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Best Compromise for Windows 10 Scaling Issues

Posted on March 27th, 2017.

Windows 10 scales quite well now for high DPI devices in comparison with other previous windows version. On my Dell XPS 13 with QHD screen everything looks stunning. But, when you connect a 1080p monitor, everything breaks loose! Pretty much like other windows versions… You either get very small icons on the QHD display or very big icons...

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How to keep a button disabled until the page is loaded

Posted on May 3rd, 2016.

There are cases when you need to keep a button disabled until the page is rendered. The main reason you may need this is to prevent the user from clicking on a button that is not functional at that point. The easiest way of achieving this is to follow these 2 steps: Disable the button from HTML: [crayon-5ad9e0d6bba00861223472/] Enable...

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The Minimum Set of Agile Project Management, No Matter the Project Type

Posted on April 27th, 2016.

The research to find the minimum set of Agile practice that you can use in any project type came as a necessity for me. In the past I tried several methodologies pretty much by the book, but the reality of the projects made most of them not to fit perfectly. Most of the encountered issues were caused by contract types, dependencies with...

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Common Issues in IT Contracts

Posted on March 1st, 2016.

Although I am not a legal expert, during all this time since I was involved in web development, I have seen quite a few issues or pitfalls in IT contracts that can significantly affect the project’s life cycle. Furthermore, when they do affect the project, they do it in a very frustrating way because you usually develop specific...

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Javascript

Little things that make a big difference in Javascript

Posted on January 24th, 2016.

Since I started working as a front-end developer, I encountered many situations when JavaScript code was buggy or had various issues even though the logic seemed correct. As a beginner it is difficult to follow all the best practices and sometimes can even be confusing, as this topic can be a bit subjective. Of course, there are a few...

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Employee Engagement Plan – Simple Ways to To Increase Morale

Posted on January 21st, 2016.

It comes a time for each of us in our career when we have to deal with a very stressful project. Nobody really likes them but most of the times you don’t really have the possibility to choose them. Usually, they choose you! However, that’s OK, because you know that saying: “A calm sea never made a skillful...

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5 Most Common problems with IT Projects

Posted on February 11th, 2015.

There are so many things that can go wrong with a project that are almost impossible to foresee.There are though some common patterns around every project that it’s mandatory to have them in sight. These problems are not always caused by obvious actions but if you have constant control over your project, you should see them coming...

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Tutorials

How to install Sass and Compass on Windows

Posted on January 28th, 2015.

The first thing you need to know here is that Sass and Compass get installed as Ruby gems, so before doing anything else you need to have Ruby installed on your machine. To install Ruby on Windows you can just download the latest version of Ruby Installer and follow the guidance of the installation wizard. At this point you should have...

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About the Discovery/Planning phase of an IT project. What to look after.

Posted on January 23rd, 2015.

If you recently signed a project or you are preparing a request for proposal document, I would say a discovery phase it’s mandatory for any project. If it’s not done properly or not considered at all, you may lose the project because of a brief RFP, or if you indeed get the project, you can bring it over-budget, you can mess...

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How to prepare an ASP.NET Website for deployment with PowerShell

Posted on December 7th, 2014.

Visual Studio has some very good publishing and deployment tools but when it comes to solution deployment that is also a component of stand-alone product, things get complicated because usually you have to select certain folders or certain files to move them to production or to staging server. I did a lot of research to see what is the...