Category Archives: Life

Why PHP Was a Ghetto

Note: I wrote this over a month ago, but decided not to publish it until now. I was talking with the Co-founder of a pretty cool start-up in DUMBO the other day about why the non-PHP development world generally has such disdain for PHP and the community surrounding it. He brought up an interesting point […]

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Re: How to Find Good Developers

A little less than a month ago I made a podcast with John about how recruiters can find good developers. A small part of the podcast talked about reaching out to developers, and how adding something personal (ie, mentioning one of their projects) can really get some attention. In the past few days, I’ve gotten […]

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How to Find Good Developers

A comment on one of my favorite CodeFury posts, “How to Get a Job as a Programmer“, asks an interesting question. It was posted by Kyle Carter, the head of HR at Better Advertising. He posed the question, “how or where do I find good developers?” At the time that I’m writing this, the NYC […]

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How To Get A Job As A Programmer

It seems that for the better part of my life, America’s economy has been in murky water. I was born into a Reagan economy (good), graduated to Bush Sr. (bad), did my time with Clinton (good), and started looking for jobs as a developer during Bush Jr.’s tenure (bad). And while I’ll abstain from the […]

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MiFi – An Aircard Alternative for Linux, Mac & Windows

I intend to finish my previous post about fixing up caching in CodeIgniter, but I wanted to write a blurb about a device that I just picked up today — the MiFi. I thought I should mention some of the highlights of the product, some points that weren’t immediately apparent when I was researching it, […]

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