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Why Your Developers Are Leaving

by | Sep 09, 2021 | Exelaration

“Big Chief’s gotta move on.” This is a family saying in our house, and we don’t really know why. When it’s time to leave or switch activities, we use this phrase...

Student Voices: Your Website’s Front End, Explained

by | Aug 18, 2021 | Exelaration

There is a lot that goes into the development of a website, far more than can be expressed in this single blog post. But for those interested in understanding the process,...

Why Forward-Thinking Startups Are Outsourcing Their Tech Projects

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Digital Service Delivery

Exelaration partners with lots of companies, but recently we have noticed an undeniable shift in our client base. A new type of client has emerged – the startup – and it’s...

The ELITE Grant’s Impact on Region 2 Employers

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Exelaration

The Experiential Learning in Tech Employment (ELITE) Grant has launched as Virginia’s first ever work-based learning grant for mentored software developers. These two inaugural projects engage student engineers from Virginia Tech...

Does Your Team Have a Ban on Learning?

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Exelaration

The quote landed with a thud. “On our project, we don’t want anyone learning on the job.” Someone said this to me in a meeting, and I couldn’t get it out...

Three Ways Digitization Can Help Your Business

by | Feb 04, 2021 | Digital Service Delivery

Chances are you’ve heard about “digitization” for your business, but what does this actually mean? Digitization is simply the transformation of analog data to a digital format. From a business perspective,...

Code is NOT the Most Important Output of Your Software Development Team… Here’s Why

by | Oct 26, 2020 | Exelaration

The job title “software developer” could not be more straightforward. The output is software, or code, and, if this is your job title, you probably have the impression that you’re measured...

Pros and Cons of a Custom Content Management System

by | Oct 07, 2020 | Exelaration

A Content Management System (CMS) is an application (typically a web-browser based application) for the purpose of developing, curating, and organizing content for a website. WordPress is perhaps the most well-known,...

What We Learned by Making Our Internship Remote

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Exelaration

The COVID-19 global pandemic forced businesses all over the world to quickly adapt their daily operations to be more remote-friendly. Unfortunately, many businesses also decided to cancel their summer internship programs...

A Most Opportune Moment: Whose Careers Are Damaged Most by Remote Work?

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Exelaration

I was 22 years old and my stomach churned as I approached the Arthur Andersen Consulting headquarters in Washington, DC, on a steamy June morning. I was reporting for work on...

Are You Asking Your Technical Recruits the Right Questions?

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Exelaration

One of easiest missteps when recruiting a for a position like software developer is being overly focused on ensuring the “minimum required skills” parameters of the position are met and losing...

How to Know When to Refactor the Architecture of an App

by | May 18, 2020 | Exelaration

Changing the architecture of an existing application is one of the more challenging projects to undertake and complete successfully. It can be difficult for the technical team and the non-technical stakeholders...

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