2 min min read - July 29, 2014
And here we forgot about few key things, that always can affect hugely your business, if you hire experienced developer with (maybe) too strong self-esteem (like me).
And remember. You can ignore that points. But sooner or later you will fail anyhow.
About me: I am over 13 years in IT industry. I started as a home-grown developer, evolved to a senior engineer, architect, manager and startup team assembler. I try to combine economical education and knowledge collected over the years to help entrepreneurs reach their goals. My observations are based on experience of myself, my colleagues and business partners. Many non-IT learnings are lessons given by my mentors, bosses and investors basing on their own failures, successes and learnings. Every project I join benefits from it and I hope you can benefit too.
Recently got on timeline nice short article saying that IT industry in the UK is booming. I think that is true. I can see that each day in my mailbox and on my phone. As a senior (hope not because of age) I experience a bit hard to manage flood of various offers. It's nice feeling to be recognised by recruiters. But it's annoying that still many of them don't even try to walk just for a moment in my shoes. If they were, they would figure out why I reject some of their enquiries in a seconds:… read more…
3 min min read - July 31, 2014
I started to code in primary school in early 90ties. At that times the only sources of code were boring books about Turbo Pascal or C++. Bit later also magazines with a few bits of "how to write" on the last pages. Later internet came and created the whole spectrum of tutorials, but start of GitHub (and of course couple of his precursors) started tsunami of technology evolution. At the moment speed of improvements made impossible to follow. Thankfully we have amazing continuous integration tools and package managers like composer, bower, npm and global knowledge social bases like StackOverflow or Google Groups. That all combined allows you to build your solutions fast and easy without inventing the wheel. More, using cutting edge technologies like cloud computing, extreme scaling etc. comes with minimal cost. All out of the box.… read more…
4 min min read - July 25, 2014