Tim Oxley posted on Twitter a common frustration I experienced for 5 years.
If I rush it, there are errors, if I take my time to get it right, it takes too long. I hate this industry.
Around 2005, I stopped having this problem. Whether that’s the 10,000 hours rule, or the 5 year rule (can’t find citation, but it’s out there), that’s when I stopped hating my code after I wrote it. I clearly hadn’t mastered programming, nor Flash, yet life was a lot more enjoyable when a task/milestone/project was complete.
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In contracting and consulting, pricing projects can be very challenging. Even if you are a good coder, there are a lot of things other than code that affect cost. The following article describes what different types of project pricing their are, how to effectively price a project, and what hybrid approaches you can take.
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The following article is for both recruiters, and interviewers. After doing hiring, getting hired, and helping facilitate others getting connected, there seems to be a lot of confusion in our industry about how Flex Developers work. The following article describes the different types of Flex Developers, their rates, and how to interview & hire them.
Please keep in mind the following is full of (accurate)Â generalitiesÂ to make things more concise and easier to understand. Â The Flash/Flex community is very diverse, and as such there are many exceptions to the below.
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While it’s fresh, here is what I learned at Flash and the City 2010 (blog). Â It was a Flash & Flex conference in New York City that brought together developers from around the world. Â The reasons for me to attend were (beyond being invited, duh):
- You don’t attend conferences, you speak at conferences.
- I like smaller conferences.
- I love Manhattan.
- One of my current clients is there.
- My wife had never been to New York.
- You don’t get many eastern conferences (east in the USA).
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