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3 Mantras to Shape Winning Teams: Recruit Slow, Evaluate Fairly, and Fire Fast

Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results. – Ifeanyi Onuoha I pay a lot to attention to the kind of people that I share my time with, both professionally and personally. It’s critical for me to surround myself with people of different backgrounds, ages, and beliefs, who challenge me intellectually and contribute […]

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How to register an app on the Amazon Appstore

Why should I bother? Admittedly, the Amazon Appstore is not the biggest of players yet. But why turn your back on an extra distribution channel? The Amazon Appstore is growing everyday. It caters to more and more affordable devices worldwide, including both the Kindle and also Android users (version 1.6 and up). Also, the app […]

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How To Create A Corporate Culture In 1 Month (No Consultants Needed!)

All the documents mentioned in this post are accessible to anyone. We’ve provided links to copies on Google Drive.   Before joining Appszoom, I had the privilege of having several interviews with its A-team members to make sure I could make a difference if I decided to come and work for this company. In all these interviews, I had […]

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How to design and embed a custom timeline slider in your website with Timeline JS

As part of the project to define, develop and foster our own company’s culture, we have crafted a welcome kit we are proudly handing over to the new members of the team. The Appszoomer Ultimate Survival Guide (that’s the humble name we’ve given to it) is in web format and teaches the newbies the basics of […]

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Linux Execute Cron Job After System Reboot

Crontab is a program used in linux to execute schedule scripts. If you need to run one script after rebooting the server you can use @reboot. @reboot /path/to/job @reboot /path/to/shell.script @reboot /path/to/command

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PHP-FPM is not plaintext: How to connect to it to troubleshoot

Our dev team has learned something new today. We were wrestling with the Appsbang php-fpm. At one point, we wanted to connect it directly using Telnet, but it wouldn’t work. Turns out it’s because it’s not plain text! We found the solution here. There is a tool called cgi-fcgi that allows queries directly to php-fpm! To […]

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How to make GIFs by recording screen on an unrooted Nexus 5

GIF the people what they want. Our in-office emails are heavily populated by Pokémon, Bring It On, and total weirdos busting a move. That’s right, we’re as addicted to GIFs as you are. We’re convinced the future is video – quick, useful previews of what an app will be like before you have to take […]

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