Today I wanted to touch on what it takes to become a contractor in the UK, instead, but since my friend and former colleague Tadas Tamošauskas also wrote about it in the UK in the form a repo on GitHub, I’ll simply refer to his post this time.
Posted on 19 August 2015 | Reading time: 5 minutes
In the first part of this 2-parts post I’ve briefly talked about the differences between several forms of employed work, including contracting and freelancing and what are the pros and cons of each.
In this post we can move on talking about a couple of myths and misconceptions I’ve bumped into over the years. This will really be just a list of stuff that make me mad every time I see. If you have any other to add to the list, I’d love to hear that in the comments section below or on Twitter.
Posted on 19 August 2015 | Reading time: 11 minutes
Last Friday marked my second year as a full-time contractor. I was lucky enough to be in a field, iOS apps development, that has been on high demand for the last few years and therefore I had no trouble finding good work so far.
In this first post of a two-part series, I’d like to explain what contracting is about and how it differs from other forms of employed work. In the second part, I’d like to demystify some of the myths and hopefully clarify some misconceptions I’ve seen both clients and employed colleagues having.
Last night I read an article on ‘The Loop’ by Jim Dalrymple titled “A new level of respect for Apple”. In summary it prises the company for - among other things - having developed and open sourced ResearchKit, showing once more that they actually care more than just profits - they want to make people’s life better.
In his own words:
As I sat listening to Jeff Williams talk about ResearchKit, I thought to myself, this is why I love Apple — they care. They don’t just talk the talk and put out press releases about massive donations they make to charities, they are actually making a difference and putting the power of the most successful company in the world behind what they say. […]
Apple is a products and services company. They are a very rich company. They have proven today that they care about more than just profits — Bravo.
I couldn’t say that better. This is why I love Apple. Here’s the video the company prepared for the launch of ResearchKit.
Posted on 16 February 2015 | Reading time: 7 minutes
Just over a year ago I wrote a post titled “Why AppCode is still no match for Xcode”. Later, pushed by the feedback I’ve received from some fellow developers, I forced myself trying JetBrains’ IDE once more. I’ve been using AppCode as my main tool for writing code for about a year now and this is what I think.