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Engineering

Designing for Engagement. Or not?

Designing for engagement is an important ingredient in creating great companies and great products. We see companies like Airbnb and Nike, where long-term, brand-led efforts have led to customer loyalty.

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Zdenek Kuncar

My path to the productboard design team — an interview with Julia Rosich

In the first article in our People of productboard series, we caught up with Julia Rosich, one of the latest additions to our growing design team and our first fully remote designer.

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Jiri Necas

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!

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Vojtech Vondra

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.

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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.

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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:

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Jakub Benes

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.

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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.

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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.

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Jan Vaclavik

How the Productboard design team is learning from the best

At Productboard, one of our core values is a relentless improvement. That means that each day, we strive to be better at what we do. Sometimes this requires us to reach out beyond our teams, even beyond the company itself, for expert guidance and advice.

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Nicholas Edwards