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2010 year review and consideration

Bye-bye 2010, welcome 2011! Wish you all the best in your career, personal life and good health! 2010 has been a busy blogging year. This year, I published 54 posts. Those posts had an astonishing number of readers: 28,210 unique visitors stopped by this year, it only in 5 month time.  People comes to the blog from all around the world; the top countries sending visitors in 2010 were the U.S., U.K., Canada, India and Germany, China, Russia and Ukraine but readers came from dozens of other places as well. More...

Top 15 Tricky Algorithm Interview Questions

How can you answer on tricky algorithmic questions when you have lack of time. The secret to success with this free-form question is to focus and practice. Never "wing it." What do you want the interviewer to remember most about you? List five strengths you have that are pertinent to this job: experiences, traits, skills, personality etc. Because if you prepare for the tough interview questions ahead of time, you'll likely do very well and actually enjoy the process. I have about 50 interviews with candidates at 3 companies that I used to work. Also I was in about 25 technical interviews around the world. The main idea of this article is make your brain think rapidly. Also increase creativity and grow yourself to broad-minded person. More...

Computer Architecture Questions on Technical Interview

What are Architecture Questions on Technical Interview? Architecture questions that can be asked on interview in IT companies are always interesting topic. You can be prepared with some theoretical materials before you understand that there is something that you never heard about. Computer science questions is always difficult to manage, because everything is growing so fast and becomes more complex. More...

Distractions in your workplace? Quiet time after meetings cancelled

Why office is not good place for great work. Where people doing job when they want to make it done? Business make this offices and spent money for this building, why that happening?

People going to work, people don't have work days, 30 minutes here and 20 minutes there, 10 minutes coffee, and 1 hour your launch and day is done. You set on my desk I used to use expensive computer and daily meetings, but work is not done, because especially developers, designers, testers, office workers have to work and do they work at home or they need to go to the office early in the morning, because destruction's. Sleep and work are staged based events, you need to dive to dip and long stages before you really make something well. You went to this phases of you sleep or you work, but after this interruptions you are not sleep very well.  More...

Microsoft Test and Lab Manager and Visual Studio 2010

Dedicated testing tool that allows manuals tests plan, test cases, file bugs, create bugs in TFS for quality assurance team. This article demonstrates how to use the Microsoft Test and Lab Manager in Visual Studio 2010 to manage test suites and test cases. This article is based on the Application Lifecycle Management Hands-on Labs. That article will include end-to-end software testing capabilities of Visual Studio 2010. This includes a deep look at manual testing, lab management, data diagnostics adapters, the "actionable bug", functional UI testing, test impact analysis, test automation, and much more which will help you more easily find and eliminate defects from your software. More...

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 available

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 available for download. This service pack beta release addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. These service packs offer Visual Studio users improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance. Feedback received during this beta release will be used to deliver a final release of the service pack. More...

Wikileaks is like Pirate Bay

WikiLeaks is an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. Here’s a sound bite I can sign up for, from Simon Phipps: “Wikileaks is like Pirate Bay; something that I don't like but have to defend because of the collateral damage caused by attacking it.”  Journalists cover wars by not taking sides. But when the war is on free speech itself, neutrality is no longer an option. The WikiLeaks releases are a pivotal moment in the future of journalism. They raise any number of ethical and legal issues for journalists, but one is becoming paramount. More...

Hotfixes for Visual Studio 2010 available

Visual Studio team has already delivered patches and fixes on areas in which you have had some concerns. In this article I want to walk you through some of the latest improvements that are currently available for you to download. Help Viewer Power tool, Insufficient Memory, Scrolling Context Menu, Find And Replace Dialog, and Color Printing fixes. More...

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