Posts Tagged with "business"

Important things you must know before register a domain name

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 16, 2014

Important things to know before buy a domain name

Most of web developers from time to time buy domain names. But not all web developers know what can be behind that process and what unexpected problems may appear suddenly.

There is plenty of domain name registars like Go Daddy, Enom, 1nd1, etc. Each registar has its pros and cons. Sometimes a domain owner can face a very sudden problem. Unfortunately, this "problem" could have been known if domain buyers read Terms and Conditions carefully before they buy domains. Registars have a lot little "surprises" buried in the fine print of a registrars' "Terms of Service".

I heard a story from one of my collegues that a registar requested a 200$ fee to unblock my collegue's domain name after it was blocked based on a anonymous request! The registar didn't even try to contact the domain owner and understand the nature of the problem. They simply said "Pay us money!". It looks like a virtual extortion.

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RIP Nokia? Microsoft renames Nokia to Microsoft Mobile

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 21, 2014

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There is a lot of sources saying that Microsoft will rename Nokia to Microsoft Mobile when the deal is closed. It is not officially confimed yet, but looks like it's going there.

Honestly, I don't get why would they make such a decision. Nokia is world-wide known brand. A very good brand.

Anyhow, RIP Nokia. It's sad to see how old good brands die.

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JIRA Junior. Project Tracking... for Kids!

Posted by Stanislav Furman on October 12, 2013

If you work in a relatively big IT company or team, you might heard about JIRA.

Guys from Atlassian came up with a new project called Jira Junior! Now kids can become project managers in primary school.

This is so funny and cute! :)


How to recognize a good programmer

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 30, 2013

I realized that my article about "How to interview a programmer" is pretty popular, so I decided to extend this topic and share my thoughts about recognizing a good programmer.

Nowadays, it is known that IT guys can make relatively good money in software or web development industry. This makes a lot of people to start learning basics of programming from the school, or sometimes even change their current careers to become programmers. Unfortunately, having a desire is not enough to become a good programmer. Even a number of certificates or diploma from university is not a sufficient sign of a good programmer.

If you are looking for a really good professional you must pay your attention to a certain important indicators.

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Microsoft is buying Nokia

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 7, 2013

Shortly after acquiring Skype Microsoft is buying Nokia ...

Nokia was once the leader in their field. And it's so sad that Nokia has now lost almost all business assets. Can't say that Skype got better. I doubt that Nokia will get better.

 


How much should a web site cost?

Posted by Stanislav Furman on February 19, 2012
Frequently asked question: How much should a web site cost? Let's see how to calculate the cost!