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Learning how to hire from Stack Overflow

Sam Rueby Software Development, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Take a look at how Stack Overflow quantifies the quality of a web developer. At first this just looks like a way to figure out what number to put into Stack Overflow’s Salary Calculator, but it’s actually saying a lot more than that. They are articulating what we should all be looking for in a development team. And the scale …

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Microsoft Edge can’t emulate old IE – now what?

Sam Rueby Web Development 0 Comments

I may be a Microsoft fan but I’m not an Edge fan. During a recent ceremonious “let’s audit the functionality in old IE”, I was disappointed to see that I was unable to emulate older versions of Internet Explorer (in addition to being disappointed you can no-longer dock the developer tools). We all thought Internet Explorer was bad but I’m …

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jQuery 3.0 breaking changes to hide() and show()

Sam Rueby CSS, Web Development 1 Comment

Show() and hide() were simplified (well, their internal implementation) and existing code that you wrote that uses them might not work anymore. Why break something so simple?! It wasn’t until I read their post that I understood that their job wasn’t so easy. There’s a few edge cases that don’t have simple answers. Problem #1: They’re not responsive When you call …

An example of Joni Trythall's flexbox cheat sheet

My favorite flexbox cheat sheet

Sam Rueby Uncategorized 0 Comments

@JoniTrythall is responsible for creating my favorite flexbox cheat sheet. I think the mix between a decision flowchart and illustrations to demonstrate the different declartions make it really simple to look for what you’re trying to accomplish. Check it out: http://jonibologna.com/flexbox-cheatsheet

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How to disable SSLv3 and RC4 ciphers in IIS

Sam Rueby Security, Web Development 2 Comments

There’s a great tool from Qualys SSL Labs that will test your server’s configuration for the HTTPS protocol. Somewhat-unfortunately, servers default configuration tends to favor compatibility over security. If you want to get your grade up to an A- or better you will have to make some configuration changes. Here’s what I did while using Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS. …

Sitefinity: How to use an HTML editor in a custom widget designer

Sam Rueby Sitefinity, Software Development, Web Development 2 Comments

It constantly shocks me that Telerik makes all of these fancy widgets and form controls but they’re somehow not painfully-easy to implement when creating custom widget designers. Even when using Telerik’s Visual Studio plugin Sitefinity Thunder, it’s not a simple point-and-click to use an HTML editor for a widget property. Well I need these widgets I create to be as …

1 Reasons You Won’t Believe Breaks Your Visual Studio Extension’s Options Page

Sam Rueby Software Development, Visual Studio 0 Comments

Yesterday I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure out why my Visual Studio extension’s Options Page no-longer updated or could be read. It was tested and working and after I made a few changes and tested again, I couldn’t read any of my extension’s properties in the Visual Studio options dialog. I even removed my options page entirely …