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  1. How to read and parse a CSV file using Node.JS

    I was recently asked by someone to give an example of how to read a csv file in their node.js application, and how to parse it to get it to be usable in their app. In fact what they wanted to do is very simple, and it is one of the many reasons I'm a big fan of Node.js, because not only can it do things like this in a few lines of JavaScript, it does it server side, and fast. So This article lays out step by step how to have node.js read and parse a CSV file stored in it's project, by using the CSV...
  2. How to debug Django web apps using chrome developer tools and Django Debug Panel

    Django is a great framework for developing fast web applications with python, and it can certainly save you a ton of time if you are using python.  It's one of my favorite frameworks that is around right now, and I think they do best at describing why right on their website. "Django, the web framework for perfectionists with deadlines"It's the framework that I choose if I need something up and running, yesterday, but I still want it to be something I would not be embarrassed that I'm the...
  3. The most important IT skill?

    Every year people publish lists of the hottest most in-demand IT skills. Some years it is new technologies like virtualization or containers, other years it’s understanding processes like ITIL or how to decipher compliance regulations.But there is a more important skill for IT Pros that transcends the hot technology of the moment or whatever the latest soft skills fad is.Do you know what it is?It’s the skill of being able to reliably solve complex problems.The trick to understand about reliably solving...
  4. Why is there never a recruiter around when you need one?

    A friend of mine recently complained that when he was looking to leave his previous job, he couldn’t get the attention of a recruiter. But that when he landed his current job at a well known prestigious company, he was overwhelmed with unsolicited recruiter interest trying to lure him away.It’s not that my friend suddenly developed an amazingly more comprehensive skill set in those short period of months. I have friends who have fantastic skillsets and who aren’t contacted at all by recruiters. I...
  5. Best way to force yourself to study for a certification exam is to schedule one

    Procrastination is the one of the biggest enemies of accomplishment. When it comes to scheduling and taking certification exams, I know people who have constantly let procrastination get the better of them.A ton of people have asked me for career advice over the year. I’ve mentioned that a good place to start to get traction is picking up a few certifications as a way of attesting to the skills they already have or to gain some structure when it comes to achieving skills they want.Many of these people...
  6. Using response compression in ASP.NET Core 1.1

    Modern browsers support multiple compression schemes such as deflate and gzip. Using this nifty feature in your web application can contribute greatly to an improved overall user experience. In this article, we'll discuss response (gzip) compression, it's benefits and how to implement it in your ASP.NET core web application. Response compression is an effective way to improve the efficiency of any website. It helps reduce bandwidth use and dramatically speeds up your website's load time...
  7. Tech skill and Salary analysis - United States and Australia

    Tech job seekers, both active and passive, are willing to make a move for the right offer. But when is the right time to move? Since the technology sector is ever expanding and evolving, it is hard to know when the market is best placed for a strategic relocation into another role. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of tech and computer occupations is expected to grow 12% by 2024, greater than the average for all other occupations. Now more than ever it is important that...
  8. Grow your career by getting involved in user groups

    One of the things that I’ve noticed about successful people in the technology industry is that almost all of them in some way have been or are involved in their local user groups. A user groups is a collection of people that meet on a regular basis to hear lectures and swap information about a particular technology or platform.Not just enthusiasts, but fellow professionalsOne misconception that many people have is that user groups are just enthusiastic amateurs talking about technically simple topics....
  9. Why IT people are ambivalent about recruiters

    When I ask colleagues in the IT industry what they think about recruiters, responses range from studied ambivalence to outright contempt. Everyone seems to have at least one story about recruiters. It could be that they are hounded by unsolicited offers for jobs that have nothing to do with their skillset on LinkedIn, unrealistic position descriptions posted on job search sites, through to bad fit candidates put forward for positions that the recruiter has been asked to fill.Recruiters are in a challenging...
  10. Excel to XML

    You may be wondering, why am I talking about an existing feature in Excel. Yes, we have a feature in Excel, to save the data as a XML file. But, the result may not be in expected format.Let us explore the Save As option to store our data in XML format. I have a small table with employee data as shown below.Select File->Save As and select the XML Data option from the Save as type drop down. This will throw the following warning message about missing XML mapping.Try to use the next available option...
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