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    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
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    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 Statisfied?

    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