Interns Spotlight: Mickey Yau, Software Engineering Intern S20

Being passionate about start-up and various new technologies, Mickey is a penultimate year student studying dual degree in Computer Science and Business in HKUST.

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Become a JavaScript-on-Mobile Pro with PWA’s

Responsive design took over the internet back in 2012, however the tech had been brewing since 2007, when Steve Jobs introduced the idea of web-apps to the world at the launch of the first iPhone.

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How to hire leaders

Great leaders do not feel threatened by others who give them critical or negative feedback.

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Evolving your organizational culture

The bedrock of superlative teamwork is a culture of trust, self belief and active experimentation, followed by concrete reflection. Building an org wide process of reflection and strong feedback loops improve the team’s confidence in what they are delivering.

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How to handle multiple webhooks at scale

There has been a trend moving from using APIs where you have to constantly request data from a third party service towards Webhooks where the third party service you are using instead will send a POST request to your url of choice

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Native Lazy Loading 💤 is coming to our browser

The prospect of lazy-loading is to minimize the load of bundles that are loaded in the initial page fetch. With lazy-loading, these tags’ contents are not loaded until they are scrolled up to the viewport of the browser. This is famously used in Medium.

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The unprecedented value of a shared purpose

Perhaps, the core distinguishing characteristic that will separate super successful organizations from the ordinary ones will be — “the capability for rapid cycles of innovation.”

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Accelerating Digital Transformation for Hong Kong Companies

The Hong Kong Government has officially launched the “Distance Business” Programme which is being implemented by the Innovation and Technology Commission. GitStart is providing special discounts on top to help local businesses accelerate their engineering and build new IT solutions and capabilities quickly.

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Automatic Deployment of React Native iOS Apps with Fastlane and Github Actions

Using tools like Fastlane can help developers automate their deployment for React Native apps and save precious time

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Syncing Git Repos in Real-Time: Part 1

Gitstart Fork: Fork is an internal tool we use which leverages the power of web hooks in order to do almost real-time syncing of code across a pair of repositories, seamlessly.

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Native FileSystem API is coming to our browser 😍

Accessing the filesystem is a common feature of apps, but coming to the browser it’s an all-out battle with the filesystem. But Chrome is changing all that with the coming of the Native Filesystem API. 

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Building a remote first future of work

GitStart has always been a remote first company since its inception. As many forward thinking companies have realised having a remote and distributed setup has several key advantages.

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SaaS vs Outsourced Services

Software as a service means that you can now get up and running in a matter of hours. Almost every practical arena of professional work has accompaining SAAS products which are standardized, work out of the box and can be customised to fit your exact needs.

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Hire Less and Build Lean

Companies nowadays are able to create massive valuations with very little investment and labor.

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Alumni Spotlight Series: Prameet

In this candid interview, one of GitStart's most outstanding developers Prameet Chakraborty talks about the company work culture, his remote working experience and future plans as he sadly leaves us to pursue a full time Masters in Computer Science program at University at Buffalo, New York

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Understanding Typeof in JavaScript

Knowing the type of data you are working on is often found crucial. In this post, we will look into the typeof keyword in JS.

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How to build remote teams?

A hybrid team is one that has a combination of onsite and offsite talent that works together to achieve a desired result.

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Interns Spotlight: Sri, Software Engineering Intern S20

Hailing from her hometown of Orlando, Florida, Sri is a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Demystifying Docker and Orchestration using Kubernetes

Docker essentially popularized containerization. It creates containers on the host operating system by using Linux Kernel features like namespaces which are quite useful for process isolation, control groups, networking, and volumes.

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The Beginnings of A Technical Manager

In a little bit less than 7 months of joining GitStart, I have become a developer team manager for the first time. Even with previous experience of working on my own startup involving critical decision making and am used to holding up professional responsibilities, starting to manage people is a whole new level.

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Announcing online internships in partnership with HKUST CSE

GitStart is pleased to announce that it’s launching an online internship program for computer science students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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