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Note to site visitors: this website is a time machine, left pretty much in the exact state it was in at the end of 2006, when site editor and publisher Daniel Read retired from working on it. Please enjoy the 100% free, ad-free content, most of which is still relevant, as developer.* was always dedicated to the “timeless” aspects of technology and software work. Regretfully, as of this writing, the “Community” side of the site, which featured blogs and article comments, has not be restored after a database corruption occurred in the Drupal MySQL database. (If any Drupal experts out there would not mind helping me get it back online, I would accept the help.) Most if not all of the blog/comment content should still be available in the Wayback Machine. Thank you to everyone who supported or contributed to this site in it’s 2000’s heyday. This one of the first sites of its kind. (We even had a theme song !) Please check out the “About” page for more information about how the site was put together from a technical standpoint. –All the best, Dan. (If anyone would like to get in touch, please find me on LinkedIn.)

Finding commonality among classes makes for effective object-oriented programming. Often, programmers express that commonality using an inheritance hierarchy, since that is one of the first concepts taught in object-oriented programming. We’re going to go to the other extreme in this chapter to explore the difference between using inheritance and using interfaces. An excerpt from Interface Oriented Design.

The key to maintaining a good employment outlook in IT, it seems, is to move out of programming and up into more business-oriented IT positions such as systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, or systems architect. However, a computer programmer can’t just decide to become a systems analyst or project manager overnight.

At a breakfast seminar here June 6 on “Factors for IT Project Success and Failure,” Prof. June Verner of NICTA provided a fascinating mix of surprises and predictables related to her subject topic. The findings came from NICTA’s study of 400 projects in the U.S. Australia, and Chile, using questionnaires and interviews to discuss success and failure factors with practitioners.

When we’re testing any software, we are faced with the tradeoff of cost and benefit of testing. With complex software, the costs of testing can grow faster than the benefits of testing. If we apply techniques like the ones in this article, we can dramatically reduce the cost of testing our software. This is what we mean when we say test smarter, not harder.

Once we realize that we are committed to a future full of testing, it is worth exploring what testing really means. I would assert that there are several flavors of testing, and that all too often when we speak of testing we consider far too few of those flavors. An excerpt from Software Conflict 2.0.

A new installment in the developer.* Systems and Software series, exploring the connections between general systems thinking, cybernetics, and software development. Author Don Gray applies systems thinking principles–including “balancing loops,” symptomatic and systemic solutions, and “shifting the burden”–to a recurring situation with one of his clients.

So what does it mean to be a professional programmer? What does it mean to be a professional anything. Some definitions simply say to be a professional is “to make money from a skill,” but true professionals also have a set of qualities often described as “professionalism.” In my opinion, these qualities are.

In this article I will begin with a discussion of home-grown vs. off-the-shelf persistence solutions, including areas to consider when deciding between the two, and advice for choosing the best off-the-shelf solution to meet your needs. I will also share suggestions and advice from my own experiences with O/R mapping and persistence APIs, with a focus on “best practices.”

These essays by Jack W. Reeves offer three perspectives on a single theme, namely that programming is fundamentally a design activity and that the only final and true representation of “the design” is the source code itself.

I’m well acquainted with such people because I display all their qualities. What we share is an honest dedication to our work–so much dedication that we abuse our own bodies, if necessary, to get the work done.

How important are software design skills to a programmer? The traditional view is that programmers merely implement the designs of other people.

What do you think? Are there fundamental lessons here that software designers and companies should be heeding? Are there some products or manufacturers that got this *right*, who have not experienced difficulties with the great 2007 DST transition? If so, what can we learn from their example?

Recently I had occasion to write a moderately complex component that used “automation” (using the old fashioned COM term) to communicate with the Microsoft Office Excel application installed on the same computer. In this post I share several tips and tricks that may help you in your Excel automation adventures.

ome people have asked us, “You’ve started a book publishing company? Huh? Why would you do that? I thought all the publishers are going out of business.” These articles do a great job of describing why we think there is a future for new publishers to succeed by embracing the change happening right now.

Editor Dan Read belatedly reminisces about the recent passage of the five year anniversary of developer.*, considers where we are today, and speculates on the future.

