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  1. Maintain Your User Interface Responsive with Task-await

  2. Interview Tips for an I.T. Job

    Applying for an I.T. role is often a nerve wracking experience. Here's some tips that I've learnt from being on both ends of the hiring process - both going for roles, as well as interviewing and working with Human Resources on what makes a good candidate.Some of these might sound like common sense, but getting one wrong can mean the difference between being the first pick and the second, especially frustrating when there's no prize for second place.You've gotten as far as getting an interview, so...
  3. Glyphfriend 2.1 Released! Now with Library Filtering

    It hasn't been too long since the latest 2.0 release of Glyphfriend, but with the release of Visual Studio 2017 coming around the corner, there were a few things that could use some improvement and polishing off before then.Message received, loud and clear.All of the changes that were made to make the extension more flexible actually resulted in it being more noisy. Glyphfriend would just serve everything it knew about. This has generally been regarded as a bad move, and thus library filtering is...
  4. Push Notification with SignalR

    Qu'est ce que SignalR?SignalR, est une librairie de composants qui facilite le développement d'application web temps réel basée sur la communication bidirectionnelle,tel que les chat room dans les sites web, mais aussi le traitement des notifications ou push notification.SignalR utilise des WebSockets lorsqu'il est possible de se connecter. Ce qui signifie qu'elle supporte tout navigateur compatible avec HTML5.Un des principaux avantages d'utiliser SignalR est qu'elle supporte des procédures distances...
  5. Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Interview Questions

    More and more companies are realizing the power of cloud services and networks. With the release of Office 365, Cloud services, and employees working away from the office, collaboration is crucial. Ensuring the networks that connect employees and allow access to the documents and projects within an organization is therefore critical to allow organizations to function efficiently. This means that the demand for good network administrators and system administrators who understand Active Directory is...
  6. What is the actor model?

    The Actor model is an approach to software design that has undergone a resurgence recently and I have being spending some time the last few months learning about this area and associated frameworks.The Actor model is probably better known on platforms such as Scala & Erlang but the .net platform also offers a number of implementations such as Akka.net & Microsoft’s Project Orleans (these are by no means the only options but probably the better known).But what is the Actor model anyway and...
  7. The Vital Guide to Web Design Interviewing

    The goal of this guide is to help you find the perfect web designer for your team or project. This can be achieved by better understanding the different roles a web designer fills, and by having a good idea of the sort of strategic questions you can ask during the hiring process.Hiring web designers can be difficult. There are many disciplines under the common term ‘designer,’ and experts in one field may be novices in another, while others are a “Jack of all trades, master of none.” To make things...
  8. 8 Essential Backbone.js Interview Questions

    With Backbone.js, collections can be sorted by defining comparator on the collection object. By default, collections are not explicitly sorted. By defining a comparator, a collection is sorted whenever a model is added or the “sort()” method is invoked on a collection:var Fruits = Backbone.Collection.extend({})// Orvar Fruits = Backbone.Collection.extend({})var fruits = new Fruits()fruits.comparator = function(a, b) { /* .. */ }The comparator property can be a function with one argument (similar...
  9. Programming languages - salaries and demand (March 2015)

    We've released a few of these reports before, and here is the first for 2015. With our database now analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, we have a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.This year we have seen quite a lot of change in the popularity of various programming languages. Whether this is a feature of different industry's hiring cycles is still to be determined.Battling for 1st position are Java and C# with...
  10. Press Release: The average tech salary in Australia fell by 6% between January and March 2015

    Tech career marketplace, Gooroo, has released it’s tech career and salary trends for Q1 2015.These trends have indicated that 2015 so far has not followed the rising salaries seen towards the end of 2014. The average tech salary in Australia has indeed fallen by 6% between January and March 2015. This varies by technology and industry, although the general trend is represented in most areas examined.The downturn is most noticeable in advertised salaries for Mobile Developers and jobs asking for skills...
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