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Los Angeles Web Developer

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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.

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?

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

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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

StockTwits Ties With Investor Relations Web Developer

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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

Selecting a Web Development Company

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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.

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.

Codeita Powers Collaboration For Web Developers

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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.

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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.

BetterWorks Recruiting Effort: A LEGO Contest?

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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.

IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

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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.

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

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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!

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!

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

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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.

Framework Benchmarks Round 9

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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!

SweetLabs Dangles $50K To Developers

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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.

Disney Launches High School Computer Science Program For Girls

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According to Disney, the girls will receive more than 300 hours of computer science curriculum, ranging from web development and design to robotics and mobile development. The field trips include special visits to Disneyland Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Imagineering, Research & Development, and The Walt Disney Studios--not to mention, opportunities to meet with Disney executives and leaders.

Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

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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.

HipGeo Launches API

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Fullerton-based HipGeo , the developer of location-aware website applications backed by Morado Venture Partners, eHarmony's Galen Buckwalter, and angel Robert Bingham, said today that it has released its new public Application Programming Interface (API). The firm said the new API makes it easier for web developers to incorporate location information and maps into their web sites. hipgeo iphone mobile android developer mapping tracking

Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor

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Maybe you are going for a reality check on your current situation - wondering if you have a Weak Development Team or a Startup Founder Developer Gap. Maybe you have questions about the types of developers you need and even whether you need a Startup CTO or Developer or both.

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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

The Mobile Majority Acquires Brazilian Company

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Santa Monica-based The Mobile Majority --which recently zoomed past $50M in revenues--has acquired a Brazilian web development company called Elastic , according to the company. The Mobile Majority said it is adding talent in product development, UI, backend, high speed API integration, operations, and machine learning.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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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.

Pokki Takes App Model To The Desktop

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The firm said today that it has launched a beta of Pokki , a platform which lets web developers create desktop apps, using languages such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. opencandy software develops mobile pokkiSan Diego-based SweetLabs , the firm formerly known as OpenCandy, is taking on the mobile app model, and applying it to the desktop.

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

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Recent job postings on the site: LAMP/Perl Developers , Los Angeles, Oversee.net. Vice President, Business Development , Los Angeles, Boingo Wireless. Senior Web Developer , Malibu Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Director of Ad Sales and Business Development , Huntington Beach, Freebinar.com. Senior SOA Developer , Malibu, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Slow job market? Not in Southern California's technology market!

What Lynda.com Plans To With Its $103M Funding, with Eric Robison

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We already had a presence there, and are moving into a standalone building in Calabasas focused on web development. We also want to expand and work on our web platform, as the scaling of the business requires us to scale that platform.

Framework Benchmarks

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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.

SoCal Code Camp | Learn, Network, & Win Awesome Prizes!

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SoCal Code Camp is at it again, getting together an amazing pool of experts to speak in front of fellow developers and developers-in-training here in Los Angeles. Confirmed speakers include developers from Twitter, Microsoft, and Google.

Divshot Raises $1.1M For Visual Web App Software

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Need to build a web application, and wish you could do it in a more intuitive, visual way? in a seed financing round, for its drag-and-drop software for building web applications. The firm, headed by Michael Bleigh, currently offers up it web-based application builder under a free, open beta; the company said it plans to launch as a paid service later this year. The company said its software is based on the open source Bootstrap framework which was developed by Twitter.

Frameworks Round 1

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You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. 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.

Moofaces | Who You Know Matters

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As you can see on my profile I picked, entrepreneur, writer, and web developer – all of which description me and what I do. We’ve all have heard the great expression, “it’s all about who you know” more times that we can remember.

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

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As noted in Hacking Hacker News , the company previously dominated the mindshare of the web development community by facilitating the spread of a random posting on Hacker News. Geo was a lightly veiled reference to Geocities, a Web 1.0

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.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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Thus, he naturally viewed Twilio's toolsets as rudimentary and easy to copy - easy for him and his world-class team of VoIP engineers, but not so easy for the average developer. The difference is that VoiceXML does not leverage customers' knowledge of web development.

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TechZulu Tech Crawl | Culver City Edition!

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Our unique entrepreneurial spirit lends itself perfectly to launching the next great web startup or is generating that fresh spark to create a competitive advantage for a large corporation. TZ Tech Crawl is back this month and heading to Culver City!

Does Best Buy Need a Restart?

Eric Greenspan

Imagine entering the store and joining a discussion or class on Photoshop, web development or replacing a hard disk. I continue to be fascinated with Best Buy. I am an absolute believer that this organization can rebuild its brand and re-establish a cult like following.

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

InfoChachkie

As noted in Hacking Hacker News , the company previously dominated the mindshare of the web development community by facilitating the spread of a random posting on Hacker News. Geo was a lightly veiled reference to Geocities, a Web 1.0

Digital LA -Tech Rehab @ Citrusbyte

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Were teaming up with web development shop Citrusbyte for a FREE tech BBQ pool party for programmers, product managers, web developers, and friends at Citrusbytes web developer mansion in Encino. Saturday, June 27, 2009 -- Digital LA -Tech Rehab @ Citrusbyte. Summer's here!

How to Find and Hire a Developer

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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.

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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You need a CDN to improve the performance of your content, especially as the web is getting heavier, more complicated, and there's more rich media. I think that's what is the main foundational element of a Web 2.0

SOLA/HACK!

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In this mini-hackathon event, participants will use design thinking, UX design methods and web development skills in an entrepreneurial spirit to address social, economic, and environmental challenges specific to South L.A. Saturday, August 13, 2016 -- SOLA/HACK! Generaly Assembl.