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Lingo You Should Know: Kubernetes for Dummies

Turnkey Labs November 9, 2021

Many product managers have two recurring nightmares.  The first is that the coffee in the break room is decaf.  The second is being stopped in

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You’re Not Heidi Klum: Why & When You Should Maintain Multiple Code Stacks

Turnkey Labs October 7, 2021

One of the great debates among programmers is whether a company should write and maintain all their code in the same language.  (Another great debate

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When Your Startup Should Hire a CTO (and When You Shouldn’t)

Turnkey Labs September 15, 2021

Here is the good news for all the non-technical founders and leaders out there: not every software startup needs a Chief Technology Officer from day

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Lingo You Should Know: DevOps for Dummies

Turnkey Labs August 25, 2021

If you are like most non-techies, you’ve probably sat in a product meeting and frantically googled “DevOps” under the table when the subject came up.

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Getting a Root Canal While Running a Marathon: Top 5 Ways to Explain Fundraising to Software Developers

Turnkey Labs August 5, 2021

Raising capital for a business is like writing a successful screenplay: it seems glamorous on the outside but it's usually a miserable slog full of

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The 4 Main Factors in Knowing When to Refactor Your Code

Turnkey Labs July 19, 2021

If you are like most non-technical folks, “refactoring” usually comes up in product meetings and you nod your head in agreement but aren’t completely sure

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Notes from the Field: The #1 Thing to Focus on When Interviewing Software Developers

Turnkey Labs June 29, 2021

Hiring great software developers is tough enough as it is, but many people make it even harder by interviewing a potential candidate in the same

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Tricks of the Trade Department: How To Put the “Technical” in Non-Technical Founder

Turnkey Labs June 2, 2021

What every non-technical founder needs to know about software development   We here at TurnKey help build software for lots of different types of companies

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Tricks of the Trade Department: Coffee is for Closers – and Coders

Turnkey Labs May 24, 2021

How to get developers to adopt a “sales-first” mentality   Since the dawn of commerce, there’s always been a holy war between those who make

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Software Development

Turnkey Labs May 10, 2021

(and other ways to fail upwards...)   The great thing about failing a lot is that you can re-position it as “deep experience” and move

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