Here’s everything you need to know about spikes and how they can help your team tackle the unknown.
If you’re not already using Bower, it’s time to rethink your workflow. Here’s a quick overview of what it is, why you need it and how to get started.
Learn about one of Microsoft’s latest features, known as Desired State Configuration (DSC). Here’s a quick overview of what it is, how it works, and what the future holds.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by too much technology, you’re not alone. Here are four tried and true tips to help keep you on track.
Working on a successful software project is exciting and rewarding, but it isn’t without its problems. Let’s take a look at eight of the most common issues to watch out for.
Check out these expert tips for handling your boss and covering your back when your project isn’t ready to ship in time.
There are plenty of reasons you should get to know the D programming language. Here are a few to get you started right now.
Massive. Huge. Catastrophic. These are the words being used in headlines to describe the Heartbleed bug, and the articles they lead are basically declaring that internet security as we know it is dead. What is the Heartbleed bug and is it really that bad? Here’s everything that you need to know.
So you’ve finally achieved the freedom that comes with working remotely. Congratulations! Whether the Man is letting out some slack on your leash and allowing you to work from home, or you’re out begging for contracts as an independent freelancer, working remotely has some unique challenges.
If you’ve seen your kid take to your iPhone like a fish to water, maybe you’ve thought about how to get them interested in DIY, or introducing technology as something they can do not just something they use. Luckily, there are plenty of kits and tools out there making it a lot easier to get someone introduced to the wide world of electronics (or robotics, or gaming, or mobile development).
Microsoft recently announced that SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing, and that this latest upgrade to Microsoft’s popular relational database management system (RDBMS) will be widely available for download on April 1st, 2014. SQL Server 2014 has dozens of new features and improvements, but which are most noteworthy?
There are many ways to stay busy at work, but do they really add value? Does “busy” mean “important”? You can wear yourself thin with email, todo lists, organizing your desk, instant messages, phone calls, text messages and social media and still not really accomplish anything in a day. All of those things have their place but sometimes they are nothing more than productivity thieves.
In businesses small and large, there are areas of frustration that we find ways to ignore or patch but never actually get taken care of. Picking the right business partners, location or even employees will remain as challenging areas, but some of the others can be addressed through technology.
With support for Windows XP soon ending, those who have waited until now to upgrade (a whopping 30 percent of the market) will need to decide if they’ll risk running a potentially vulnerable operating system that no longer receives security updates, or if they’ll upgrade to one of the modern systems. But the question is which one? If you’re in this camp, should you be looking at the more current OS from Microsoft, Windows 8, or should you be thinking about a shorter jump from Windows XP and consider moving to Windows 7 instead?
Xamarin is a product that brings .NET/C# to both Android and iOS. Xamarin is pretty amazing in that it’s fully .NET while being able to produce true Android and iOS apps at the same time, and apps that are compliant with the distribution requirements of both Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Hackathons are more popular than ever. Whether you’re thinking about going to your first hackathon, or you’re a veteran participant, here are a few important tips you can use to ensure you get the most out of your day or weekend.
Microsoft recently released a new add-in for Visual Studio 2013 that allows you to run a Bing search that returns code snippets directly in the source code editor. The add-in claims to use contextual elements including the project type, semantic context via C# compiler services (Roslyn) and “a few other sprinkles of Microsoft Research magic” to search partner websites to return code snippets that are suitable for direct embedding into your code.
We’re using the best tools. We have great programmers. We’re doing test driven development. We have continuous integration servers. We have 100% code coverage. We’re doing pair programming. We are following the best software engineering practices. We are building our software correctly, it’s awesome. But… We’re building the wrong thing.
Releasing a product without testing it is generally accepted as an unforgivable sin in the software development world. And frankly, there really isn’t an excuse not to test when we have whole suites of testing tools available to us – tools which allow us to examine our applications for speed and functionality, and perform unit tests.