Customer-Driven Product Development: Taking the Jobs-to-Be-Done Approach

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Errors typically happen when things aren’t planned carefully enough, or when entrepreneurs are overwhelmed by the product development process. With the right mindset and framework at hand, companies can do more than just launch products. They can create solutions to real challenges that users have. Research Helps Provide Better Solutions to Customer Problems It’s important […]

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The JavaScript conference this city needed. Our review of Scriptconf.

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Last Friday, we had the great pleasure to visit Scriptconf, a one-day JavaScript conference, in Linz. And it wasn’t just for fun. We learned a lot too. Scriptconf managed to bring some of the best JavaScript advocates to Linz. All in all, we can’t wait for Scriptconf 2018. But beforehand, let’s take a look back […]

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“I didn’t know Atom could do that!”

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Atom, the code editor from GitHub, was initially released in May 2014 by the team of GitHub. As an open-source editor Atom became hugely popular over the last two years. And for some it’s the Sublime killer. And I’m not exaggerating. Today, I’m going to show you the best tips, tricks, and shortcuts while using […]

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User offboarding: How to end relationships with your users!

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There’s a ton of great content out there on how to onboard new users, how to treat them well, and how to make sure that they understand your product, its benefits, and become paying customers. However, there’s less information available on how you should treat your users who want to end the relationship with you. […]

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3 Ways to Learn Better by Studying Less

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Earlier this week we launched a fun, month-long experiment called the #15MinChallenge. At Treehouse, we believe that anyone can, and everyone should be a life-long learner. The changing demands of work, our innate curiosity and a desire for challenge, longer life expectancy...

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This Week on Educate Yourself: Hour of Code, Teaching Coding to K-12, Diversity in CS & More

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We’re back with episode 8 of the Educate Yourself podcast, brought to you by the team behind Treehouse. Tune in every 2 weeks for the latest in the future of learning, higher education and edtech. This week, our host, Treehouse CEO...

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8 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Technical Conference This Year

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You’ve decided to attend a technical conference this year. You’ve reviewed the options and have selected the perfect conference for yourself. Congrats! But it’s difficult to take time out of your schedule and money out of your budget to attend...

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Join Us & Take Part in the #15MinChallenge

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Whether you’re new to coding or working on expanding your skills as a developer, we’re all faced with the challenge of deciding when and how to fit learning into our busy day-to-day lives. But what would you say if we told...

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Treehouse Stereo: Code & Relax

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We’re trying something new with our monthly Treehouse Stereo playlist: themes! Each month, the playlist will be centered around a different theme for you to enjoy.  We’re kicking things off for February with a relaxing list. With the excitement of...

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How the Cogs Turn at Treehouse

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When I interviewed with Treehouse last April I knew the company was a perfect fit for me. I knew very little about the tech field. I had spent the last 6 years working in non-profit theatre and performing plays for...

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Factor Learning to Code into Your 9-5

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If you’re reading this, you’ve likely already decided why you want to learn to code. But whether your goal is to level up your existing career, embark on a new one, or simply work on a side project, you’re probably...

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New & Upcoming Course Highlights: Swift 3, Java & Node

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Every week, new courses and workshops are published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here’s a short list of what we’ve added recently, upcoming course highlights, and our weekly video update of What’s New at Treehouse. Start learning to code today with a free...

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3 Misunderstandings about Code Review That Are Slowing You Down

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As a team member at Treehouse, I do a lot of code review. In fact, I have reviewed over a thousand Techdegree student projects, I frequently review my coworker’s code, and I even occasionally make a pull request on a...

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New & Upcoming Course Highlights: C#, Python & React

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Every week, new courses and workshops are published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here’s a short list of what we’ve added recently, upcoming course highlights, and our weekly video update of What’s New at Treehouse. Start learning to code today with a free...

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Am I Ready for My First Job as a Developer?

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Search… “web developer” AND “html” AND “css” AND “javascript” AND “angular.js” Scan the results. Hmmm. Junior Front End Web Developer position. Essentials skills: Understanding of responsive web design ✓ Github ✓ Strong attention to detail ✓ Eager to learn and improve skills ✓...