Edward Yourdon has asked us to comment on Death March projects today. Here is my (somewhat revised) reply sent to him by email because the commenting feature on his blog is not working.

By Edward G. Nilges

The fallacy of which I am thinking is the attack on knowledge claims by a “skepticism” wielded ignorantly as a rhetorical club. It is characteristically used in business environment by managers on workers.

By Edward G. Nilges

The latest installments from chrishmorris’s project series.

For some reason they left IsNumeric() and IsDate() functions out of .NET. I end up needing these is almost every non-trivial project. In this post I share C# and VB.NET versions of the functions I use.

I’ve found the BackgroundWorker to be very handy, but a little tricky to start using at first. There are some subtleties I had to overcome that are not covered in the documentation, especially in the area of exception handling.

When someone needs help to step up to the plate, how do you be a good coach?

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Using SQL Developer to connect to SQL Server databases #sql #server,sql

Using SQL Developer to connect to SQL Server databases

Apparently, being able to use Oracle s SQL Developer to connect to SQL Server databases has been around for a while (via third party drivers), but I only started using it today for the first time, with SQL Developer 4 EA2 after my colleague mentioned it to me this afternoon

First of all, thanks to DJ s blog here as a base for the instructions that follow. Here s how you can set this up:

  1. Download the jTDS 3rd party JDBC driver, version 1.2.8 from here (I ve not personally tested with other versions).
  2. Save and extract the contents of the file somewhere safe (I extracted mine under C:\oracle\sqldeveloper\add-ons\jtds-1.2.8-dist\ ).
  3. Start SQL Developer go to Tools Preferences Database Third Party JDBC Drivers.
  4. Click “Add Entry”, point to the jtds-1.2.8.jar file location, then select it and click OK.
  5. Create a new connection, and choose the SQLServer tab.
  6. Enter the following details: Connection Name (required for database retrieval), Username, Password, Hostname, and Port.
  7. Click Retrieve database and select the appropriate database, then Save/Test/Connect as you would do normally.

You ll notice from the screen shot above that you can also use this to connect to Sybase databases, although I ve not tried this out myself.

UPDATE: If you at any point decide to use Windows authentication to connect (like I just did), then you might hit this error:

Status. Failure -I/O Error: SSO Failed: Native SSPI library not loaded. Check the java.library.path system property.

…I quickly found a work around, which involved copying the ..\jtds-1.2\x64\SSO\ntlmauth.dll file from the jTDS directory to the %JAVA_HOME%\jre\bin folder. Then I restarted SQL Developer and it all worked fine

This works, but unfortunately there are a number of shortcomings. Some key words used in T-SQL and SQL Server scripts like GO and EXEC don t play nicely with Oracle SQL Developer. Also issues with Stored procs that return multiple result sets etc. It really depends on your environment, but if you re dealing with a lot of large scripts that were written in T-SQL you ll find issues.

Thanks for the heads up I never really spent too much time using SQL Developer for managing SQL Server (defaulted to using SSMS), so that s good to know. Hopefully the development team will pick up on such issues and fix in later releases though


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Software Developer Cover Letter Example #junior #software #developer


Software Developer Cover Letter Example

Updated November 11, 2016

If you are applying for a job as a software developer, you will likely need to send a cover letter along with your resume submission. Think of your cover letter as a place to showcase your most relevant skills. For instance, if the job calls for experience in a certain programming language, you can mention your certification or projects you have built using that language.

Companies may be interested in how you work with others and how you would fit in with the company culture. in addition to your coding knowledge.

The cover letter also offers you an opportunity to explain why you are interested in this particular position, at this particular company.

See below for an example of a cover letter for a software developer position. Use this as a starting point and inspiration while crafting your own letter. Also, review a resume for a software developer.

Software Developer Cover Letter

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Company Name
City, State, Zip Code

Dear HR Manager:

This letter is to express my interest in your posting on for an experienced Software Developer. With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Master’s degree in Information Technology, and hands-on experience using .Net languages to create and implement software applications, I am confident I will be an asset to your organization.

I enjoy being challenged and working on projects that require me to work outside my comfort and knowledge set, as continuing to learn new languages and development techniques are important to me and the success of your organization.

