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BuildTV

What is Tech Debt and How Do You Manage It

It’s crunch time! You’ve got eager customers who are waiting for you to ship product, your teammates are eager to complete the release and move on, and you don’t want to be the bottleneck. So what to do you? You rush through writing your code and put in a quick fix. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

How to Get Started as a Mentor

All this month, Karen Catlin and I have been digging into the theme of mentoring. We started out by sharing the debut “Build” episode on why some people are reluctant to seek mentoring, and last week we talked about how to approach mentors, set expectations, and thank them. In today’s final episode on mentoring for this month, we’re going to talk about what you can do to become an effective mentor yourself. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Updates

Android v1.2.2—Now with Blockers

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As we approach the second birthday of the Tracker Android app—we can still remember when it was just a burping alpha—it’s worth noting how much it continues to improve. On that point, the latest update includes even more functionality that brings the Android of our eye more in line with the Tracker web app. Version 1.2.2 is available now—go get it! Read more...

Dan Podsedly
Updates

Tracker Developer API V3/V4 Versions Deprecated

The current version of the Tracker Developer API (V5) was introduced almost four years ago, and has since continuously evolved to support new Tracker features, such as the recently launched story blockers. It supports JSON payloads, flexible response customization, CORS, access to analytics data, and much more. Read more...

Lisa Doan
Updates

Improved Project Member Management

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We’ve updated the Project Members page to be faster, more reliable, and easier to use! The page hadn’t been revised in a number of years, and some of our larger customers had begun to see marked slowness in its performance. We took the opportunity to not only improve the design of the page but also to revisit its core functionality. Read more...