Both through internal development and consultants, we’ve now got our sysadmin needs pretty much under control, though we’ve not automated as much as we’d like. But we’re still looking for one or two more developers.
We’ve found good people. They just all seem to get sucked into going to graduate school to do their PhDs.
But we have, over the past half year, had a lot of experience with a lot of different people, have updated our hiring process somewhat, and have, most importantly, documented it publicly.
Certain parts of it sparked a lot of discussion on a local mailing list, though I won’t post the link here so as not to give away too many secrets.
Even if you don’t want to apply, we’d be interested in hearing your opinions on our hiring process.
We’re looking to hire a developer and a systems administrator to help build and maintain a wide range of systems and web applications. If you are interested in applying or know of someone that would be, please contact us. Please see our employment page for more details.
We’re looking to hire a developer to help build and maintain a wide range of systems and web applications here at Starling Software. Experience is not as important as the ability to grasp a wide range of concepts and learn quickly. Here is the full job posting.
We’ve just created a new blog here at Starling, this one for commenting on more technical issues, though non-technical people may still find some of the articles useful for insight into the development process. It’s called My Beautiful Code, and here’s the introductory post.
After quite a while with little activity, we’re moving further into the modern blogging world. We’d decided to start a separate blog for our recently open-sourced QAM framework, which precipitated a rewrite of our home-grown blogging software. As well as adding the capability to have multiple blogs and bringing some of the internals more into the modern world of QWeb, we’ve also now added RSS Feeds.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve open sourced one of our primary development tools. Our QAM application framework, written in Ruby, is now available under the MIT licence, which makes it free for anyone to use for any purpose.
We urge everyone to download a copy of QAM from our git repository located at git://git.cynic.net./qam and give it a test drive.
By the end of next month we hope to have a full set of tutorials to help people along the way, but all you need to know to get started is to follow the code from the top Test script located in the root of the checkout.
QAM has been tested on *BSD, Linux, OSX and has limited support for windows.
If you have any questions, problems or comments please contact us