Choosing a software developer

and more recently this one made some very good points:

https://thefoundation.com/blog/gliderpath-interview


I found this article vocalised some of my thoughts very well:
http://10clouds.com/blog/hiring-great-software-developers-t-r-u-s-t

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Java vs PHP (well actually why to prefer static typed languages)

I like this article very much. Whilst PHP is widely popular, Javascript is becoming so and such languages purportedly have a shallow learning curve, it still seems better to use a statically typed language and this article gives some very good reasons why.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/why-do-dynamic-languages-make-it-difficult-to-maintain-large-codebases/

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Trumpet photos – wireframes

A while back I put together this set of wireframes to illustrate a concept I developed from an idea someone mentioned to me. It’s an example of something I’d like to do more – defining software products through wireframes, prototyping and the written word.

TrumpetPhotosWireframes (pdf)

Here’s the first page as a taster…
TrumpetPhotosWireframes

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What to look for in a tech person for a startup

From [Meetup]London CTOs Mailing List

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March 8, 2014 · 9:59 am

(In)Equal treatment in law

Straight and wide road, good visibility, driving a car but hands behind head for 30s = no-one harmed & 12 month ban, £655 and 100 community hours (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-25624978)

Inner city, driving a lorry but using a mobile phone = one more dead person & no ban, no fine (http://road.cc/content/news/57677-bow-roundabout-nobody-blame-death-cyclist-svitlana-tereschenko-says-coroner)

Neither seems right.

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How much for a web app?

Here’s a great article about the length of a piece of string cost of a website:

http://www.netchimp.co.uk/webdesign/web-designs/how-much-should-a-new-website-cost/

However, I would put building a web app as being possible in the £15,000 to £25,000 category.

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Better than the back of the sofa

Two 10p coins, one 20p, one 5p, three pennies, white plastic nut, marble, two paper clips, one plectrum and a small white plastic rabbit. My booty from repairing our dryer. From deep inside the dryer after much dismantling, scratching of head and more dismantling, I cleaned out one compartment inside the machine to discover and retrieve the aforesaid collection. I wouldn’t spend four hours digging around at the back of the sofa but I dare say I would have had much less success there than with the dryer. How else should one spend the first Sunday of the year but making use of a replacement parts kit to put back in place a key ingredient of the family household support system?

For the fact-minded reader I can share the following information that I previously did not know:

I’m off to work out what to do with my booty…

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