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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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(); ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. The Vital Guide To User Interface (UI) Design Interviewing

    While UX Designers are in charge of the overall functionality of the product, User Interface (UI) Designers are mainly concerned about how the product is laid out, and what the product’s visual communication elements are.For example, a UI designer will make sure every page, screen or other step that a user will experience is designed within the path that the UX designer has created. They are also responsible for maintaining the overall consistency and implementing style guides across the whole visual...
  8. The Vital Guide To User Experience (UX) Design Interviewing

    A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. These designers have a thorough understanding of the user and business goals and filter those into the digital experience so that your product feels intuitive, simple and facilitates the user and business goals.The questions presented in this guide help identify user experience designers with the experience to produce masterful digital products.As with...
  9. 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...
  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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