Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer?

Selecting a Web Development Company

SoCal CTO

I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

Los Angeles Web Developer

SoCal CTO

He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” Web design typically refers to the process of interface design and graphic design.

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

socalTECH

In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. hackathon anymeeting webrtc realtime software developer contest saas tokbox influxis

Aspiring LA Web Developer's Dream To Go To Coding Camp, Pay It Forward

socalTECH

What do you do if you''d like to become a web developer, but can''t afford to pay for the courses to learn those skills? alexander developer coding camp indiegogo crowdfunding scholarship minority

StockTwits Ties With Investor Relations Web Developer

socalTECH

San Diego-based StockTwits , the online, finance-focused messaging service, said today that it has partnered with Q4 Web Systems , a developer of corporate websites and social media products for public companies. stocktwits investor relations website developer software micromessaging

Codeita Powers Collaboration For Web Developers

Tech Zulu Event

Well, Kyle Ellicott (serial entrepreneur and FIDM web lead) and Brian Robinson (founder of ndmweb) thought that web developers should get a taste of that collaboration innovation as well. Remember the first time you used Google Docs? Magical, right? Visit TechZulu for full story.

Outsourcing Web Development & Businesses - Startups Uncensored #7

Jason Nazar

This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Outsourcing Web Development & Businesses”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation revealing the best practices and methodologies for building your web-based company through outsourcing.

Startup Development

SoCal CTO

I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. This machine is responsible for hosting the web application exclusively. Web servers. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

And in most cases they are not ready to hire developers either. Instead, what they should be considering is how to bridge the Startup Founder Developer Gap and exactly what they need in terms of Startup CTO or Developer.

SweetLabs Dangles $50K To Developers

socalTECH

San Diego-based SweetLabs , the startup formerly known as OpenCandy, said today that it has launched a $50,000 contest which will reward web developers for creating desktop applications for its Pokki desktop app environment. The firm, which is venture backed by Google Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, said that the top prize is $30,000, and will be rewarded to the best desktop app submitted by a developer to the company.

Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

Tech Zulu Event

Appcelerator’s Titanium is the only mobile cloud platform to enable fully native-cross platform, mobile app, hybrid and HTML5 web development, from a single codebase. million web developers to build native, hybrid and HTML5 mobile apps.

IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

Tech Zulu Event

There are various tech savvy groups of people that can assist businesses in their development, implementation and use of technology. IT Departments and Web Teams are not synonymous. Web Teams are necessary to running websites and applications.

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4 Essential Webpage Elements for Getting Site Visitors to Convert

Tech Zulu Event

Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers.

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How to Find and Hire a Developer

Tech Zulu Event

At Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood 2012 Kevin Winston organized a panel called “How to Find and Hire a Developer”. Always have a developer do a test project before hiring them to make sure they deliver quality work. Try to identify developers that are flexible in their design.

Finding Developers is Tough Again

SoCal CTO

I’m seeing and hearing that it’s becoming tough finding good developers again, at least here in Los Angeles. On Friday, at the LA CTO Forum , I heard from a couple of CTOs having trouble finding good developers. My company, TechEmpower , recently added a few top notch developers, but it wasn’t easy to find just the right people. I was wondering, what methods have you found to be successful in finding developers? What Other People Say About Sourcing Developers?

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

SoCal CTO

There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. And I use it all the time now when I get the kind of message that I received: I'm looking for a web developer to continue work on my website. I used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done. Then I found a local developer but it was a truly awful experience.

Creating a Responsive Web Design for Business Development

Tech Zulu Event

One of the best ways for increase in business development is to create a more responsive web design. There are many aspects that go into a responsive web design that meets your client’s’ needs.

Symptoms of a Weak Development Team

SoCal CTO

I am hearing from my project management team a bit of distrust in the technical capacity of our web development team. I think we suffer because of the distance and culture but the project management team takes every late delivery or small bug as evidence that the development team may not be capable. But please: Just because your development team has these symptoms does not mean that you have a weak development team. No communication between developers.

Insights and Opinions: Developers Are Tough To Find Again

socalTECH

Our Insights and Opinions article today is from Tony Karrer , CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, who gives some hints, tips, and observations about the increasing difficulty of finding technical talent in Los Angeles.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Even still, this barely touches all the different companies in Southern California where software development is happening.

Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? About 18 months ago, the entire group began to mention that they were having more difficulty finding good developers. I personally believe that there are lots and lots of good developers working inside of organizations who would love to work on the interesting projects that we work on all the time, yet they arent out actively looking, so its almost impossible to find them.

FreedomSpeaks.com Targets Developers With API

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based FreedomSpeaks.com an online web site focused on political social networking, said Tuesday that it has launched a new application programming interface (API) targeted at helping developers tap into information about publicly elected officials.

Framework Benchmarks Round 16

TechEmpower

Expect to hear more about this as the plan develops during Round 17. We also want the ever-increasing diversity of options for web development to be represented. We see a developer kicking performance worry further down the road with confidence and laughter.

Framework Benchmarks Round 9

TechEmpower

The hardware specifications used in Round 9 were not well-optimized for the web-app use case our project exercises. If you are a web developer using C++, you win this particular bragging-rights game. The latest round of our ongoing Framework Benchmarks project is now available!

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

socalTECH

used in a very wide range of both web and mobile services, from Foursquare, to Yelp, to LivingSocial. other developers to incorporate into their own apps. firm's CTO, Jamie MacLennan, directed the development of Microsoft's SQL Server Analysis Services, pioneering Microsoft's work in.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: So, you need to develop a product?

Frank Addante

► February (1) Building and Developing an A++ Team ► 2008 (14) ► December (1) Develop a Culture Roadmap ► November (2) Green Week - Save the Environment and Your Cash Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values. So, you need to develop a product?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

Frank Addante

► February (1) Building and Developing an A++ Team ► 2008 (14) ► December (1) Develop a Culture Roadmap ► November (2) Green Week - Save the Environment and Your Cash Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values.

Canvassing of Art Website Yields $36 Million Deal

L.A. Business Journal

Israeli web development company Wix said last week that it had purchased popular West Hollywood-based online artist platform DeviantArt for $36 million, including $3 million in assumed debt

BetterWorks Recruiting Effort: A LEGO Contest?

socalTECH

How do you find the best and brightest engineers and web developers? Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the developer of software and services to help companies manage their fringe benefits for employees, has an interesting one: have those software developers compete to build the best, LEGO. BetterWorks said it would hold a Silicon Beach LEGO Challenge --open to only 60 software and web developers--to compete for prizes.

General Assembly LA | $2,000 Lights, Camera, Code Scholarship

Tech Zulu Event

Startup enablers and Silicon Beach hubs General Assembly, Cross Campus, Launchpad LA, and LAVA have teamed up to provide five $2,000 scholarships to General Assembly’s 12 -week Web Development Immersive Program. web developer.

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How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

SoCal Delicious

Shortcut: sebastian-x.com Blog About Blogroll Links How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague Posted on 12 January, 2010 The bot playground commonly refered to as “social media&# is responsible for shitloads of absurd cretinism.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7

TechEmpower

Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks! After a several-month hiatus, Round 7 of our project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms is available!

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

TechEmpower

Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here! The large filters panel on our results web site is a testament to the ever-broadening spectrum of options for web developers. What a great time to be building web apps!