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Technical Hiring: Going Beyond Skills

Technical Hiring: Going Beyond Skills

Every office has a dynamic. It’s defined by everything from the physical space it occupies and the colors on the walls to how everyone spends their lunch hour and what they talk about on their breaks...

April 13, 2015 Comments
Dependency Interjection & Testing Foo

Dependency Interjection & Testing Foo

Dependency Injection (DI) is a simple, useful design pattern that, when properly used, will help keep your classes decoupled from their dependencies, and help you write a project that is easily testable...

April 10, 2015 Comments
Project Architecture, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love N-Tier Applications

Project Architecture, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love N-Tier Applications

Looking over the beginning of my colleague, Dan's, blog post, I started to think about why our projects had become so large to spur his templating process. Was my six-project solution the most monstrously conceived and dangerous antagonist plot we ever had to face?

April 7, 2015 Comments
The Slippery Slope of the Singleton Design Pattern

The Slippery Slope of the Singleton Design Pattern

The Singleton Design Pattern is commonly used to ensure that your class will only be instantiated once AND have a globally available reference.  But, there is much controversy pertaining to when the use of this design pattern is beneficial...
April 3, 2015 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About DNS Records

Everything You Need to Know About DNS Records

DNS is an acronym that stands for  DOMAIN name server, and chances are that if you have ever configured web hosting, you have probably pulled your hair out over the configuration of these records...

March 27, 2015 Comments
Modern Data Storage Systems: Selecting Something Compared to Nothing

Modern Data Storage Systems: Selecting Something Compared to Nothing

Recently, while developing a software feature meeting the very normal requirement of retrieving a subset of stored data for display as a search result, I encountered an unusual situation...

March 25, 2015 Comments
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