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Understanding and Utilising the Expertise in your Project

So this is a topic I thought I would touch on, having worked in lots of environments, on lots of projects, with varying different sets of priorities; I have noticed a few different things; with some very common characteristics across almost all development teams. The first is that there is a two fold problem when it comes to expertise: Expertise is never a clear cut, black and white line, every professional, in every role, has a varied set of skills The second is often the expertise people hold is often overshadowed by personalities on projects The downside to the second…

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Tech Team Cancer

Hi guys I keep promising that I will be posting frequently, and then life happens. I will continue my posts and tutorials and trying to share and disseminate things I’m learning or have learned over the course of my career. I’m incredibly lucky, not only do I have my own experiences and exposures to draw upon when trying to make decisions, but I have a number of friends in development, from starting their careers right through to development managers and such. Of course, it would be unfair for me to take all of the credit for the things I’ve learned…

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Tips for commercial WordPress, and open source, development

Hi everyone So I’ve been using content management systems on and off for the best part of 10 years. From the by-gone days of PHP Nuke and when content management systems like PHP Fusion were all the rage. To using more modern, and definitely more widely adopted systems like Joomla and, of course, WordPress; and just to throw other open source stuff into the mix, platforms like Moodle. Now I’ve returned to using WordPress on a daily basis, but from a different perspective; I don’t do too much development on WordPress personally; my skill set generally lies in building things on frameworks…

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From procedural to object orientated, a tutorial

Hi there everyone Something I’m often faced with, having lots of friends with varying degrees of programming experience, is how do (PHP) developers move from sub 25k roles to the higher end of the spectrum, the 35-60k developer roles. Generally, in my experience, the are some key differences in the salary expectations and the skills you can expect for a developer demanding those salaries. These can be broadly summed up as below: True understanding of object orientated programming Knowledge and application of programming principles Exposure to multiple technologies and ability to move around within them Web application development vs website…

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