Your listed requirements closely match my background and skills. A few I would like to highlight that would enable me to contribute to your bottom line are:

  • Highly skilled in designing, testing, and developing software
  • Thorough understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Knowledgeable of back-end development best practices
  • Hands-on software troubleshooting experience
  • Proven track record of proper documentation for future maintenance and upgrades

I’ve attached a copy of my resume that details my projects and experience in software development. I can be reached anytime via my cell phone, 555-555-5555 or via email at name

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity.

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Software Developer Resume

Firstname Lastname
Home 555-555-5555 | Cell 555-123-4567
567 North Street
Boston, MA 02108

Hero Tech ,SoftwareDeveloper
June 20XX – Present

Software Developer on the HeroTech.Net technology team. Duties include:

  • Development updates to reporting engine using and ASP.NET.
  • Support releases developed in ASP.
  • Assist in the refinement of software developing methodology used throughout the company.

ABC Associates. Software Engineer
October 20XX – June 20XX

Software Engineer/Project Manager on the San Manager team. Duties included:

  • Developing the latest release of San Manager using C and Java.
  • Assisting in the framework design of San Manager using J2EE technologies.
  • Managing development work done in our India Tech Center.

ABC Associates. Bootcamp
June 20XX – September 20XX

Member of the ABC Associates bootcamp program – an intensive 3-month leadership, management, and development training program for choice software engineers – covering advanced topics in software engineering, project management, and leadership training.

XYZ Polytechnic Institute. Boston, MA
Master of Science – Information Technology
May 20XX

XYZ Polytechnic Institute. Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science – Computer Science
May 20XX

Languages: C , Java, C. Net, SQL
Applications: MS Visual Studio, Eclipse
Application Server: JBoss, Tomcat
Operating Systems: Windows, Unix, Linux
Database Systems: SQL Server, MySQL, Ingres
Certifications: CCNA, Unicenter Certified Engineer

Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you re sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:


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Getting Sun Certified on the Java Platform #sun #certified #web #developer


Getting Sun Certified on the Java Platform

Getting certified by Sun Microsystems, Inc. is a great way to invest in your professional development and to help boost your career potential. IT managers know that the skills verified during the certification process are the same skills that can lead to increased productivity and enhanced staff credibility. In addition, you can tap into new and larger markets with Sun certifications.

Earning a Sun Java technology certification provides a clear demonstration of your technical skills and professional dedication.

Sun offers the following certifications for Java technologies:

  • Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)
    • Sun Certified Java Associate
    • Sun Certified Java Programmer
    • Sun Certified Java Developer
  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
    • Sun Certified Web Component Developer
    • Sun Certified Business Component Developer
    • Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services
    • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect
  • Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME)
    • Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer

Sun’s philosophy is that certification is central to the learning process because it provides validation of skill sets for specific job roles. Sun certification also offers a natural progression to support your career goals.

  • When you become a Sun Certified Java Associate, Sun verifies that you have a base set of knowledge that enables entry into a career in application development or software project management using Java technology.
  • You can validate your training by becoming a Sun Certified Java Programmer.
  • You can pursue advanced or specialty training and certifications that help enable your career growth into more specific job roles, making you more valuable to an organization.

Any IT certification path can be confusing and feel overwhelming, so Sun has tried to simplify the process of figuring out what courses you may need to pursue for your area of certification. Sun has developed the following learning paths and course lists:

Sun also offers the following Sun Java Enterprise System courses:

In addition to reading the free materials on the Java web site. such as articles. tutorials. and newsletters and Tech Tips. you can sign up for a Career Accelerator Package (CAP) to take the guesswork out of preparing for certification. Each CAP package is specific to the type of certification you want, and CAP packages are available in the following learning modes:

  • Instructor-led Training and Live Virtual Classes — Provides lectures and labs by technical experts certified as instructors in their field.
  • Web-based Training or CD ROM — Entitles you to 24/7 access to courseware from a desktop or laptop, and select courses include eMentoring from subject-matter experts.
  • Web-based Practice Exams — Taking practice exams helps you prepare to take the real Sun certification exams.
  • Exam Vouchers — Entitles you to take the certification exam at an authorized Prometric testing center.
  • Programming Assignments — Submit assignments online for evaluation by an expert programmer, validating your expertise as a Java technology programmer or architect.

