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Eight tips to relieve those Postgres headaches

Welcome to this practical, non-exhaustive guide to some of the common issues you’ll encounter while using Postgres. We’ll go beyond the basic advice of adding indices to your queries using sequential scans. There are also a few extra tips for those using the AWS RDS service. Enjoy!

Sarah Parker

Vojtech Vondra

Joining the fight against inequality, bigotry, and intolerance

Below are my comments to our employees on recent events.  I thought it was important to share it with our customers and the community. We are in unprecedented times. Not only are we fighting a major pandemic accompanied by historically high levels of unemployment, we are actively engaged in an

Hubert Palan

Hubert Palan

Engineering leadership — how Productboard’s new podcast is spreading the word

Earlier this year, Productboard launched a new podcast series dedicated to furthering the conversation around engineering leadership. I caught up with Joshua Samberg, Engineering Manager at Productboard and the podcast’s host, to discuss the importance of good leaders, the unique challenges that engineering leaders face, and his own experiences of becoming a leader.

Sarah Parker

Nicholas Edwards

7 reasons to join the productboard Sales team

I joined productboard back in October. In the four months since, I’ve seen the company grow rapidly. Just last month, we announced the closing of our Series B round of funding, raising an additional $45 million in investment. It’s fair to say that this is a company that’s going places.

Andrew Lee

Nichlas Knudsen

In it together – why productboard offers employee stock options

What makes a company successful? You could argue that it’s an outstanding product or service, a clever brand, or catchy advertising – and you’d be right. But the driving force behind all these things is people. Hard-working, talented people.  This is why we offer all full-time productboard employees the chance

Andrew Lee

Nicholas Edwards

Transparency at productboard: 5 ways we walk the walk

I’ve worked in companies that talked a lot about transparency but did not stay true to their word when push came to shove. In that sense, you can file transparency alongside promises of engagement, diversity, and inclusion.  In these companies, key information was hoarded by a handful of people. Big

Andrew Lee

Nicholas Edwards

Individual contributor vs. engineering manager – a comprehensive guide on expectations

Productboard discusses misconceptions around expectations, compensation, roles, and everyday duties of an Engineering Manager vs Individual Contributor.

Sarah Parker

Deani Hansen

One Yarn to rule them all

At Productboard, we rely heavily on Yarn — a fast, reliable, and secure package manager. For those of you who know the ecosystem, it will be pretty obvious how yarn.lock has helped us improve confidence in our projects’ dependencies. For the rest of you, here’s a clue from the official documentation:

Sarah Parker

Jakub Benes

My first 18 months on the productboard design team

About 18 months ago, I joined a tiny startup in Prague as a product designer. That tiny startup is now a series B company with 130+ employees and 2500+ customers. This is my journey. The very beginning Hi, my name is Zdenek, and I’m a designer. In the summer of

Zdenek Kuncar

Zdenek Kuncar

How we implemented SVG Arrows in React: Final touches (3/3)

In the previous part of this series, we played with Bezier curves. We showed how we represent them in SVG, how we calculate Control points, and how we adjust the size of the canvas.
We’ll now look at a few final touches. The most important one is something that makes an arrow an arrow: The arrowhead.

Sarah Parker

Jan Vaclavik

How we implemented SVG Arrows in React: The Curvature (2/3)

In the first part of this series, we made a very naive implementation of the component, where we drew a simple line between two points. Now, we will make a nicely curved curve from a straight line.

Sarah Parker

Jan Vaclavik

How we implemented SVG Arrows in React: The Basics (1/3)

At Productboard we developed a tool that helps product managers prioritize functionality and work planning. One of the important parts of our app is the roadmap. A roadmap helps you visualize your future work plan, and you can share it with others.

Sarah Parker

Jan Vaclavik