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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  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. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Karma Test Results with TFS Build

    Our team has been using JasmineJs for unit testing our client side JavaScript code. We now have over 3,000 tests! In order to run these tests on multiple browsers we use Karma, the "Spectacular Test Runner for JavaScript" created by people from Google to run all our tests on multiple browsers. We are also using Microsoft's TFS Build (which is leaps and bounds improved over the old XAML build system) to run our tests in Gated Check ins, create build artifacts (dlls, installers, Azure...
  7. ASP .NET MVC - SignalR and Android

    I implemented a real time web channel within an ASP .NET MVC web Application through a SignalR Hub proxy, but on most of Android Browsers it not work well. It seems to work on some recent Android Chrome browsers, anyway to have a full compatibility in the Hub initialization i had to put a fallback to the "longPolling" mode in the case of Android devices, some code like this:if (isAndroid) { $.connection.hub.start({ transport: ['longPolling'] }).done(function () { receiver.server.processEvents(); ...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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