Insight

  • Magento agency, simplyphp

    Why You Should Use an Agency for Your Magento Project

    Platforms like these allow you to drag and drop elements to build your own store, which makes it easier for a beginner with no coding experience to quickly set up a basic shop. However, when you want to build an ecommerce store that’s personalized to your company, and can grow with your business, Magento is… View Article

    Insight 2020-04-02
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    When Should I Make the Switch to Magento?

    Deciding which platform to set up shop with can be complex, and requires a good understanding of the current and future needs of your business. Ideally, the right platform will grow with you, and should be able to accept any demands that you put on it. However, sometimes your business is so successful that you… View Article

    Insight 2020-03-24
  • Common reasons for late projets, simplyphp

    Common Reasons for Late Projects

    Any reputable development company will do everything they can to get your project completed on time, including late-night code sprints and brainstorming sessions to troubleshoot any lingering issues. However, the truth that you may not want to acknowledge is that some of the most common issues that delay projects are caused by both the development… View Article

    Insight 2020-03-18
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    Best Management Resources for Coders

    So you’ve gotten to the coveted role of senior developer or even manager, and you’re going to be stepping into a new role for the first time. Moving from a more junior role up to the management level is a big step. It requires abilities that stretch beyond coding and development. Instead of managing your… View Article

    Insight 2020-02-27
  • PHP Dev

    Top Mistakes That Companies Make in PHP Development

    It takes a lot to get a PHP project off the ground. First, the company or person with the idea needs to determine what they want and need from their app or website. Then, they have to hire the right company, and determine how to work together to create the best possible project. There’s a… View Article

    Insight 2020-02-11
  • simplyphp

    The Benefits of Hacking for Programmers

    Many people who have a programming background or have trained in computer science love any movie with a great hacking scene. They make the entire profession look unbelievably cool, even if the hacking scenes are dramatized to the point of total exaggeration. In reality, most of our experience with hackers involves trying to prevent them… View Article

    Insight 2020-01-24
  • front end, back end

    Balancing Front End and Back End Requirements

    While full-stack developers do exist, the volume of work they would have to shoulder to develop an entire project on their own has made this position almost untenable in our modern work environment. Many people who specialize in front-end design or back-end development have developed detailed and specialized expertise that makes them an asset to… View Article

    Insight 2020-01-15
  • advice and ressources

    Advice and Resources for Young Web Programmers

    What you’ll quickly learn is that most advice is based on the advice-giver’s personal experience, and not everything works for 100% of the population. The best way to navigate the learning process is to experiment, and try new things to see what works for you. Ultimately, programming and development are career paths that are extremely… View Article

    Insight 2019-12-06
  • pros and cons languages

    Pros and Cons of Different Programming Languages

    Ultimately, whatever programming language you pick, it should be something that works for you and your skills. The best tool is only as good as the person using it. If you work hard and master one language, it’s going to be much more useful for you than several different languages that you’ve only studied for… View Article

    Insight 2019-09-26
  • University Education

    How to Evolve Beyond Your University Education (for Developers)

    This field moves so quickly, and evolves at such a rapid pace that it’s not enough to rely on a university or college education. You need to be continually improving your skills, and learning about the newest technologies and tools in order to have any chance of getting hired in this field. Staying in this… View Article

    Insight 2019-09-16
  • senior dev

    When Should You Call Yourself a Senior Developer?

    One benefit of picking development as your career is that it’s an extremely egalitarian meritocracy. According to a Stack Overflow survey, 30% of people who use the title ‘Senior Developer’ are still in their 20s. That’s different than fields like medicine or education, which still look at length of experience as the ultimate marker of… View Article

    Insight 2019-08-29
  • How to Deal When Management Doesn’t Have Technical Knowledge

    How to Deal When Management Doesn’t Have Technical Knowledge

    If you’re a developer working with a management team that doesn’t understand the nature of what you do, it can make your job extremely difficult. The onus is on you to communicate the value of your work, and ask for what you need in a way that can be understood. If you’re a decent communicator,… View Article

    Insight 2019-08-28
  • Before You Hire a New Employee, Do the Job Yourself

    If you have no idea of their job responsibilities, it becomes very difficult to effectively manage or support your employees. This is especially true for technical positions. Being ignorant of their responsibilities means that there’s no way to know if they’re delivering quality work. An employee who isn’t being managed effectively is a waste of… View Article

    Insight 2019-07-25
  • How to Deal with Roadblocks During Your Development Project

    Most development projects will run into roadblocks at some point. It happens all the time. The overall success of your project will ultimately be determined by how you handle these setbacks. This isn’t to say that you should spend the entire timeline of the project worrying. Actually, worrying is one of the last things you… View Article

    Insight 2019-07-23
  • Are Your Dev Team’s Delays Legit?

