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  Letter to a Young Developer


I’ve been getting some emails from young developers wanting to “level up” as programmers. I’m definitely not the first to write about this topic, so I’m not sure how much I have to add. Still, for what it’s worth here are a few points off the top of my head: Work with other developers. We are at a wonderful time in the history of technology when for the first time, it doesn’t really matter where you are or who you are working for. So long as you have a decent internet connectio...

   Letter,Tips,Programmer,Developer,Opportu     2011-09-14 11:49:24


  How to forcibly eject a CD/DVD from a MacBook Air USB SuperDrive


So you've got a DVD stuck in the external USB SuperDrive that connects to the MacBook Air? And you've tried hitting the magic Eject button on the keyboard to no avail?And you've tried drutil tray eject at the command-line? And you've tried booting with Option held down and clicking eject? And you've tried plugging the drive into other machines (Macs, Windows PCs, Linux machines) to no avail?What do you do?Clearly you hit the physical eject button, right? Every DVD drive has one of those. On the ...

   Apple,Macbook,USB Drive,Ejection     2011-11-17 08:39:56


  3 preconditions for Facebook to enter China


It's well known that Mark Zuckerberg has a big interest in the Chinese market. Recently, the founder of Facebook visited China to attend a development forum held by the Chinese government. Along with the trip, he also paid a trip to some famous places in Beijing such as The Great Wall. He even did a morning run in front of the Tian'an men Square, the symbol of China.  In past few years, Zuckerberg also learned Chinese and read Chinese books, showed his love to the Chinese culture....

   FACEBOOK,CHINA,MARK ZUCKERBERG     2016-03-25 01:32:51


  What’s making Drupal gain momentum among government organizations?


Drupal has come up as a big splash in the world of Website development. Whether it’s an informative website or an e-commerce store, Drupal has been successfully utilized for meeting customized web requirements. It’s not surprising to find entrepreneurs, hailing from different business verticals, choosing Drupal for powering their websites. Joining this group of elite Drupal users are the representatives of government organizations. The noticeable popularity of Drupal has indeed made ...

   Drupal     2014-03-12 08:15:43


  Cracking Siri


On October 14, 2011, Apple introduced the new iPhone 4S. One of its major new features was Siri, a personal assistant application. Siri uses a natural language processing technology to interact with the user.Interestingly, Apple explained that Siri works by sending data to a remote server (that’s probably why Siri only works over 3G or WiFi). As soon as we could put our hands on the new iPhone 4S, we decided to have a sneak peek at how it really works.Today, we managed to crack open ...

   Siri,Cracking,Defect,Speech to text,Record,AI     2011-11-15 08:38:23


  Redesigning the Technical Hiring Process


Since my last post on technical interviews, I’ve been fairly involved in hiring at Pulse as we grew our team from 6 people when I joined last November to 14 full-timers. In my previous post, I suggested that technical interviews, in the conventional sense, are not especially effective (by technical interviews, I mean the traditional 45 minute coding-at-a-whiteboard and algorithm puzzlers interviews). Those do a great job of telling you how well a candidate is at acing those types of int...

   Career,Recruitment,Process,Developer,Ski     2011-09-14 12:01:37


  Automate Everything


Performing manual, repetitive tasks enrages me. I used to think this was a corollary of being a programmer, but I’ve come to suspect (or hope) that this behaviour is inherent in being human. But being able to hack together scripts simply makes it much easier to go from a state of rage to a basic solution in a very small amount of time. As a side point, this is one of the reasons that teaching the basics of programming in schools is so important. It’s hard to think of any job which w...

   Automate,Email,Repeative     2012-02-07 06:21:19


  Learn these technical skills within one day


It takes days and days reading books, practicing and involving in real project if you want to learn a programming language well. It's just like a marathon, you will get more if you can insist longer. During this long and boring period, there are always something you can learn within a short period of time, like within one day. These skills can bring your big satisfaction. Below are a list of technical skills which you can pick up within one single day, they are advocated by Jacob Jensen, a Googl...

   Technical skill     2014-06-12 09:33:15


  Is Mobile App Required For Your Business?


Having a mobile app for your business is the latest trend. Every business, large or small is aiming for developing a mobile app to attract customers and boost the sales. Products or services offered by the business do not matter in this case.  The main purpose is to keep your users updated and engaged. An app is a perfect tool for generating new customers too. The statistics reveals that numbers of mobile internet users are more than the desktop users. It clearly means that businesses must ...

   App Development Services, Outsource Android App Development, Android App Development Experts     2015-03-05 00:47:46


  Advice From An Old Programmer


You've finished this book and have decided to continue with programming. Maybe it will be a career for you, or maybe it will be a hobby. You'll need some advice to make sure you continue on the right path, and get the most enjoyment out of your newly chosen activity. I've been programming for a very long time. So long that it's incredibly boring to me. At the time that I wrote this book, I knew about 20 programming languages and could learn new ones in about a day to a week depending on how w...

   Advice,Programming,Python,Old programmer     2012-03-08 13:51:11