Web Development

Salesforce is Looking for Engineers and Developers

Salesforce is bigger than you realize. In fact, it’s even bigger than Igor Pesenson realized when he first started working there more than four years ago as a quality assurance engineer. Originally, Pesenson interned at the company and thought he knew the product. But when he was hired full time, he was shocked at the size of Salesforce’s complete offering. It took him months to understand the application’s various components and how his particular team’s work fit into the greater… continue…

I Want You, and I Want Your Passion

A Dramatic Leader
No, this isn’t a personal ad. We’re looking for people who might like to guide one of our Talent Communities. You’d be the person who gives voice to those who work in your particular specialty, sharing your thoughts and lessons by blogging, answering questions in the discussion boards, and helping identify conferences, organizations and other resources that can help people develop their skills. Yes, it requires some effort, but it’s designed to be manageable. We know you have a day… continue…

Four Crowdsourced App-Testing Services to Check Out

Good ratings in Google Play and the Amazon App store are the lifeblood of a successful app. Top-rated apps in Google Play are frequently featured on the front page.  One way you get such prominence is to test, and test well. Testing on all available device configurations can be difficult and expensive if you have to acquire the hardware yourself. Reaching Beta users before launch can be equally daunting. One way to shorten the time between Beta and Production with… continue…

Three Good Linux Web Browsers

There are quite a variety of Web browsers you can use on Linux. They range from full-featured ones, like Firefox and Chrome, all the way down to the utilitarian Lynx command line browser. While the top two give an unsurpassed graphical experience, Lynx has a couple of tricks up its sleeve that you will find useful. Firefox Firefox is probably the best-known modern Web browser for Linux. It has been around, in various incantations, since 2004 and grew out of… continue…

Google’s Occupation of Australia with LEGO

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Google is building in Australia with LEGOs. I’m guessing that Build With Chrome originated with some Google developer’s 20% time. Perhaps a developer originally from Australia or New Zealand who likes playing Minecraft decided to create something a bit similar. As there are dozens of Minecraft clones, instead of using Minecraft voxel cubes, they decided to use an even better-known building material like LEGO bricks. Then, they implemented it as a mashup of Google Maps and LEGO bricks with 3D view… continue…

Seven Ways to Handle Really Hard Technical Interview Questions

It’s the job you really want. You are nervous, but have studied, prepped and researched. Then it happens – one of the interviewers asks you a hard question and you don’t know the answer. Should you try and fabricate a plausible response?  Tell them politely that you just don’t know?  How do you handle it? Here are some tips to help you break through and respond gracefully. Ask clarifying questions.  Before assuming you don’t know the answer, make sure you… continue…

Philly’s IT Growth Boosted By New Tech Corridor

Philly ranked No. 10 on Dice’s most recent list of the top metro areas for tech jobs and it appears to be getting larger. Fueling some of this growth is the emerging N3RD Street tech corridor in Philly’s Old City North Third Street neighborhood Currently, N3RD Street (“Nerd” Street, get it?) has 21 tech companies. A central force is Independents Hall, a co-working space described as a talent pool for many of the companies and a fusing element of the community through game nights, software user-group meet-ups,… continue…

Mobile HTML5 Not Ready for Big Time?

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Mobile HTML5 may not be ready for prime time. A couple of recent events have cast a shadow over the current suitability of HTML5 as the perfect replacement for Native Apps (on smartphones). First is the replacement of Facebook’s iOS app. Facebook acknowledges that it’s slow and needs to be better. The current App is actually written in HTML5, and it’s slow because every time you do something, it has to fetch a lot of data. Cell phone broadband responsiveness… continue…

StumbleUpon Engineer on Landing Jobs at SU

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Like many new companies in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, StumbleUpon’s greatest challenge is finding really smart people to work at its company. As a result, it pushes prospective candidates through a fairly rigorous recruiting process, says Nimish Parmar, a senior software engineer for StumbleUpon. The first stage begins with a rather common practice of having job candidates undergo a phone interview. It’s then followed up with a series of in-person interviews with your prospective boss, colleagues and, then,… continue…

eBay Senior Recruiter Touts Top Reasons to Join Company

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One comment job seekers repeatedly say they want from their next gig is to see the results of their hard work and believe in what they’re doing. Sound familiar? eBay’s senior technical recruiter says the ecommerce giant can deliver on that mark. The company’s engineers and IT staff not only see the results of their hard work, but also have an opportunity to use the products they build, simply by buying and selling stuff on eBay and paying for it… continue…