The Importance of User Experience
The importance of UX, from a business perspective.
A different kind of UX team
A more collaborative approach, getting back to the roots
A Day in the Life (of a Software Developer)
How one of the Beatles’ most famous songs is actually a groundbreaking early look at life in the tech industry
5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated
Creating a culture where people have a sense of ownership and they feel appreciated
An Introduction to React Hooks
A quick-look at the possibilities of React Hooks.
Overview of Mobile Development Frameworks in 2019 | Native, React Native, Flutter and Others
This is part of a series of blog posts written over the last six years. The blog posts are about mobile development technologies. They don't go really deep into the technical details, but rather provide an overview of the techs: when you should use them and when not to.
Aloha from JSConf Hawai’i!
Vincit visited JSConf Hawai’i in February 2019. Here's our findings about the conference.
Kickstart your GraphQL API with Hasura
We will take a look at how we can accelerate our GraphQL API development using Hasura.
Product Owner Wanted
Here are a few of the most common Product Owner related issues that many development teams are experiencing
2018 Second Anniversary Update with Video
As we race into 2019, here is a quick video and update of all the exciting things that happened for Vincit California in 2018
How to use RxSwift with MVVM pattern — Part 2
This is the second post in the ‘How to use RxSwift with MVVM’ series. This time we will create a view that we can use to create and update friends to the server.
How to Use RxSwift with MVVM Pattern – Part 1
This article is all about how to use RxSwift with MVVM. RxSwift has been a hot topic in the swift community for a few years now, but somehow I've managed to avoid it.
Fixing YAML for Fun
In case YAML is not a familiar term, it brands itself as a "human friendly data serialization standard", and as such it's one of the most common configuration file formats that are currently in use.
Suck Less: A Quick Introduction to Accessibility
Ever made an app that is impossible to use? There’s a chance you have. Technology users are a diverse bunch, which means that some of your users are using your app much differently than you would expect.
SummAR of ’17 Part 2: Development Edition
In a previous blog post about my summer at Vincit, I went over some general information and user experiences about HoloLens. This post picks up right where the last one ended and offers some insight in to the development process for HoloLens.
SummAR of ‘17
Even though Augmented Reality is still young, the AR hype train is gathering momentum steadily, as more and more companies invest in the technology.
Code Monkey in Defense of Good Design Work and Tight Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
There often is quite a bit of confusion about what “UX designers” and “service designers” actually do in a software project.
How we stream events at Vincit
Vincit was founded in Tampere in 2007 but it has since expanded to Helsinki, Turku and all the way to California. Every month we have an internal meeting where we go through what has happened during the previous month. Here's how we do it.
Empty Promises and Other Heresay
How functional programming in Clojure made me a better person
Software Development 450 Words Per Minute
“Something’s a little bit off here.” That’s what I predict your first thought to be upon seeing my cubicle for the first time. There’s no screen or mouse in sight. Instead there’s a guy hammering away on a keyboard, staring at seemingly nothing.
First Year at Vincit California
We've got a "Fun Committee" who come up with fun team building events each month. There's no stuffy CEO coming up with painfully boring events, the team plans them.
Five more reasons why buying software development could save your startup (Part 2)
Hopefully, you read my colleague and my own writing about how to buy a so-called development rescue a startup company. I will continue to list with five more reasons that will come from a business perspective.
Five Ways to Rescue a Startup by Buying Software Development
Subcontracting is stupid. I used to believe in this statement with all my heart. Especially outsourcing software development gave me an image of big balls of mud being produced by a faceless herd of Elbonian programmers.