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New .NET Design Patterns Training Course at Webucator

Webucator is offering a new .NET Design Patterns course.

This course is intended for experienced .NET developers looking to broaden their knowledge and skills by building complex applications that are more maintainable, extensible, and adaptive to change.

The course was written to address the importance for programmers to learn how to use design patterns and best practices to create applications that are easy to modify after initial development. User requirements and technologies change, and the using best practices in this area allows programmers to manage those changes.

This course was written by Jason Bell, who has been writing code since 1982 and teaching .NET development for over 13 years. Jason says, “Design patterns in software have been around since at least 1994 when I began using them in C++ applications. When .NET 1.0 was released, I tried, with limited success, to use those same techniques in .NET Windows and Web applications. Fortunately, in recent years, Microsoft has begun to give serious attention to making it easier for developers to use things like unit testing and dependency injection in their applications. With technologies like WPF and ASP.NET MVC, it is much more natural (and I would argue necessary) to employ the patterns and practices taught in this course.”


New JIRA Course

Webucator is offering a new course: Introduction to JIRA Administration Training.

This course is meant for JIRA system administrators, project administrators, and end users.

This JIRA course was created to explain the intricacies of project configuration. It begins with a focus on the individual pieces of a project and then teaches how to tie them together. Students will leave with a greater understanding of JIRA installations that they work with every day.

This course was written by Robert Anthony. Robert has administered and configured JIRA installations for multiple startups such as Playdom, Image Metrics, and Concept Art House.


The 25 Hottest Technologies in Q2 2016

Based on the number of active StackOverflow posts, the 25 hottest technologies of Q2, 2016 are:

  1. JavaScript – 11.7%
  2. Java – 9.9%
  3. Android – 8.6%
  4. PHP – 7.5%
  5. C# – 7.2%
  6. Python – 6.8%
  7. jQuery – 5.2%
  8. HTML – 5.0%
  9. iOS – 4.3%
  10. CSS – 3.5%
  11. C++ – 3.4%
  12. MySQL – 3.1%
  13. AngularJS – 3.1%
  14. SQL – 2.4%
  15. Swift – 2.3%
  16. Node.Js – 2.1%
  17. R – 2.0%
  18. JSON – 1.8%
  19. Ruby on Rails – 1.7%
  20. ASP.NET – 1.7%
  21. C – 1.5%
  22. SQL Server – 1.5%
  23. Objective-C – 1.4%
  24. .NET – 1.3%
  25. Excel – 1.2%

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ColdFusion Builder and Indentation Woes

We use Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2016 for our ColdFusion development. We have agreed on using spaces rather than tabs for indentation, but have run into an annoying little problem, which is either a bug or a very well hidden property. When adding an indentation level, CFBuilder always adds a tab. You can press Backspace and then Tab to change it to two spaces, but that’s annoying. Here’s the problem in pictures: Continue Reading »


Python Project for Job Application

You have an opening for a Python developer in your company. Your company is awesome, so you expect to get a lot of applications. You only want to interview developers who have some experience writing object-oriented Python code. You don’t need to test the breadth of their immediate knowledge as much as their ability to get a project done using all the resources available to them.

Here’s an idea for a project you can give the candidates to demonstrate their proficiency with Python. Continue Reading »