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May 19, 2022

Manfred can finally speak multiple languages! - i18n

Last week, I wrote about how we needed to take care of some voids we left when we launched SOFRED. The biggest one was the hurried internationalization of the platform, as we switched our static content to English in order to welcome our international users, but we did it without the proper multilingual adaptations. This […]

May 11, 2022

How can you normalize a list of thousands of technologies?

During the last months, we have welcomed international users into our platform. While, we keep launching features, improving our technologies and solving problems for our long-term users. We have realized that, as we keep helping our most-known users, there are new ones with different needs and wants. And they do not come with easy problems, […]

May 11, 2022

The Individual Contributor Guide For Developers

It is great to see that a lot of technology companies offer developers more than just one way to grow their careers. Not every engineer wants to be a people manager as their next step. In most organizations, those developers can stay on the individual contributor path. But when engineers grow beyond the senior developer […]

May 6, 2022

We launch our own LinkedIn data import!

April has been a month when the Product team has cleaned the urgent stuff in order to have some room to think medium term. We want to strike the perfect balance between our compromise of delivering value weekly and not solving urgent tasks before the important ones, not always at least. Reality is that we […]

May 6, 2022

How to make a CV that speaks to what's important

At Manfred we find it hard to believe in the traditional CV. A format that lists past experiences, technologies, acronyms, competencies… That focuses on what you are and says little or nothing about what you want to be: your aspirations, objectives, and concerns. Perhaps traditional recruitment was looking for just that: to review what you […]

May 5, 2022

War report: April 2022

We share our milestone numbers and objectives in our April 2022 War Report, as well as the learnings and advice we have collected. We hope they will be useful in providing lessons for others who are in similar situations to ours or can benefit from their publication. Building in public is not easy, but we […]

May 4, 2022

On the market state of Backend Development

Since economics was first studied hundreds of years ago, the functioning of markets has been based on the formulation of the law of demand and supply. Its principles say that when a good becomes scarce, the market will be willing to pay more for it. But we are not here today to give an economics […]

April 13, 2022

Starting Developer Relations at Manfred

I’m Sven, and I’m the first Developer Advocate here at Manfred. To be fair: Manfred has always been doing developer advocacy, with David being THE brand ambassador and creating a lot of noise in the community. Actually, everyone at Manfred is an advocate for developers, and that’s also a big reason why I joined. What […]

March 24, 2022

How to survive Stackoverflowgeddon? 💊

On January 13th, StackOverflow CEO announced that the company would discontinue Developer Stories, the online CV format used by the popular technical Q&A site. As of March 31, MILLIONS of developers would lose their professional data, created and updated over more than 7 years. Thus, the solution proposed by StackOverflow –exporting the Developer Story as […]

March 8, 2022

Variable pay: what’s that?

Disclaimer: on 10 December 2021, the Spanish Government announced a draft bill on Start-ups. The project aims to reduce the tax on Stock Options and, de facto, make Phantom Shares a thing of the past. It’s expected to be passed in June/July 2022 and, from that point, start-ups may offer Stock Options to their employees […]

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