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Angular for Designers – Stephen Fluin

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.At ng-conf 2018 Google Angular developer advocate Stephen Fluin gave this highly interesting talk on making Angular - and web development in general, for that matter - more accessible to designers: Sadly, what we often see in software development industry today is largely artificial boundaries being set up between roles that define themselves by the programming languages they use, e.g. front-end development vs back-end. In other words: Paradoxically, additional information silos are created, while ... Read more

(English) Wesley Grubbs – The Importance of Failing Successfully @ beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar. The Importance of Failing Successfully - Wesley Grubbs - btconfDUS2018 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

(English) Recommendation: The Freelancer’s Show

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.If, like me, you're an independent consultant or freelancer I can highly recommend the podcast The Freelancer's Show, which is about the business of consulting and freelancing in the IT / software development industry. More than 300 episodes in it covers a wide range of subjects that are vital if you want to run a successful and sustainable software consulting business. Some of the questions the show tries to answer or at least help ... Read more

(English) Jens Oliver Meiert – The Dangers of Being a Web Developer @ beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018

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(English) Work Culture and Enabling Software Developers to Contribute

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.This article by Marcus Blankenship tries to answer the question why programmers become disaffected with a company and its goals and ultimately turn to just wanting to code. As I wrote in an earlier article about paying for developer tools with developers, particularly in larger organisations, I frequently encounter a feeling of powerlessness and not having significant say in that organisation’s direction. Marcus is spot on in that he attributes this far too common attitude ... Read more

(English) Rules of Acquisition

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.From the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition: 3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to. 35. Peace is good for business. 125. You can't make a deal if you're dead. ... In a recent online discussion involving ethics somebody only somewhat jokingly said something along the lines of "Most people only abide by the Rules of Acquisition anyway." and I thought to myself: Would that really be so bad? In case you don't ... Read more

(English) Survey for IT freelancers: How do you approach marketing and sales? – The results!

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Ten days ago I published a survey for IT freelancers asking various questions about how they approach marketing and sales. As promised here are the results of the survey. Thanks a lot to everybody who participated: The survey was filled out by 31 freelancers, 22 of whom came via a link both posted on several forums and emailed to personal contacts directly. 8 participants clicked on the survey on Facebook while 1 filled it ... Read more

(English) How to succeed in business as an introvert

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In this article entrepreneur Michael Shreeve provides an interesting "Introvert’s Guide To Success In Business". The cliché of a typical entrepreneur still is something like an alpha-type salesperson who's always on the phone, in sales meetings or otherwise presenting and selling his or her product. While it's absolutely true that as an entrepreneur you always have to be selling to succeed there are many different approaches of doing so. Don't do things that don't work ... Read more

(English) Cameron Herold: Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In this fast-paced TED talk entrepreneur Cameron Herold talks about why kids should be raised to be entrepreneurs instead of being lawyers or accountants. By and large, society and our educational system predominantly prepares children for corporate jobs. This is a huge missed opportunity because many children have entrepreneurial traits and skills like creativity, storytelling, tenacity, networking, problem-solving and negotiating skills. However, we don't nurture those but teach kids to get and hold down ... Read more

(English) Freelance Developers: Get Your Act Together!

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Time and time again I get emails starting like this: Good morning Harvey Nash Business Partner, I would like to make you aware of a new contract that we have open at the moment [ ... ] I didn't bother to anonymize this particular example because somebody who can't bother to look up a person's name on the Internet certainly doesn't care about some negative publicity either. So, go look up their website, I'm sure Harvey Nash ... Read more