November 23, 2021

Ambivert vs. Omnivert: what is the difference and who is the better hire?

Some individuals sit somewhere in the middle between introverts and extroverts or can even switch between the two.   Introversion and extroversion Initially coined by Carl Jung, introversion and extroversion sit at opposite ends of most personality theories. Someone who […]
November 23, 2021

Six books that every software developer should read

Here is a list of some of the most popular software development books that aim to inform and inspire:   Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship Published more than a decade ago, Robert C. Martin’s guide to writing […]
November 17, 2021

Five tips for new software developers

As more professionals join the 600,000 computer programmers currently working in the UK, software development is one of the fastest-growing fields around the world.  Here are our tips for starting a career in this industry:   Find an online community […]
November 17, 2021

Why do introverts make good software developers?

At Aquarium, we have hired many software developers and have experienced how differing personality types perform in the role, including a good number of introverts.   What is an introvert? An introvert is a personality type that gets energy from […]
August 4, 2021

Remote presenteeism: what is it and how does it affect us?

Tackling presenteeism has always been an issue for both businesses and employees, but now with remote working it is a completely different challenge.   What is presenteeism? Presenteeism is when employees work when they are not physically or mentally capable […]
August 4, 2021

Top FREE productivity tools for software developers

From project management to collaboration, these five free tools can support software developers in their day-to-day jobs.   Trello Trello is a project management tool that enables individuals or groups to organise jobs, workflow and ownership. Each project is assigned […]