Top 11 Blog Articles from 2020

From in-depth programming guidance to smart business advice for startups to trending insights in mobile app development, the Spiral Scout blog covered a range of topics in 2020. Check out our top 11 blog articles (we couldn’t choose just 10!) from the year below.


1. How More PTO Led to Increased Productivity and the Competitive Edge
Learn how Spiral Scout improved team productivity (and job satisfaction) by introducing “FriYays,” a PTO policy requiring a rotating schedule of three-day weekends for all employees.

2. 11 Benefits of Nearshore Development
Is your company curious about leveraging nearshore development services? From cost and time savings to improved collaboration and seamless team integration, the benefits of nearshore development are extensive and more accessible than ever.

3. Top Mobile App Development Trends of 2020
5G and IoT and AI, oh my! Mobile app development made great strides this year, and we don’t see these trends going away any time soon. Check out the top 13 mobile app development trends in one of our most popular posts of the year.

4. How to Hire a Remote Software Developer
Distributed teams have become the norm in 2020, and thusly, hiring technical team members without ever “meeting” them in person. Check out our blog article for the top do’s, don’ts, and best practices for interviewing remote software developers.

5. Spiral Framework 2.0: Full Stack PHP/Go Framework
2020 brought the release of the latest version of Spiral Framework, Spiral Scout’s full stack PHP/Go framework. The software package is based on several community and open-source libraries, including two products also released by Spiral Scout, RoadRunner, and Cycle ORM. In benchmarking tests, Spiral Framework performed 5 to 10 times faster than Laravel and Symfony.

6. 10 Google Drive Productivity Hacks for Distributed Teams
Is your remote team taking advantage of free cloud collaboration tools like those provided by Google? Check out our top 10 productivity hacks for using Google products like Drive, Docs, and more with team members across the country (and the world).

7. How to Use PHP FFI in Programming
Don’t miss this guest post from one of Spiral Scout’s senior software developers with tips for using PHP to work with Go, Rust, and C++ using Foreign Function Interface.

8. Understanding Concurrency and Parallelism in Golang
In software development, concurrency and parallelism usually occur in applications with multithreading. Learn more about optimizing software development using these two concepts in our in-depth blog article by one of Spiral Scout’s senior software developers.

9. How to Avoid Feature Fatigue in Mobile App Development
Improving the user experience for your mobile users could mean the difference between acquiring a loyal paying customer or losing a sale. Don’t miss our expert tips on avoiding feature overload when it comes to mobile app development.

10. Optimizing Go Unit Tests With JSON Compare
Software testing just got a little more interesting! Check out this guest post from one of Spiral Scout’s senior software engineers walking developers through the simplified approach of writing unit tests with Golang.

11. How to Choose a Software Testing Services Company 
Choosing a software testing services company is one of the most important decisions you can make for your business. Don’t miss our go-to guide for understanding what services quality assurance professionals provide, what benefits they offer, and how to find the right provider for your needs and budget.

John Griffin
John Griffin

John is the CEO and co-founder of Spiral Scout, a software development company based in San Francisco, California

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