Stop Waiting Days for a Signature From Your Clients

Every time I need to get a document signed, it's a pain. Sending out a document to get signed by a client can be frustrating. Not only are you waiting but you leave the client to their own devices.

Many times, a client will print out the document, sign it, then scan it back in and send it to your email as an attachment. Or they fax it. This is not only a huge waste of time, but it also gives them a chance to procrastinate. It could be days, weeks, before they get it back to you.

5 Effective GIT Practices For Small Agile Teams

The common problem GIT n00bs encounter
Okay, so you decided to jump on the band wagon and use GIT for your projects.

You start hacking away, committing, pushing and all those wonderful things.

Everything is going great. You're versioning your code, so you feel like a pro.

But then it happens. You start getting messages like, "Your branch is converged..." and "The following files contain conflicts..."

So you dive back into the GIT document...

Working in a startup team is the best thing you can do as a developer

As a solo developer you've worked alone for many years. You tend to expect to take on the full load in every project. Then one day you end up in a small startup team.

You experience new emotions you never felt before. You feel out of sync. Everyone's stepping on your toes. Touching your code. Shortly after you want to call it quits.

This feeling is normal. Learning to flow with a small number of other individuals is a little awkward at first. It takes some catching up ...

Why You Should STOP Using JQuery for Everything!

JQuery was cool back in the day. When I first saw it back in 2007 or 2006 (I forget) I thought it was the best JS tool I ever found. Back when I didn't know anything about JQuery, writing real web apps or Javascript. But if you're an application developer. That is, a web app developer who is moving into the one page app trend we see everywhere now, you'll soon have to leave JQuery behind and move onto more scalable tools.The first problem with using JQuery primarily for your web app is that it's...

Build APIs, Not Mazes .. Oh And All Frameworks Suck!

Frameworks were built to prevent us from building entire projects from scratch. Frameworks saved us a lot of time.But what is it about learning a new framework that makes us cringe a little. In the end, no matter how hyped they are, or how awesome they seem in the beginning, we eventually come to realize that no framework is perfect. Eventually, it causes us headaches and we look for the next greatest thing.The main reason for this I think, at least in my experience, is that most frameworks are ...

Focus on your life before your startup #business #coding #startups

Startups come in all shapes and sizes but one thing that seems consistent among all of them is one thing:They take a lot of hard work. And most of them will fail.This means a few things:You're going to spend a lot of time building a startupEven if you're good, it will be hardStress will leak into other areas of your lifeLot's of things aside from your startup will go undone.Your income will suffer for a whileWell this is not 100% true for all startups, it usually is.Before you get started on you...

The problem with poking in the dark #startups #apps #entrepreneur

...is that usually you won't be surprised.You have an idea, you think it's too awesome to research, it will only take a few hours to make.So you build it.A few weeks later it has gone nowhere!The upside is that you didn't spend that much time developing it. Another upside is that you got a bit of experience building a new app and you had some fun doing it.An example(my last 3 apps):PutFeed. Social micro-blogging network for businesses (Result - 30 signups, took around a year)Rent2Bike. Bike rent...

Marathon, not a sprint & a jolt to reality #business #entrepreneurship #lessons

Thought #1: Marathon, not a sprint - Where you go in life is not so much about what you did at one point in time. It's more about, what you did repeatedly over time, over and over and over ... and over again.Thought #2: Just getting by - If you just allow yourself to "get by" you'll always be at the bottom of the food chain. You get by on just enough education to make a wage. And of course, you somehow don't get fired by your employer...or your clients...because you're good enough to keep but no...

Organise & simplify everything #organisation #thinking #lifehacks

Disorganisation is a sign of something fundamentally incorrect with the way you manage your life.This usually happens because we're trying to do everything, at the same time. Also, we're trying to do things we don't have enough time for.We're basically allowing too many priorities (which are probably not real priorities) to crowd our lives and minds.Whenever you feel yourself slipping into disorganisation, step back!List your top 3 priorities (which should stem from your goals, values and vision...

We don't research nearly enough #tech #startups #smallbusiness

Do you know more about your industry than anyone else in the world?Good question to ask yourself.But maybe the whole world is a long shot..How do you compare to your circle of contacts and peers?There are too many people saying "just do it" and not enough saying "do it intelligently with research..."I didn't grow a whole lot in the past 10 years as a developer until I decided to read everything about the industry. New technologies, new methods, philosophies, how others were doing it, new libs ga...