Posts by Jason Straughan
A talk from InnoTech San Antonio 2017, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference & Exposition, about the future of cloud programming.
Small business is in the prime position to leverage mobile applications as a competitive advantage. In the past decade the price of development has brought custom software within the reach of small to medium sized businesses, and they can expand their brand reach and recognition like household names.
As developers, we are constantly pitched on trading our work for equity in the next Facebook killer. Over the past few years, I have been approached by countless people proffering NDAs in exchange for the privilege to develop their idea for free, with promises of billionaire status in the near future.
A career in software development involves constant professional development in a wide variety of activities to inspire, educate, and help us grow.
Any developer can relate to writing depressing code. Our industry is known for long hours and the resulting burnout that follows. Corporate America is full of managers that like to see code written, without caring if the code will ever launch. This grinds on the inner-nerd of every developer and they suffer.
Last fall Grok Interactive was needing to hire a developer and expand the team. We had read hundreds of resumes, most with little to no practical programming experience. We quickly learned that many people wanted to be developers, but there were none to be found. The market was worse than we had realized.