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Inline Web Font to Avoid FOUT

Web fonts enable designers and developers to create great looking websites. The decision to use a web font is easy. But the decision of how to load the web font may not be that easy. In this post we’ll quickly review the issue of FOUT (flash of un-styled text) when loading a web font asynchronously, and then I will show you how you can inline the web font data using a Base64 string.

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Preparing for Angular 2

It’s official – Angular 2.0.0 was just released. If you have been putting off learning Angular 2 until it was finalized, that’s OK, but now is the time to get ready and to dive into it. In this post I will give you five steps that you can take to prepare for Angular 2:

  1. Use TypeScript
  2. Use @types Declaration Files
  3. Use Modules
  4. Use controllerAs
  5. Use Angular 1.5

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Searchable Bootstrap Accordion Using Angular

The Bootstrap collapse plugin enables some nice functionality, including the ability to create an accordion. In this quick tutorial I want to show you how you can create a way to filter, or search, the data in the accordion. I will be using Angular 1.5 and Bootstrap 3, as well as TypeScript. I will also be using a remote JSON file to create the accordion using the Angular UI Bootstrap directive: uib-accordion. Let’s get started!

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Webucator Announces New Student STEM Program

I have been reading a lot about education recently and one can’t read about education without reading about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for American high school students. STEM education is vital to the future success of our economy and our global competitiveness. According to the U.S. Department of Education the projected percentage increase in STEM related jobs outweighs other occupations.  For example, systems software developer jobs are projected to grow at 32% from 2010 to 2020; compared to 14% growth for all other occupations.

Technology is progressing at lightning speeds; from the phone in your pocket to the tools building our automobiles. As a technology professional, I can attest to the importance of learning and acquiring technical skills and knowledge. Today, more than ever before, organizations and companies around the globe are seeking intelligent and highly competent technology professionals. Technology is, and will continue to be, a driving factor in the success of our business and our economy. Continue Reading »

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PMP Certification: Is it Worth it?

Having trained literally thousands of students over the past 10+ years in both Project Management as well as a host of technologies (ASP.NET, C#, XML…all about that in a different post!) I am invariably asked at least once a week: “What do you think of certifications?” Continue Reading »

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You Don’t Need Microsoft Project (unless you do)

Unless you’re a fan of drawing out your Gantt charts by hand, you will likely find yourself needing some sort of Project Management Software during the course of your career.  And if you’re like most folks in the corporate world, the first piece of software that will come to mind will likely be Microsoft Project. Continue Reading »