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Do hiring managers have a hard time accepting developers who have a “business look alike” personal app but are NOT entrepreneurs? [closed]

Directly post graduation from University, I decided to build my own web app (Ease My Day) while waiting to get a job as a software Engineer. The reasons to build this app: Gain solid hands on ...
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Is there such a concept as “pseudo implementation” in software development?

I'm looking for a label to describe the practice of using human-based computation methods or other means of "faking" an algorithm for the sake of getting a product or demo off the ground quickly ...
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Is it better to team up with a designer, or to piece out design work to a contractor?

I am clueless when it comes to design but I am proficient in programming. If you are a programmer who lacks visual design skills, what has worked best for you -- to pair up with a graphic designer or ...
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Where can you find your first customers as a freelancer? [closed]

I want to start doing freelance work, but no matter how I look at it, it seems like the best way to get customers and to have work most of the time, you have to already be in the freelancing game. ...
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Do companies hire software developers that are aspiring entrepreneurs? [closed]

There are developers out there that not only write code and solve problems, but aspire to one day be an entrepreneur and run their own company. They may participate in open source projects, go to ...
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When and how a programmer should start own business? [closed]

The title says it all but here's some explanation of what I want to know: Let's suppose a programmer has around 5 years of experience in multiple, mainstream languages. Also suppose that the ...
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Ready to Open source the software, but want to make some money out of it

I'm an UG Student and an Entrepreneur. I have started a small company with which I'm trying to provide solutions, to various companies in my city, through my software. I put in 30-40 hours of coding ...
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What should I know before starting a software company? [closed]

Seeing that so many of my friends are unemployed, some of my frinds and I are planning to create a small software company. What are the basic things we should know and do? Are there things specific ...
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Which is more valuable in product development: an action-oriented or visionary bent?

As a software development professional in a fairly conservative large-firm, I always had a much more action-oriented bent, as my job was fairly stable and all that mattered was doing as I was told and ...
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Javascript business model

Does anyone know anything about slidedeck's business model (see link below)? These guys are a javascript component that they sell online. As the tech savvy know - It's very difficult to sell ...
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Essential roles for web application team

Some friends of mine came up with an idea for a web application which we (so far) think could be great. I made the analysis and all the early stages of the development process and I'm about to start ...
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Starting small custom development company, type of niches to target?

This is kind of a new years thing for me as I want to be more entrepreneurial going forward with programming and this is kind of a general question for anyone who may share the same ambitions as me. I ...
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How do you react to non-programmers with ideas of 'The Next Big Thing'?

Recently and quite often, people with no programming background come and say they have this great idea that can be the next big thing and that the idea(s) is worth a fortune by itself. Then as they ...