Once you have taken training, either instructor-led or web-based, had all your questions answered through eMentoring, taken practice exams and done well, received your voucher, and worked out a programming assignment, then you are ready to take the certification exam.

Certification exams are based on recommended Sun instructor-led classes and 6 to 12 months of actual job-role experience. Sun does not claim that taking courses guarantees that you will pass the certification examinations. However, the courses are an important component in certification preparation.

Exam costs vary depending on the country in which you live. Sun certification exams and programming assignments are available for purchase online in four easy steps:

  1. Purchase an exam or a programming assignment.
  2. Schedule your exam.
  3. Take your exam.
  4. Manage your certification progress.

Exams purchased on the Sun web site may be used only in the United States. If you reside outside the United States, check the web site to inquire about products delivered in another country.

Each exam has approximately 60 questions, and you have 120 minutes to take the exam. After you have taken a certification exam, log in to the Certification Database to do the following:

  • Update your contact information.
  • View your personal test history for certification tests.
  • Download or upload Sun Certified Java Developer or Architect assignments.
  • View your progress toward a certification.
  • Submit an online help request to customer service.

Instructors from Sun and its authorized partners are the best in the business. Our Instructor Certification Program provides a benchmark to help ensure you’re getting training that’s up to your high standards.

Sun provides complete learning solutions designed to help your team and organization develop expertise using Java technology APIs. In addition, Sun provides a comprehensive selection of education consulting services that help you develop the right training solution. See Organizations and Teams for more information.

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ForensiT Domain Migration #windows, #data, #migration, #solutions, #technology, #developer, #system, #it,


User Profile Wizard 3.12

Simple. Scalable. Low cost

User Profile Wizard 3.12 is the latest version of ForensiT s powerful workstation migration tool. User Profile Wizard will migrate your current user profile to your new user account so that you can keep all your existing data and settings.

Large-scale migration made easy

User Profile Wizard has been used to automatically migrate hundreds of thousands of workstations to new domains. It can be used to migrate workstations to a new domain from any existing Windows network, or from a Novell NDS network; it can join standalone computers to a domain for the first time, or migrate workstations from a domain back to a workgroup.

No need to lose personal data and settings

A User Profile is where Windows stores your stuff. Normally, when you change your user account Windows will create a new profile for you, and you lose all your data and settings – your “My Documents”, “My Pictures” and “My Music” files and all the other information that makes your computer personal to you, like your desktop wallpaper, Internet favorites and the lists of documents you’ve recently opened.

User Profile Wizard is an easy-to-use migration tool that means this doesn’t need to happen – you can simply migrate your original profile to your new user account. User Profile Wizard does not move, copy or delete any data. Instead it configures the profile “in place” so that it can be used by your new user account. This makes the process both very fast and very safe.

With the User Profile Wizard Deployment Kit you can build a scalable, enterprise solution to automatically migrate tens of thousands of workstations.

Scalable – up or down

Unlike some alternatives, User Profile Wizard does not assume that there is an enterprise directory in place. It supports all environments from Small Business Server through to a Global Domain Consolidation.


  • Migrates all user profile data and settings on Windows XP/Windows 7/8 and Windows 10
  • Automatically joins a machine to a new domain
  • Supports domain migrations over a VPN
  • Supports all Active Directory and Samba domains
  • Migrates from a domain back to a workgroup
  • Includes Enterprise strength scripting support
  • Supports push migrations of remote machines
  • Tried and trusted – over one million licenses sold

Corporate and Professional Editions

User Profile Wizard comes in two editions. Read our User Profile Wizard Feature Comparison to find out what features are availble in the Corporate and Professional editions. The Corporate Edition is licensed per workstation. The Professional Edition is licensed per technician.

