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State of a Developer's Worklife

As a developer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my processes for coding and running the business. I’m also a bit obsessed with organizing things – be they physical or digital. Things are constantly changing around here – although it seems that some of the apps, processes and equipment I use never do change, which I take to be...

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The Reality of Business Dreams

If you follow my blog at all, you’ll know that with Codesnipp.it, I started moving towards making my own apps instead of only working with clients. I’ve yet to really make any money at all, but I’m hoping that changes with the new app my husband and I are working on, called SpendK.it. (I don’t know what it is with...

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Learning When To Scrap Your App

Right around a year ago I bought the domain for Codesnipp.it. At the time, it was just me and my fiancé, Nikita, working on the site. When we launched, we already had a ton of beta sign ups and we believed our idea to be unique and something the dev community was sorely missing. Fast forward to a year later....

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Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK

I’ve never been a fan of coding books, but when someone recommended me to try Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche, I just had to try it. I’d been wanting to learn how to code iPhone apps for Codesnipp.it. Shortly after listening to several podcast interviews, I also realized that I would...

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Testing Your Websites In IE On A Mac

Everyone loves a Mac. Yup, everyone. Out of all the awesomeness of a Mac though, there’s one problem that faces developers – testing in IE. I’ve gone through several different ways of checking out your site in IE, so I’m here to tell you it can definitely be done! I’m going to break this article into three sections: on the...

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XHTML & CSS For Mobile Development

If you follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, you’ve probably heard me talk about the mobile site I’ve been developing for Amazon Audible. The mobile site consists of over 50 mockups that needed to be developed in HTML/CSS and made to work for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. While coding simple HTML/CSS mockups sounded pretty easy, I found that...

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Awesome Free Design & Developer Resources

I’ve had a ton of people asking me where to find great resources, and have actually come across a ton of them lately. I’d thought I’d share them all with you in one post. 🙂 If you’ve got some other resources, let me know in the comments! Podcasts The Big Web Show – Hosted by Jeffery Zeldman and Dan Benjamin,...

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8 Awesome Sites From Designers & Developers

You can say that I’m super swamped this week and unable to contribute an awesome post today. Or instead you can sit back, relax, and look at this fine collection of awesome sites from designers and developers. Don’t hate. If you know of more, please let me know. I am an avid geek collector of sites that I just look...

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10 Things I Learned While Building An App

Even though there’s a ton of stuff left to do on codesnipp.it, I’m REALLY glad it’s finally out in beta and being used. We’ve spent tons of time and work on it and was worried no one would use it! Building your own app is a completely different experience from working with a client. You really have no guidelines to...

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Want To Build Your Own Apps? Read Getting Real by 37signals

After reading and reviewing 37signals’ new book, REWORK, I decided to pick up their first book, Getting Real. Although a few people told me the books were very similar, I actually found a lot of differences between the two. It seems that REWORK was written more for business owners in general, but Getting Real was aimed more towards app developers....

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