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Programming Languages Used By Large Companies – PHP vs. Java

Some people try to bash PHP and explain how building high-scale platforms works. A Different Perspective Since that’s a bit biased, I’ll try to outline a different perspective – as a certified Java programmer who currently runs an agency with PHP developers. In terms of “website developers”, there is no clear statistics since a good chunk of…

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Is WordPress The Reason PHP Still Exists?

PHP isn’t going anywhere, and I don’t think that Facebook is the reason for that. It always helps to have some large brands behind a language/platform that could prove the stress testing factor, but it’s not a necessity. In fact, often the largest and most massive platforms are rarely used statistically speaking. They just require…

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Comparing Costs Between Hiring And Outsourcing Web Developers

With the exception of hiring contractors for a predefined short-term (3–6 months), employees expect a long-term offer. The average tenure for software engineers varies – somewhere around 2 years. Building An In-House Team vs Outsourcing If you expect that a project will keep evolving rapidly for many years to come, building an in-house team is a…

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Is Freelancing The Future Of Jobs?

We have several full-time employees hired through Upwork who spent the first couple of months believing they are full-time freelancers. Is This Freelance At All? The question is: If you’re engaged in a full-time capacity, with a regular pay, somewhat standard business hours, working closely as a part of the team, equally tackling the same…

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What Is An “On-The-Job” Training?

Training programs are available in larger companies. The concept of training depends on the type of role, a candidate’s experience, and the company policy. Complete Training For Beginners That’s common for first-time employees with no work experience to date and those working in franchises with established processes. You have probably seen that in McDonalds or…

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What Will You Do When A Key Team Member Walks Out On You?

There are three separate circumstances that play a significant role in handling the leave of a key player. Failing to predict, plan, and manage each one of them would result in a certain amount of stress or overload for the team. It’s extremely challenging for smaller teams and organizations in particular – since they can’t afford to…

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Giving Up Control Over Smaller Projects

After you started your own company and grew enough to hire more people, was it hard to give up control over smaller projects? There are actually different combinations depending on the: Culture of the company Business model Personality of the founder Some are easy-going, running on autopilot (turnkey), or don’t require that much coordination. How…

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Cultural Differences Impact On Remote Teams

Cultural differences do have an impact on remote teams. I personally believe that to be an upside since I’ve always been genuinely interested in different cultures across the world. My first remote job was for a company building two translation products and I truly enjoyed the experience for the very same reason. I feel that…

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Pitching A Better Website To A Well-Known Online Company

What if I approach a well-known online company with a better website I designed that has better UI and features than theirs? Will they buy me out or employ me? While it’s not impossible, it’s not very likely to happen for several reasons. Features and UI Are Not Everything A beautiful platform with tons of…

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