Category: Consulting

Preparation of Training Materials (Checklist)

As a Business Advisor, I used to spend a good chunk of my time teaching various courses (and speaking at conferences in Europe and the US). I no longer have the time to speak regularly, which is why I’ve shifted to my blog, LinkedIn, Quora, and other virtual venues serving a broader group of people…

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Hourly Rates, Amount Of Work And Availability

Note: This essay is not always applicable while some projects definitely demand a straight work schedule, reporting and collaboration between the team members. However it reflects the majority of projects and clients out there in the wild. As an employer I prefer to charge on a project basis. It’s easier to plan my budgets and…

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Java2Days 2010 – Overview

This week has been inspired by the power ot Java (this is how a movie like Javatar would probably start). Offtopic Anyway, I’m glad that I attended Java2Days event this year. It’s been my second Java2Days event including the one in Oct 2009 (which I described in my Bulgarian blog with auto Google translation in…

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Forgotten Password In Django

Turns out that there are plenty of useful features in the Django admin that I never thought about. The other day I found the last task of a project of mine was adding the “Forgotten password” feature. It’s basically a standard task included in every users-related project, but the whole process requires few interactions: clicking…

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Django Translations: Multilingual, i18n, App Names

Django is a popular web framework written in Python that provides dynamic generated content and allows rapid development for different systems in the Internet. It provides a great interface to other products (via web services), gives ability to design a scalable application and most important, lies on a powerful language as Python (in other words,…

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The WebXpo Event in Sofia

  Yesterday I attended the WebXpo event in Sofia, managed by Web & Events. There were plenty of different topics to be discussed on website development, design, usability and so on. I’ve written a review in Bulgarian in my other blog. It was a great pleasure listening to the discussion of the website price. Three experts…

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Django Framework – First Impressions

  I’ve been researching the Django framework for the last 2-3 weeks in my spare time. It’s development is going on and on and I see many interesting innovative concepts realised behind. I tried it 3 years ago for a course project when we had to integrate the PIL (Python Image Library) into a web project with the…

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Digital Signatures And PDF Signing

  I am working on a project that requires PDF signing through a website. The current infrastructure includes Apache + PHP website available. What we need to achieve is integrate the digital signature module of a user visiting the website and sign the required files. One of the most appropriate solutions after the negotiations was signed applet that signs…

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Project-base, Support and Salary

  During my couple years of work as a PC techy support guy, administrator, company hired developer and freelancer, I’ve finally separated three different types of work: project-base, support and salary. Project-base This is a popular way of working in USA and Europe. The client has a task to be performed by an expert. Therefore the employer seeks…

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