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Have you ever had a disastrous interview experience? My worst: Three years out of college, working in web development, I was struggling with a linked list problem. The interviewer pauses, looks me in the eye, and says: “…are you sure you studied computer science in college?” spoiler alert: I didn’t get the job. Doing well in a […]Continue reading
When applying for a development job, especially if it is your first, you may be faced with a horrifying request: Stand up, grab a marker & get ready to code on a whiteboard. No internet. No IDE. Not even a keyboard. Just you & the awkward silence of the interview room. The Case Against Whiteboard […]Continue reading
Drip, an email and marketing automation tool, recently launched a redesign and repositioning of their service: Drip’s New Look: ??? Drip’s New Message The colors aren’t important. What’s important is how Drip changed its self-image. Here’s the important bit from their new manifesto: At Drip, our focus is on driving consumer sales, not B2B […]Continue reading
Are requests for proposals a trap? It’s debatable. Some agencies and consulting make a lot of cash from some large clients. Others spend hours writing proposals and don’t make any progress. If you want to try your hand at winning RFPs, here are some sites you can check out: CommBuys Mirren Ariba Find RFP RFB […]Continue reading
These are a list of books that I recommend often, but always have to follow with “I know what it sounds like, but…” 1. The 4-hour work week by Tim Ferriss What it sounds like: yet another “lifestyle blogger” teaching you how to be lazy and still profit. What’s actually in the book: The original […]Continue reading
Watch the Hands, Not the Cards — The Magic of Megabrew AB InBev is buying up craft breweries with increasing velocity, and not for the reasons you think. Chris Herron, an owner of Athens brewery Creature Comforts, explores the motivations behind these buyouts. As a current brewmaster and former Miller employee, Chris provides in-depth business […]Continue reading
There are hundreds of project management tools out there, almost enough to convince software developers that they shouldn’t build another one. As a consultant, I form small teams frequently: my assistant and me, or pulling contractors together into a Large Project Justice League. I also have the privilege of working with many different companies, experiencing a smorgasbord of tools, techniques, and […]Continue reading
How many clients do you need to work with to be successful this year?Continue reading
You know what one of the most common causes of failure is for software projects? You don’t have a plan. Unlike building with more solid materials in construction, you can start making software before you know what the hell you are doing. Writing a program roadmap helps you make decisions earlier when they cheaper, and […]Continue reading
Patrick McKenzie(@patio11, founder of starfighters.io) Just shared a buffet of bite-size career advice for software developers on Twitter.It’s too valuable to let it become lost as it floats away down the Twitter steam, so I’ve preserved it here for future reference and top-to-bottom reading.Continue reading
People have probably told you that two things every business should be doing is generating content and building a list. The problem with this advice is that it usually comes wit no “how” or a “why”. Writing content as a marketing strategy is a slow burn with abstract benefits. But a solid strategy can bring […]Continue reading
Launching a new product can induce a lot of anxiety. If you have been working on your product for some time, it is easy to let the fear of uncertainty about public reaction take over. You might decide to push the launch the back until you can one feature a bit better, a part of […]Continue reading
Every Year I take a look back at my business, and do the same exercise I do with every client project: a postmortem. I ask myself 3 questions: What went well? What went wrong? What steps should I take in the future? This is a valuable writing exercise, and I’d strongly encourage you to do […]Continue reading
My Email Marketing Strategy In a Nutshell Email marketing converts better than social media or content marketing. Nathan Barry has a great write up with the numbers. You can build a list by giving people incentives in exchange for their email address, reaching out to them directly, or offering people updates on an as-yet-unreleased new […]Continue reading
There is amazing amount of resource available on the internet if you know where to look. I’ve realized that over the past year, there are some articles, pod casts, books, or videos that have had a huge impact on my view and approach to my business. I’ve had several people ask me how I came […]Continue reading
Building a command line interface into your application can be a way to add extra utility to your application. Adding cron jobs (a.k.a. scheduled tasks) to your CodeIgniter application can provide additional utility. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up both in a CodeIgniter application by writing a simple appointment reminder, which […]Continue reading