If your business isnât performing well on a day to day basis, youâre clearly going to run into problems sooner or later. You might be able to ignore them and bury your head in the sand for a while, but you canât do that forever. When your daily performances fall short, outcomes will start to disappoint soon after too. For the sake of your business and itâs future, you need to do what you can to improve those daily performance levels and really demand more from your business and its workforce going forward. Here are some ideas to help with that that you might want to try out.
Do you have a techie in the family or as a friend and are struggling what to buy them for a present? Perhaps they are multi-faceted techie like me.
It can be difficult because techies know exactly what they want when it comes to devices, and you might not be intending to spend that many dollars anyway.
We suggest flipping the script! Meaning you buy them something that is totally, completely unrelated to tech.
You may just find that this is a pleasant surprise for them, I know I do!
Some of my favorite gifts are nostalgic like a hand written card or a used book that you thought I might like.
Dare to be different, and we hope you gather some ideas from the list we have curated below.
If you are a freelancer, or a sole trader, chances are that you never find enough time to get everything done. You have to deal with clients, create invoicing, do your own bookkeeping, and manage your brand online as well as your social media accounts. Chances are that either one of the core activities will suffer, or your productivity or quality. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to use various tools that help you stay on top of your to-do list and your meetings, projects.
Working with Java is a delicate balancing act between art and science. Many programmers prefer to use Java over other languages due to its speed, structure, cross-platform versatility, and support. To successfully start logging in Java, users must have the right foundation and information in place. Having everything ready ahead of time saves trouble and frustration further down the road. Here are the top five tips on logging in Java, for both beginners and experienced programmers who need to get back to basics.
Know What You’re Logging and Why
When you start logging, do so mindfully. While going through the motions in Java, it’s all too easy to set yourself on autopilot, losing track of the hours as they go by. You may come out of your trance to get another cup of coffee to fuel your efforts, realizing at that time that you aren’t consciously aware of everything you’ve done.
While this is rarely ever an issue for beginners (who often find themselves exhausted from focusing for so long), experienced programmers often run into this problem. Every time you submit a log, pause and ask yourself why you’re doing it. Stop and look at what you’re logging and consider how it will translate to your log file.
Think about how much information you’re logging, and if doing so will help or hinder your performance overall. Ideally, you’ll find the right balance between logging adequate data to understand an issue should one arise. However, you’ll want to have the right amount of information without bogging down the system.
Avoid Chain Reactions and Side Effects
Mindfully logging plays a significant role in avoiding chain reactions and side effects that could derail your program. Logs are meant to be a guide to help you navigate through future bugs so that you can debug them yourself by reviewing your records. They should have no impact whatsoever on how your application runs.
For example, making a collection of ids of domain objects can be challenging and tedious in Java (every programming platform and language has its pitfalls). However, some shortcuts to work around that process can end up causing an array of difficulties down the road. Consider what you need to have in place to avoid making these poor decisions, which could work out perfectly or could cause you hours upon hours of debugging and correction.
Having The Right Tools For The Job
Having the right tools for the job is advice that could apply to programming in any language or platform.
Why? Because it can make a significant difference in the result of your programming efforts. For example, knowing what libraries to call upon, utilizing compatible language hacks (like Groovy), and having a cheat sheet for doing so could prevent the previously outlined program regarding the collection of ids of domain objects.
Of course, these lessons come with experience, and beginner programmers don’t always know what they don’t know. Having a log management system in place can help with retracing steps and identifying bugs quickly and effectively. Having the right tools in place allows programmers to work smarter, not harder.
You can read more about it here: https://www.loggly.com/blog/java-code-coverage-with-cobertura-and-jenkins/
Make Use of Logging Levels
Keep It Clean
Don’t take shortcuts that will cause you strife later. Every log you enter should contain a description about its purpose. The time saved by skipping this step will only cause problems in the future. You can include a brief statement about the data without being too verbose. Your computer will thank you, and by getting into this habit now, any present or future human team members will thank you.
When logging in Java, it’s important to focus on quality. Only take shortcuts that make sense and take time to broaden your horizons and hone your skills.
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An eye-opening advancement in tech is the ability to work remotely. Nowadays, employees don’t have to come into the office to be productive. They can contribute from the comfort of their homes, saving the company money and boosting their morale. However, it isn’t a walk in the park. Like everything in the world, there are positives and negatives, and in this case, the latter can outweigh the former. Bosses must figure out how to balance the pros and cons to ensure they reap the rewards of remote working. Underneath you’ll find the solutions to the four main challenges that the process throws up.
If you run an offline coaching business, you know that’s one of the most rewarding and fun businesses you can have, but the problem when working offline is that you’re often trading hours for dollars and since there’s only so many hours in the day and only so many clients you can work with at once, then it’s going to be difficult to sustain a long term business that allows you to find the freedom you desire in your life.
