Working with Programmers Blog Hiring and working with programmers Cheap developers can be expensive <p>A question I get regularly from my customers is along the lines of “what does this feature do?” or “how ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug b5b67253-3145-4df8-bdd3-d3b6113db391 Wed, 01 Feb 2023 03:48:01 GMT Why are you changing your software? <p>It seems to me that there are 4 different types of changes to existing software:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Regulatory</strong> – changes needed due ...</li></ul> Avonelle Lovhaug 3bcf265c-6a57-4d5c-94df-6c19375f2ca9 Thu, 15 Sep 2022 04:57:28 GMT The disappearing customer <p>Unfortunately, the disappearing customer is not any better than <a target='_blank' href=''>the disappearing programmer</a> during a development project. When a customer doesn’t ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 97c67b30-47ce-4287-9be3-70a80d14a9ef Wed, 14 Sep 2022 04:49:15 GMT Do you need high responsiveness from your consultant? <p>Not all businesses do, but it can certainly come in handy. I recently got a call from one of my ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 647e82d9-d944-452e-8352-c83a9481700c Sat, 10 Sep 2022 05:14:08 GMT The disappearing programmer <p>If you looking for someone to build an application for your business, the last thing you need is a Houdini ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 53b0c04f-5989-4264-ad08-3e1ec897818b Fri, 09 Sep 2022 03:43:19 GMT Can you leave your application on legacy technology? A cautionary tale <p>Legacy technology is always a tricky question. Constantly re-writing applications so that they are using the latest and greatest technology/framework/etc. ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 17c4a1f4-eb23-4139-a67a-d8f3ccf1bf73 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 03:13:30 GMT Trust and Efficiency&ndash;Yes, that is the point <p>This piece on <a target='_blank' href=''>charging hourly for programming services</a> really nails it, I think. Programmers often get bogged down in fears ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug d4a75c95-22bb-40d7-b5b8-f33c4291ee5a Mon, 21 Jun 2021 05:23:55 GMT Is getting "ripped off" by a programmer likely? <a href=''>This article</a> at offers tips to avoid getting "ripped off" by a freelance developer. While I find the term ... Avonelle Lovhaug e30fd201-9d5c-4a69-85e4-188ef8991671 Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:34:51 GMT Software Maintenance is the Most Important Phase <div>It is easy to assume that the most important phase of a software development application's life cycle is the beginning, ...</div> Avonelle Lovhaug c3f2022c-e8e1-4fca-90a1-c8b03cfabf83 Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:00:00 GMT Good programmers don&rsquo;t all look alike <p>A lot of people think that the best programmers have the same attributes, like…</p> <ul> <li>They keep odd hours, working well ...</li></ul> Avonelle Lovhaug 86a22c1b-15ef-4ad2-99a3-44a67c417a5b Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:07:17 GMT Inexperienced? Perhaps an offshore resource isn&rsquo;t the best choice <p>A customer last week told me that one of their partners has hired a freelance programmer in China from a ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 18287d5b-b9c8-4d1b-83ae-5477fd173c4f Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:29:40 GMT The Great Disappearing Act <p>“Everything was going great but then he became slow to answer my requests and now he’s disappeared entirely,” the prospective ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 402b03f3-64cc-4f75-a508-14d48e3b68fe Sat, 06 Apr 2013 05:35:05 GMT Too much flexibility can be dangerous <p>One of my customers LOVES to ask for configuration options. Often when I ask “do you want that implemented as ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 9fde1410-955b-47fc-a2af-ab2085a7bc2e Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:40:24 GMT Want better results from your programmer? Communicate your goals. <p>The best developers are consultative. They can work with you to help you achieve the best results for your business....</p> Avonelle Lovhaug c856e18f-8ef9-4924-94bc-464805985ddf Wed, 10 Aug 2011 07:11:56 GMT How much of a difference does hiring the RIGHT person make? <p>Not sure it's worth the added time and effort to make sure you are hiring the right programmer? Here's an ...</p> Avonelle Lovhaug 813d6cc2-e465-41a4-9cdb-40c8c47a126b Fri, 15 Jul 2011 06:58:55 GMT