When it comes to the hiring process, there are multiple methods for selecting new hires. Some companies employ a multiple choice test to see what kind of worker the person is. Others will rely entirely on a resume. In the case of programming positions, it isn't unheard of for a company to administer a whiteboard process in which the candidate must write out code on a board. While such methodology might work for those companies, here at Parthenon we employ a more unique process.
As a front end developer, I’m always on the lookout for new Content Management Systems (CMS) to play with. Such an opportunity arose when I was tasked with learning the ins and outs of Django's Mezzanine. At first glance Mezzanine looks like other Django Content Management Systems, however it offers more freedom for customized programming and template design.
Over the years architecture and its implementation have proven to be vastly important, especially when it comes to changing business needs and market conditions. Typically such a process comes as a result of connecting various services and systems so they best meet specific needs. In the past such action was rather involved and complicated, but thanks to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), there's been some relief.
When a project has been established, a development company must consider two key questions. Do they have enough staff on hand to bring the project from start to completion while staying within the boundaries of time and budget? Furthermore, do they have the right staff to develop the software and manage the project? It's not uncommon for a company to struggle to meet such expectations. Likewise, staffing can be a major issue as there are usually more projects than there are "quality" developers. That being said, if the answer to either question is no, then it's time to look for help.
No matter the circumstance, everyone wants to find the best way to successfully reach an end goal. As such, the pursuit of solutions drives much of the world as we know it. In terms of the tech world hardware and software are obviously needed to complete tasks, but problems can still arise. In specific, you need to consider the fact that specific software that works for one company/team may not work for another company/team. So, how does one go about remedying the situation? Two words: Integrated Ecosystems.