    They came to the logical conclusion that the only way to share in the profits of the internet explosion was to build their own websites and develop other web-based tools. After all, if Pets.com was so successful, surely they could build something comparable. This led to a boom of companies hiring in-house developers. Not only… View Article

    Insight 2019-07-23
  • Why You Should Visit Your Provider

    In 2019, this may not seem like a revolutionary idea, but for many companies it is. There are lots of companies that are satisfied with a few emails and the occasional video conference making up the bulk of their relationship with important partners and vendors. Instead of relying on impersonal email and chat programs like… View Article

    Insight 2019-07-03
  • You Want to Say Yes, But Here’s Why You Should Say No

    Over the years that we’ve been in this business, we’ve had lots of clients and staff come and go. One thing we’ve learned is that there are going to be times where you want to say “yes”, but in reality, “no” is the right answer. It takes a lot of guts to walk away from… View Article

    Insight 2019-06-18
  • Budgeting for Roadblocks, and More Details To Help Your Development Project

    Hoping for the best, and excitedly planning how you’ll use your updated functionality to grow your business is thrilling, and can be extremely motivating. However, the reality is that there are often roadblocks on the road to roll-out, and the best way to deal with them is with careful advance preparation. Today, we’re going to… View Article

    Insight 2019-05-17
  • How to Prepare For Your Next Development Project

    For many small business owners or managers, this process intimidates them because they feel that they don’t have enough technical knowledge to ask for what they need. This guide for preparing for your next development project should help you feel more confident, and give you the tools that you’ll need to pick a qualified development… View Article

    Insight 2019-05-15
  • SimplyPHP: Our History and Our Values

    Originally, our two co-founders were given the opportunity to acquire the Mentel Company. They immediately combined their skills to make the company as successful as possible. Both came from unique backgrounds, and brought in their own skill sets honed from years of experience to make the venture a success. They diversified into web development, and… View Article

    Insight 2019-04-30
  • Beware! What you get isn’t always what it seems.

    Focusing on price alone can ironically be an expensive mistake. Sometimes it’s better to cut features and go with a more established company then to invest in an unstable development that will cost you much more to re-configure or rebuild entirely in the long run. When aiming for a steady progression towards success, consistency is… View Article

    Insight 2019-04-29
  • In-House Developers Ensure the Success of Your Web Development Project

    When you outsource, it’s hard to know exactly what your relationship with the company will be, and it’s very easy to become just another cog in a massive offshore web development machine. We’re here today to tell you that it doesn’t need to be this way. By carefully choosing a web development partner, you can… View Article

    Insight 2019-04-24
  • My Two Cents About Why PHP Is The Best Bet For Your Project

    Let’s say you have a dream web project that might revolutionize the internet (if you execute it properly). Where do you start? What technology is required? It can be very overwhelming when it comes to those details, and not everyone understands the technical aspects of the web. I’ll try to give my two cents about… View Article

    Insight 2019-02-13
  • Web Development “Bait and Switch”

    You’ve been dreaming of a web project for years now and you’ve finally raised enough money to put your dreams into action. Unfortunately, there’s a big chance your dream will never reach the web. Why? You’re going to be taken advantage of, and you’re going to lose your money. Too often, ordinary people with money… View Article

    Insight 2019-02-13
  • Networking: How Do You Know If Your Client Is Satisfied?

    I recently took the time to reflect on the more notable moments of the year that just passed and began implementing a new approach in terms of the way I handle networking and by doing so, I came to a halting realization. I don’t have any connection with any of our clients. Being part of… View Article

    Insight 2019-02-01