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Natalie Kaminski
Natalie Kaminski
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Why Leadership Is Emotional Labor

Leadership is a multifaceted skill. Depending on their context, a leader may have to perform administrative tasks, social activities, and even technical operations. Good leaders perform many different kinds of labor.

Although leadership is first and foremost a social role, it has often been forgotten that much of it entails emotional labor. Leaders are ultimately responsible for their organization's health, which requires cultivating practical attitudes in themselves and others.

Over the long term, the cost of emotional labor can add up. Managers experience burnout, fatigue, and depression from working themselves too hard. But there are several strategies that you can employ to prevent this from occurring.
Andrew Parshukov
Andrew Parshukov
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7 Web Development Trends to Expect in 2023

As the World Wide Web enters its mid-30s, web development continues to grow and expand in new and exciting ways. Developers are tinkering with ways to bring faster, smarter, and more fun experiences to the public. Some of the most important web development trends to expect in 2023 include:

  • Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
  • Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
  • Voice Search Optimization
  • AI-Powered Chatbots
  • Serverless Architecture
  • Blockchain Development
  • Motion (Immersive) UI

Let’s take a quick look at them.
Natalie Kaminski
Natalie Kaminski
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JetRockets' Values and How They Help Our Clients

Whether stated explicitly or not, every company has a set of values that it lives by. These values shape the way employees operate, from managerial decisions to individual actions. And in turn, a company’s values affect the product or service it delivers to its customers or clients.

These values can really make or break a company. While no company would enshrine negativity or a fear of failure as their core values, nevertheless, many do become characterized by them.

By selecting and expressing your core values up front, as JetRockets does, you can make it clear how your company should operate. Selecting good values can set the tone for how employees operate and lead to better delivery for your clients.
Sergei Masiutin
Sergei Masiutin
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When will Ruby finally die?

On behalf of the Rails Foundation, the official Ruby on Rails website published an announcement in mid-November. The newly formed NPO announced it would start with an investment of $1 million. The news must have shocked those who bury Ruby every year. It's worth considering whether it's justified that companies, including GitHub and Shopify, have allocated so much money to develop the framework.

Natalie Kaminski
Natalie Kaminski
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What Is Refactoring (And Why Is It Useful)?

Code refactoring is the process of refining the code itself, without changing what it does. The point is to make it easier for developers to use, understand, and work on the code.

Although it may not be as exciting as other parts of the development process, code refactoring is crucial for the long-term maintenance and expansion of software. Most software is too complex to handle for any significant duration, unless developers work to simplify it and make it easier to understand.

Regular refactoring is a top priority for our developers. It helps us help our clients, whose web and mobile applications need to be constantly up-to-date and secure.

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