You don’t have to memorize everything when it comes to programming

When it comes to learning and development, it is not enough to simply memorize facts and figures. As developers, it is essential to understand the principles behind them in order to create more efficient and effective solutions, solve problems more effectively, and use our time more wisely.

In Developers-Alliance/ we find that memorizing things is a common habit when it comes to learning, but it is important for us to understand the concepts behind them. For instance, as a developer of Magento 2, it is not enough for them to simply learn the syntax and commands for the platform. Instead, it is crucial to understand how the code works and how they can use it to create custom solutions.

Below we would like to share with you 8 tips from our developers for remembering everything you’re learning:

-Focus on understanding concepts and ideas
-Apply what you’re learning
-View other people’s code
-Find a community
-Know where to find answers to your questions
-Compile good resources
-Take notes
-Practice!

In short, memorization of facts and figures is a useful skill, but understanding the inner workings of the system is far more valuable for developers. Magento 2 is a particularly complex system, so it’s even more important for developers to understand the inner workings of the system in order to write efficient and accurate code.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions about our developers, their availability for work on your project or anything else. We are always happy to help! You can reach us via hello@developers-alliance.com

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Benefits of using OKRs 

As a developer, it’s important to stay organized and track your progress. The OKR system (Objectives and Key Results) is a great tool to help you do this. The OKR system focuses on setting measurable goals and tracking progress towards those goals, rather than focusing on traditional milestones. 

With the OKR system, you can break down your objectives into smaller, achievable goals and track your performance against them. You can also measure the impact of each goal and adjust your strategy accordingly. This helps you optimize your workflow and maximize productivity. 

The OKR system can also be used to track team performance, making it an invaluable tool for developers and project managers alike. With the OKR system, you can monitor progress, adjust goals, and stay focused on the ultimate goal.

The OKR system is an essential tool for developers working with Magento 2. This system allows developers to set objectives and key results to measure the success of their projects. By setting clear objectives and key results, developers can track their progress, measure the results of their work, and adjust their strategy to ensure they are achieving their goals. Through the OKR system, developers can prioritize tasks, focus on the most critical tasks, and ensure they allocate their resources appropriately. With the OKR system, developers can be confident that their projects are progressing in the right direction. 

Developers Alliance strongly believes that the key to successfully implementing an OKR system is making sure that everyone is on board and understands the system. This involves communicating the system clearly and providing training and support to ensure everyone understands how it works. It’s also important to ensure that the goals are achievable and that everyone is held accountable for reaching them. 

Once the OKR system is in place, it should be monitored and adjusted as needed. This helps ensure that the goals remain achievable and that progress is being made. It also provides an opportunity to assess the system and make changes to ensure it’s running as efficiently as possible.

We believe, that by implementing an OKR system, our team will be able to ensure that everyone is working towards the same objectives and that progress is being made. This helps us to create a culture of success and ensures that the company is running as smoothly as possible.

Share with us your achievements, and how you implemented the OKR system at your companies. And how has it influenced your progress? 

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Sustainable And Green Office Initiatives

When it comes to creating a sustainable and green office, there are a few key initiatives that our company is actively doing or considering implementing.

These initiatives will help to reduce the environmental footprint of the business while also contributing to the overall company culture.

Here are a few of our green office ideas :

1. A company policy that encourages green initiatives. It is part of the company culture to reduce waste, conserve energy, and use environmentally friendly materials.

2. Investment in energy-efficient equipment and appliances. This helps to reduce energy costs and emissions.

3. Encouraging staff to use public transport and carpools to commute to and from work.

4. Encouraging staff to practice recycling and composting in the office.

5. Purchasing eco-friendly office supplies and furniture.

6. We installed energy-efficient lighting and use natural lighting whenever possible.

7. Using online collaboration tools instead of traveling for business.

8. We have implemented remote work policies that allow staff to work from home, which definitely helps reduce emissions from commuting.

These are just a few things we are doing and they can give you some ideas to get you started on creating a sustainable and green office. By implementing these initiatives, companies can help to reduce their environmental footprint while contributing to a positive company culture.

Share with us your ideas, on how to implement green initiatives and culture in our company. Any ideas?

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Communicate Early And Often

How often do you communicate with your co-workers? If the answer is often then you are on the right way.
 
When we are talking about communication at work, we should remember, that for some professions it is highly important, while for others not that much. 
 
According to Agile methodology, developers should have 2-week cycles on code development. The same is true for communication on big projects. Developers should try to have a major touch every 2 weeks. That includes the status they have on all of their projects and everything.
 
The purpose of communication is to demonstrate knowledge of purpose, to show focus, and to demonstrate results. Here are the major forms of communication. 
 
A high-level design communicates that you know what you were entrusted to deliver. It doesn’t have to be fancy. I am comfortable with rough sketches of a good data model, detailed key use cases, and interfaces to 3rd party software.
 
