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What Is Wrong With Social “Networks”?

I still recall the forum days, IRC, ICQ/MSN, MySpace and a lot more. Social media is supposed to be about social networking and keeping in touch with people. Over the past couple of years, I don’t see that happening. Most interactions are monologues, people maintain accounts without really using them, touching base with folks is…

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How to Maintain Your Clientele

How To Maintain Your Clientele

Instead of doubling down on marketing and sales, never neglect your existing customer base. A happy customer is your best investment to date. After successfully closing a deal, the best you can do is discovering ongoing opportunities to grow their business. That’s what helped us grow to 45 folks at DevriX and generate 95% of…

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Why and how does Open Source software

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…

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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…

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Project Managers vs Software Engineers?

Try to attend a geek conference and check the heartbeat of developers in the breaks. You’ll inevitably hear at least a few battle stories from projects gone wrong due to mismanagement or interpersonal conflicts within a project. 👊 At least the engineering’s perspective. Then again, what does it take to manage a team of engineers?…

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Startup Considerations While Doubling Your Headcount

Growing rapidly sounds exciting – but is it really? I was recently asked, “What happens when your business doubles?” 💯 We’ve managed to pull a 2x growth a couple years in a row, and aiming to grow by about 60% or so this year alone. And I’ve always viewed recruitment as a strategic endeavor aimed…

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#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…

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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…

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