When the pandemic hit, our requirements manager Clemens felt isolated and shut in at his home office. Today, he loves the ﬂexibility and autonomy remote work offers. In our interview, Clemens talks about video vs. phone calls, the impact of ﬂexible work schedules on productivity, and why exciting tasks are worth way more than any control mechanism.
If you need to keep people on a short leash, something’s off
With everyone working remote, dynamics in the team are more balanced
Alex moves to a different ﬂat every few weeks, but she still works the same job. With us. In our team interview, we talk about isolation in lockdown, communication after working hours and the impact of different time zones on work routines. And about the effect it has on team dynamics if everybody is working from home.
Which software do we use for working from home?
Successful remote teamwork needs the right attitude – and the right tools. In the third part of our remote teamwork series we talk about the software that enables us to communicate efficiently in a team, to exchange ideas, coordinate and work together at least as efficiently as we would in the office.
Remote Teamwork: How we work together as a team in the home office
Can you live in different cities, countries and even on different continents and still work together as one team? Of course you can – wonderfully so! In this second part of our series of articles, we talk about how remote teamwork works for us, how we use the strengths of this workspace model and how we meet the challenges.
Remote and nothing but remote? The pros and cons of virtual teamwork
Even before we sent the entire team to their home offices in March 2020, remote work was an established part of our company DNA. And since then, we've continued to hone our distributed, location-independent collaboration. In this series of articles, we'll talk about how we experience remote, virtual teamwork and how we handle it in practice. And we'll start with the pros and cons of working from home.
Does Microsoft Access have a Future? What Alternatives Are Out There?
Access won’t be continued. You can hear rumors about the MS database app on a regular basis. Businesses could seriously suffer from the consequences if those rumors ever become true. Here are six good reasons to start thinking about alternatives.
How ideas come true
Pablo Beyen, who today has already been the CEO of bevuta IT for 18 years, explains why Innovation and Visions play a big part in the pursuit to constantly develop technologies and maintain a competitive society.
Monkey Patching in Ruby
Simple and secure Password Management in the Shell
With the right tools, secure password management doesn't have to be a burden. This blog post shows a fast, secure and easy way to manage your passwords from the shell.
Continuous Delivery with GitLab CI and Ansible (part 2)
Using Gitlab with Ansible to deploy your software. The second part has ﬁnally emerged.
A group of three bevuta developers traveled to Berlin to attend this year’s EuroClojure which took place there on July 20th and 21st. As always, the two days (and nights) were brimming with informative and inspiring talks both on and off the stage. Here’s our report on it!
In 2015, we were working on a customer project in conjunction with the Amazon API worked. In the course of this, we have encountered some hurdles. We help users through these hurdles and pitfalls of the Amazon API.
Using PostgreSQL Enums in Clojure
In this article we show how one can use PostgreSQL's
ENUMtypes in Clojure via
The decimal-to-binary game introduces people that are not too familiar with IT and how computers work in a playful way to the binary numeral system.
Continuous Delivery with GitLab CI and Ansible (part 1)
This article is the ﬁrst part of a series which will show you how to deploy your GitLab CI pipeline artifacts using Ansible. GitLab CI is the Continuous Integration solution shipped with GitLab which builds your projects automatically. Combining it with Ansible, a simple, yet powerful provisioning/deployment automation solution, will give you easy-to-use Continuous Delivery. We will start with the big picture of all involved physical and technological machinery, come up with a plan on how to add proper Ansible support to all your GitLab projects and walk you through a step-by-step implementation of the plan.
EuroClojure 2016 Impressions
A group of four bevuta developers (including one of our apprentices) traveled to Bratislava to attend this year’s EuroClojure which took place there on October 25th and 26th. As always, the two days (and nights) were brimming with informative and inspiring talks both on and off the stage. Here’s our report on it!
What's cloud computing?
Many people are using "the Cloud" quite naturally. But it seems that most people do not really know what it actually means. The "Cloud" is something abstract, doesn't denote a thing really, but many. This article wants to shed a light on the various subject-specific and technical aspects from the perspective of an engineer and entrepreneur: the question what the different kinds of "Cloud" really are technically speaking to economic risks and chances as well as the question of the security of (personal) data.
Using clojure.spec to declaratively parse query parameters
This post will introduce you to a new clojure core library that will be part of the Clojure 1.9 release called
clojure.spec. After a short introduction it will go into detail on how we use it for some non-trivial applications like specifying, validating, and handling HTTP URL query parameters.
It is 2016 now, and blogs are no longer a hype. But maybe this is just a reason more to start a new one now. The medium is not fresh and shiny any longer, but it still has it’s raison d'être.