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  • 3 Lessons Learned from Web Unleashed 2016

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    Web Unleashed is an annual conference for front-end developers and designers held in Toronto. Many hot topics such as the state of the industry and...

  • How to avoid getting burned by your Android

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    Have you ever woken up to a phone that looked like a toasted marshmallow? I’m hoping the answer to that question is no. But, you’ve...

  • Getting on Track Towards Continuous Deployment

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    In November of 2015, my three-person team was given a rather high-level, “make-our-development-process-better” mission and we were struggling to figure out how to start. The...

  • Quick and Easy API Testing with NodeJS

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    Continuous delivery is difficult and here at Achievers, we embody all of it. With several deploys a week, it’s important to stay on top of...

  • The Perks In A Great Development Culture

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    What makes a great development culture? Free drinks? Free breakfast? Every day happy hour? Sure, those things are attractive. But, cool perks are par for...

  • Accessibility Evaluation Checklist

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    At Achievers, we started the journey of making our platform accessible about a year ago. It involved making existing and any new features accessible. I...

  • Realtime Blurring on iOS

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    From bokeh to that fancy iOS Control Center overlay, blurry backgrounds just look cool. Unfortunately, programmatically blurring things is an expensive operation. It’s a convoluted...