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...
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...
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...
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...
This post was published when I was working on a Cloud Computing provider in 2011, but most of it is still very up-to-date. I hope you enjoy it as my first post!How Cloud Computing and Virtualization can improve your costs and make a better use of your computing power and resources.Cloud Computing is the new fancy term in the IT world. But how, specifically, can an efficient Cloud Computing Infrastructure be obtained?First, the definition of Cloud Computing is generally accepted as a model where the...
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.
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How to initiate git through sshlogin using shh~~~git
$ ssh [email protected]
~~~creating a folder
$ 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]
~~~adding the all files which are created
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...
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.