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Content Marketers: “Why?” Before You Write a Single Word

“Why?” is one of the most powerful questions a content marketer can ask. I first learned how to wield “why” almost 10 years ago, when I took a job as a marketing manager for a local business. Content marketing was just starting to be recognized as a valid and effective form of marketing, so we’d started a blog and published a few posts and customer stories. My boss (the CEO) would occasionally stroll over to my desk with a...

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JSCD: You Can Never Have Too-Clean Code

This week at my new job, I was tasked with creating a new feature for one of our web apps. Specifically, I had to "expose" some information from our database to the web app, not for immediate use, but in case this data was necessary down the line. My task required me to dive deeeeeeep 🌊 into our codebase. There were so many methods, variable definitions, modules and models to investigate and step over - all to decide if the data I...

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'2019 Is a Year to Dream'

'2019 Is a Year to Dream' Amy Kroin Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:51 Description Over the course of three weeks in February, Charlotte residents brainstormed about ways to transform local news. Introduction “2019 is a year to dream and I’m teaching myself how to do that,” a community member shared as they walked into the room for our workshop about local news in Charlotte. Publication Date Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00 Issues Local...

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Is Kotlin Important In 2019?

Kotlin is a general purpose, open source, statically typed “pragmatic” programming language developed by “Jetbrains” and endorsed by Google. As a light, nimble way to take advantage of the vast Java ecosystem and libraries, without the weight of Java code, spoiler alert…it’s gonna be pretty awesome. Now that being said, should you drop everything (including JAVA) and start learning KOTLIN? Not necessarily. As we’ve said...