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What kind of software architect are you? Strategist or tactician?

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If there's one term next to agile that's so overloaded nobody knows what to expect, then it must be architect. Yes, you can specialize it by prefixing it with software, as in software architect. And with that, you would be able to determine that he or she is probably designing some kind software system. But you still wouldn't be able to understand what that means exactly. You have solution architects, system architects and enterprise architects, and to make matters worse, you even have agile architects. And within that realm, you can also designate a seniority level. So, you could start
as a junior software architect, then move on to become senior software architect, then become the lead architect and eventually end up being the chief architect. But nothing means less then somebody introducing himself as "I am the chief architect" without explaining what that means. Also, many people think that being an architect is similar to being a project manager or some other organizational function. And some organizations still treat it as such, where being promoted from senior software developer to architect is the only way for a developer to get a pay raise. In contrast...(Read whole news on source site)

Manipulating HTML Tables – Part 5 (Editing Rows using an ID)

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While we have been concentrating on just working with client-side code, at some point you are going to have to send the data back to the server. In addition, you will most likely get data from a server as well. Most of us assign a primary key (unique number) to each row of data. This ‘ID’ can be used to identify each row of data within the table. In this blog post you will see how you might use a primary key when manipulating data within a table. NOTE: You should probably go back and read the previous blog posts in
order to see what we are doing with tables. The HTML The HTML is exactly like that shown in my last blog post. I am presenting it here just so you can see it in its entirety.

Add Row to Table

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EditFirst NameLast NameEmailDelete
          Person Information        
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Microsoft Tuesday - Top News - #03

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It’s Tuesday again and I am back with the top news floating in Microsoft platform. Above the fold you will find the announcement of Universal Apps for One Windows Platform, Microsoft’s new web rendering engine, new apps announcement from Microsoft garage, Microsoft Band SDK for developers. Don’t forget to share your opinions on these posts. Thanks to Microsoft for helping me to compose the “Microsoft Tuesday – Top News” post.    A first look at the Windows 10 universal app platform Earlier today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I provided developers a first
look at the Windows 10 developer platform strategy and universal app platform. I encourage you to tune in to our Build conference in April for the full story. Windows 10 represents the culmination of our platform convergence journey with Windows now running on a single, unified Windows core. This convergence enables one app to run on every Windows device – on the phone in your pocket, the tablet or laptop in your bag, the PC on your desk, and the Xbox console in your living room. And that’s not even mentioning all the new devices being added to the Windows family,...(Read whole news on source site)

Backward compatibility pain

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I’ve been getting a bit cross about backward compatibility recently. This post contains two examples of backward incompatibilities in .NET 4.6, and one example of broken code which isn’t being fixed due for backward compatibility reasons. Let me start off by saying this post is not meant to be seen as an attack on Microsoft. … Continue reading Backward compatibility pain →

Infragistics Webinar – How to Choose the Right Chart for Your Data ?

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Infragistics is hosting a webinar on the topic “How to Choose the Right Chart for Your Data ?” on March 11 , 2015 between 8.30 PM – 9.30 PM (IST). In this webinar , Infragistics Senior VP of Developer Tools, Jason Beres will walk you through the various chart types that are found in the [...]

That ain’t going to take you anywhere

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As part of our usual work routine, we field customer questions and inquiries. A pretty common one is to take a look at their system to make sure that they are making a good use of RavenDB. Usually, this involves going over the code with the team, and making some specific recommendations. Merge those indexes, re-model this bit to allow for this widget to operate more cleanly, etc. Recently we had such a review in which what I ended up saying is: “Buy a bigger server, hope this work, and rewrite this from scratch as fast as possible”. The
really annoying thing is that someone who was quite talented has obviously spent a lot of time doing a lot of really complex things to end up where they are now. It strongly reminded me of this image: At this point, you can have the best horse in the world, but the only thing that will happen if it runs is that you are going to be messed up. What was so bad? Well, to start with, the application was designed to work with a dynamic data model. That is probably also why RavenDB was selected, since that is...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1810

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Software Updates to ASP.NET 5 yeoman generators for beta 3 – Jeffrey T. Fritz/Sayed I. Hashimi share a post from Shayne Boyer discussing his work on Yeoman generators for ASP.NET 5 as a community contributor AngularJS intellisense NuGet package added – Shawn Cicoria highlights a NuGet package which adds intellisense for AngularJS to your IDE […]