If you move your business online, you can certainly still do one to one coaching with your clients if that’s what you want, but you’ll also be able to choose other ways to make money that you can add into your business and that way you can leverage your time and possibly even create some form of passive income. In this post, we’re going to share with you some of the different ways you can add to your income and create more freedom overall in your business by bringing your coaching business online.
Five years ago, I sold all of my things and moved to Los Angeles. Now I run my own company, I'm completely location independent and I'm a full fledged digital nomad. I work from whatever city I choose and thanks to technology, it makes it easy to run my business on the go.
It's the dream of many digital nomads, that ability to be free and do whatever you want, but still make a living at it.
If you dream of running your own business, like many of us do, it seems that the ability to do it from anywhere is apparent.
That is this actually the case? Can we run a business from anywhere?
If you have your own law firm, you will know that being ahead of the competition is a difficult task, as there are so many rival firms out there that are progressing at such a quick rate.
However, you don’t have to worry about being behind; all you need to do is to make sure that you follow these simple tips, in order to make sure that your business is doing all that it can to succeed in the current competitive climate!
Read on to learn more!
In modern times, the idea of the boring office has gone out of the window, and with it has disappeared those dull days, the white walls, and the conventions we usually associate with the tiresome office.
This is especially important if you have a tech business, as you should be utilizing the latest technology to make your office as good as it can be. If you want a modern and fun space for you and your team, read on for some useful tips to make your tech office the envy of your competitors.
If you are looking to try and supplement your income, and you want to do so in the easiest way possible, chances are you will be looking at some of the ways in which you can make money sitting at your computer.
As it turns out, there are plenty such methods which you can choose from, and it is always possible to make a lot of money this way - or at the very least, a little extra money to go on the side. Of course, it’s useful to know which methods are actually worthwhile, and that means that you need to think about weighing them up.
To help you do that, we are going to take a look now at some of the best, so that you can at least have a few ideas for how you might be able to make money using just your computer at home.
We all know that physical clutter is something thatâs just not good for us - it causes stress, adds to overwhelm, and makes us less focused and productive, so even if we have a nice tidy house and work space, and still feel overwhelmed, stressed, and like weâre no closer to getting anything productive done, then the physical space may not actually be the problem.
Since many of us now use multiple devices, from phones, computers, and tablets, this adds up to a lot of files, folders, apps, and a multitude of other things that we can easily accumulate within our digital spaces. Although you may not realize it because itâs not always as much in your face as physical clutter is, digital clutter is just as bad - if not worse than the physical kind, so itâs important to make sure this is being kept clean and tidy just as we would with the physical space.
In this post, weâre going to share with you some tips on how to clear the digital clutter so that you can get to work with a clear mind and perform at your best.
When you’re running a business, as much of your attention should go towards your core as possible. This means selling your product, providing your service, supporting your customers, and so on. However, to many business owners, tech isn’t just an essential (and incredibly helpful) tool, it’s also a distraction. Don’t let it take too much of your time, look to the experts who can help take care of it for you.
Now can be a good time to take stock of what is going on in your life, both your personal life and your professional life. Today is all about managing your career, and how you should be invested in your career and consistently managing it to make sure that you are able to do all that you want to and get to where you want to be. The thing is though, there is no one but you that is responsible for your career. A manager or mentor may be able to guide you in a direction, but you are the one that can make things happen and choose what you want to do and when. So here are some of the things that you can do for your career starting from today, to help things to improve. Is there anything else that you would add to the list?
Having a cell phone always within an arm's reach away has not seemed to diminish the ritual of wearing a watch to tell time.
There are a number of different watches that work in different ways, some are cheaper and some more expensive than others.
The way the watch works will have an effect on how you set and change the time and also what you would tend to use the watch for.
Read on for our breakdown of the most common watch types, benefits, and functionality.
From self-serving shots like selfies and overhead drones to the near constant surveillance that happens in malls and public places, cameras have become an integral part of our day to day lives.
The dash cam that you've probably witnessed, if you've ever seen a real-life crime program, or the news (usually footage of the police recording and chasing a getaway car), is becoming an increasingly popular purchase in America.
Due to one common objective that all the below reasons of why you need a dash cam entail, safety. Whether for casual or business use, for examples of the events where a dash cam could protect you take a look below. Of course, bare in mind the functionality you have on your dash cam will be dependant on what model you buy and what features you choose to invest in.
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New year, new you seems to be all the rage at this point in the year. That's why SashaTalksTech.com is devoting this space to sharing with you how WE deconstruct our goals ahead of a new year.
I don't wait until January to implement my new year goals. I start on them immediately.
They say it takes 21-days to develop a habit, so my thought process is that the earlier I start the routine the better off I'll be come.
Read on about how you can use The Audacity Journal to get next level results in your upcoming year both personally and professionally.
There’s a lot of potential for businesses to succeed in this world. All the tools you need to deliver your best work are available to you, and if you can get everything together just right, then you’ll be giving yourself a great chance of success.
