Something that really frustrates me is when I run into projects that give custom software a bad name. This could be because of budget, timeline, quality – or most likely a combination of the three. There are plenty of bad custom software development companies out there, but it seems the culprit is usually an independent contractor at fault or more likely, a moonlighter. There is an inherent problem with the solo effort either way – there can be only one. If they run into a problem, they only have themselves to turn to. Today a problem arose. Derek and I collaborated on a solution, Shane installed IIS on a box, Brandon helped configure IIS, Derek coded and I was there to assist. Together, we were able to have a viable fix in place in two hours. It’s times like these when I’m proud of the company we’ve built.