Pixafy always looks at various benefits that we can offer our employees. We launched a new one we can’t wait to “dish” about: Catered lunches. (more…)
Great developers are always learning. They know that there’s always room to grow, and with a rapidly-expanding list of cutting edge technologies to wrangle with, it’s imperative to stay informed. Thankfully, there are many resources that help developers increase their knowledge base, including plenty of free or low-cost tutorial sites, blogs, and even Twitter streams that are readily available on the web.
Twitter can actually be a useful tool for tech-minded learners to keep abreast of interesting trends, development tips, and new releases. Pixafy asked our own developers which Twitter accounts they find essential and received a wide range of responses, from accounts that are informative, to inspirational, to just plain fun!
Here are 25 developer-centric Twitter accounts we like – no guarantees, but following them *just* may help you become a more amazing rockstar developer! (more…)
Two years ago, Pixafy launched a new site with branding and design provided by our great partner Red Antler. At the time, Pixafy was still relatively new, and we had less employees and completed projects to tout. That’s certainly changed, and with our plans to appear at the Magento Imagine eCommerce conference, it was time for a refresher. (more…)
Women in Tech: Why women are not taken as seriously as men in the tech industry and what obstacles women need to overcome to make ensure that they leave their mark in the technology field.
After recently attending the Women in Tech: Tech Panel at the AlleyNYC last week, I was able to listen to a few extremely successful women in the tech industry and pull what I believed to be:
The Top 5 Reasons Women allow themselves to succumb themselves to a certain ‘bold-less’, ‘lady-like’ stereotype in the industry:
Yesterday, Pixafy launched Herculo, an exciting new hosting platform that brings you perfectly-tuned hosting for two of the web’s most exciting and popular content platforms on the web today: WordPress and Magento.
We invite you to check out Herculo and see for yourself why it’s something different in today’s marketplace. And we want to hear from you: what would make running a website easier or better? How can we make Herculo even stronger? We’ll be listening, and responding, as Herculo grows and evolves. (more…)
Having done dozens of projects on the WordPress platform, we’ve learned a lot along the way about best practices from which others could benefit. Here are tips, culled from our team, of common mistakes to avoid when developing in WordPress:
Let’s be honest, debugging/testing a site can sometimes be vexatious and time consuming. It can take hours or even days to figure out why a feature isn’t working properly. To help alleviate this process, we at Pixafy have come up with a list of 10 tips and best practices for tackling this issue.
Here are recommendations from our team: (more…)
When working as a front-end developer or an engineer, hitting a mental block can be one of the most frustrating parts of the job. Still, no matter how much you want to avoid it, sometimes it can’t be helped.
So how do you get past it? We asked our team to offer their suggestions, and we developed this list of 10 suggestions: (more…)
Darren Chen is the latest software engineer to join Pixafy, and our first new hire of the year. Darren brings enthusiasm and energy to our team, and has already settled in nicely. Here’s a bit more about him:
Q: How did you discover Pixafy?
I discovered Pixafy through a recruiter. At that time, I didn’t know anything about Pixafy. The only thing I knew was that I would be coding all day. I appreciate my recruiter for sending me to this awesome place. (more…)