Rant of the day: Learn to frickin' count!

I was in a shop recently and I bought 6 items at £5 each. A total price of £30, even I can manage that mental arithmetic without resorting to a calculator. However, the till decided that the total price was £30.01. For a penny I really can’t be bothered to argue, but it got me …

It's that time of year again

It seems to be that time of year when lots of students are on forums trying to persuade people to do their homework for them. Since I’ve found difficulty in finding good quality software developers in the past there is no way I’m going to contribute to producing any more debased lazy Muppets claiming to …

Training Developers

Software development is a very fast moving business and it is therefore vitally important to keep up with what is happening with technology. If you don’t you could be left behind pretty quickly. When the proverbial hits the fan you don’t want to be left behind. If you remember back to your school days you …

What are developer forums for?

An interesting question. One that seems to have an obvious answer. But there have been a couple of people in the last week that seem to have asked a forum full of random software developers a question they should be asking their client/customer. I’m not exactly sure why that might be, however, I can possibly …

Why is it so hard to hire good software developers?

Why is it so hard to hire good software developers? That is the question I’ve been asking myself recently. The company I work for is currently looking for two software developers and it is incredibly disheartening to see the quality of candidates. First off the quality of the CVs. We’ve taken a two pronged approach …