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    Originally posted by dsc View Post
    I so wish I knew what you are talking about
    Me too bud

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      Originally posted by dsc View Post
      I so wish I knew what you are talking about
      It seems to me that if you know what someone is talking about then there are no jobs in that area. It's only the esoteric stuff where clients need to hire. The central core of contracting - project managers, business analysts, testers, developers, infrastructure specialists etc - has been hollowed out.
      "Don't part with your illusions; when they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" Mark Twain

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        Originally posted by hairymouse View Post
        Remember the good old days when the development team had testers who just did testing? And there was an entire operations department who deployed code and stayed up all night to make sure it was running?
        Those were certainly the old days.. Not sure if it's 'good' though

        Originally posted by hairymouse View Post
        The part of Devops that concerns me is the "ops" part. As far as I can tell, it's an excuse for developers to do operations as well. Supposedly, the developers themselves are supposed to be responsible for fixing any problems no matter what time.
        The whole idea of DevOps is mainly came from bridging the gap between Developers & Ops in order to speed up the delivery of software products. The idea of Developers doing their own thing then passing it on to Ops to operate it; is the 'old way' that is more perhaps suited towards a major enterprise whose focus is to prioritize security of delivery over delivering fast

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          Originally posted by BritishLad88 View Post
          Those were certainly the old days.. Not sure if it's 'good' though


          The whole idea of DevOps is mainly came from bridging the gap between Developers & Ops in order to speed up the delivery of software products. The idea of Developers doing their own thing then passing it on to Ops to operate it; is the 'old way' that is more perhaps suited towards a major enterprise whose focus is to prioritize security of delivery over delivering fast
          LinkedIn had all kinds of technical issues a few days ago, lasted half-a-day or so. Embarrassing. Wonder if that's this fantastic new world of CD?

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            Originally posted by oliverson View Post
            LinkedIn had all kinds of technical issues a few days ago, lasted half-a-day or so. Embarrassing. Wonder if that's this fantastic new world of CD?
            Is the old world bulletproof and wont produce technical issues?

            I think the assumption of software systems wont fail is kinda naive in the modern day. It's as saying Cars don't breakdown, Trains won't fault etc...
            I wouldn't say its embarrasing at all. Afterall, all things do fail at some point. It might look embarrasing from the business point of view but from a software development industry view point, it should be applauded. They're not afraid to fail and willing to showcase their failures out in public, and thus learning from their failues. All this is part of the whole DevOps philosophy.

            The view that its embarrasing for your software system to fail is kind of a bit dated to be honest and it's still relatively common to see these views from old age enterprises.

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              Short term role

              Replying to Eeek

              The role was for 2 weeks with the potential of lasting longer term. The client asked if I would like to stay on but I said I was looking for much better money than they wished to pay and would only do so if I didn't find a better rate. I was straight with them all along and the agency, and they let me go early to attend an interview.

              I completed the task they needed me for before leaving but declined to move to the nexd one.
              Last edited by technobabble; 18 January 2020, 06:02.

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                Originally posted by PlanB View Post
                Java Developer - Contract Outside IR35

                Company Name: Hunter Bond
                Company Location: London, England Metropolitan Area
                Posted Date: Posted 1 week ago
                Number of applicants: 198 applicants


                198 applicants just from linkedin, Jesus HC.
                Advertised a role to hire someone through linkedin once. Quality of applicants absolute trash. Complete waste of money.

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                  Originally posted by tsmith View Post
                  Advertised a role to hire someone through linkedin once. Quality of applicants absolute trash. Complete waste of money.
                  +1 - it's too hidden away to be of any use.
                  merely at clientco for the entertainment

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                    The carnage continues!


                    Lloyds follows HSBC in banning consultancies’ limited company contractors ahead of IR35 reform


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                      without doubt this is the worst Jan i've seen in terms of contract roles since I started contracting in 2010. I'm in contract until March but the number of colleagues and friends looking is unprecedented - perhaps during the recession in 2008 it was similar.
                      "To Learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise"- Voltaire

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