Happy new year friends! For the last few years, each year has gotten better, so I'm hoping that continues for 2013. This year I'd like to relax a bit more and improve on my graphic skills. In addition, I'd like to collaborate more with fellow developers/artists instead of coding alone in my office.
Best of luck to everyone as well!
I've just read an article which says that Edmonton's job market is doing beyond well, and is essentially full time employment. Of course, that doesn't mean you can get ANY type of job, but it is a very good sign.
I've always been tempted to challenge myself and try something new, however I currently love the work that I do, and wouldn't consider moving yet unless I couldn't make things work financially here.
There are always news articles discussing the lack of technology / computer science graduates in Canada. I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't get a job anywhere in Canada if you have a computer science degree. However, there are some computer jobs that look extremely boring and you should caution yourself before accepting just any position, regardless of how much it pays.
Bottom line. If you enjoy software development, and you have good problem solving skills, I would highly advise getting a computer science or technology degree and join the market! Perhaps, you can even work home, like me
It sounds cliché "keep it simple", but I'd figure I'd start with this most important tip for web-development for many reasons. I could have picked from many number of important tips, but I think at the crux of it, a project can be successful if you focus on keeping things simple (code wise and design wise). Yes, there are many important things you need to know as a web-developer, but if you keep things simple, the future complexities will be easier to deal with and you will save much heartache. (more…)