However, it’s important to remember that while there’s plenty of support and encouragement, there are also threats to your company too, ones that threaten to derail what you’re trying to build. Below, we take a look at a few of these threats and offer advice on how to keep them at bay.
Technology nowadays is mostly yearned for by people who want entertainment. Quite rightfully, companies around the world have catered to this need and made products such as the smartphones in all of our pockets.
We’re now heading into a state where the gaming industry will allow players to put on virtual reality headsets and become part of fantasy lands or perhaps sit in the seat of a racing car. However most of us growing up, pictured that one day some kind of technology would come along that would make us superhuman.
Maybe one too many episodes of robocop or the Terminator for some, but actually this was not a far fetched idea at all. In fact in all sports, speed is everything. If you are faster than your opponent, you stand a much higher chance of winning. Scratch that, in fact speed is important is all life. If you’re faster to react and stop your car you might not hit someone who was crossing the road without looking. If you’re a fighter, measuring how fast your jab is over weeks and weeks will give you a clear indication of improvements made.
Technology is used to improve our lives and society in many different ways. Despite the fact that eating is a natural human requirement, the food industry is very much influenced by tech. It should come as no surprise that science and technology continue to strive for advancements in this arena. After all, there are major problems at both ends of the scale as obesity and hunger are among the biggest issues facing the human race.
So, what are the newest tech developments to influence the food sector?
Let’s take a look at some of the key items.
Everyone is always on about the pros that technology has for our businesses, but we think it’s about time that someone spoke about all of the negatives that they have. Technology is a real danger to us all, for those in business, and in personal lives! But it’s the danger to a business that it causes that we want to talk about. The more time you spend thinking about it, the more you realise that your business is vulnerable on a daily basis, but you just might not have thought about it yet! You automatically assume that because you’re using the best technology, your business is going to be safer than ever! Well, this is most definitely wrong, and we want to enlighten you as to why it is as we go through this article. Hopefully this will allow you to change how you use the technology within your business!
Technology is constantly being revolutionised. It’s something we all use in our own ways for our own means, but there’s a common thread amongst every single tech user out there - we use it to escape reality from time to time, allowing the digital world to whisk us away. Of course, there’s nothing inherently bad about this, but sometimes it can become an overwhelming idea. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a useful one!
Sure, tech can be confusing a lot of the time, and you’re not always going to understand what a new software is going to need to run when you read the back of the disk box. But most of the time, technology can be a huge help to your life and how much you enjoy it! So with that in mind, let’s think about how technology can take you away, especially when you don’t have the time or money to travel off on your own!
Remember when you were younger and people said that using the internet or technology too much was unsociable? Well, here we are in 2018; the internet is a tool that nearly everybody uses to socialize. There are endless online options in terms of entertainment, but there’s such a thing as too many options. We’ve all spent hours scrolling through the Netflix homepage just trying to find one thing to watch. And if you’re planning on spending the weekend chilling with your buddies then you might be wondering how best to spend your time. Well, let’s talk about the best online entertainment on offer for a weekend with your friends.
The more the work the better no? Well for small businesses the busy season is a god send. Those that want to grow rapidly will be fully prepared for this time of year when marketing, sales and overall business plans come into their own.
We want more customer interest, we want more interest from other businesses and investors, we want it all. And we don’t mind how fast it happens even though we should. Ask yourself this, is your business prepared to handle all this interest? What does interest equate to when you consider public interactions? It creates traffic. More people coming to your website, more people buying, more people searching your name up. How sad would it be if you had all this swirling around you but your couldn’t utilize it or make it work to the fullest advantage? You have most likely heard of situations when a business suddenly becomes popular and because of the amount of customers visiting the website, the server crashes. All those potential sales have gone down the drain because that business wasn’t prepared for the busy season.
There is a large divide spanning across modern societies. Some people are able to easily pick up on new technology, finding it a simple task to master the devices they use each day. Others, though, find this sort of work extremely difficult. Not only are the machines of the modern world complicated, but they are also very daunting, and this leaves a huge portion of the population unable to get to grips with them. What exactly makes digital devices so hard for some people to use, though? To help you to help others, this post will be showing you what makes tech such a touchy field, giving you the information you need to work with those who struggle in this area.
Downtime is the last thing that you want to be dealing with as a business. All that comes from it is stress, stress, and a sprinkle more of stress. So, what do you think you can do to say goodbye to downtime. Because surely you are experiencing a little bit of it at the minute, or you just wouldn't be reading this article. It can have such a snowball effect if your business is always going through periods of downtime, and that snowball is going to head right to your finances. But we don’t want to let it get that far. We want you to be able to say goodbye to downtime altogether so that your business is always on the up, rather than struggling financially.The few tips that we’ve got below should point you in the right direction, and hopefully you won’t find yourself struggling over dowtime again!
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