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    Some Advice needed (Support -> Dev)

    This may not be what you want to hear ... but.... The problem with bootcamps is they generally do not prepare you properly to code in a commercial environment. As such , hiring managers will shy away from candidates that have bootcamp experience towards those who have computer science degrees...
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    PowerBeam ISO 400 low throughput - not aligned

    This is the Hplane from the powerbeam specs. (Meaning the radiation horizontally from the antenna). The veritical plane isn't much better. What this means is you have to align the antennas up PERFECTLY to get the maximum throughput. Being slightly off will make the signal go from everything to...
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    Bitcoin Thread - 2018

    Only someone who doesn't care about the price. Crazy. Sold at a 16% discount
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    A Good PHP & MySQL Programming Book?

    Welcome to code. What you are experiencing is completely normal and expected. You sound like you are on the right track , doing the right things , and experiencing the correct frustrations. If you were breezing along and having a great time , then I would be concerned. But you're not. Which is...
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    Urgent position: - Contractor: - Senior .Net Developer - Urgent position - JHB based.

    Ah. I understand. Apologies for the interruption ChantalMichelle . As you were.
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    Urgent position: - Contractor: - Senior .Net Developer - Urgent position - JHB based.

    I came across this post a little by accident due to research I was doing , but heres some feedback as someone who fulfills all the requirements for the job : 1. For a full time salary , this job should be paying R60,000 to R80,000 per month. You will not get someone with 10 years experience...
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    Boeing’s 737 Max software outsourced to $9-an-hour Indian programmers

    Not blindly. But more closely. I'm not touting waterfall here (as you mention it also has its problems) , but mindlessly filling in reports and tests will make bugs shallow in a system which does not allow bugs to be made shallow by the users. In this scenario , I would have enforced it. I would...
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    Boeing’s 737 Max software outsourced to $9-an-hour Indian programmers

    I've always said that outsourcing and the incorrect application of agile processes is what put those two Boeings in the ground. The comments here outline the outsourcing problem pretty accurately. But what about the application of agile processes where they are not suitable? Uninitiated...
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    The best way to close a dormant/not yet started One Man Pty (Ltd)

    R5000 Your time (approx 15 hours per year) = R2500 Accounting fees (to formulate financial statements) = R2500 Thats if you do it cheaply
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    The best way to close a dormant/not yet started One Man Pty (Ltd)

    1. As a Pty Ltd you are required to produce financial statements each year , but in your situation , not be audited. Your costs to do this (including your time) will be about R5000 per year , even if the company does not trade. You do not have to issue an IRP5 or pay yourself a salary. A...
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    Calling all programmers – Win a R25,000 gaming PC

    I dont understand. High quality people? The people they hired (linkedin speculation here , but timelines line up) both had less than a year of real world experience. One was an intern and one was a junior developer. I'd love to see what "80% were of quality" means given whom they ended up hiring.
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    New Online Shop - Complete Noob, Please help :(

    https://mybroadband.co.za/news/banking/307840-standard-bank-launches-easy-way-to-start-your-own-online-business.html
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    New Online Shop - Complete Noob, Please help :(

    I have done it utilizing just about all of the above. Its not straightforward unless you know what you're doing. Shopify is the king of this type of thing. You may have a better time with them. Also - plan to spend 100 hrs or so on this setup. You will get there eventually if you keep ploughing...
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    New Online Shop - Complete Noob, Please help :(

    You are going down a rabbit hole that is very very deep with no skills. This is a wheel that should not be reinvented. https://www.shopify.co.za https://www.3dcart.com They have trials. Give them a go.
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    Looking for a developer to help me with a web app

    A more pointed question : What are you expecting it to cost? Lets say you got an intermediate dev for R550 per hour and it took 30 hrs to do. Does R16,500 sound wildly outrageous or reasonable? I did some python dev two weeks ago which integrated 3 APIs and did some calculations. Took me about...
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