With an open position on the marketing team, Victor struggles to find a good candidate and shares some job application tips. Jani talks about a former co-worker, Sergio, and how he was hired with zero experience - but plenty of drive. Victor asks the question: if you can choose only one, do you hire a videographer or a photographer? Diving into the past, Jani shares a story about millions spent on software that completely missed... Read more
The guys chat about their current project's challenges and talk about going to Laracon in Atlanta.
The boys take a look back at the past 10 years and compare how many cars each has owned. First though, Victor shares the internal tool/software project he’s working on which enables co-workers to submit ideas and voice their opinions - awarding the best idea each month with paid time off.
The duo return from a short holiday break for the 10th episode of Foreign Devs. Victor and Jani discuss the outrage over the new Peloton TV ad. Jani shops for a Sleep Number bed and unearths some clever marketing strategies, and the power of customer feedback/reviews online. After weeks of waiting, including a damaged delivery, Jani receives his new 13" MacBook Pro just as the new 16" debuts. Victor touches on his Mac set... Read more
In this episode, Victor discusses power of web scraping and real world applications for it. Jani shares his thoughts on investing in advertising vs. spending on advertising. The two explore memorable marketing and how some companies can miss the mark on ads.
In this episode, Jani lands a $300,000 sales thanks to a year-old video to a customer across the country. The two meet up at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and Facebook's SDK knocks Victor out with a bad headache. On the marketing front, we get thrown a curveball with a printed catalog from one of the biggest technology trendsetters. Jani discusses the cat-and-mouse game of marketing destroying commun... Read more
Victor & Jani taking marketing efforts to the next level using web development skills to create custom tailored solutions. Victor uses real estate information and APIs for retargeting his printed brochures and maximizing his Return On Investment. The two touch on the dangers of not testing and leaking sensitive data through open API endpoints In a new developer job application tips segment for the show, Jani throws develop... Read more
With Mailgun having restored access to Victor’s original account, he transfers data to a new one and upgrades to Laravel 6.4 with one eye closed. Jani struggles with charging his new MacBook Pro, and the two discuss IDEs, Tailwind CSS, naming conventions, and the cons of being a sole developer on projects.
In this episode, Victor gets a left-field solution for fixing his compromised Mailgun account, we discuss how support plays into the pricing of web services, and the importance of quality documentation. Jani shares his Hacktoberfest project for Laravel relationships. We also brainstorm solutions to abandoned open-source packages.
In this episode, we talk about marketing strategies, the importance of understanding your audience, and how print media is not dead.
In this episode, Jani tells the story of how his startup, Distinct, failed and the lessons learned from it. We discuss web services getting hacked, and how companies can fail to meet customer expectations in today's day and age.
In this episode, we talk about Jani driving fast boats and our first experiences in a paying dev job.
In this episode, we talk about the struggles of hiring outside developers, refactoring with a solid test suite and connecting with your audience while marketing your product.