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CSS Tips, 10 Coding Principles to Follow, and Much More

It’s finally Summer! Before going out and enjoying the first weekend of Summer, take a look at the content we captured this week. Our first article includes 4 tips that make using CSS much easier. We also have another list that includes 10 principles that can make you a better coder. Articles and Videos: Use these four tips to make using CSS much easier: use proper semantics, modularize, adopt a naming convention, and follow the single responsibility principle (check our post on… Read More

DevOps Tutorial (Part 3): Artifact Management

This article is Part 3 of my DevOps Tutorial series on Java Project Versioning.  Check out the previous articles: DevOps Tutorial (Part 1): Introduction to Project Versioning with Maven DevOps Tutorial (Part 2): Use Maven Release Plugin to Manage Versions Now that your build pipeline consistently versions your Maven project, you need a place to store your artifacts which are being produced at the end of this pipeline.  These artifacts need to be stored much the same way your source code… Read More

Sonatype Nexus Tutorial – Install Nexus

This tutorial shows you how to install Nexus on your computer.  No prior knowledge is expected, and instead of giving instructions such as “create a user”, I will list exactly how to type each command. The server which I am using for this tutorial is named “quartz”.  Anywhere you see this name, you will need to change it to match your hostname. Type the following commands into the terminal.  Everything after the # is a comment for your better understanding,… Read More

Windows 10 Tips – Snap Assist

Hey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Tips – Where Are My Files? I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features… Read More

Thoughts from The 100: Onboarding

You probably would not casually throw seeds on the ground, walk away and expect an award-winning garden to pop up in a few weeks. The smart gardener provides good soil, fertilizer and water, and checks in regularly to pull weeds and prop up plants that need a little extra support. Gardening provides a good metaphor for bringing a new employee into your organization. Here are my top three tips for helping new hires to thrive (which you can read more… Read More

More Visual Syntax, A Git Tutorial, and Much More

This week our devs at Intertech found a great group of content for our blog readers. We’ve included a Git tutorial that you can finish in only 30 minutes! Also find out the software engineer salaries of some of the major tech companies in the world like Google and Amazon. Articles: One developer proposes a more visual syntax and a keyboard-usable UI for generating regular expressions. Read about it here! Need help learning Git? Use this tutorial to learn it in as fast as 30… Read More

IoTFuse Conference 2016 Recap

Recently, the 2nd annual IoTFuse Conference was held in Minneapolis. Intertech not only was a sponsor, but a group of our developers who have a focus on IoT Consulting attended and took in many of the sessions. A few of them have provided some recap and interesting takeaways below from the day-long event. Chad Towle: Keynote Recap The IoTFuse Conference 2016 was held recently in Minneapolis. This gathering brought together builders, backers, leaders, designers, developers and other innovators in the… Read More

The Inversion of Control Design Principle

Whether you know it or not you are probably benefiting from the Inversion of Control design principle today. If you have written Owin middleware, http modules, used an observable collection, a .Net event, use WPF binding, or used any Visual Studio extension then you have witnessed the benefits of Inversion of Control. According to Wikipedia, Inversion of Control (IoC) is a design principle in which custom-written portions of a computer program receive the flow of control from a generic framework…. Read More

Looking Into Facebook’s JavaScript, Mandatory Vacations, and Much More

Happy Friday developers! For this week’s Dev Digest, our content collection consists of a look into Facebook’s code for one of their indicators and also a fun piece on how one coder forgot how to code even though they had a job as a developer. Read more below! Articles: Follow along as one web developer dives into the code of Facebook’s message-typing status indicator:  Should vacation be mandatory at work? Find out the reasoning behind why one company says yes…. Read More

DevOps Tutorial (Part 2): Use Maven Release Plugin to Manage Versions

This article is the second of five in my DevOps tutorial series.  In my first article I showed how you can use versioning to concurrently run two versions of a web app on Tomcat.  If you missed that article you can check it out here.  In this installment, I’m going to run you through how to use Apache Maven to manage versions of your application. For this article I assume you still have access to a running Tomcat instance, and… Read More