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The Updated Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Swift

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Why Swift? In June 2014, Apple first introduced Swift, a general-purpose and modern programming language.  Since then we have seen a lot of changes to the languages, like being open sourced, and releases of versions 1, 2 and 3.  It...

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13 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2017

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The new year got us motivated to think about learning a new programming language. Inspired by Alexander Falks’ post “Learn a new programming language this summer” we are opening the learning season 2017: “What programming languages should I learn in 2017?” It’s one of the most popular questions that gets asked. The only issue with […]

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The benefits of asynchronous design feedback.

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Just recently I found myself in a situation which required instant design feedback. I like exchanging thoughts and ideas through real-time conversations, however, I wasn’t prepared for the question: “What do you think about this design draft?” And seconds later, I was providing unthoughtful design feedback. In this article, I’m going to elaborate on the […]

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A Guide to PaaS Solutions: 7 Questions You Need to Answer.

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In today’s guest post, Rainer Stropek, co-founder of software architects, gives us some insights on how to evaluate PaaS solutions in order to find the best one for your product. At the moment, we are working on a SaaS project in which IoT (Internet of Things) plays an important part. While reviewing my work from the […]

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Product Validation: Make Sure You Do These 4 Things Before You Build A Product

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The success of a new product depends on many factors. Is there a market for the product? Is the product solving a major issue? And is your product being accepted by users and customers? In this article, we want to shed some light on the topic of product validation and answer the question: What can […]

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New & Upcoming Course Highlights: DOM Scripting, Unit Testing in C# & Entity Framework Migrations

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Every week, new courses and workshops are published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here’s a short list of what we’ve added recently, upcoming course highlights, and our weekly video update of What’s New at Treehouse. Start learning to code today with a free...

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Secrets to Keeping Your Coding Motivation

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Coding can be frustrating and we all struggle to find a boost of motivation when we feel overwhelmed by a challenge. When it comes to finding that boost, full disclosure, there is no one single thing that works for everyone....

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4 Students Who Changed Their Careers & Lives with Code

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This time last year, we began some encouraging conversations with Treehouse students who were at different stages of learning to code. Some were just getting started, others were deep in their courses, but all had one thing in common: the aspiration to change...

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How to Set Up a Linux Server on VirtualBox

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We’re prepping a workshop series for our Pro students on deploying web apps to production, and we wanted a simple, safe way for students to follow along at home, without having to create an account on AWS / DigitalOcean /...

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This Week on Educate Yourself: Learning Tips, Beginners Eyes, Impostor Syndrome, MOOCs & More

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We’re back with episode 7 of the Educate Yourself podcast, brought to you by the team behind Treehouse. Tune in every 2 weeks for the latest in the future of learning, higher education and edtech. This week, our host, Treehouse CEO...

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How to Build Your Professional Portfolio as a Developer

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“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra As humans, we don’t typically enjoy selling ourselves. It feels awkward, which makes creating a professional portfolio a...

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New & Upcoming Course Highlights: Node.js, PHP, & Swift 3

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Every week, new courses and workshops are published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here’s a short list of what we’ve added recently, upcoming course highlights, and our weekly video update of What’s New at Treehouse. Start learning to code today with a free...

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Evaluating a Package for Your Project: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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This article is specifically for people who are evaluating packages for their project. I will occasionally mention PHP specific technologies, but most of what is cover here should apply to any language you use. If you’d like to learn more...

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16 Conferences in 2017 That no Developer Wants to Miss

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Christmas is approaching fast, and that means one thing: get ready for next year’s conference season! We had a look at 15 events that are already confirmed for 2017. From UX Design to JavaScript, the conference schedule of 2017 will feature something for everyone. Read on but make sure you have an (empty) calendar next […]

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Meet the team: Haydee Capco

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Haydee is a customer success manager at Usersnap. Haydee joined the team more than a year ago, and ever since her positivity is beloved by her colleagues and customers. This week I had the chance to sit down with her and talk about her life at Usersnap, the differences between the Philippines and Austria, and […]

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