Both a classical music composer and a renowned photographer, Spanish artist Martin…

February 17th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

Both a classical music composer and a renowned photographer, Spanish artist Martin Zalba Ibáñez merges his experience in these mediums to create stunning photographs that depict breathtaking vistas and yet so much more. The influence of music drives his compositions, as he strives for harmony of color, rhythm of perspective, melody of framing, orchestration of processing, and the counterpoints of shadow and light. His photographs are digital and processed via computer, giving him a versatility that allows him to infuse his own particular style into each image.

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Most time the interview you attend these days are rubbish

February 17th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

People on the panel have no clue the questions they are asking. Only thing they are trying harder is to convince you they are better than you.

If they are better, why can't they do the jobs instead of hiring someone?!

Seldom interviews, sometime when you are lucky, really force you think harder, notice your weak spots and maybe find your self-esteem back. These questions in interview are nothing but pure gold.

Question 1: Think about you are going to have a debate with someone also work in software development regime, who have the similar skill set you have, who you regard as the rivals or equivalents. The advantage is you can choose the topic. The topic you choose should show your full understanding of SDLC, the topic that would establish you are exceptional of the rest, the topic that would even elevate you to the top and win the debate. What topic you are going to choose?

There are a wild range of topics in software development, popular topic like programming language, high performance and high scalability, security is another very "sensitive" topic making sense.

However, there is one, the only one answer to this question. The topic you should choose is "Automated Test".

High quality software is back by the high quality test. Automated test can help decrease software development time, improve efficiency, increase software quality and reduce costs.

Automated test is the software development. There is really no way getting around it.

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Manifesto for Programming, Motherfuckers

February 16th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 6 comments »

We are a community of motherfucking programmers who have been humiliated by software development methodologies for years.

We are tired of XP, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, Software Craftsmanship (aka XP-Lite) and anything else getting in the way of … Programming, Motherfucker.

We are tired of being told we're autistic idiots who need to be manipulated to work in a Forced Pair Programming chain gang without any time to be creative because none of the 10 managers on the project can do … Programming, Motherfucker.

We must destroy these methodologies that get in the way of … Programming, Motherfucker.

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Lunch with colleagues at Red Pepper Indian Restaurant

February 15th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 3 comments »

Terrible service, beer Asahi ordered, VB comes up, one extra dish comes up but no one to eat it …

However, the food is fantastic after first bite!

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Delightful JavaScript – FusionCharts, charts for your web and mobile

February 14th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 3 comments »

Loved by one-man startups to Fortune 500 companies, government institutions to the world's leading banks.

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FusionCharts – Delightful JavaScript charts for your web and mobile applications
FusionCharts Suite XT is the leading solution for creating delightful charts, gauges & maps in JavaScript & Flash. Trusted by 21,000 customers & 450,000 developers.

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The get-rich-quick spruikers seem to be on the rise again and the tone of investment…

February 14th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

The get-rich-quick spruikers seem to be on the rise again and the tone of investment newsletter peddlers is changing from selling fear (“The market is about the crash and the economy is cactus”) to greed (10 top stocks to make you money”).

As if often the case when sentiment does turn, not all that much is fundamentally different. The North Atlantic crises have not been solved, they’re just being managed for the time being. China is growing nicely, but it was growing nicely enough last year when the Chicken Littles were panicking and claiming otherwise. Japan is a definite worry, economically and politically. The domestic labour market is still soft, will remain soft and unemployment is likely to continue to edge up a bit. While business confidence has improved, business conditions have not.

The only fundamental change is looser monetary policy – the Reserve Bank’s blunt weapon beginning to be felt – and the mysterious thing that is confidence itself.

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Consumer sentiment jumps, there’s a surge in advertising for get-rich-quick spruikers, the newsletter peddlers are turning from fear to greed – with the surge in bull, it really might be a bull market…
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IntelliJ IDEA which has helped ‘jolt’ the industry by making software development…

February 13th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 2 comments »

IntelliJ IDEA which has helped ‘jolt’ the industry by making software development faster, easier, and more efficient.

Develop with Pleasure!

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We are excited to announce that a few days ago IntelliJ IDEA 12 was named the winner of the Jolt Award for Coding Tools 2013, an annual award run by Dr. Dobbs
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Imagine iWatch – a watch that will change the way you look at time

February 12th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 5 comments »

Imagine iWatch – a watch that will change the way you look at time

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