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Project Management

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...



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...



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...



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...



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...


Web Development

Developer’s To Do List for Login and Forgot Password Functionality

Posted on August 29th, 2014.

Often during development of various projects, I see almost all the time small pieces missing that were not initially been developed on various modules, like for example setting a max length limitation on the email address field from the Login page of an website. So in this case, I’ve decided to create a To Do list with all the...


Visual Studio

Prevent Visual Studio to close IIS Express when end debugging

Posted on April 10th, 2014.

I don’t know if this is a general issue or not but Visual Studio 2013 closes automatically the IIS express instance the same time I press the “Stop Debugging” button. This is very annoying to me because usually I don’t start IIS Express server just for debugging but also for small CSS or HTML changes. Anyway, you...



JavaScript events applied to a Dropdown control

Posted on February 19th, 2014.

Have you ever tried to dynamically open a dropdown control from a JavaScript event? Well, I’m not going to show you that because for the moment that’s almost impossible. It works only on Chrome browser. I’ve tried several tricks like assigning custom JavaScript triggers to a select tag but nothing worked on other...



ADO.NET Tutorial. Create, Update, Delete Operations

Posted on January 27th, 2014.

Nowadays Entity Framework is the most promoted database query technology from .NET ecosystem. For good reason though, because it allows developers without extensive knowledge about SQL to interrogate the database, create complex queries and generate classes with the help of a user-friendly interface. However, for some complex scenarios,...


Useful Developer Resources

jQuery Tools – The missing UI library for the web

Posted on January 15th, 2014.

If you want to add some ‘glitter’ to your site and make it stand out more, or maybe want to improve your site from a user-experience point of view, I encourage you to check this out. jQuery Tools brings together some of the most important user-interface components. From tabs to overlays, from tooltips to form validators, here...