5 Tips for Developers working Remotely and perhaps Asynchronously

Times are a-changin’, remote work for the most part seems to be here to stay, or at least a hybrid version of it. As a result, we get to continuously re-visit how we work out loud, collaborate and manage our time.

For some of us, this sounds like an exciting opportunity, and for others this sounds overwhelming – cue going down a rabbit hole of YouTube videos to avoid thinking about it.

How Should Startups Deal With Technical Debt? Here Are 3 Different Founder Approaches

Deciding what to do about technical debt can be as thorny as tackling any other kind of debt. Spending substantial amounts of time and money to rebuild or clean up old code can be difficult to justify or explain, particularly to less technical co-founders or investors who are just focused on getting something out the door. At the same time, paying down technical debt can save you loads of pain in the long run.

Forking, Fixing, & Using a Flutter (Monorepo) Package

“While working on his HOP, Noland Germain ran into a blocking bug in Flutter while building his Flutter app. Noland walks us through how he was able to fix the bug.”

Proven Technology or New Tech? 3 Tips for Startups

“Deciding whether to use off the shelf software or investing time and energy into building your own tools from scratch can be one of the most difficult choices a startup makes in its early days. That goes double for technical founders who like to build and want to come to market with something special.”

Advocating for Women in the Tech Space

Everyone can be an ally for women in tech. What you can do to support and advocate for women in the tech field may not be so obvious but that’s okay because we’re here to help you be a better ally for anyone who identifies as a woman.

Top Book Recommendations from our Engineers (and other team members)

We have a slack channel dedicated to books recommended by our Engineers and other team members. It’s a great source of new reads and a way to pique interest on topics we might never have thought to read about (like pirates….real ones). Here are some of our top picks, based on Slack engagement.

Committed to Success: Vahed Qazvinian and Ken Klein of Praisidio

Vahed Qazvinian and Ken Klein are the co-founders of Praisidio, a talent risk management startup based in San Francisco. We talked to Vahed (CTO) and Ken (CEO) about Praisidio and what it’s like working with Commit.

Committed to Success: Brennan Spellacy of Patch

Patch needed to build its founding engineering team. When Brennan Spellacy came to Commit, he had no one, and needed more firepower—ideally someone more competent than himself.

Building technical teams that are intentionally remote

Remote work has always existed, but it became the norm in 2020. The sudden shift to working from home meant everyone was acutely aware of the intentionality required to create an inclusive, dynamic remote environment.

Open Source Sundays: Building a user management solution using ORY Oathkeeper and Auth0

The combination of Oathkeeper and Auth0 is not a common use case, but it’s an elegant configuration-driven setup. It enables us to decouple our business logic from our user sign-in logic. That’s beneficial for microservice architecture scenarios — as our application scales, we can reuse our user authentication logic across all our services.