Category open source

[Talk] Using Lucene/Solr to Surface the Big Data of Social Media

[Excuse the sounds issues happening at different points during the video] The following talk is from Glenn Engstrand, formerly a Senior Software Engineer from the platform team at Zoosk. It’s just about 38 min long. I found it interesting in regards to using SOLR search functionalities for building a scalable system handling millions of users and […]

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is the newest code editor provided my Microsoft and is intended to make easier the code-writing process we go trough. Let’s get one fact straight here. Visual Studio Code is not Visual Studio. And it does not aim at replacing it. Instead, see it as a code editor containing the key elements […]

A way of becoming a great developer

Beware of how you spend your scarce cognitive resources. Enjoy this Fluent 2015 presentation, by Kathy Sierra, about the important elements to care about in one’s pursuit of greatness. This doesn’t only apply to technologies, or web, or coding, but to almost anything.

Understand APIs

Eventually, you’ll work with APIs. Then, you’ll hear about REST and other things like Http request methods, OAuth and other various elements. Check out the video below in which few APIs including Youtube’s, Facebook’s, GoogleMaps are describled. Take a look, there is a big chance you find this useful.

Monitor your Mac traffic through Fiddler on your Windows VM

I work on a Mac computer. I develop both on Mac and Windows. A lot of times I find myself trying to intercept some traffic coming from my Mac on my Fiddler instance which lives on my Windows VM. The main reason for this is the fact that I haven’t been able to successfully use […]

.NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux, and Visual Studio Community

Things are being awesome!!! Microsoft is going bold with .NET as Open Source. It will be available on Mac and Linux and the Visual Studio Community is going to benefit as never before. Scott Hanselman said it so greatly that I cannot add anything on top of that. Click the picture below and get on […]

What’s new in Visual Studio 2013

I’ve been using VS2013 for a little while now and I love what I see. Year after year, I can clearly see the hard work and dedication that the team at Microsoft is putting in building better tools. Below is a very interesting video done by Scott Hanselman to describe some of the great features […]