the tech industry and what it can do even for an industry like education.

Cris:

What is big in tech right now that excites you and makes you want to get up every morning?

Alexandra:

Tech was not on my radar at all when I was going to college and thinking about my career. The opportunity…


There’s a significant difference between “code that works” and “high quality code”. It really comes down to how you want to spend your time (and money). You can rapidly write code at the beginning, but changes and bugs are harder to fix down the line. Or, you can invest time in the beginning and have a project that is stable and usable for a long time to come.

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Cris:

What is the difference between code that works, versus high quality code?

Cody:

There’s definitely often more than one way to do the same job.

Cris:

Whereas…


Get to know Sone, who transferred from hardware and IT, to programming and web development. Sone also enjoys gaming and disc golf!

Cris:

What is your background in tech? How did you find tech? How did you get into it?

Sone:

I’ve always been on the hardware side, hardly any software. I couldn’t see myself doing that for the rest of my life. I quit my job and-

Cris:

Just cold turkey? Quit and said, “I’m going to start coding now?”

Sone:

Recently, I just started disc golfing.

Cris:

Oh, really? Okay.

Sone:

Yeah.

Cris:

Wow. Let’s get a…


We’ve talked about a few of the tech roles in the past, like project managers or product owners, but today we take a look at the team overall. What can you expect from your team? What can you expect from a freelancer versus a development firm like Bixly?

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Andrew:

Two actionable tasks that the developers can do. I also have estimates, timelines, a schedule to them.

Cris:

How do all these roles actually fit together on the project?

Andrew:

So they’re the one that’s going to essentially help build a feature set of what’s this thing…


Jake always had a passion for tech, whether that be playing video games or building computers, but started out his career as a therapist, then a visual and video production engineer for live music, touring with bands, before he transitioned to programming and finding his place here at Bixly.

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Jake:

After working as a therapist for a while, I started touring with bands doing their live video shows.

Cris:

What’s your background, how’d you get in tech?

Jake:

It’s been kind of a long, strange journey. Also, I fell in love with Django. I love it…


These two types of testing are similar but answer two different questions about your project: how does it perform under normal circumstances versus where is the breaking point of this software? Both help you understand areas for improved stability ultimately providing your customers with with an excellent experience.

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Cody:

Yeah, and stress testing is, as it sounds like, you’re going to stress the server out and you’re going to test it until it breaks.

Cris:

What kind of testing do you see on development projects? Is the breaking limit or which one’s load testing? …


Agile is all over software development, and it has spawned a lot of variations. So, why is Agile so popular for development? When is it not a fit? And how do the popular Scrum and Kanban fit in?

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Cris:

So how does an Agile method of development help address software projects in general?

Andrew:

So it’s really great when you can do an iterative approach based on a lot of just learning and whatnot.

Cris:

I obviously taught Kanban and Scrum over on the Agile side.

Andrew:

How realistic that is. How realistic that’s going to…


Thien started out his educational career thinking he would become an architect, but ended up loving web development. Today, he also works on music projects as a producer and enjoys hip hop dancing.

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Cris:

Yeah. How’d you kind of get into tech in general?

Thien:

I actually didn’t really think about getting into tech. I started originally majoring in architect. I’m also into music and deejaying and producing.

Cris:

So watch out SoundCloud.

Cris:

So Thien, thanks for taking some time to jump in and connect with us today. We’ve been doing a series that’s kind…


Does your business need AI? Likely the answer is yes, and if not now, it will be. To be able to compete at speed and scale, machine learning and artificial intelligence will need to be an essential component of your tech solution.

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Greg:

But I think what really got us into AI and me specifically was the different companies I had started just sort of demanded an AI solution.

Cris:

Machine learning, which is usually kind of paired with AI or ML and AI. Is there a difference between those two? …

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