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Good API Etiquette

Good API Etiquette

[ 1 ] March 8, 2012 |
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  APIs are great! Every developer you talk to will usually say that an API is the preferred way to go when you want to talk to other systems. Now ask that developer if they like working with APIs. Specifically, other peoples’ APIs. They will normally answer ‘if….’ otherwise – no! I’ve both built and [...]

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Letting Go……

Letting Go……

[ 2 ] October 19, 2011 |
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There are generally 4 types of technical director/leader/cto etc. Founder technical director. Often a dev leader who’s job progresses outside of this due to growth. Operational leader. Someone who reports to a CIO and just runs the day to day. Deep thinker leader. Someone who concentrates on innovation and most likely does a lot of [...]

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The importance of rest – Part 2: A leader’s perspective

The importance of rest – Part 2: A leader’s perspective

[ 0 ] October 16, 2011 |
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Some of you may have read my initial post on the importance of rest:¬†http://kirstiehaxby.com/development/the-importance-of-rest If you have – you’ll have read why it’s so important to implement effective methodologies and how to recognise the times where you need time off and to make sure you make the absolute most of it to relax, recuperate and [...]

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Hiring PHP Developers – Silicon MilkRoundAbout

Hiring PHP Developers – Silicon MilkRoundAbout

[ 0 ] May 9, 2011 |
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In my capacity as Head of Tech at StylistPick, the onus falls on to me to ever expand our technical team to meet our needs. Problem is – I need really good PHP Developers! Where are they?! I have spoken to several people about the plight of hiring really good PHP Developers lately and it [...]

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PHP UK Conference 2011

PHP UK Conference 2011

[ 7 ] February 26, 2011 |
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Well it’s that time of year again where the UK’s PHP Developers descend on Islington Business Design Centre for the day to hear about the latest trends, technologies and hopefully expand some knowledge. I was celebrating my new job title (Head of Technology for StylistPick.com) so was a bit late unfortunately… So I missed the [...]

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