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Why I'm switching to Firefox this year
Why I'm switching to Firefox this year

It finally happened. After years and years of service, I have decided to say adios to Google Chrome (maybe just for now) and say hello to Firefox once again. Firefox was the first browser that I ever used heavily back in the day and at some point after Chrome caught my eye, I left it in the dust sitting in some version which is no longer supported.

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First Impressions of Microsoft SQL Operations Studio
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First Impressions of Microsoft SQL Operations Studio

Microsoft recently unveiled their new Microsoft SQL Operations Studio (in preview) application for Windows, Linux, and Mac. SQL Operations Studio is a lightweight and free management software for SQL Server much like SQL Server Management Studio. Nowadays, any full-stack developer will spend about half of their dev time in the database. Whether it be updating sprocs or generating reports or removing unused data, a solid database management system is key to perform well and to not waste too much time.

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Spending The Day With Opera Neon
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Spending The Day With Opera Neon

While not dominant in the world of web browsing, Opera hasn't given up hope just yet. It is still around and it looks like they are trying to step up their game with their newest Neon browser. And one thing is for certain. This is indeed a beautiful looking browser. Opera is marketing it as the future of web surfing. It features a very minimalistic look and feel and it essentially acts like its own self-sustained desktop. Desktop "icons" litter your home screen with your favorite websites. A screenshot of the site itself becomes the icon if no other icon is found, making for a clean searching experience.

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Taking Visual Studio Code For A Spin
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Taking Visual Studio Code For A Spin

If there's one thing that's for certain about Microsoft, it is that their IDE's are some of the best in the industry. And for any developer, this is a huge part of their programming life. Sure you can make and edit a website using just notepad and the old noggin'. But having a trusty aid by your side making sure you do it correctly is definitely beneficial. Visual Studio Code is one of Microsoft's latest creations that debuted a few months ago and that over 1 million people have downloaded already, and I'm finally taking it for a spin.

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creating your own it crowd
creating your own it crowd

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” Thus goes the punchline of one of Britain’s most entertaining and often surreal sitcoms of the 21st century, The IT Crowd. But while the zany antics of Moss, Roy and Jen may belong squarely in the realm of fiction (and rarely have much, if anything at all to do with IT) they do capture what it’s like to work in IT support in broad terms every now and then. There’s a whole lot more to IT support than asking people if they’ve tried rebooting their thin client (although you will likely do it at least once). If you have entrepreneurial ambitions you may come straight out the gate wanting to start your own IT crowd, delivering bespoke IT and communications systems to small businesses and making the world a better place one query at a time.

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3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 Ways To Start A Freelance Career With Programming

Want to make money with your programming skills but don’t want to work for someone else? There are many ways in which you can go freelance as a programmer and be your own boss. Here are just three options to consider.

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minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
Minigame: Adding Interactivity To A New Website

Being able to keep your users hooked on your site for as long as possible is very important in modern business. The more they shop around your website, the more likely they will be to spend money, but achieve this goal can feel impossible. One of the best ways to do it is through interactivity. By providing a user with a game to play on your website, you will keep their attention for a long time. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the process of building your own web-based game.

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tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
Tips On Making Your Work Set-Up More Ergonomic

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will have heard about the term ‘ergonomics’ in regards to our work and office set-ups. This is all about designing a workspace so that it suits you and the tasks you are carrying out, benefiting your health in the process. With that being said, read on to discover some useful tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic.

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the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru
the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru

If there is one thing that is worth understanding in more detail which is going to help you out in a big way in the future, it is finances. Unfortunately, many people simply don’t put in the required amount of effort to understand issues like investing, debt, savings etc.

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break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
Break A Leg: How To Get Started In The Healthcare Sector

Year after year, thousands of students graduate medical school one goal: become a doctor. Grad school is one element of the role, and the rest is yet to come. Are you ready for blood, guts and tears? You better be or else your career is going to circle the drain quite quickly.

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Walter Guevara
Walter G.
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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