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When was the last time you had a conversation with the team about work processes? With the runway running short and your back against the walls, it’s easy to skip this meeting and press forward with what feels like more valuable work. However I find retrospectives one of the most valuable tools in improving synergy between team members and thus getting more work done in the following week. At Pollenizer, a retrospective is generally a

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Educational Cake This month the Engineers at Pollenizer sat together through an online CakePHP training program. It was a good opportunity to gauge what the CakePHP community consider advanced and to explore familiar topics from another Engineer’s perspective. Here are a few things that I found interesting Pagination Pagination is the process of splitting information into distinct pages. If you’ve ever tried this task with straight PHP, I'm confident you would agree this can get

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Engineering at Pollenizer is different to what you may expect compared to other web agencies in Sydney. Long gone are the days where "techies" are the mutes in the office. At Pollenizer, the biggest difference is being able to change the direction of the business we build rather then blindly follow requirements. The engineering team at Pollenizer are the best dressed, laugh the loudest and get to play with some seriously cool technology. Photographs are worth

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Landing pages are an essential component to start-up businesses. The main goal of a landing page is to persuade visitors to preform a call to action such as filling out an email capture form, registering for your service or sharing the page. The question then looms, what makes an effective landing page? Conversations I’ve had with Michael Dijkstra around the campfire have resulted in a theory based on Greek mythology - Ethos, Logos and Pathos

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As appealing as Test Driven Development (TDD) appears, in the workplace, I have yet to be able to see it successfully applied consistently. According to the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, effective habits are defined by the intersection of 3 components; knowledge, skill and desire. Given this, the hypnosis is, if all concepts of habits are explored in a TDD perspective, one would be able to effectively perform TDD. Knowledge - What

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