A development plan shows plausibly that you understand the steps required to deliver. 
 
Regular status updates are good because they demonstrate focus. Managers do not care if you have worked on this or that. They care about what you have delivered. From a developer’s point of view, a good time to deliver a status report is when you commit code to source code control. Of course, you need good comments to show that you are delivering according to the plan. It is also a natural time to deliver because it represents an end to a “flow” or a period of being “in the zone”.
 
Flagging roadblocks is crucial because it demonstrates both knowledge of the purpose and focuses. A good manager will help you resolve these, but (s)he has to know about them.
 
Dealing with bugs is a particularly sensitive time because a bug represents a breakdown of trust. After all, in your manager’s mind, you didn’t deliver what you said you would. Being extra-communicative here is very important.
 
A great developer quickly reports important findings. When you start a task, acknowledge it—especially the important ones. Communicate that you are working on it. This could be as simple as marking a ticket In Progress. It could be sending an email response stating you have received the request for assistance and are investigating it. (Maxwell, 2021)
 
Developers do not be afraid to speak up, as the right communication with your team lead or colleagues is vital for saving your time and energy. Over time, good communication will build up good trust, and ultimately, the quality and quantity of your work will determine your trust.
 
Reference:
Maxwell, J. (2021). The Art of E-commerce Debugging. SwiftOtter, Inc.

EBA continues to support businesses in Georgia

This November, EBA  organized a meeting with the multilateral development banks in Georgia. The event brought together representatives of the Georgian Parliament, Government, IFIS, EU Delegation to Georgia, and Diplomatic Corps. 

Participants had a unique opportunity to receive information regarding investment opportunities for EU and Caucasus firms through participation in Multilateral Development Bank tenders and other business opportunities directly from the Heads of IFIs-. 

Developers Alliance had a great opportunity to meet representatives from financial institutions and the government. Participate in discussions, about the Dos & Donts of Successful Bidding for IFI/EU Projects. 

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How To Manage Your Stress As A Developer 

Stress is a common problem among developers and can be caused by many different factors. For example, deadlines, lack of resources, and an overwhelming workload can all lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed and unable to cope. 

Stress can also come from working in a competitive environment, not having enough time to complete tasks, or dealing with difficult clients. 

It’s important for developers to recognize when they’re feeling stressed and take steps to manage it. This may include taking breaks, exercising, or talking to a mental health professional. 

Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health, and can help you stay productive and successful in your career.

As a developer, it is important to take steps to avoid stress in order to remain productive and efficient.

Here are a few tips on how to avoid stress for developers: 

1. Take regular breaks. Working for long hours without breaks can lead to burnout and stress. Make sure to take regular breaks throughout the day to clear your mind and refocus. 

2. Set realistic goals. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many tasks or projects. Focus on setting realistic goals and breaking them down into smaller tasks. This will ensure that you are able to complete your work without becoming overwhelmed. 

3. Get organized. Make sure to plan out your tasks and create a timeline for yourself. This will help you stay on track and ensure that you are able to complete all of your tasks in a timely manner. 

4. Exercise. Exercise can help reduce stress and improve your mental health. Aim to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day. 

5. Get enough sleep. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep every night to ensure that you are well-rested and energized for the day ahead. 

6. Talk to someone. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, don’t hesitate to reach out to your HR for help. Talking to someone can help you work through your stress and come up with practical solutions. 

By following these tips, developers can effectively avoid stress and stay productive. 

We prioritize the well-being of our team, which leads to improved performance on the job. Reach out to our HR to find more: hello@developers-alliance.com

Below check out tips to avoid stress from our developers. Do you agree with them? Share your ideas with us in the comments.

Why shouldn’t I compare myself to others?

We all have our own unique journeys in life and comparing ourselves to others can be a dangerous trap. 

When we compare ourselves to others, it can lead to feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and even depression. 

When we compare ourselves to someone else, we’re focusing on the things that we don’t have, or that we’re not as good at as someone else. This can lead to feelings of inferiority, which can be damaging to our mental health and self-esteem. 

Comparing ourselves to others can also prevent us from recognizing our own successes and achievements. We tend to focus on what we don’t have, rather than on our own accomplishments. This can lead to a lack of motivation and a feeling of helplessness. 

Rather than compare ourselves to others, we should focus on our own goals and aspirations. We should celebrate our successes and work to improve in areas where we may be lacking. We should also remember that everyone’s journey is different and that comparison is not a helpful tool for personal growth. 

By focusing on our own journeys and accomplishments, we can build our self-confidence and use our experiences to make us better people. 

Here are six main find outs what comparison can actually do to your health and life and why you are better off without it.

-Enough is not enough. 
-You may feel unhappy
-Everyone is different
-You may be comparing yourself to something fake
-You can miss out on what you can bring to the world
-Comparison can cause you not to see the good things in your life  (Alex Loredo, 2022)

So don’t compare yourself to others – focus on your own goals and successes!

