Zack Bloom

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What We've Learned About Interviewing Engineers

At HubSpot, we have grown from one to 75 developers in a few short years. This is what we've learned.

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Announcing Mixen

Mixen is a library that has, over the last few months, changed how we write CoffeeScript at HubSpot.

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Styling console.log

Console.log is one of the simplest, and most powerful, tools frontend developers have.  Turns out, it's not quite as simple as we thought.  Console messages can be formatted using CSS.  You could, for example, make your error messages larger:

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Bulletproof Demos

We all like to build software which is reliable, but every once in a while it seems like a good idea to demo something still in its unreliable infancy. Google Chrome has a little known feature which can help.

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On Bad Hacker News Titles

Yesterday we posted one of our open source projects to HN, and ended up on the front page for most of the day.  The biggest complaint in the comments was that we had chosen a bad title for our posting.  Yet the post was very successful, it lead to 10k+ views, and 700 stars of the project on GitHub.  So would we have done even better with a better title, or was the bad title part of the secret of our success?

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