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Déjà Vu at the Office? 3 Ways to Stop Duplicating Work

We’ve all been there. We get one of those elusive “a-ha” moments at work, and we spend hours developing the plan. We write the slide deck, we pitch the idea, and we put the roll-out plans in place, dreaming of glory. And then a coworker casually mentions that they tried the same idea—three years ago. Oh, and by the way, it didn’t work. Or, it happened five years ago and

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Part 5 – Conclusion and Future

This is the final post in a 5-part series on Evernote’s transition to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). To read this series from the beginning, see Part 1. All of the planning and processes explored in parts 1-4 of this series got us ready to build the next generation of Evernote. So how were we able to achieve the migration so quickly? Ruthless Focus In order to stand any chance of

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Organization for Small Business Offices—Give, Take, and Toss

I see it every time I go to my accountant’s office. Stacks of papers on a water cooler. Tax files filling every shelf. Dog toys stacked in the corner. Better Homes and Gardens, August 2005 on the table. Personal memorabilia (wow, an autographed picture of Sandy Koufax!  And is that…a high school homecoming picture from 1986?) on the walls and tables. Traces of the stain on the rug where years

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Serge 1.2 is Out

About this time last year, we released Serge, our continuous localization solution, as an open-source project. During this year we collected some good feedback from users who are experimenting with it and start to use it at their organizations. Based on the feedback, and according to our internal needs, we’ve been constantly improving Serge during this year. While internally we’re using the code directly from the master branch, it makes

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Our Continuous Localization System, Serge, is now Open Source!

Evernote has more than 150,000,000 users worldwide, and more than 70% of them are outside of the United States. Right from the start, Evernote positioned itself as an international company, and we put much effort into localization. Evernote is being translated into more than 30 languages, and although we have a very agile development process, as well as many types of software clients for various platforms, we still manage to

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How Adam Savage uses Evernote from Inspiration to Completion

Check out behind the scenes footage from The Robotic Spider Project, a collaborative venture featuring Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and Evernote.   Long before the science, there was the story.  Adam Savage became known for testing the limits of science on the popular Discovery Channel TV series “Mythbusters,” but he began his career designing props for Hollywood films. When you watch an episode of the myth-busting television program, you get a sense of

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