Twitter is rabidly popular in Japan, as shown by a new tweet record it set this month, but other American social networks like Facebook have been slow to catch on there. What can Twitter teach American product developers about hitting it big in Asia?
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about development teams using their own software--known as "eating your own dogfood"--in order to cultivate empathy for their users. After all, if the team doesn't use the app they're building, then how can they ever improve the user experience, right? Wrong! Counterintuitively, dogfooding only works in certain scenarios: Here's how to do it, as illustrated by Facebook Home.
Your freewheeling workflow could blow up in your face when you start hiring more engineers. Automated testing and checking, or Continuous Integration, is the antidote to having too many cooks in the kitchen.