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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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exciting ways to improve your software knowledge
exciting ways to improve your software knowledge

You might be keen to learn more about software and different advanced technologies, improving your knowledge. This is certainly worth doing as it will provide you with a fantastic advantage if you want to gain a position in the IT industry. This is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today and it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down anytime soon. On top of this, discovering more about software and technology will provide you with the option to gain higher positions in IT for larger levels of pay. So, there are certainly various benefits to doing this. But, how can you improve your knowledge? Well, there are a few paths that you may want to consider taking.

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there's a smarter way to make money
there's a smarter way to make money
There's a Smarter Way to Make Money

There’s a smarter way to make money than swapping time for money, and most programmers already understand the power of financial leverage in the sense that rather than earning $100 as an hourly wage, it is much better to develop an app, be that an SAS app or paid iPhone app that can then be downloaded or subscribed to multiple times without you having to do any extra work - particularly if the revenue is recurring.

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pain waves: can data hurt?
pain waves: can data hurt?
Pain Waves: Can Data Hurt?

If you live in a modern city or town, like most of the world’s population, your body is no stranger to the bombardment of data which objects in these areas have to endure. With the vast majority of people’s internet signals being wireless, radio and telephone services constantly active, and all of the other radiation-based transfer methods being used, it’s hard to avoid it. Over the last few years, this has raised a lot of questions about safety, leaving people worried that data could be damaging their body. To help you to understand this area, this post will be exploring wireless communications and transfers, all while answering the big question; can data hurt?

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app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
app inspiration: gaining valuable insight from non-competing brands
App Inspiration: Gaining Valuable Insight From Non-Competing Brands

When creating an App for your business (or a client), there are many different factors to consider. First and foremost, it is imperative to build a unique piece of software. Still, there’s nothing wrong with gaining inspiration from products that are already on the market.

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traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive
traps not to fall into when selling your hard drive

If you have a few old hard drives lying around, you might be thinking about selling them to make some extra cash. However, there are a few traps you can end up falling into when you decide to sell your hard drive that you’re going to want to avoid. A study has recently shown that people who sell their old used hard drives and SSDs aren't taking the steps they need to take to wipe data from them. This is dangerous for obvious reasons; one of the biggest ones being that the buyer can access personal information, and even corporate data in some cases.

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development mistakes that will ruin your app
development mistakes that will ruin your app

When developing an app, whether for business or an entirely different purpose, there are a few mistakes that will ruin your app completely. Read on for some common mistakes that you should do your best to avoid:

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About Me

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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