Software Development

Poll: What is the kind of development shop where you work?

Is your development shop an independent software vendor, an internal IT department, a consulting office, or some other arrangement? Let us know by taking this poll.

The kind of shop developers are in can have a major impact on the way they do their jobs. For example, programmers working for an independent software vendor (ISV) have entirely different sets of needs than people performing internal development. And working as a consultant is an entirely different beast.

My full-time employer is an ISV, but the programming that I do is all for internal use or to support customer facing in-house applications (such as our website). I also do some consulting on the side, as well as write software for public use in a SaaS model. I get the full range of challenges. What about you?

J.Ja

About

Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

3 comments
eCubeH
eCubeH

We are a network of social development agencies working among dispersed and disadvantaged communities. Each network partner independently works in one of the specialized functional domains of economic, educational, environmental and health interventions, coordinating activities when working within a community. The tech initiative is yet another network partner, eCubeH Research Labs, which applies its Common Appropriate Technology Platform to serve the needs of its network partners. But tech is not intended purely an 'enabler' for these social agencies, we view tech itself as a social intervention. We use only FOSS in our environment, and promote its social benefits across the communities where we work.

Slayer_
Slayer_

Its awesome working for such a company, they treat you as a valued asset.

Dethpod
Dethpod

I miss being a rock star in a company. But working in a support role has it's benefits as well. You get to fly under the radar and stay out of the political fray. I do not miss that *at all*.

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