February 6, 2019 Marketing

Internet Marketing For Startups – Outsourcing vs. Building Teams

Internet marketing is one of the many online disciplines that don’t require education, certification, or any type of entry point that comes with the right background or experience. Same goes for r, web design, web development, advertising, PR – you name it. It’s not the same for medical professionals and lawyers – which is why we don’t deal

November 30, 2018 Trainings

How To Prepare For A Software Engineering Job

Getting ready for your first software engineering job can be daunting. Developers are in demand, but gaining the minimum skill set for becoming competitive usually takes 2-3 years. The first job or two as an engineer could be quite challenging to land. The two most important things you need to understand first are: Your job

November 23, 2018 Development

Investing In Your Software Engineering Professional Development

I spent 3 years teaching Java at the high school I graduated at. I was used to technical training courses for organizations that had already adopted Java, as well as paid courses with students who were really passionate about Java. The high school gig was different. Students had a dozen other disciplines to prepare for! It

April 25, 2018 Development

How to Identify, Debug, and Improve Messed Up WordPress Code

Debugging and improving upon a messed up WordPress project is quite a challenge. A common misconception in the WordPress world is that a website would work “just fine” by setting up a few WordPress plugins combined with a premium theme. Sure – you can also set up a massive enterprise platform that consumes 8GB of

April 4, 2018 Business

How to Estimate a Web Development/Design Project?

Estimates Are Extremely Hard There’s a good reason why many service providers: build a limited set of solutions in order to stick to sane ballparks, venture into building products, or productize their services under a manageable scope. I wrote a detailed post on Why Are Estimates Challenging For Custom Development Work? and the reason we’ve

August 23, 2017 Technology

Do You Need a WordPress Website For Your Small Business?

The vast popularity of WordPress websites for small businesses is staggering. In addition to the utilization of services such as Squarespace, Wix, or Weebly, one may ask what is the best solution or a platform for building a website. With that in mind, it’s worth talking about the main idea of running a standalone website

June 7, 2017 Business

Quora AmA Recap – Enterprise WordPress Development Business

I’ve been spending plenty of time on Quora over the past months. In fact, it probably is my primarily place online – excluding work-related activities with my team, clients, and partners. It’s a brilliant platform for various reasons: I educate myself on areas where I lack enough expertise. I validate my theories through the answers of

March 13, 2017 Business

15 Obstacles That Enterprises Report in WordPress and Development Partners

SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) have been one of the strategic audiences that DevriX regularly partners up with. There are certain peculiar misconceptions (or legitimate concerns) that enterprise representatives always outline during meetings and calls with regards to their hesitation when considering WordPress. Over the last years, we have built WordPress-driven software for automotive manufacturers,

January 5, 2017 Business

Why Are Estimates Challenging For Custom Development Work?

I’ve been browsing and replying on Quora over the holidays and one of the questions made me think deeper about the estimation challenges when quoting custom development work: At DevWP I’ve already blogged about why I avoid estimates and the reason we do provide retainer services for our ongoing accounts. I’m no stranger to budget constraints

October 13, 2016 Business

Talking SaaS at WordCamp Netherlands This Weekend

The Netherlands is one of the most active communities in the European WordPress ecosystem, and I’m very much excited to talk about Software as a Service applications in the WordPress context this weekend in Utrecht! WordCamp Netherlands is hosted in Utrecht this year, with a Contributor Day on Friday, Oct 14, and a couple of days with talks