development
Blazor Q/A with Tim Corey
· ☕ 8 min read
There is very little information about Blazor on the internet. Even less as far as enterprise / professional Blazor development is concerned. Blazor is not exactly new, but still, it feels more as an undercover platform, even today in May of 2020. This Q/A session with Tim Corey is meant to fill the gap. Tim is a software developer, consultant, trainer, and Microsoft MVP. He runs a YouTube channel dedicated to making the process of learning software development easier.

A Typical Freelancer's Work Day
· ☕ 6 min read
First and foremost, this is not an article to brag about how cool it is to be a freelancer. This is just the cold truth about the issues no-one is talking about. What it can be like, what you need to prepare for, if you consider becoming one. The views expressed here are exactly my own, you are free to disagree and post your ideas in your own blog or another public resource. The goal is to help other developers who are struggling in their career. Help them understand they are not alone with those problems. So let us get started, shall we?

Angular - Senior developer interview questions
· ☕ 5 min read
How do you recognize a good developer at interview stage? Are they excited by learning new things or are they tired from it? Do they wake up and realize they still have not yet learnt everything they could? Or do they always know enough to just get by? When technology becomes obsolete every 2 years, 20 years of experience helps little. You are great at writing loops? Sorry folks, now we do functional programming.

Definition of Maintainable Code
· ☕ 5 min read
There are several stages of maintainable code, each suitable for a particular situation. Let us call each stage a maintainability level. The higher the level, the more maintainable code is, and the more time it takes to write in this way. Do you always need the best possible maintainability?

Enterprise Software Development Priorities
· ☕ 4 min read
In enterprise software development with lots of money involved, it often ends up being poured into the following 3 categories; Business (business need, correctness of software in regard to business workflows), Quality (ease of maintainability, lack of bugs, need fewer developers), and Speed (hire offshore, copy paste code, cut corners).

Visual Studio 2013 Static Activation Key option
· ☕ 1 min read
Some people complaint about the need to sign in to Visual Studio 2013 for it to run, without a possibility of running a disconnected/offline setup. Introducing a static activation key licensing option (which I just discovered) - you can obtain it from your MSDN subscription page.

VB.NET - Different Output in Designer VS Runtime
· ☕ 2 min read
Let's say you want your custom control display empty string in a certain field, if it has a default value. For example, if your Text field on a custom Label control is identical to its name, show Text field as blank. Would be nice if it worked both ways, i.e. leaving Text field blank would make it identical to the name (or following a certain pattern).