Managing styles: Use them all!

To be an effective manager means understanding your people and the situation.

Over the past several years I have been a consultant, working with various size companies (from small to midsize to corporate).  Many managers tend to employ only one or maybe two of these management styles without much thought of the situation.  I'm sure all of you have had some frustrations regarding this; when your team needed a leader to be Authoritative vs. Democratic.  

Here is a great article describing management styles.  

http://leadersinheels.com/career/6-management-styles-and-when-best-to-use-them-the-leaders-tool-kit/

A great read, enjoy!

"The most appropriate style will depend on the people (their experience, values, motives) and the situation (stable/changing, new/seasonal team, short/long term focus). The key to being an effective leader is to have a broad repertoire of styles and to use them appropriately."

RethinkDB, Wow!

I have been researching NoSQL databases, looking for solutions that can not only perform faster and have a more flexible approach to data schema changes -- but a database that is stable, reliable, mature and fast.   Oh wait, would love the ability to publish updates to light weight Javascript websites.    

Found it.  RethinkDB.

http://www.rethinkdb.com/faq/

http://rob.conery.io/2015/04/1/rethinkdb-2-0-is-amazing/

React Native has arrived!

React Native has arrived! http://www.reactnative.com/
What does this mean for UE? Well, we are open for business on building Native iOS and Android applications. It was officially released on Github just yesterday and already has over 7,000 stars.https://github.com/facebook/react-native

Our team is already working with it and we will be working on our new Fantasy Homeruns App (https://www.facebook.com/FantasyHomeRuns).

Exciting times!

The choice for a new web development project is React-js

The choice for a new web development project is React-js.    Many argue that React isn't a framework, that is correct, it is a user interface architecture.   Our team at UE have put together a stack that uses React:   Node, Reflux, React w/ Websockets that can outperform and provide the best interface for your project. 

Contact us today to work on your next project!   Got a team already or want to hire in-house?   Sure, we get it.   We can get your project underway, extend your team or even train & manage them.   

Want to read up more on why we are choosing this path?  

Here's some more articles on React:
https://developer.atlassian.com/blog/2015/02/rebuilding-hipchat-with-react/
http://wiredcraft.com/blog/why-we-may-ditch-angularjs-for-react/
http://noelwelsh.com/programming/2014/08/17/angularjs-vs-react/
https://www.codementor.io/reactjs/tutorial/reactjs-vs-angular-js-performance-comparison-knockout