'Business' Category

  • CakeFest #2 coming up

    May 7, 2008

    Mark your calendars: first week of December, 2008 is the time for CakeFest #2, the second official gathering organized by the Cake Software Foundation to cover your favorite topic: CakePHP. This time, instead of sunny California, we are gathering on an exciting (also sunny) location: Buenos Aires, Argentina. CakeFest Argentina 2008 will offer lectures in […]

  • How the workplace impacts productivity for developers

    January 7, 2007

    When analyzing developers performance and how outside factors influence their productivity, there’s little to no reference regarding the work environment, not particularly a developer’s relation to their coleagues, but mostly to the physical location on which their work is being undertaken. In Argentina and most countries with at least some offshore culture, most big software […]

  • The danger of MBA types running software development firms

    June 23, 2006

    Reading Joel’s blog, I picked up on something he said that got me thinking: “Watching non-programmers trying to run software companies is like watching someone who doesn’t know how to surf trying to surf [...] The cult of the MBA likes to believe that you can run organizations that do things that you don’t understand.” […]

  • First Google Analytics results for Java Users Group Argentina

    June 7, 2006

    After some short setting up (about two minutes per site), I’ve added Google Analytics code to start getting some statistics to these sites: CRICAVA Technologies corporate site, CRICAVA Technologies Open Source, CRICAVA Offshore Development Portfolio and Java Users Group Argentina. I must say I’m quite happy with the ammount of data Analytics is starting to […]

  • eSassy, a tool for unified collaborative shopping

    April 12, 2006

    Try out the recently launched eSassy, a unique service including an Internet Explorer Toolbar that allows you to unify your shopping experience, and share / review products together with your friends. Using a very easy to follow toolbar (see screenshot below) you can quickly add your favorite products (that you may’ve found on any shopping […]

  • RentACoder publishes CRICAVA’s article on their website

    March 11, 2006

    The excellent B2B IT service provider RentACoder.com has published an article of our own on their Coder’s Article section. Check it out at: http://www.rentacoder.com/RentACoder/SoftwareCoders/articles/ImproveYourRACRanking.asp We tried to share with other RAC coders our experience working on the site, giving the reader a set of tips trying to help them improve their own ranking. Hope it […]

  • SeaCode, enough to make you sick

    May 9, 2005

    Dear God. I’ve found this the other day: http://www.sea-code.com/. This company has presented a project were they land a boat in international waters, just 5 kms away from US coast, and fill it with lots of programmers. Their proposal is that you get the same price as you did when hiring offshore developers from India, […]

  • The Longhorn will blow

    April 28, 2005

    Another Windows Longhorn preview was given this time at the Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference according to RedmondMag.com. This time Bill Gates decided to show the new desktop design, the improved searching, statements about better and stronger security, and a little fist in the face for Adobe: Metro, a new document format to print and […]

  • For all of you SPAMMERS out there

    April 9, 2005

    Found an interesting thing today: http://www.spampoison.com They have a link based approach to mess up with Spam Robots (robots that spider web pages searching for email addresses.) It is not bullet-proof (one could write just a 20 lines code robot that would avoid being confused by SmapPoison), but it will get some of the spammers […]

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