I’m not involved. I am not saying I’m for/against ACA. That said, a few things I’ve gleaned from a few of the technical views on the internet that weren’t from a higher profile source such as the NY Times:
I get this question at least once a year so thought I would write a blog post on it to help others. “How do I make more than $100 per hour?”. I’ve learned a few ways and wanted to share them below. If you want to save time, simply do something other than programming such as flipping houses, investment banking, or being the boss of a mid size company. They make way more money than we do. If you still love programming, but just want to know your options for making more money, read on.
I won’t cover whether money can buy you happiness or not. All I’ll say is that for some people it does, and others it does not.
Many of the financial and tax nomenclature below applies to the USA, but the types of work are the same regardless of country.
The Priority Pyramid is a tool I use to stay on track with new consulting clients. It prioritizes how, who, and what I engage in at any given time. It can be overwhelming when thrust into a challenging situation, a code base in dire straits, and a frustrated team. You need a strong pillar of guidance.
This article goes over what parts make up the Priority Pyramid from a high level. I’ll talk about what milestones make up each section and how you navigate back and forward between the priorities.
When done, you should know how to engage your client’s team and tackle working on a large code base at a frustrated client site with 99 problems.
The following are 5 things I wish someone had told me back inÂ JanuaryÂ of 2000.
- The User is the Most Important Thing
- If You Don’t Evolve, You’ll Die
- Using OOP, Design Patterns, Frameworks, and TDD with the Right IDE Will Solve All Your Problems
- You Can Code Something Right The First Time
- There is a Clearly Defined Career Path in Programming