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The Web Developer Bootcamp #web #developer #courses #online


The Web Developer Bootcamp

Hi! Welcome to the Web Developer Bootcamp, the only course you need to learn web development. There are a lot of options for online developer training, but this course is without a doubt the most comprehensive and effective on the market. Here’s why:

  • This is the only online course taught by a professional bootcamp instructor.
  • 94% of my bootcamp students go on to get full-time developer jobs. Most of them are complete beginners when I start working with them.
  • The previous 2 bootcamp programs that I taught cost $14,000 and $21,000. This course is just as comprehensive but with brand new content for a fraction of the price.
  • Everything I cover is up-to-date and relevant to today’s developer industry. No PHP or other dated technologies. This course does not cut any corners.
  • This is the only complete beginner full-stack developer course that covers NodeJS.
  • We build 13+ projects, including a gigantic production application called YelpCamp. No other course walks you through the creation of such a substantial application.
  • The course is constantly updated with new content, projects, and modules. Think of it as a subscription to a never-ending supply of developer training.
  • You get to meet my dog Rusty!

When you’re learning to program you often have to sacrifice learning the exciting and current technologies in favor of the “beginner friendly” classes. With this course, you get the best of both worlds. This is a course designed for the complete beginner, yet it covers some of the most exciting and relevant topics in the industry.

Throughout the course we cover tons of tools and technologies including:

This course is also unique in the way that it is structured and presented. Many online courses are just a long series of “watch as I code” videos. This course is different. I’ve incorporated everything I learned in my years of teaching to make this course not only more effective but more engaging. The course includes:

  • Lectures
  • Code-Alongs
  • Projects
  • Exercises
  • Research Assignments
  • Slides
  • Downloads
  • Readings
  • Too many pictures of my dog Rusty

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I got into this industry because I love working with people and helping students learn. Sign up today and see how fun, exciting, and rewarding web development can be!

Какова целевая аудитория?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn about web development, regardless of previous experience
  • It s perfect for complete beginners with zero experience
  • It s also great for anyone who does have some experience in a few of the technologies(like HTML and CSS) but not all
  • If you want to take ONE COURSE to learn everything you need to know about web development, take this course


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MaLa Frontend for Arcade Cabinets #frontend #web #developer


What is MaLa?

MaLa is a multi emulator front-end designed for all 32bit Windows operating systems (I have had reports it work fine on 64 bit). It supports the Windows command line version of MAME with XML ROM info (> 0.84), PC Games and all command line based emulators. You can easily make it run on earlier versions of mame (as I do) by using a XML file generated by a later version.

Who needs Mala?

Anyone who wants to launch MAME and other Games (emulated or not) from an Interface that does not look like ‘windows’, can be controlled with Arcade Controls, is simple and versatile to suit your cab to get you playing the games you love quickly.

What Features does Mala Have?

  • Rotatable in any direction (0, 90, 180, 270) on the fly for horizontal and vertical screens
  • Controllable by arcade controllers with configurable controller settings for all front end functions
  • Controller detection: rotate and load game list depending on the controls that were touched (cocktail tables)
  • On the fly programming of keyboard encoders
  • Mouse support for trackballs, spinner and dials
  • Virtual shift. key, full control with less controls
  • Keyboard hook and hotkeys. No need for wrappers or specialized emulator versions
  • Hardware Support: MaLa Hardware (LED + LCD), Ultimarc PacDrive (LED), BetaBrite Displays, serial LCD, GGG LEDWiz (LED), Ultimarc UltraStik360.
  • LED Attract mode
  • Comprehensive game list filter options and memorized filter sets
  • Plugins – including support for hardware like LedWiz, Serial LCD’s & Ultrastick (you can make your own if you can code in C++ or Delphi)
  • No ini file editing
  • . AND MORE.

MaLa is free and totally unrestricted, but if you find yourself using it regularly, any token donation is certainly welcome.

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About Author: MaLa was conceived and written by the talented Stefan ‘swindus’ Windus.

In early 2008 he focused his coding talents on other projects and kindly passed all the source code onto Simon ‘Loadman’ Loader.

Loadman now manages the Website and further development.

