programming language

November 30, 2019

Is PHP A Horrible Programming Language?

Is PHP dying anytime soon? No, with over 80% of market share in the web space, it’s nowhere near dying. “WordPress? No way, I won’t waste my time coding PHP.” I’ve heard that over 💯 times. More importantly… I used to rant against PHP 14 years ago. Yes, I was young and stupid – and

Will Web Developers Become Obsolete

October 14, 2019

When Will Web Designers and Web Developers Become Obsolete?

For dozens of centuries, human evolution has led to jobs replaced due to innovation. Chasseurs, musketeers, blacksmiths, haywards, Papias are not in demand in the 21st century. Job requirements evolve since certain jobs become automated or science introduces the need for new occupations. Will web designers become obsolete? Will web developers become obsolete? Here’s my

open source

January 28, 2019

Why And How Does Open Source Software Exist?

Why does open source software exist and how should I pick between free and premium software? I made a brief overview of how WordPress works and keeps growing with contributors, what motivates people to keep releasing free plugins, the market economics of Open Source software and more. If you ever wonder about the value of

successful web developer

January 4, 2019

Becoming A Successful Web Delevoper Even Without A Team

Having trained thousands of people, I’ve read hundreds of online complaints from remote hobbyists who live far away and “can’t attend”. I’m always baffled by kids who only imagine a training in Google (or another large corp) with a personal mentor on-site, a well-defined training program tailored to their taste, a team of other hobbyists

secure source code

December 5, 2018

Are Distributed Companies’ Source Code At Risk With Their Employees?

You hired a random freelance developer and can’t sleep at night since they can steal your source code. I hear this all the freaking time. Heck, we have 15 devs or so here, some remote, and I’m fairly content with code permissions (aside from our critical hiring process, of course). But here’s the thing. Source

junior and senior software developers

December 2, 2018

The Difference Between A Junior and A Senior Software Developer

It’s a slippery slope, especially with small agencies giving away titles due to their smaller scale. Niels Bohr once said that, “An expert is a man who has made all of the possible mistakes that could be made in a very narrow field”. And this sums up seniority in most areas out there. – The

software engineer

November 23, 2018

#1 Tip On Becoming A Better Software Engineer

Beginner software engineers are clueless at work — even with the best mentor on the job. They lack the overview of the bigger picture, corresponding technical layers, operating as a part of a team, utilizing internal tools and a lot more to that. It may get depressing and troubling, especially in more agile teams and

managing web agency - chris lafay

September 14, 2018

Building And Managing a Web Agency — YouTube Live With Chris LaFay

So Chris LaFay and I connected on LinkedIn after interacting there for several months. We literally bumped into each other while texting on LinkedIn as our messages arrived within the same second. So, for our first chat, we picked the video format, and discussing our background in starting, building, and running agencies, along with the

start your own business

August 22, 2018

Can You Build a Successful Business As a Software Developer?

As we all know developers and salespeople usually share different traits. A developer seems to be more analytical. Most people are more introverted, they are into maths, algorithms and stuff like that and I don’t mean to oversimplify that because I’m a developer myself. But most salespeople are more extroverted trying to be more dynamic