A few days back I was reading an article on Coding Standards. There are a few articles and even books available on this topic. Following coding standards consistently, I believe is very important for a software development team. Coding standards are not written in stone. They are guidelines for making software code more readable. Like most guidelines they can be, and usually are customized for individual teams. Most teams have well defined ways in which they structure their code and name variables, methods, classes, etc. The specific standard a team adopts is not as important as the practice of ensuring that the entire team adheres to the same standard.
Recently there was a post on PuneTech on mom's re-entering the IT work force after a break. Two of the biggest concerns mentioned were : Coping with vast advances (changes) in the IT landscape Balancing work and family responsibilities Since I have been running a one person company for a good amount of time, I suggested that as an option. In this post I will discuss various aspects of running a one person company. Advantages: You have full control of your time. You can choose to spend as much or as little time as you would like. There is also a good chance that you will be able to decide when you want to spend that time. You get to work on something that you enjoy doing. Tremendous work satisfaction. You have the option of working from home. Disadvantages: It can take a little while for the work to get set, so you may not be able to see revenues for some time. It takes a huge amount of discipline to work without a boss, and without deadlines. You will not get the benefits (insuran