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November 13, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Apply Angular Techniques to jQuery Applications – Part 1

There are many frameworks such as Angular and React that help you develop client-side applications in a very structured manner. They help you create Single Page Applications (SPA), perform data binding, and provide many other services. The purpose of this blog post is not to replace these frameworks, but to show you how you might accomplish the same services using JavaScript and jQuery. There are many developers that have a huge investment in JavaScript and jQuery and can't, or maybe don't want to, convert to these new frameworks. They may also want to create a SPA and have a nice structured approach to their jQuery applications. In this blog post I present a method to create a SPA using HTML, Bootstrap and jQuery and how to structure your application files.

November 9, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

Should You Hire In-House or Refer to a Software Development Consultancy?

Many business owners encounter a choice between hiring a permanent in-house employee for a new position or retaining the services of a software development consultancy to meet their needs. This is rarely a simple choice, and business owners have multiple factors to consider before making a decision. Each option has unique concerns in terms of cost, so business owners need to carefully analyze their operations and cash flow before committing to one or another. At Fairway Technologies, we understand the importance of making confident decisions that will impact your business in the future, so consider the actual costs of both before making your decision.

October 27, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Pluralsight Courses by Fairway Technologies

You may not know, but two principals at Fairway Technologies are published authors at Pluralsight.com. Pluralsight is the leader in online technology courses. Paul D. Sheriff and Michael Krasowski have created over 20 courses covering topics from Project Management, Estimation to WPF, MVC and Angular. Check out the complete list of the courses produced to date.

October 27, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

5 Signs It’s Time to Start Growing Your Technology Team

A business that can’t grow is a business that won’t survive. Some company owners put off hiring new employees as long as possible to maintain operating costs, while others pounce on the first opportunity at hiring top talent. It’s crucial to strike a balance between these two methods; you don’t want to jump the gun and hire someone who will not work out in the long run, but you also don’t want to be too conservative in your hiring and miss out on a potentially amazing new team member.

October 13, 2017 | Paul D. Sheriff

Configuration Settings for Angular Applications – Part 2

In the previous blog post on creating a configuration settings system for Angular, you learned to create a configuration settings service to retrieve default settings for your application. You first learned to hard-code a settings class with values, then how to read those same settings from a JSON file.

October 10, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

Deciding Which Option is Best for Growing Your Tech Team

New and growing businesses often need to make crucial hiring decisions. When it comes to hiring, it can seem daunting to determine which option is best for growing your tech team, but your choices will essentially boil down to building an in-house team or outsourcing. Each choice has its advantages and drawbacks, so consider a few things before making any decisions. At Fairway Technologies, we help our clients make informed and confident decisions, so weigh your options carefully before committing. 

September 29, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

What Should I Look for When Hiring New Technology Talent?

Every business owner should appreciate how significant the hiring and onboarding process is to the health of the company. When it comes time to hire new technology talent, it’s crucial to weigh the candidates carefully. Investing in the right people is the best way to ensure the future of your company, so Fairway Technologies wants to help you make these crucial decisions with greater confidence. Consider the following tips so you know what to look for when doing any technology hiring.

September 21, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

What to Consider When Outsourcing to Build your Technology Team

Are you constantly struggling to find high-quality software developers? Do your projects come too close to missing deadlines because of a lack of in-house technical capabilities? Has your struggle to find the right IT staffing left you feeling overworked and under pressure? If so, you’ve probably considered outsourcing. Consider these pros and cons to evaluate whether outsource hiring meets the needs of your department.

September 14, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

Pros and Cons of a Recruiter or Staffing Agency for Technology Talent

It sounds easy. Make one phone call to a staffing agency and all your hiring woes will be over. Qualified employees will show up ready to hit the ground running with all your software development needs. If you’re considering in-house temps for your technology needs, here are some of the pros and cons.

September 7, 2017 | Greg Schwartz

Pros and Cons of Using a Freelancer/Independent Contractor for Technology Projects

There are benefits to hiring an independent contractor for technology projects, but there are also some disadvantages. If your business has software development needs that aren’t being met in-house, you may be weighing your options. Should you keep searching for the perfect permanent employee? Should you send the work to an outside source? Weigh the pros and cons to make sure you’re getting the best value.

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