Hiring a Developer

This is my message to the applicants for my new job posting. When posting on some of the global freelancer and contractor sites, you often get a number of low-quality applications. So I wanted a filter to make sure that I wasn’t wasting my time when it comes to the actual interview. The key points… Continue reading

You know your problem? You do too much…

I’ve been a professional software developer for twenty years now. There’s been one idea I’ve been reading about for about fifteen of those years, but it’s only in the last couple that it’s really come home to me how important it is. And it’s really, really simple. How can you make it smaller? The feature… Continue reading

Which is the best way to add a feature to my application?

The other day, someone asked: I’m building an application for rating college lecturers; should I allow the users to populate the lecturer’s information themselves or should I load it up myself? You know what? I can’t answer that. Probably, you can’t answer that. Like so many things, it depends. You need to think about the… Continue reading

Three ways to deal with a project going wrong

One of my best friends is an SEO. I’ve always had a vague interest in what makes a web-site work, how to improve your conversions, how to make a page that sells. But it’s never been my focus. I’m much more the technical guy that builds things and leaves it to the others to promote… Continue reading