Esther Schindler

Wear this, not that to your next IT job interview

Wear this, not that to your next IT job interview

6 real-life examples you can learn from

Fork this! 11 great geek birthday cakes

Fork this! 11 great geek birthday cakes

Why be boring? When it’s time to celebrate, let the fondant fly.

Business bartering survival guide: Lessons from real life

Trading your expertise for the skills of someone else is a great idea for cash-strapped businesses. But bartering can go sour – and herein, I share some tips I wish I hadn’t learned the hard way.

The developer's guide to future car technology

Forget the Jetsons. Instead, think tech innovations from a developer's point of view: embedded systems, networking challenges, human-machine interaction, and software standards.

5 ridiculous tech fees you're still paying

We don't begrudge companies charging us a fair rate for services they provide, but when those fees are holdovers from a bygone era, a result of our own complacency, or just plain unfair, well, then they're ... ridiculous.

Building a developer ecosystem: What vendors do to attract you to their platforms

Software developers have lots of choices about the platforms they target. Savvy vendors put serious thought into the ways to recruit people to write software to integrate with their stuff. Here's what they do – or they ought to.

How to hire telecommuters: 7 must-ask questions

Hiring remote workers can be tricky business. Here are some questions you should ask would-be telecommuting employees -- and some red flags to look for in the answers.

Why your users hate Agile development (and what you can do about it)

What developers see as iterative and flexible, users see as disorganized and never-ending. Here's how some experienced developers have changed that perception.

How smart developers generate lousy code

Most experienced developers can think of a time when they worked on a team with other accomplished programmers. Yet the code quality was anywhere from “eh” to “oh god you didn’t actually ship that did you?!” Here’s how this can...

5 software research projects to make you say OH COOL

Innovation isn't dead. Far from it. Here's a handful of technology projects underway – from facial recognition to brainwave-computer integration — that you might see soon in the products you rely on.

Cooking up the connected kitchen

If you're looking for technology to improve kitchen connectivity and home automation, you might be surprised at how little is available today. Turns out, that's a good thing.

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