What Developers Can Learn from the Astronomical Success of Apple’s App Store

When Steve Jobs declared a decade ago that mobile apps were the way of the technological future, he may have been the only person who knew how right he’d turn out to be. His insights led to the eventual launch of Apple’s App Store in 2008, and the Store has been enjoying astronomical success ever since.

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How Developers Can Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

The first step to achieving work-life balance is to realize there’s really no such thing. The practice of weighing work and life priorities and responsibilities equally is not entirely realistic, especially as work becomes increasingly mobile and migrates onto your cell phone. Apps like Slack and Gmail make it possible to virtually check in to the office from anywhere at anytime when you’re away from your desk. That being the case, it’s better to use a more accurate term, and one that is becoming more widely adopted anyway, called “work-life integration.” That’s what you can achieve when you’ve found a way to know when to check in on work after hours and when to focus on everything else.

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4 Companies in the World’s Happiest Cities Hiring Right Now

Everyone wants to work at a company with great benefits, work-life balance, and growth opportunities. But, as important as the work environment is, life happens outside the office. Factors like the stress level of the commute, amount of pollution in the air, and sense of safety in the area all contribute in major ways to your overall satisfaction both at work and outside of it. Fortunately, Mercer’s 2017 quality of living rankings came out a few months ago. So, here’s a list of companies hiring developers right now — in four of the happiest cities in the world.

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5 Great Podcasts for Developers

The podcasting industry is booming, and that’s great news for podcast lovers and anyone who likes to listen to content on the go. According to recent data, 42 million Americans listen to podcasts each week, spurring creation of more and more audio shows hosted by people eager to get in on the wave. It seems like there’s a podcast for everyone these days, talking about everything from news and sports, to sharing short stories and fiction. There are plenty of great podcasts out there on all things development and coding, too, to help offer tips, news, and inspiration to developers.

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