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SD Times – Software Development News #a #software #developer


Currently, IT teams are moving a mile a minute in their cloud-enabled environments, and for many, the pennies are starting to add up. The average U.S. business predicts it will spend $1.8M on the cloud in 2017, and organizations with more than 1,000 employees predict they will spend $10M or more. And shockingly, RightScale estimates

While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many., an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year

Google announced the Android Testing Support Library 1.0. The library is an extensive framework for testing Android apps. According to the company, the latest version is a major update to existing testing APIs and features new capabilities, enhances performance stability, and addresses bugs. Features include: Espresso improvements, ProviderTestRule, Grant Permission Rule, Android Test Orchestrator, and

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Maintaining high quality data is essential for operational efficiency, meaningful analytics and good long-term customer relationships. But, when dealing with multiple sources of data, data quality becomes complex, so you need to know when you should build a custom data quality tools over canned solutions. To answer this question, it is important to understand the


Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Time: 1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT User interfaces often utilize components such as grids and tables to help users browse and understand data. Today’s large data sets require sophisticated capabilities to ensure users can effectively comprehend data while remaining flexible and responsive. Building this functionality is time consuming, has integration

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If you make, manage, or purchase software, then you need to address software security. In The Hiker’s Guide to Software Security, we’ll fill you in on the seven must-have items you’ll need to make it to the end of the trail. This quick guide can help even the most experienced of travelers, so start reading it today.

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Application security testing is a starting block, not the finish line. It’s a critical and necessary component of every security program. However, “penetrate and patch” application testing alone is not a security strategy at all. The most effective software security initiatives (SSI) are fine-tuned to fit an organization and built to scale around your staff,

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Instant Apps is a new technology, built by the Android team at Google with input from Branch, that allows you to segment portions of an Android app to load immediately when a link is clicked. Theses segments (also referred to as “splits”) are not the full version of the Android app, and the user will

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Digital transformation is a journey, not a destination. And every journey has a starting point. What you do next depends on where you begin. Get the digital business transformation playbook for CIOs. This 27-page Forrester report identifies 6 levers of change across your business, in addition to providing a self-assessment tool and roadmap to propel


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Our APIs #e-commerce #developer


Meet the APIs

APIs are powering business in ways we couldn’t have imagined not so long ago. Best Buy’s easy-to-use catalog of APIs gives users access to a wide range of data across the history of, including product, store, category and more. Come on in and build a query, dig into our data and join the Best Buy API community.

Sure, Best Buy is about more than the products we sell, but we know that’s what most folks are here for. The Best Buy Products API provides a simple, REST-based interface for our entire product catalog, past and present. This includes pricing, availability, specifications, descriptions, and images for more than one million current and historical products. Most product information is updated near real-time, including product pricing.

The Best Buy catalog covers a lot of ground. That’s a good thing, but it can also be daunting to navigate. Our Categories API allows you to traverse the many categories on BESTBUY.COM and perform product searches based on category names or identifiers. The Categories API also allows you to search for specific product attributes within a specific category (example: TVs less than $100), search using multiple product attributes within a specific category (example: TVs released in the last year that are less than $100) or look at Best Buy taxonomy to better search and present Best Buy product data (example: HD TVs released in the last year that are less than $100).

Looking for data on Best Buy stores? Our Stores API provides addresses, location, hours and services offered for all Best Buy stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, including Best Buy Mobile locations and Best Buy Express kiosks. You can even query the Products API together with the Stores API to find in-store availability of products.

The Best Buy Recommendations API is just the ticket when you want to make relevant, timely product suggestions. Our API allows you to easily pull our Trending, Most Viewed and Also Viewed products based on customer behavior at BESTBUY.COM. Or if you prefer, you can also look up similar products based on a SKU.

Provides access to our Open Box inventory including condition, reduced prices and other helpful product information.

Provides seamless purchasing and product fulfillment through at home delivery or in-store pick-up for partner e-commerce sites and web-based businesses.



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53 Web Developer Jobs in Sacramento County, CA #web #developer #sacramento


Web Developer Jobs in Sacramento County, CA

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. WebDevelopment experience Web Maintenance experience Network Administration experience Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an information technology/Web-related. Job Description Develop and maintain APIs, public-facing web sites, & intranet properties. Responsible for maintenance of apps affecting multiple departments. Manage web.



Are you a talented Application Developer or WebDeveloper with experience in front end, middle layer and back end application development? Are you seeking a new opportunity. to work on an exciting project? We have a strong network of clients who are seeking Application Developers and WebDevelopers who enjoy working with full stack development. Our clients range from small. DOE

WebDeveloper / Software Engineer (Mid-Level to Senior)


FullStack Labs is a fast growing software consultancy with offices in Sacramento, CA and Washington, D.C. We build web, desktop, and mobile applications for businesses, from small startups to large enterprises, and were looking for experienced developers to.


