Sunday, September 11, 2016

Building website is not that easy

A lot of people believe that is easy to build a website, even they can do that better than someone who build web sites for the living.  Yes, maybe , they are right. They can install a WordPress with free templates and add some images which are downloaded from the Internet.  It looks nice on his/her PC or mobile phone. However, if you are building a commercial website, you cannot do those things.
Firstly,  we cannot use any copyrighted images, we have to use our own photo or bought some stock photos.  Some photos even took by us, because there are some people, we need to get a written approval from those people to use those photo on the website.
Secondly, we build a website which can use in Desktop and Mobile phones. not just yours one. We have to consider some cross-devices tissues.  We did some trade-off on our designs.
My dearest friends, I believe we can do a good website in some aspects, however, we build a commercial website which is good at every aspect.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Working with users

A lot of young programmers believe they have some good programming skills. Then we can build a good application which a lot of people will buy that. Let’s start a business. In the most of cases i heard, we built a good application,but only they liked their software. Building a good application only reqiures good programming skills. The most important skills is understanding what your users like and hate. Not just what you like.

Thus, that is important to know your users.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Not just about programming

A lot of people think building software is only about programming. We,programmers,only need to sit in front of a computer and spend all of our time to code. Then the software can be built.
Actually, I spent at least of 30% to have meetings. I need to understand what kind of features are actually useful for our clients. Unless, the final product is only useable for myself. Another 20% I need to spend with our team. The building software is a kind of teamwork.
We are just coding, we talked a lot too

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Petrol- Below 100 cents per L

This morning, when I was on the road to work, I saw the woolworth calamvale listed 99.3 cents per litre.  I have not seen that price for years! That is great!

Monday, November 30, 2015

We have to have our own code

There are open source or some off-the-shelf software components. We can glued them together a product. Maybe, only with a few custom codes. However, we may not know enough those components. We have to have our own codes. We need to understand every line of source code. So that, we can change them to adapt into fitting those requirements. Moreover, if we have our codes, we have advantages against with our competitors.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hot weather arrived

This week, the Brisbane weather is very hot. When I walked out from my office, I felt my skin was burning.  Sometimes, I checked the thermometer at home during afternoon often was over 35 degrees. I think summer is arrived.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Can we develop app in iPad Pro?

iPad pro got a 12" screen and keyboard. Some people suggested apple should build xcode in iOS.
I think that is so wrong. I used storyboard in xcode to build UI. I need a big screen, I am using a 15" mac book pro. That is still too small. Moreover, we are developing mobile app for living. We used keyboard for around 7 hours per day. We need a super comfortable keyboard. iPad pro keyboard is too small.We just need a "big" computer to code!