The H-1B visa is commonly known as the Professional Worker's Visa and has been heavily used in the finance and tech industries as a tool for recruiting top international talent into information technology, software engineering and other specialized jobs in the information economy. A recent article in the New York Times, headlined "Large…Continue
Added by John Robert Egan on November 11, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments
It used to be that to develop with Microsoft technologies developers would have to pay up for development tools if they wanted the best experience. These days with all the options developers have, getting someone to pay for tools can be difficult.
Recently I wiped of one of my development machines and realized this is no longer the case while installing various tools.
It's well known that Microsoft has been moving towards open sourcing many of their projects like…
Sooner or later, everyone who is in the tech field for the long run bumps up against the U.S. immigration system. The tech talent pool is global, our engineering schools have plenty of international grads looking to be placed into U.S. jobs, and smart international investors are looking for U.S. tech entrepreneurs to back. And the unanimous reaction to the immigration encounter is “the U.S. immigration system really sucks!”
Added by John Robert Egan on August 7, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments
As a continuation of my blog posts regarding continuous delivery, I shall explore the continuous delivery options for WordPress websites since I was recently been involved in such a project.
One changing component of a WordPress website is its templates, which are written in PHP. This PHP source can be version controlled quite easily and integrated with a continuous delivery system.
However, another changing component of a WordPress website is its plugins and their…Continue
Added by David Chung on August 3, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments
We’re celebrating our having picked up two more engagements in June, for the States of Georgia and Oklahoma, with a tip of the hat to Andrew Hoppin (NuCivic.com) who, several years ago, got me focused on a business model based on long distance, distributed project teams. Justin, of course, continues to do the heavy lifting.
Lately I’ve been reviewing issues of long distance worker health and safety, and of information security with respect to access to corporate information from the…Continue
Added by Robert J. Vitello on June 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments
Hi TechHui! I wanted to let you know that HTDC has an RFP out, looking for business mentors on Maui, Hawaii Island, and Kauai, to help small businesses grow as well as to represent HTDC. If you are interested, please check out the RFP. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested as well! Last chance to ask questions regarding…Continue
Added by Cindy Matsuki on June 26, 2015 at 3:33pm — No Comments
I like to hone my problem-solving skills by going over some programming contest questions and I also like to use programming contest problems in interviews because it allows me to gauge whether the candidate is a just a coder or a problem solver. That's not to say that if you can't come up with a correct solution, you aren't a problem solver -- if I'm the interviewer, I'm more interested in how you approach the problem and whether you can break up and present the problem in an abstract…Continue
Added by David Chung on June 8, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
Added by Robert J. Vitello on April 27, 2015 at 3:15am — No Comments
In my last blog post I wrote about Windows 10 preview for phones. Yesterday Microsoft released the latest technical preview for Windows 10 on desktops, build 10061. With the rumored end of July release date of Windows 10 here is a look at where Windows 10 is today. The current build is the most refined one yet, but is still very buggy and hopefully…Continue
Say you are writing a web app that will help its users optimize their companies' online marketing. In that case your web app would need to be able to access its users google analytics web site data. The way you allow your site users to authorize your web app to to access their google analytics data, is with Oauth2. Oauth2 is a security protocol for third party application authorization. When a user visits your web app, you present them with a link that will take them to a google page…Continue
Added by Leo D on April 22, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
“I never want to become a teacher.” — 20 year old me.
I stood at a crossroads as a junior in college. Organic Chemistry had destroyed any hope I had of going to medical school. I had declared Biology as my major, but I began to have second thoughts. I fell back on the thing I was good at, which was Mathematics. Still, I wasn’t sure what I would do with that degree.…Continue
Having worked on many software projects written in C#, I've come to prefer certain conventions when creating the architecture of a C# project. In this highly opinionated blog post, I will share these personal preferences, which I hope may be of some value to the reader.
If possible, I prefer not to hunt down projects that ultimately make up the product. If a product is a collection of projects, then I think this should be bundled as a Visual…Continue
Added by David Chung on April 13, 2015 at 12:02am — No Comments
We (v257 LLC) picked up some new assignments this month with Justin leading projects for our business partner, NuCivic, in a collaboration with IBM and the World Bank. We’re managing the development of Open Data web sites for the governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia. And we’re managing another project to enhance an Open Source software package that’s used on the …
Added by Robert J. Vitello on April 2, 2015 at 2:04am — No Comments
When I first started learning Ruby on Rails back in 2007, one thing was made clear: don’t even try setting it up on a Windows machine. Since then, we had some open source projects like RailsInstaller that make it really easy to set up a development environment on your machine. Also, with the advent of virtual machines…Continue
Added by George Lee on March 25, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments
People who know me know that I’ve been pretty busy lately. People who really know me know that I’m actually slammed. Yet, I’m taking a personal challenge to complete a small application in the month of March. As it turns out, I have an idea for a small bite-sized application that I can build in a month. It’s also a great chance to challenge myself to learn new frameworks and libraries.
About 15 seconds into this video you'll hear an alarm from an iOS app called Yurekuru, which is a…Continue
I was sitting at my desk on the 6th floor with a fresh cup of coffee that I bought from Tully's downstairs. They're a bit pricey, but they smelled and tasted so good I could never resist. I usually got a hot cup of the daily special and did so that day.
Took a few sips and started a discussion with a colleague about the project that we were on.
The desk I was assigned to was in the corner with a window overlooking a major street and I could see down it all the way to Shimbashi…Continue
The slightly misnamed SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) protocol is in a sense a type-strong version of the much better know JSON interchange format. The Ruby community clearly doesn't have as much affection for SOAP as the Java and .Net communities, but that makes sense as Ruby is a dynamic language with duck typing, which meshes better in philosophy with the lightweight JSON format, rather than the much more expressive and heavyweight SOAP format.
If given the choice between…Continue
Added by Leo D on March 9, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Nearly 2 years ago I blogged about my experiences using Windows Phone for 6 months. I’m back to update my impression of Windows Phone as a whole and also blog about Windows 10 for phones. Windows Phone has gone through several updates and in early February 2015 Microsoft released the first Tech Preview for Windows 10 on…Continue
Added by Douglas Ching on March 2, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments