I recently saw Tom Hessert of Derby Jackpot write the perfect pitch to a developer. In the letter. He really hit many of the main points of validation: team, funding, MVP, and compensation. Here it is.. The Perfect Developer Pitch Chris (aka. The Developer), I’m working with a team of two to build an online horse racing […]
Clearly there is a high demand for developers these days. If you’ve been pitching developers, with little luck, it may help to know what a developer wants to know. What the Developer Wants to Know How many people are on your team? Are you a small team, or a large team? What problem are you solving? Many […]
Shared, OR dedicated, OR cloud. OH MY! There are so many options out there. The following is a list of resources I can vouch for.
An overview of my favorite books, videos and tutorials for learning programming.
Snippets are keywords that generate a whole bunch of helpful (reusable) code for you… like magic!
You need a Web Server if you’re going to run backend code. Here’s why:
“On average, 80% of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end” – Steve Souders 4 Things You Can Do Right Now: Turn on HTTP Compression – Is your content gzipped? It should be. Find out here: gzipWTF.com Cache Stuff – Server & client. Here’s a plug-in that makes it super easy for WordPress: W3 Total […]
WordPress: Step-by-Step is my attempt to expose the process of creating a WordPress theme. The complete project will take 1-2 hours to complete. And by the end you will have built a fully functioning WordPress template.
If you’re going to code (HTML, CSS, PHP, or any language) you’re going to need a text editor. I’d recommend Sublime Text. It’s free, AND it’s the best. Here’s a super quick video on how to download and install Sublime. Note: Sublime is free, but until you purchase it you will get a pop-up asking […]
MAMP allows you to run PHP, a MySQL database, and WordPress right from your own computer without having to buy a server or hosting. After you install MAMP to your computer you’ll be able to experiment with code locally (ie. meaning that you can “sandbox” your code/database and not break anything live on the Web). MAMP […]