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  1. The Path is Null and Full of Squiggles

    I've been using Visual Studio 2017 since the earliest bits were available and I can confidently say, I'm a fan and highly recommend you give it a shot if you get a chance.With that being said, sometimes new features can cause things to blow up and this post is going to be discussing one of those such features, namely Lightweight Solution Load.Recently, I opened up a decently sized solution (~9 projects) and everything seemed in order. All of my dependencies were there, with no warning signs to be...
  2. 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...
  3. Setup Eclipse CDT with cygwin

    Eclipse CDT is one of the powerful C++ IDEs in the world. However, it's not easy to configure it for a fresh new user. I found rare article to show the detail steps for setting up CDT with cygwin on the internet. So I decide to write down this tutorial for newbies.Purpose: This article intends to summary the steps to configure Eclipse CDT for the general C++ development.1. Project -> Properties -> C/C++ General -> Preprocessor Include, select CDT GCC Built-in Compiler Settings Cygwin, check...
  4. Why starting as a freelance software dev isn't always a good idea? Or is it?

    So you are young and energetic wannabe developer. Your head is full of ideas, stackoverflow is your bible and you are ready to face the struggles of software developement for money. Cool! Let me tell you something.You learn at the university or other school, you feel better in coding every month and the truth is you'd like to start with your career as soon as possible, but going to work everyday doesn't feel tempting for now, despite your lack of experience. But hey! You got some friends and friends...
  5. USA and Australian tech professionals see reversal of fortunes in the first quarter of 2016

    Australian tech salaries have fallen slightly in the first quarter of 2016 from a year end high, while the declining average salary of tech professionals in the USA have risen after huge declines in 2015, according to tech marketplace Gooroo.After ending 2016 on a high with salaries averaging, $105,098AUD, Australian tech professionals have seen a decline of 2.3% over the past three months to average $102,661AUD. Conversely after ending 2015 at their lowest point, US tech salaries have risen from...
  6. Get to know your tools

    Tools give you power, but power needs to be used wisely. And by wisely I mean understanding the power you have in your hands. You can use a hammer both with screws and nails, but it is better for the later than for the former.Now, talking about programmers, this is quite more important. I’m not suggesting that you need to memorize all the options and shortcuts that your development environment has, but I’ve seen many cases when people start using an IDE, a framework or even a language based just...
  7. Essentials for software developers or any computer job

    I have been talking about the following on many occasions during the last years already. Actually, it is always part of my consulting services when companies ask for advice on what they should do to improve the overall satisfaction of their software developers. But in general, it's pretty simple: The following are my essentials for any software developer or craftsman that is taking her or his profession seriously. Originally, I started my list with the first four topics only but experience taught...
  8. Australian Tech Salaries Rise While US Counterparts See Downturn in 2015

    Australian tech professionals ended the year on a high after seeing a steady rise in salaries throughout the year ending with an average salary of $104,907 AUD, an increase of approximately $5000 AUD. The USA conversely saw declining salaries across all industry areas to year’s end, with average salaries dipping below $100,000 USD to $77,696 USD.The United Kingdom fluctuated throughout the year for particular skill sets, but overall recorded a steady salary average of £45,388.“It was an interesting...
  9. Tech Industry Salaries The Steadiest In 12 Months, According to Latest Stats From Gooroo

    In the past month, tech professionals in Australia, the US and UK have seen the steadiest rates of salary and demand overall for the past year, varying by less than 0.3% from October.While Australia saw average salaries for mobile related positions fall by approximately 6% in November, an increase in infrastructure, big data and database salaries kept the average tech salary stable at $104,200 AUD.“Mobile skills aren’t going to fall out of favour anytime soon,” says Greg Muller, CEO and Founder of...
  10. Programming languages - salaries and demand (3rd Quarter 2015)

    <span style="font-size: 0.7rem; display: block; text-align: center;">* Overall salary trends for the last two quarters.<br />N.B. Salaries for each country have been converted to USD for ease of comparison.*</span>Overall global salaries are down by $5,000 - $10,000 USD over the last quarter. Relative positions in popularity however remain mostly the same. By almost any measure and ranking methodology, the most popular and well paid languages are still JavaScript, Java,...
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