OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Community
Deep Work: Introducing Remote Days at Your Company
Deep work requires big blocks of focus time - something hard to come by in most office environments. Here's how we established two weekly off-site days for greater...
by Arrie Pieterse - 29 August 2018
Topic: Community
Taking The Leap: Business Analyst Turns Developer
Moving into software development can be quite daunting. Here's how I created my own path from Business Analysis to full-time software development.
by Matthew Markgraaff - 27 August 2018
Topic: Community
Hacking Asynchronous Communication as a Remote Team Member
Understanding and addressing the challenges of asynchronous communication is essential to run distributed teams successfully. Here are my hacks.
by Benita Volkmann - 24 August 2018
Topic: Community
How Do You Know When You’re Not Doing UX Work?
Many UX Designers struggle to find actual UX work, leaving them with little opportunity to impact business. Here are some common scenarios to look out for.
by Brendin du Plessis - 22 August 2018
Topic: OfferZen Updates
Rebuilding Core Features at OfferZen
Building a solid base for a product can sometimes mean rebuilding core features - a challenging task. Here's how we went about it and what we learned.
by Ethan Marrs - 20 August 2018
Topic: Community
How Games Benefit from UX Testing
The success of any game depends on how engaging, challenging and balanced it is. That's why it's so beneficial to have UX metrics for your testing during development.
by Cara Winterbottom - 17 August 2018
Topic: Community
WebAssembly: Native desktop apps are dead - long live native desktop apps!
What if you want all the perks of a desktop app, but also make it easy to use and share? Here's a quick introduction to WebAssembly and why it's so useful.
by Justin Worthe - 15 August 2018
Topic: Community
The Secret Sauce of Technical Leadership
What's the secret sauce of a great technical leader? I went out on a quest to talk to technical leaders I personally look up to. Here are the key learnings.
by Simon van Dyk - 8 August 2018
Topic: OfferZen Updates
The OfferZen Master Plan
Our mission at OfferZen is to help people build awesome software. Here is our secret three-step plan to make it happen.
by Malan Joubert - 7 August 2018
Topic: Community
Choosing Languages Wisely: How JavaScript Helped Me Keep Up
Javascript's ecosystem helped me ensure that I was learning the right things to keep up with the ever-changing software industry. Here's how.
by Tumiso Marebane - 6 August 2018
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