Tag: Yktoo Solutions

Managing Git projects on a mass scale Jul 19, 2019

Anyone who has been in the software development business for a while, is certainly familiar with the hassle of arranging, keeping track of, pulling, committing etc. of dozens of local Git repositories being used or developed.

The routine of keeping and tidying up grows painful very quickly as you clone more and more repositories, either from GitHub or your local server.

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My entrepreneurship ‣ Meet the all-new Yktoo Solutions website! Jul 15, 2019

It's been almost three years since the first incarnation of the Yktoo Solutions website has seen the light. That first version has been built on a technology stack similar to my "flagship" website yktoo.com, i.e. the good old LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).

As we were planning to extend our operation, a new representation on the web was necessary.

There was also another wish, to implement a proper news feed or, rather, a blog, that would inform the general public of current developments and, at the same time, provide some useful technical insights (of which we have plenty).

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My entrepreneurship ‣ The quest for work Mar 30, 2017

This post continues the series about the challenging yet rewarding entrepreneur's way, and I'd like to shed some light on my experience and learned lessons so far.

The very first question a freelancer gets is: how and where to search for work?

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My entrepreneurship ‣ The birth of Yktoo Solutions Feb 21, 2017

Following up on the "Entities vs. persons" story, let's make a step from abstract theory to a bit more practical view on entrepreneurship.

Let me start with circumstances that pushed me in this direction. In 2016, in the course of yet another reorganisation at ING Bank, which was my employer back then, I was given a choice: keep earning money for someone else—or embark on an adventurous freelance journey.

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My entrepreneurship ‣ Entities and persons Feb 20, 2017

In my previous post I briefly listed pros and cons of being an entrepreneur. The next logical question is—what does it actually mean, to be an entrepreneur?

To properly answer this seemingly simple question one needs to take a deep dive into the swamp of Dutch laws, regulations, stipulations, and definitions.

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My entrepreneurship ‣ Pros and cons Feb 19, 2017

As a follow-up to the post about my professional anniversary and to fulfill my promise I'd like to elaborate on my reasons and the path of becoming an entrepreneur. The story is going to be quite long so I'll split it up.

In fact the very idea of freelancing wasn't new at all. Many of my expat friends living in Holland have been doing that for years. That mainly concerns IT specialists as they arguably represent the majority of those who came here from the ex-USSR.

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