Frontenders, Estimates, and Improving Interfaces

So I’ve recently joined a new company as a frontender in a UI/UX team, and I was providing my first estimate. After being given an initial deadline, I quickly worked on breaking down the project into small tasks, like so: Task A: 3 hours Task B: 2 hours Task C: 4 hours Task D: 2 […]

The Web Can Be…

Most of us think we know what the Web is: a vast network of information, a mega entertainment center, virtual shopping malls and organizations, social networks. But I like to think that the Web can be more (or less, depending on your perspective). The way I look at it, the Web can be: 1. Simple. […]

Who are We Coding for?

(The below is an account based on facts, but the details are modified to protect the innocent.) It was a while back. My team at work had started on a new project, and many of us were excited about being able to try out the latest frameworks and tools available. Myself, I was busy with […]

The Curious Case of Frameworks.

There are many times in my job as a web programmer when I realize, I don’t really know my stuff. That sounds like a dangerous statement to make, since if one admits he doesn’t know his stuff at work, then he’s essentially inviting his employer to dismiss him, or potential employers to reject him. That’s […]

So. Time Tracking is Not Evil.

TL;DR Time tracking helps you to understand your working habits and rhythm and makes you a better professional. It also helps you to make better time estimates and communicate better to stakeholders. It is also an opportunity to make us more human. (Sounds terribly dry when summarized, huh.) Once Upon a Time. When I first […]