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Is Custom Software Right for your Business? I know, I know… Not another buy-versus-build article. But wait. What if the buy-versus-build decision could be boiled down to a few simple yes/no questions? Well, it can! Question 1: Is there a software package, Web site or mobile application that comes close to delivering what you need? In many ways we live in a golden age where anything you can think of—yep, there's an app … [Read more...]
"If you were to walk on stage, what theme song would be playing…?" I find that most people in the field of technology are not fans of this type of interview question. "I'm a Java developer!" I can hear some of you saying. "Does an employer really benefit from knowing what theme song I want played when I walk on stage?" Like'm or not, candidates need to be prepared, because this type of question does come up. The theme song question … [Read more...]
Which of these descriptions best fits your software development team? (1) The team is highly integrated with the rest of the company and its customers. (2) The team is shoved off in a corner. If your circumstances more closely match the first scenario, well done you. By design or by accident, your structure is helping you circumvent a host of software development challenges. But if your circumstances are closer to the second scenario, … [Read more...]
Who is the happy Warrior? Who is he That every man in arms should wish to be? (William Wordsworth, 1807) If you're at all inclined to read poetry, William Wordsworth describes in extensive detail who The Happy Warrior is. Among other things, "his high endeavours are an inward light that makes the path before him always bright." In less poetic terms, while reading through HR blogs this week I was introduced to the term Happy Warrior in … [Read more...]
This is my 4th and final article about my experiences choosing a new modern tech stack. I originally described my requirements and process for choosing a stack, detailed why Angular didn't meet my needs, and then took a detour through some common build tools. In this article I'll talk about the framework I selected and how it worked out on my first project using it. What is Vue.JS? Vue.JS is a client side framework focused only on the view … [Read more...]