. and prototyping YOU’LL FOCUS ON Technical leadership and architecture Full-stack web application development Rapid prototyping User stories BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE 5-8 years of relevant. experience (agency or consultancy a plus) High proficiency with Ruby on Rails and React.js High proficiency in full stack webdevelopment Experience with cloud service platforms Experience.



. For this role, we’re looking for someone with experience in backend webdevelopment using Java, writing web applications using a test-driven deployment approach, and using relational and non. Java Writing the back-ends of modern open-source web applications Developing and consuming web -based, RESTful APIs Test-driven deployment Automated unit, integration, and acceptance.

. on issues related to information reporting systems. TheSBIA is responsible for data mining, business intelligence (BI), and webdevelopment to generate reporting applications solutions.


. Must have a proven track record in web /mobile sales and in the cultivation and development of new business/ non-traditional business. Experience in TV/Radio sales Solid negotiation. formal and interpersonal communication skills. Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred Must have a proven track record in web /mobile sales and in the cultivation and development of new.



WebDeveloper with Ruby on Rails


Seeking a WebDeveloper with Ruby on Rails to add to a fantastic team The organization is growing and has a great opportunity for a WebDeveloper to work with a group of UX/Visual. a WebDeveloper someone with state of the art CSS, JavaScript, HTML skills. Experience working with Foundation, Angular or Bootstrap. The systems run on Amazon Web Services. DOE

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Fun facts for Web Developer jobs in Sacramento County, CA

The average salary for open Web Developer jobs is currently $93,302, 14% lower than the national average salary for all jobs which is $108,036.

1 new job listings for this search have been found in the last calendar day, compared with 8 in the last 72 hours and 15 in the last week.

There are 53 vacancies for Web Developer roles in Sacramento County, CA available immediately, compared to 20 in Sacramento, CA.

The Adzuna recency index score for this search is 1.24, suggesting that demand for vacancies for Web Developer roles in Sacramento County, CA is increasing.

The standard deviation of salaries for the results of this search is 62,043.

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How To Code an HTML5 #shopping #cart #developer


How To Code an HTML5/CSS3 Shopping Cart Webpage Layout

I ve wanted to put together a frontend web tutorial for a few months now. These types of articles provide an excellent point of reference for new designers who are growing accustomed to popular UI/UX trends. Specifically for designers who aren t sure where to go on their next project, and may need a small boost of inspiration to get there.

For this tutorial I put together a small agile eCommerce checkout page. The structure itself is centered and running a fixed width to ensure an even layout regardless of the web browser. There are no jQuery animations or dynamic effects, so the layout itself is meant to be a single page running on CSS2/CSS3. Take a peek at my live demo to get an idea of the final product.

Getting Started

I have only included a single external file named styles.css in the document header. This will include a list of typical page resets along with common elements for structuring the cart itself. I chose to write this using an HTML table with the top heading and inner rows for shop products.

Naturally any table you write in HTML5 should utilize a thead followed by a table row with individual th elements. Every other row in the table should be using td cells, but the heading is a special circumstance. Also these headings will provide the spacing outline for how the table is structured I ve created a max width of 600px with 5 columns in total.

These columns break down into a product photo, the order quantity, the product name, the total cost for that item, and a trash can icon to remove any items from the cart with a single click. Each row is set to a fixed width using pixels for the width/height properties. Since the layout isn t responsive I figured this makes the table sit nicer without any excess spacing.

I also created a number of items in the list, but the code above is just one example of the first product row. Inside the tbody element each row represents a product item when using the class .productitm. These rows have extra spacing and a border to separate them from each other. Also notice the quantity input uses the numeric type, as opposed to a text field type.

In Google Chrome this gives the user small up/down arrows to quickly update values. Other browsers don t seem to have this native support just yet. But I m almost positive there are jQuery plugins out there which can replicate this effect if you need full browser support.

