Your Contract is Terminated. Hasta la vista, baby

There are two ways a contract can end. The first, is by the contractors hand. The second, by the clients hand. Terminating a contract on your own terms is barely worth mentioning. You – the contractor – get to a point where moving on is the right thing to do. Its all part of your … Continue reading “Your Contract is Terminated. Hasta la vista, baby”

Beware of your Little Decisions

When making decisions such as a career change, moving house or buying a car you tend to give it some serious thought because after all, the consequences of getting it wrong could be detrimental. In short, these are big decisions where the positives and negatives are often easier to see. They’re also infrequent. Big decisions … Continue reading “Beware of your Little Decisions”

Why Do Interviewers Ask Syntax Related Question in a Phone Interview?

I was interviewed for a contract developer role in Manchester recently and the techie guy asked me – in a phone interview I might add – to tell him the C# syntax for pulling specified information from a collection. I thought about responding with… “Sorry, I thought I was interviewing for a developer role but … Continue reading “Why Do Interviewers Ask Syntax Related Question in a Phone Interview?”

The Highs and Lows of a Contractors Life

There are three ways to earn a living as a software developer. Employment, Contracting or Super Sexy Famous Startup Entrepreneur. The latter grabs all the headlines but its insanely difficult to achieve. In fact, its the least likely way to pay your bills which makes employment and contracting the safest bet for us mere mortals. … Continue reading “The Highs and Lows of a Contractors Life”