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  1. New Technology - Should You Learn It?

    It is one of those questions you constantly struggle with throughout any technical career: Should I learn this latest and greatest technology that is out? Do I need to learn it, do I want to learn it, do I get left behind if I don't? The truth is that you can't learn everything so how do you know what to focus on?The sections below are not mutually exclusive, nor do you have to fulfill all of them. If you can say "yes" to one of them, then you are probably okay to invest time in the technology in...
  2. Introduction to Progressive Web Apps

    As some people know, I have been very passionate about Windows Phone since the early days of the platform. I am still using a Windows 10 Mobile device, and I still love the operating system and the Windows 10 platform. However, I am not living in a cave, and I do realise that the future potential of the Windows mobile platform is limited. I still don't think it is "dead", but it is certainly limited. I started learning Xamarin a couple of years ago, to use my C# knowledge and skills for building...
  3. Spring Cloud and Netflix Ribbon: Client-side Load Balancing

    Eventually you'll reach a point where you need to run multiple instances of an application or a service for high availability or to manage increased load. That's what load balancers are for. There's generally two different types:What many people would call a "load balancer" is actually a server-side load balancer. It can be implemented in hardware or software. The traffic is sent to a dedicated service that decides where to send the traffic, using an algorithm like round-robin, to one of the...
  4. An Introduction to R for Java Developers

    As a Software Engineer I'm always keeping up to date with technology and one of the things that helps me do that is book reviews. Right now, I'm reviewing The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics by Tilman M. Davies. R is a programming language used in statistical computing and has gained in popularity in the recent years due to the explosion of data and its applications like Machine Learning.
  5. Must-Have PowerPoint App for Developers

    If you present to or collaborate with other developers, then there is one PowerPoint App that you must install ASAP: Code Presenter Pro.Developed by iGeek Studio for the Imagine Cup 2014 (the app won first place, by the way), this app turns PowerPoint, both the Presentation View and the standard Normal working view into an awesome code editor that supports customizable syntax highlighting for C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, ASP, JSP, Visual Basic, ASM, and C/C++. But the features do not end there....
  6. Initiating the Git

    How to initiate git through sshlogin using shh~~~git $ ssh [email protected] ~~~creating a folder ~~~git $ mkdir folder_name ~~~changing to that newly created folder~~~git $ cd folder_name ~~~initiating as a master branch~~~git $ git init --bare ~~~changing the windows pack~~~git $ git config pack.window 0 ~~~##step 5 : clone to local machine usingcloning the newly created folder to local~~~git $ git clone [email protected]:/home/folder_name ~~~adding the all files which are created
  7. 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...
  8. Web API for .NET Part 1: Creating Your First Project

    As a freelance software developer I get thrown into many different kinds of projects. They include a variety of different technologies (although I favour the Microsoft stack) and they are on a wide spectrum of “project approachability”. But that I mean they vary widely in terms of how well maintained they are, how well the code is written (which is another completely different discussion for another time), how well it is documented and how easily you can jump in as an outsider and start contributing.
  9. The Vital Guide to AngularJS Interviewing

    Although AngularJS has a gentle, initial learning curve, the powerful and flexible framework relies a lot on developers’ skills and understanding of the framework to produce well-engineered and maintainable applications. This hiring guide offers a set of insightful questions to help you identify amazing AngularJS developers who are experts in their field.AngularJS is the framework of choice for multiple high-end web applications. The reason many teams choose this technology is because it is flexible...
  10. 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...
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