Friday, September 23, 2016

5 Alternative Places to Post Developer Openings

You are looking for a developer like me? Great. I'm glad that I haven't been put out of work by AI or code generating robots yet. But I'm not interested. I get 20 requests a day for my resume and it's posted on the web for all the public to see.

What if I was looking at other opportunities? What if I was up at 2 am and just tired of the daily grind? What if the client just got bought by a big Fortune 500 and I was suddenly out of a job? Where would I go looking for that next bit of code to work on?

I wouldn't go to the big job boards and search thru all the system analyst gigs. I wouldn't go into my spam folder and hit back all those recruiters. I might call up a few that I have had beers with but no cold callers. But it's 2 am in the morning.

I would want a gig that I could really grab on to. Where would I go at 2 am when I'm disgruntled and disappointed? So I would go where I go for code. Here is a list:

Yep! I listed Craigslist. I haven't ever taken a job from there but it still seems like I look at the postings. If Amazon had a job board, I'd probably look there also. Are you looking to get in front of me at 2 am in the morning when I'm tired and willing to hear about a new gig? These are the places you need to post.

Or you can just text me at 3 pm and we'll go have a beer after work and talk. Or we can have some coffee before work and look at the code you want me to work on? That's even better.

I'm not looking! I have plenty of work right now. I'm posting this to help you and not have you contact me on LinkedIn 20 times a day.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Using the SEAN Stack with Visual Studio Code and Azure

I wrote an in depth article on using the SEAN.js stack for CodeGuru.  SEAN stands for Sequelize.js, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js.  It is probably my favorite stack to work in right now.  It's very easy to work with and the performance is outstanding.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

ORMs… can’t live with ‘em, can’t kill ‘em.

SQL Saturday Indianapolis - August 13, 2016

Object-relational mappers enable developers to work with relational databases like Microsoft SQL using the languages they know and love.  Sometimes that means that the developers don’t know the underlying queries and statements being sent to the database.  This doesn’t mean that the developers don’t love SQL.  It just means that they don’t know it yet.

In this session, we’ll look at the latest builds of Microsoft’s Entity Framework and see what programming tools developers use to work with SQL databases.  We’ll also take a look at Sequelize.  Sequelize is an open source ORM written in JavaScript for Node.js. 

We’ll take a look at code first development, advanced querying techniques, connecting to existing databases and migrations.  We’ll also take a look at lazy and eager loading techniques.  We’ll take a look at these two ORM’s from the eyes of the developer and the DBA.

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