Software development

Top 9 qualities of clean code

by Pawel Bejger January 21, 2013 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Top 9 qualities of clean code How often do you express your disbelief when browsing through someone’s code saying out loud “Omg, that’s real spaghetti code…” ? Probably quite often. And how sure are you that no one thought the same when working with your code? In other words, how sure are you that your code is clean? The truth is [...]
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8 Most common mistakes C# developers make

by Pawel Bejger January 7, 2013 C#
Thumbnail image for 8 Most common mistakes C# developers make While working with (young) C# programmers I’ve noticed that some mistakes are being repeated by almost every one of them. These are mostly the mistakes, which once you point them, are quite easy to remember. However, if a developer is not aware of them, they can cause many problems with the efficiency and quality of [...]
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How well does Microsoft support HTML5 knowing IE sucks?

by Marcin Dembowski December 24, 2012 Microsoft
Thumbnail image for How well does Microsoft support HTML5 knowing IE sucks? We blogged about HTML5 throughout this year with big enthusiasm, but also from time to time with a dose of skepticism  (see, see). Well, it’s December now and what have you learned about it?  Do we have any other opportunity to learn? Did something change ? Or should we just conclude it sucks and didn’t [...]
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Remote ASP.NET Model Validation with generic version of AddModelError

by Pawel Olesiejuk October 29, 2012 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Remote ASP.NET Model Validation with generic version of AddModelError Validation is an extremely important part of a software system. It prevents users from inserting incorrect data. Although it seems to be a piece of cake, it’s not. It’s hard to keep validation logic separated from business logic. This problem, as almost all of known to developeres problems, has as many solutions as there are [...]
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Let the Power of Shell be with you! A Powershell review

by Marcin Dembowski September 18, 2012 Microsoft
Thumbnail image for Let the Power of Shell be with you! A Powershell review Today we live in the era of graphical user interfaces. Click here, click there – everything is done by users’ clicks. If you are a developer you are probably familiar with the drag&drop programming style – drag a control from a box, drop on the form and double click to create a handler. However, it [...]
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Strong typing in PHP (“wrapping”): To implement or not to implement?

by Michał Giergielewicz September 13, 2012 Best practices
Thumbnail image for Strong typing in PHP (“wrapping”): To implement or not to implement? PHP is a language of weak typing, which means that the type of variables can be changing during runtime. Since the version 5.0, PHP has enabled the, so called, type hinting. Type hinting means method parameters marking to demand a certain type of data. This allows, to some extent, for data type control. Unfortunately, it [...]
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Unparalleled opportunities for Microsoft Partners – WPC12

by Peter Horsten July 10, 2012 Azure
Thumbnail image for Unparalleled opportunities for Microsoft Partners – WPC12 The first day of this prestigious event started off a bit chaotic, with a huge queue at the Canadian Conference Centre. No wonder, after all Microsoft was welcoming 16.000 of their partners from all around the world. Fortunately, we managed to arrive just in time for the keynotes, something you wouldn’t like to miss! The [...]
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Goyello is heading for WPC12 – the biggest annual Microsoft Partner event

by Peter Horsten July 5, 2012 Azure
Thumbnail image for Goyello is heading for WPC12 – the biggest annual Microsoft Partner event That’s the second time we’ll have a chance to take part in the annual event organized by Microsoft. Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is held to inform, encourage and support all Microsoft partners. It’s also a chance for the partners to share experience and initiate new ventures. Last year amused us with a plenitude of innovations, [...]
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Responding to change with Scrum

by Peter Horsten June 11, 2012 Agile software development
Organizations constantly feel the pressure to quickly adapt to rapidly changing (economic) conditions. In particular management, sales and marketing – being the “demand side” of the organization – experience this directly. They often do not feel supported by the rest of the organization and potential providers (provider side) when adjustments are required. This is also [...]
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Windows 8 is on its way

by Marcin Dembowski March 15, 2012 Microsoft
Thumbnail image for Windows 8 is on its way It’s been about two weeks since the Windows 8 build appeared. During the first week about one million users had a chance to run the new build of Windows 8. Have you read our developer preview and our first Windows 8 impressions? Then you probably remember that we wrote about the new metro User Interface, Internet [...]
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