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  • The best email client for Windows? Mailbird goes multi-account.

    Posted December 3, 2013 - 9:00 am

    In my never ending quest to find an email program I like, and one that can handle the absurd amount of email I get, I gave Mailbird a shot about 12 months back. At the time the deal breaker was that it couldn’t handle multiple accounts, but last week Mailbird remedied that.
  • The Tools We Love: Part I

    Posted November 28, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Throughout this month I’ve detailed products and tools which I’ve found to be invaluable in my professional career. Here is a summary of the first installment of Tools we love.
  • Tools we love: TestFlight

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 9:00 am

    If you’re an iOS developer and you haven’t yet heard of TestFlight, prepare yourself for some happiness. TestFlight is a web service that lets you remotely provision test devices and deploy beta builds via e-mail - for free.
  • Tools we love: Fiddler

    Posted November 19, 2013 - 1:00 am

    Debugging and analyzing web traffic is hard. Fiddler makes the process much easier by giving you deep insight into HTTP/HTTPS traffic. This complete set of web debugging tools can expose redirect issues, boost site performance, and improve app security - all for free.
  • Tools we love: Notepad++

    Posted November 15, 2013 - 1:00 am

    Notepad++ is an advanced text and source code editor for Windows. It’s also the most used piece of free software in our office. Everyone - from the developers to the marketers to the interns - uses Notepad++.
  • Tools we love: The Responsinator

    Posted November 12, 2013 - 1:00 am

    The Responsinator is a dead simple tool for viewing a web page in all of the the most popular screen sizes all at once. This allows you to rapidly test your responsive design.
  • Windows Azure update extravaganza

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 1:00 am

    The folks at Redmond have been cranking out updates, new features, and expanded functionality in rapid succession over the past few months. This time around it’s the often overlooked cloud platform Azure that is benefiting from a fresh set of improvements.
  • 5 free tools to power up your social media influence

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    Want to make sure that you're getting the most out of your use of social media? I've rounded up five free tools that will help power up your influence on Twitter, Facebook, and others.
  • The cost of holiday season cyber attacks? $500K per hour!

    Posted October 29, 2013 - 9:48 am

    Cyber attacks are always bad news for companies that make their money through online retail. But the price tag for attacks during the all-important holiday season is eye-popping, according to a new study by RSA Security and The Ponemon Institute.
  • Serve more sites faster with ASP.NET App Suspend

    Posted October 16, 2013 - 8:00 am

    Anyone who has hosted websites on a Windows Server using IIS knows how painfully slow the response time is on the first request to a site. With the latest version of the .NET Framework 4.5.1, a new feature called App Suspend aims to correct that issue and boost hosting density at the same time.
  • Unix: Having your way with strace

    Posted October 14, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    Ever need to look into a Unix process to see exactly what it's doing? The ps and top commands only give you a bird's eye view of what's going on. But strace will let you peer into a process' inner workings.
  • How to find out what's taking up space on your hard drive

    Posted October 11, 2013 - 12:00 am

    With the move toward faster, more power efficient solid state disks (SSD) in laptops and desktops, storage space has become a factor once again. If you find yourself low on disk space and are seeking a clue as to where your free space has gone, here’s how to find out.
  • How to prepare for the CISSP

    Posted October 6, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    The CISSP is a valuable certification, but it takes a lot more than just your many years of experience to prepare for it. You will likely have to learn about a lot of technology and processes that you’ve never worked with, some of it not especially current and all of it a lot less vendor-specific than you’ve ever imagined.
  • Unix: Tracking disk space usage

    Posted September 16, 2013 - 4:43 pm

    No matter how much disk space you add to a system, sooner or later you're going to run short. But watching disk space get slowly used up is a lot like watching grass grow. How do you avoid a disk space crisis and avoid being lulled into a data stupor?
  • The $1 million a year software developer

    Posted August 28, 2013 - 6:00 am

    The unfortunate story of a Wall Street programmer who went to jail for code theft also demonstrates how one man became a million dollar developer
  • Mobile app development: The important distinction of quality over quantity

    Posted August 7, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Capitalism is a strange animal. Its practice is interpreted differently from person to person, company to company, and generation to generation. The goal of course is always the same - to make a profit - but the path to profits is what defines you as a person or entity.
  • Review

    PasswordBox - One password to rule them all?

    Posted July 2, 2013 - 8:00 am

    There has been some degree of hype recently around the start up PasswordBox. Their goal is near to my heart - create a single solution to manage all of your username and passwords online. With high hopes I jumped in line for their 1 Million account giveaway and was supplied with an account in just a few days.
  • Glimpse - A Heads-Up Display for ASP.NET development

    Posted June 21, 2013 - 12:00 am

    If you’re a .NET developer, you know that a lot of what happens with web development can seem like black magic. Much of the grittiness involved with today’s complicated web services is masked from your control to make things easier on you and allow you to program faster. The side effect to this is that some aspects of debugging - particularly performance tracing - can be made more difficult.
  • Unix: Rewriting history

    Posted June 16, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    The history feature in Unix shells can save you a lot of time when typing long, fairly repetitious commands, but don't count on it to accurately represent history.
  • How to validate password strength using a regular expression

    Posted June 11, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Password strength requirements are a hot topic as of late due to a slew of compromised sites and services exposing millions of user accounts to hackers. To no one’s surprise, the most used passwords are embarrassingly weak. “password” anyone?
  • Rise of the Business Analyst

    Posted May 30, 2013 - 9:36 am

    If there was ever a good time to be a Business Analyst it’s now, and here's why
  • Need $30,000? Try referring a developer to HubSpot

    Posted May 28, 2013 - 6:00 am

    One company has (way) upped the ante in the search for good software engineers
  • Choosing a virtualization strategy for general purpose web hosting

    Posted May 24, 2013 - 8:00 am

    The concept behind server virtualization is simple - you have a powerful piece of hardware that no single application or service can fully utilize, so you allocate many smaller servers (virtual machines) to run simultaneously on a single device.
  • If you need ammo, Bing is your search engine

    Posted May 8, 2013 - 6:00 am

    If comparing Bing and Google on regular search results isn’t enough, try comparing them based on autocomplete suggestions
  • IRS's big data play built on shaky foundations

    Posted April 11, 2013 - 10:04 am

    The IRS is scaring taxpayers silly this season with boasts about its Big Data prowess and 'robo audits.' But recent reports suggest the agency is struggling to keep its IT operations afloat.
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