Please share your experiences with us, how often have you compared yourself to others? 

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7 Practical tips to stay alert and focused while coding

Coding is the core of what most developers do and as an activity requires sufficient levels of concentration to be performed effectively.

As we live in a world full of distractions, it can be at times difficult to stay alert and focused while coding. Combat this by being aware of the different forms of distractions and taking action to resist them.

Your well-being, routines, motivations, and how effectively you plan, all play a role in your ability to remain focused while coding. Several time management tools and productivity techniques also exist that can aid and boost concentration.

If you are looking to improve your focus and concentration while working with Magento 2, here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Break down complex tasks into smaller chunks. This will help you focus better and make the task more manageable.

2. Set realistic goals for yourself. Setting goals allows you to measure your progress and will enable you to stay motivated.

3. Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to decreased concentration and affect your overall performance.

4. Take regular breaks. Taking a few minutes to walk around or grab a snack can help clear your head and improve your focus.

5. Minimize distractions. Turn off notifications, close unnecessary windows, and move to a quiet space to help you stay focused.

6. Stay organized. Have a plan for the day and keep track of your progress.

7. Utilize different resources. Use tutorials, videos, and other resources to learn about Magento 2 and understand the concepts better.

Following these tips should help you improve your concentration and performance when working with Magento 2. Good luck!

Below you will find out how our developers try to concentrate and trick their brains to like doing different things.

What habit do you think is necessary to adopt starting from now on? Shall we challenge ourselves and obtain a new habit each week? What would be your choice to start with?

The Elevate Show 2022 (monday.com)

This platform tough me how to save time effectively,

This is a platform where all important features are in one place

Our team had an excellent opportunity to attend The Elevate Show, listen to different speakers, and learned a lot of new opportunities that this platform can provide.

Shirley Baumer: What to expect next from monday.com: 2023 product announcements. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming features and products that will help you boost your organization’s efficiency and impact in 2023.

Olivia Kennis: Maximizing efficiency: get the most out of Monday work management. How does monday.com use monday.com to reach maximum efficiency in our workflow?

Eliana Atia: Why perfectionism is agility’s biggest enemy. We all want our teams and organizations to be more agile. But do we really know what that means for each team, department, and business?

Vic Diesta: The art of mastering creative operations for Canva’s growth marketing team. Vic built robust systems and processes with monday.com that enable their; team creative team at Canvas to produce 60,000 ads at a 40% faster production time in less than a year.

Josh Benjamin: Manage the most simple, yet powerful sales CRM with Monday.com Image this: a CRM that actually combines all sales processes with all the customizability and efficiency of monday.com

Yael Miller: The secrets to giving (and receiving) great feedback at work. If the word feedback talk gives you chills, this one is for you. Giving and receiving feedback well is a crucial skill to build resilience and reach our potential, personality, and professionally.

Omer Zuri: We have covered a lot so far-stretch it out and recharge with this guided yoga session.

Magento is easy if you do it right

Magento is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms available. With its powerful features and scalability, it’s one of the best choices for businesses who want to build an online store.

But many unexperienced developers find it difficult to learn and understand the platform, leading to a lot of frustration and errors for both, the development team and the management.

But don’t despair! Magento is actually not so complicated to use if you know how to do it right. Here are some tips to make your Magento experience a breeze:

  1. Understand the best practices. We often encounter situations where the clients’ previous developer did not follow very simple best practice rules, such as DO NOT edit the Magento core files. This later causes huge delays and expenses for the client. Adhering to best practices helps to ensure that the job is done right the first time, eliminating the need to go back and fix mistakes. Using best practices ensures that code is organized and efficient, making it easier to maintain or add new features in the future.
  2. Correctly evaluate your server requirements. Incorrectly estimating server requirements can lead to a Magento store that is slow, unreliable, and difficult to use.
    The Magento server setup has some particular needs that an unskilled developer would not be aware of.
  3. Take advantage of online resources. There are plenty of tutorials, videos, and other resources available online to help you make the most of your Magento experience. Make use of these and you’ll be able to quickly get up to speed on the platform.
  4. Stay organized. Magento is a complex platform, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the features and options available. To make things easier, create a plan and stick to it. Break down your tasks into manageable chunks and focus on one at a time.
  5. Get help when needed. It’s OK to ask for help when you’re stuck.

We provide a service to clean up code written by inexperienced developers. We will identify and fix any errors, improve the code structure, and ensure that the code meets industry standards. Our service will help you to ensure that your code is optimized for performance and reliability. We will also provide you with best practices to ensure that the code stays clean and maintainable. Reach out to us at hello@developers-alliance.com and get a free quote.

Magento is an incredibly powerful platform, and it can be a great asset for any business. But it takes time and effort to learn to use it properly. So don’t be intimidated – get started today, and you’ll be running a successful online store in no time!