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Ways to be a Crappy Code Contractor
5 Ways to be a Crappy Code Contractor

Here are some ways that application development contractors can piss off clients, and make all geeks look bad.

PeopleLink Inc



http://www.peoplelink.com (defunct)

Leading provider of Internet community services (Message Boards, Mailing Lists, Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging, etc) for high-profile clientele (GE, Oracle, Times-Mirror, CBS, Viacom, MTV, VH1 and more).

New Product Development, Technical Team.            2001 - 2002

  • Team leader in product customization for clients.
  • Developed ColdFusion web tools to automate & hasten product delivery sequence.
  • Provided application training to Quality Assurance team to help them develop sound testing methodology.
  • Help Technical Writer break down complex program actions into understandable terms.
  • Participated in transfer of product suite from ColdFusion™ to JSP, enabling double-byte character sets (Asian and non-Arabic letters) for product internationalization.

Production Team Leader                        1999 - 2001

  • Authored core templates and applications to replace expensive licensed products.
  • Developed core methods by which existing PeopleLink products would be integrated into clients’ existing applications, reducing the learning curve for new programmers.
  • Directly interviewed new team prospects and authored skills assessment tests to improve the quality of new hires and reduce turnover.

Web Engineer                            1998 - 1999

  • Hands-on programming. Team member in authorship of original web application and integration of outsourced application packages to produce an early revenue stream.
  • Performed Quality Control functions prior to establishment of dedicated Q.C. team, to insure product performance against a broad range of browsers, systems and platforms.
  • Exercised basic network operations and server maintenance tasks to reduce load on system administrators, via Telnet into NT, Sun Solaris™ UNIX and Linux servers.

Sun Solaris, Linux, HTML, ColdFusion 4~5, Oracle, Sybase, JavaScript, PHP, JSP, C++, Perforce, Lotus

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