It’s pretty basic, for now. I used the Open Source jobberBase software (which uses jQuery!) so it was pretty easy. All jobs go through a simple moderation process, so I hope that the signal-to-noise will be decent.
The important thing, however, is that it’s completely free to both post and apply for jobs. I want to see more consulting/freelance/”quick hack” gigs – and those are the ones that can’t afford a large fee (why pay $100 when the job will only cost $200?). At this point I’d much rather have a community build up around this than to profit off of it – so enjoy!
Here’s an RSS feed that you can subscribe to, of all the jobs, as well:
Ian Lewis (April 20, 2008 at 10:39 pm)
Cool idea. So far it looks like there are more full time jobs than free-lance/quick-hack jobs but it looks functional. Hopefully folks will start to feel more comfortable giving out small consulting projects given the inherent risks in any sort of employee hiring/selection process.
If you want to push the quick hack/free-lance end of things, maybe a rating system like ebay? where you can see a rated score and/or the previous hacks the free-lancer worked on? That might cut both ways and some sort of rating system might be prudent for employers as well. Just thinking out loud.
Tzury Bar Yochay (April 20, 2008 at 10:50 pm)
dipen (April 20, 2008 at 10:54 pm)
yeh ninja looks awesome :) and has resemblance to art of squidgy of drupal.org some of which is there at http://drupaldojo.com I would have loved to see a non chinese/japanese ninja or better a non human ninja :)
Don’t know how would that look like, but sure would be good art (unconventional atleast)
I think I have said this before, Choose a publisher who sells in india Apress, Addison wisely or maybe wrox :)
Waiting for the book, have been following ur updates on twitter and that makes me more restless ..
John Resig (April 20, 2008 at 10:59 pm)
@Ian Lewis: Yep, I’m hoping for more consulting work to be submitted, as well. I suspect that since this is easy and free – it really can’t hurt.
@Tzury Bar Yochay: Good catch. There’s a bunch of bugs in jobberBase – this being one of them, heh.
@dipen: I’m going with Manning Publishing. They also provide online copies, but I’m not sure if they sell physical copies there.
Filip (April 20, 2008 at 11:44 pm)
Wow, fantastic, John! Thank you for using jobberBase!
By the way, one of the code contributors of jobberBase is Stefan Petre, the guy who created Interface for jQuery :).
If you run into any problems with the app (still a handful of bugs left), please let me know. I also recommend the latest version (bug fix edition) from the SVN — it’s not yet live, on the main site.
Patrick Donelan (April 21, 2008 at 12:54 am)
I like the faint parallels with perlmonks (ok so currently only the naming pattern is similar, but once you get a community going..)
Might be cool if you let posters specify an ajax toolkit (where relevant). Sure a js ninja can use any toolkit to deadly effect, but I reckon that freelancers, speaking at least for myself, will commonly be looking for projects where they have the most fu.
Yoshiomi KURISU (April 21, 2008 at 7:21 am)
I bought Early Access Editon just now.
I’m looking forward to the completion of the book in a ninja country ,Japan.
Frederick Polgardy (April 21, 2008 at 9:22 am)
Hamish M (April 21, 2008 at 10:09 am)
Looks great John! I love the Ninja Art; I imagine this is what will be appearing on the book cover as well?
John Resig (April 21, 2008 at 10:17 am)
@Frederick: Not sure yet! I’ll definitely post more when I know more :-)
@Hamish: Actually we’re going with a different design for the book cover (more of a samurai). However, I’ll definitely be using this for the book/community site.
Shinobi (April 22, 2008 at 7:58 am)
We hope you find it informative.
Ryan Graf (April 23, 2008 at 11:35 pm)
Excellent board – I’ve had more contact with qualified developers from a single post then I have after searching for a month. Thanks John for the contribution.
Mazarik (April 24, 2008 at 1:18 pm)
Just one job in Czech, hmmm..