July 2006 Archives

Careers & Quality of Life

July 26, 2006 10:28 AM | 3 Comments

Quality of life is now looking for YOU!

 Do you fit this description?

 Extensive experience developing and supporting medium to large scale web based applications. Past experience should include all aspects of rapid application development in a complex environment.

Responsibilities include:
* Designing scalable web application components
* Leading a team of web developers
* Understanding requirements

o 7+ years for work experience
o 2-3 years experience developing Web Applications for high volume web site
o Strong LAMP experience (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP)
o Expert with TCP/IP and related web protocols like HTTP
o Expert with HTML, Javascript, and SQL
o Knowledge of AJAX
o Object oriented application development using MVC (Model View Controller)
o Strong experience with profiling and optimizing PHP using tools (like APC, APD, KCacheGrind)
o Exprienced with development tools like CVS, ANT, etc.
o Knowledge of Design Patterns
o Ruby on Rails knowledge is desired

Shift is the leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services to the Canadian small and medium business market. Since inception Shift’s focus has been to combine enterprise-class technology with a uniquely customer-oriented approach to service and support. Shift trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SHF". Please visit our website at www.shiftnetworks.com.

We are now building a talented web applications team in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia and our first order of business is to hire a kick-butt Web Apps Team Lead.

Work for an ultra-cool new era communications company and build some of the coolest web apps on the planet in one of the most beautiful settings on earth - Vancouver! Less than 30 minutes from incredible skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and more, Vancouver is THE place for the outdoors enthusiast. It also has a great music scene!

Interested? Email me: [email protected]

Gizmo Calls Home - For Free!

July 21, 2006 10:18 AM | 1 Comment

Michael Robertson is at it again. From the creator of MP3.com came SIPphone.com and most recently Gizmo Project. FREE TELEPHONE CALLS to 60 countries via Gizmo is here.

We all knew this was going to happen, as it has happened in the past (Dial Pad of old for example) when VoIP made it's first commercial appearance.

The closer we get to end to end IP we will see more free services like this, but Michael has delivered service over the last mile. This is historically where the telcos live, Gizmo is sure to get some attention for this move.

In some ways Michael is taking the Skype approach. By this I mean that if a user wants to access this free calling they will need to download and use Gizmo to make the call. A great way to build a user base past what they already have.

Many of us want to make calls from a cell phone but still use the Gizmo / SIPphone network. If they could find a way to do this without me having to dial toll free or local access numbers first I would use it daily.

The Press Release.

SMB 2.0 & VoIP

July 4, 2006 2:14 PM | 7 Comments

The latest edition of SIP Magazine is out along with my article on SMB desktop communications, here is an excerpt....

While building Xten (now Counterpath), I was exposed to many business plans and product strategies that were years in the making. Many of the carriers’ softphone plans were focused on the Enterprise. Near the end of my time there I saw a shift towards the SMB. Now some of the largest operators on the planet are integrating softphones, Outlook plug-ins, browser toolbars, and SDKs that enable rich IP Communications on SMB and Enterprise user’s desktops. We have come a long way since NetMeeting although it took a while before we actually saw the same features in SIP that H.323 applications could offer. If you think about it, NetMeeting was a pretty good app for its time, offering a fairly complete SDK and let’s not forget the “callto:” html tags which Skype, and others, have since used as their own.

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