Bottom Row Structure

Looking down towards the very bottom of the table you ll find the last 3 lines are somewhat different. They contain the shipping+tax costs, then finally the grand total along with a checkout button. This button is styled in a way using open source CSS3 gradients from a CodePen entry. It s also using a fixed width and height, but can be manually resized or updated to increase the font size or something similar.

Since this isn t a real form I used a button element in place of a typical submit input. Since these rows do not follow the same structure as the headings I m including lots of colspan attributes on some of the table cells. This will span over a multitude of cells to better organize the prices so that they re easier to read.

I find this to be an elegant solution because everything is fairly clear right off the bat. If you needed to add some extra features it wouldn t be difficult to widen the layout and create more room for the content or even create more table columns altogether!

CSS Page Styles

I m using some typical page resets I created from the Eric Meyers template. The page background is called Old Map downloaded from Subtle Patterns. I also worked to include a simple rounded font creating one big bold title and finally settling on Fredoka One through Google Web Fonts.

This is all pretty easy to understand but not everyone is a supporter of total resets. Bootstrap doesn t use tremendous blocks of resets and keeps more to a standard baseline ultimately it s your call as a developer. Now the title and page itself have been broken down into smaller divs contained inside the outer wrapper.

Box shadows and other properties are used for a more elegant look. Designers are lucky that modern-day trends have evolved around CSS3 so that we can move away from repeating background images for shadows or rounded corners.

The Shopping Cart

Playing around with the table was a somewhat annoying process. Using border-box will redefine how content is structured internally, along with how margins padding will be applied. My table also uses border-collapse for resetting as much default functionality as possible.

I ve chosen to create individual classes for each of the columns in the header. The only purpose is to give them a fixed width setting that will not change, regardless of each internal cell s contents. All this content is centered within each cell to provide a natural-looking space between each row. Products in the cart use a row height of 65px along with a line-height of this same value. Now we have text that is centered vertically and horizontally no matter what complete width is being applied to the document.

I wanted to use light text for the labels to keep visitors focused on the important text. This is also why you ll notice a bright blue background appended to the tax+shipping row. This is similar in the row with the submit button and it makes everything easier to skim from a distance.

All of the button styles can be found on CodePen along with some additional button colors. I ve merely updated the text to be larger and easier to read with an internal text shadow.

Using CSS3 gradients in backgrounds can give your layout a modern look that isn t always possible with regular CSS2 properties. The button s active state also appends an inner shadow into the button, appearing to sink down into the page itself. I hope these CSS examples can provide some inspiration when building a newer style layout. Also try browsing through CodePen in some free time you may be surprised at the quality of code snippets you can find there.


There are probably 1001 different ways to create a checkout/shopping cart webpage. It s given me deeper insight towards frontend web development, and how tutorials like this can become a prominent learning tool. Feel free to download a copy of my source code and try building a similar cart into your own eCommerce project. Additionally if you have any questions or comments about the article you can share with us in the post discussion area below.

Author: Jake Rocheleau


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What is DevOps (Development and Operations)? Webopedia Definition #enterprise, #developer, #software,


DevOps – development and operations

DevOps (dev elopment and op erations ) is an enterprise software development phrase used to mean a type of agile relationship between development and IT operations. The goal of DevOps is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication and collaboration between these two business units.

Why Do We Need DevOps in the Enterprise?

In the enterprise there is a need to break down silos, where business units operate as individual entities within the enterprise where management, processes and information are guarded. On the software development side and for those working in IT operations there needs to be better communication and collaboration to best serve the IT business needs of the organization.

DevOps Culture

One answer to breaking down enterprise silos is the move towards a DevOps-based culture that partners developers with operations staff to ensure the organization achieves optimal running of software with minimal problems. This culture is one that supports a willingness to work together and share.

The DevOps culture puts a focus on creating a fast and stable work flow through development and IT operations. One main goal of DevOps is to deploy features into production quickly and to detect and correct problems when they occur, without disrupting other services.

DevOps Principles

DevOps is not based on stringent methodologies and processes: it is based on professional principles that help business units collaborate inside the enterprise and break down the traditional silos. The guiding principles of DevOps include culture, measurement, automation and sharing.

DevOps is considered to be a new approach to the more traditional application lifecycle management (ALM) process.

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