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Some thoughts on recruiting

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap / Original link on Oct. 12, 2014

Recruiters. Many developers hate their guts, and (in most cases) rightfully so. They usually have no clue about technology or about how to communicate with developers. It is also pretty clear most of the times that they’re only out for quick wins. I’ve seen recruiters call a developer they’d placed…


Prototyping Your Experience

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap / Original link on Oct. 12, 2014

Whether in a professional environment or in private, prototyping (or making a proof of concept) is a useful tool. It is something people underestimate though. Frequently I hear people thinking the time spent on a prototype or proof of concept is a waste of time. NO, IT ISN’T Just this morning, I wa…


Stop Fighting

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap / Original link on Oct. 12, 2014

I posted this on Facebook about an hour ago, but this is not limited to Facebook. It should not be. So I’m reposting it here. Today was a day like any other, except that it wasn’t. It was an official day of mourning in The Netherlands. This morning as I woke up, it was still a day like any other.…


What We Can Learn From Code Spaces

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap / Original link on Oct. 12, 2014

A sad thing happened earlier this week to the (d)vcs hosting service Code Spaces. An unauthorized person gained access to their Amazon controlpanel, and after an attempt to extort money out of Code Spaces to stop a DDoS on their services, (s)he started deleting their Amazon instances. Everything.…


Bristol UK area, you need me

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap / Original link on Oct. 12, 2014

Yesterday, @phpsw tweeted: also, still looking for people to speak about testing/CI in July/August, if anyone wants to volunteer before we start searching/goading :) I, sort of jokingly, responded with: @phpsw if someone can give me a good reason to travel there I could ;) I say “sort of jokingly”…


Stop Fighting

Written by Stefan Koopmanschap / Original link on Jul. 23, 2014

I posted this on Facebook about an hour ago, but this is not limited to Facebook. It should not be. So I’m reposting it here. Today was a day like any other, except that it wasn’t. It was an official day of mourning in The Netherlands. This morning as I woke up, it was still a day like any other.…