Top 9 qualities of clean code

by Pawel Bejger January 21, 2013 Architecture
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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#
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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
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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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How to switch your career to IT?

by Magdalena Skowrońska November 7, 2012 HRM
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Should you consider a career switch? Lately during job fairs, we’ve met a lot of experienced developers, but also quite a large group of people aspiring to become one. No wonder, the IT industry is currently booming and attracts workers offering outstanding career opportunities. What’s more is that in the Western World the companies are [...]
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Silicon Valley not everybody’s Holy Grail

by Peter Horsten November 6, 2012 Best practices
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About a week ago I returned from a very intensive and inspirational trip to the USA. On Wednesday October 17, 2012, an economic mission organised by the Pomeranian region/Gdansk government traveled to the US for a 12 day visit including Silicon Valley, Seattle and Chicago. A group of 11 companies and representatives of the regional [...]
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Remote ASP.NET Model Validation with generic version of AddModelError

by Pawel Olesiejuk October 29, 2012 Architecture
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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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Outsourcing remains an extremely strategic decision with huge opportunities

by Peter Horsten October 8, 2012 Best practices
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BPO and ITO outsourcing remains a hot topic. That’s what we can conclude after the International Outsourcing Forum (IOF), which took place last week in Sopot, Poland. For Gdansk, Sopot & Gdynia, all together known as Tri-City, this event was a unique opportunity to present themselves as an outsourcing destination for both BPO and ITO. [...]
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Let the Power of Shell be with you! A Powershell review

by Marcin Dembowski September 18, 2012 Microsoft
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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
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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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10 golden rules to help you rock at a job interview

by Magdalena Skowrońska September 13, 2012 Best practices
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September is a time of changes, children start their next school year and adults return to work with loads of energy, happy to take up new challenges. This is also a time when companies decide to hire new employees. Thus, I would like to give a piece of useful advice to those who wish to [...]
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