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h2Looking for a Drupal backend / PHP Developer/h2
Latitude46 is a Drupal-only webshop based in Montreal, Québec. She is an affiliate of Inovae, a Drupal shop based in Geneva, Switzerland. Into our fifth year of existence, we have the chance to work with high level international organizations and private companies.
pBonjour / Hi,/p
pI am looking to build a mini social website to put in contact two groups of people./p
pThe website should be robust enough to host thousands of records of companies potentially managed by hundreds/thousands of individual users.
Agile methodologies are a big trend. Some adherents promote their methodologies like religious fanatics. They tell you that your soul will burn in hell if you don’t embrace the teachings… err that you’ll have a dysfunctional team and that your project will fail. Although these methodologies have some merits, they’re not infallible.
Most companies and recruiters compare developers based on hourly rates. They’ll hang up before getting to know a developer just because the rate is out of their range. Little do they know of the opportunities and deals that they miss. See, hours mean nothing, because efficiency of a developer is variable, and not just by a few percent.
When developers are not motivated, progress is slow and quality is low. This ultimately affects company revenues and can lead to reduced opportunities for all employees. Motivation leads in the opposite direction: wealth and happiness. The first thing to understand about motivation is that it’s internal. We can’t force someone to become motivated, but we can still have a strong influence. Here are my top three picks to increase motivation from my presentation at IPC 2013 in Berlin.
Many developers claim that to achieve high quality software, developers must create automated tests that ensure that all possible execution routes have been covered. This is also known as full path coverage. I will argue that different types of software require different testing approaches and that full path coverage is impractical in almost every case. Too many tests simply create clutter.
A montreal-based newspaper recently released a new mobile product to read news. It’s very nice, but it cost them 40 million and took 3 years to ship, with some 100 people on the team. My company has enough experience with news corporations and other industries to know that there was a lot of waste. My associate stated on social media that he could save them millions on their next project. It’s what we specialize in: generating millions in ROI for our clients.
Most see this as a good thing, but I find the whole “we need more women speakers” speech very irritating. Too many PHP conferences are doing it. I don’t like that. I have your attention, but you may have already come up with some questions for me. Are you against diversity? Are you sexist? Do you think that women should stay at home and cook? The simple fact of my disagreeing on the topic almost inevitably lead to such assumptions. I will explain my position through personal stories.