I build dual language systems - English and Spanish. It's my first time building a system in any language other than English and I came across this interesting issue the other day. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/953732335073144833 Let's take the name Martinez for this example. I've seen it entered with different case alphabets (upper, lower, mixed, Pascal) and also… Continue reading Handling accented characters searches
Let's say you have an Azure Logic app which needs to access resources on the client's on-premise network and the administrator for the 3rd party network wants to only allow specific IP addresses/ranges (a perfectly reasonable request), how will you accomplish this? Let's consider a couple of scenarios: Scenario 1: You have the Azure Logic… Continue reading How to find outgoing IP addresses for Azure Logic Apps
When we call someone using Siri, we're acting the same way someone did 140 years or so back and how an undertaker impacted the period in-between
Recently, I had to transition from a legacy messaging provider to Twilio for sending SMS messages and found it ridiculously simple. Also, the built-in hooks between different Azure services and Twilio appeared to have reduced the integration process to a few button clicks instead of code. Based on this experience, I wanted to show how easy it was to send a daily SMS message with zero coding.
How Copernicus would predict Windows XP's public lifespan
"Years of experience" = vanity metrics. When software teams search for new team members to add, most, if not all, such search filters involve "years of experience" and a large laundry list of skills as focal points. Using this concoction of "years of experience" and laundry list of skills as filter is a tricky proposition. Most tools can… Continue reading Experience-as-a-vanity-metric
In the 1973 movie (and 1971 novel) "The Day of the Jackal", the "good guy" Inspector Lebel, suspects that the only reason the assassin (The Jackal) is always one step ahead of them is because there is a leak within the special council designated to stop the assassin. Spoiler alert: Lebel weeds out the leak by… Continue reading Big O notation and The Jackal
Attendee: Make sure you sign up on the website, so organizers can get an accurate headcount. Show up early, the right sized t-shirts always run out faster. Build out your own agenda to optimize decision making during the event. If you don't like a session, move on to a different one 50 minutes is a short time,… Continue reading How to make the most of #OrlandoCC
The data presented to us is being techwashed, and real world items are being pushed below the fold. Last night I wanted to learn more about Rust (the programming language). So I googled "rust" with no context. This brought up the results: So, yay, Google showed me exactly what I wanted to see. But wait,… Continue reading Techwashing search results
Incorrect/under-utilization or exclusion of the in-house developer, is one of the major, but overlooked, reasons software projects by external consultants fail.