SunshinePHP 2016 Recap
The Good SunshinePHP 2016 was an awesome event! Not only were we sold out of tickets for the 4th year in a row, but the attendee list was truly amazing! Each year more and more companies in South Florida send most if not all of their PHP developers to the conference. This year we saw […]
The 2015 Slack vs IRC debate rages on
It seems that 2015 will likely be partially remembered as the year IRC zealots raged against those using Slack instead of the old reliable, and still growing daily, IRC chat. And it is turning out to be as lively as the “tabs versus spaces” debate that never seems to end. Of course this means I […]
Are Conference Talks Getting Too Soft?
For a few years I’ve participated in various conference CFP processes, and have been asked to speak via CFP submissions (I speak atÂ about 10 conferences each year). Then after the conferences are over I’ve read attendee feedback about the content shared by speakers, including myself. This has caused me to take a second look at […]
Developer pool sustainability
Over the past couple years I’ve noticed a rise of good companies no longer outsource offshore to save money, instead they outsource because they can’t find developers here. Â Notice, I said “good companies” because there are still poorly managedÂ companies whoÂ believe the hype of offshore developers saving them money. Â Since the poorly managedÂ companies will eventuallyÂ join the […]