Don’t let fancy CLR debugging slow you down

There are a number of tools you can use for debugging CLR integration code in Visual Studio 2005, such as the test.sql page and a special CLR debugger. Unfortunately, each new tool comes with its own quirks and setup headaches. Our recommendation is to avoid using these fancy tools unless you need to troubleshoot why…

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Perform fail-safe firmware upgrades

A key component to maintaining the reliability and efficiency of your network is keeping the firmware on your network devices up-to-date. As you know, these devices can include managed switches, routers, wireless access points, and intrusion detection systems among others. Unfortunately, the device’s documentation doesn’t always provide the proper procedures for upgrading the firmware successfully.…

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A situation where a Lightbox effect can increase usability

One of the more ubiquitous techniques used on the web is the so-called “Lightbox” effect (or pseudo popup), whereby CSS and JavaScript create the impression of a custom dialogue box appearing on the screen. You can easily create this effect with various jQuery plugins such as Colorbox (http://plugins.jquery.com/colorbox/). While the technique is often associated with…

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Export Illustrator files in PSD format for seamless integration with Photoshop (Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC 2014, Photoshop CS5/CS6/CC/CC 2014)

You can copy and paste Illustrator artwork into Photoshop, but that doesn’t preserve layers or text editability. For a better option, export it instead. To export your Illustrator files as editable PSD files, choose File > Export. In the Photoshop Export Options dialog box, set the options to suit your needs, including color model and…

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Cisco Certificates Highly Regarded

In the world of networking, there are few names like Cisco. The company’s products are used all over the world to facilitate network access for countless organizations. With this in mind, it is no surprise that Cisco is expected to experience growth in the near future as things like the cloud become more commonly leveraged. The…

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IT Sector Increases Hiring in First Half of 2014

It was announced this week that the tech industry in the U.S. is hiring more quickly so far this year than it did during the same period in 2013. A midyear analysis of employment by the TechAmerica Foundation found that the tech industry had hired 6.3 million workers as of June 2014, growing by nearly 119,000…

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VMware Certifications Increasingly Valuable Assets

The way in which people work is changing every day. Much of this has to do with concepts like the cloud and virtualization. If there’s any company out there that understands these things, it’s VMware. VMware first made a name for itself in the virtualization market. While it has gotten its hands into several other…

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IT Trends Expected for 2014, 2015 & Beyond

Ten Information Technology Trends for 2014 & Beyond The pace of change in IT today is greater than ever. And it’s been said that the changes we’re due to see in 2014 and beyond start with the way people think. Perhaps this means that a lot of the transformation taking place is due to the…

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What does Cloud Computing Mean for Project Managers?

Project Management & Cloud Computing Whether software development or infrastructure, the manner in which cloud computing projects are delivered is altered enough to require a slightly different approach to project management. While the same elements exist on cloud computing projects as any other, the sequence in which they need to be done is a bit…

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Training for Today’s Project Managers

Solutions for Project Managers of All Levels Businesses everywhere rely on individuals possessing a variety of different skills relating to Project Management. The PMP (Project Management Professional), for example, continues to be one of the most sought after certifications for a good reason; successfully managing projects is vital to any business. Analysis, budgeting, time management…

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IT Security Spending to Exceed $70 Billion in 2014

By the End of the Year, IT Security Spending will Exceed $70 Billion A recent study from Gartner found that global security spending will top $71 billion by the end of the year, increasing almost 8% from 2013. The report also projected that, by the end of 2015, spending on information security will rise another…

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