The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) is the largest Russian venture capital fund. It assists digital and technology startups, at the idea and MVP stages, by providing investments for rapid growth. At first, IIDF’s own team developed the product as an internal service. After testing the hypotheses, they decided to turn it into a full-fledged recruitment app. To do this, they needed a team with experience that could build HRM software through hypothesis-driven development.

They turned to Evrone for help creating a platform for finding a startup co-founder or team members. In 3 months, we developed a complete web application and also tested customer scripts to make sure that all functions worked as expected for hypothesis testing. Read the full case study here.

Armin Ronacher is a contributor to the Python software ecosystem. He has created such widely used projects as Flask and Jinja2. Over the last 10 years, he had worked on various open-source and commercial projects, and we were honoured to talk with him about his life and career! …

We recently had the opportunity to interview VMware’s principal engineer, Joe Beda, one of the creators of Kubernetes, as well as the Google Compute Engine. Joe is an experienced software engineer who has worked at both Microsoft and Google. He also co-founded the cloud-native leader, Heptio, which is now a part of VMware.

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RnDTechConf is a large IT conference for developers and managers in Russia. It takes place annually, and the Evrone team has taken part in it more than once. In 2021, our specialists were there again with a report.

In total, the conference included 38 reports from top speakers, eight workshops, and 12 BOF sessions in seven areas: frontend, backend, management, design, DevOps, QA, and architecture.

Our QA Team Lead, Tatyana Sukhodolova, gave a presentation about the importance of knowledge bases, and our DevRel, Grigory Petrov, was the chief of one of the main sessions.

In 2020, due to the pandemic, Evrone did not get to hold its traditional New Year’s corporate party. For us, as a distributed team, these offline meetings are very important. They allow us to personally meet colleagues who we normally only see as avatars in Slack. So in 2021, we knew we had to do something special, and we did!

The first Evrone Fest took place in Moscow in mid-August of 2021. It was attended by our employees from more than 50 cities and European countries, including Germany and Slovenia. Since our team grew significantly in 2020 and the first half of 2021, many people saw their colleagues in-person for the very first time.

PyCon is one of the three largest professional Python conferences in Russia. In 2021, it was held on September 5–6 in the Moscow region. Around 500 developers, including those working at Evrone, took part in it.

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Michael Kennedy is a successful entrepreneur and software development professional. He created and hosts the weekly podcast, Talk Python To Me, which focuses on Python and related software development topics. He also founded and is the chief author for Talk Python Training, an online Python training program.

We had the opportunity to interview Michael about his programming experiences. Hope you enjoy the reading!

Knowledge management is a system of established processes for collecting and sharing knowledge and skills within a company. Proper knowledge management in companies ensures that all employees have access to the information they need to perform at their best and grow their skills.

It also makes it easier to onboard new hires and transfer projects to other individuals or teams. In addition, good knowledge management helps prevent situations where only one employee knows how to carry out a critical task, which can be detrimental if they take an extended or permanent leave. Read the full article.

Quality assurance teams ensure that a company’s products meet its set standards of quality. QA specialists utilize various testing methods to determine the quality of a product, then bring awareness to any issues that they uncover and propose improvements or fixes.

However, many companies do not fully understand how to utilize their teams and are unclear on the characteristics of a great software testing team. So we have developed this guide to assembling and managing a QA team, based on best practices and our own extensive experience with quality assurance management.

Testing is a vital part of the development life cycle, and it is most effective when implemented at the start of the development process. By testing early and continuously, you can reduce the amount of time and money spent fixing bugs. Modern QA best practices provide improved processes, better quality, and optimization, and increased productivity. However, there are still some key challenges in QA testing and pain points that testing professionals face.

In this article, we cover the most common software quality assurance team challenges and share some QA process improvement ideas. We also clear up some myths about software testing outsourcing and show you how to manage your outsourced #QA teams.


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