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Laila Lotfi


Laila Lotfi

Do you want a better work/life balance this 2014?

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Do you often work late nights or weekends, and feel burnt out as a result? Or do you feel stressed at work because you simply have too much on? If that sounds familiar, then this post is for you. Three weeks ago, I offered to share what I knew about Goal Mapping with a handful […]

6 January 2014 11:55 am by
Laila Lotfi

New Developer Conference in London

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The Norwegian Developer Conference (NDC Oslo) has made a name for itself over the years, and is known as the biggest software developer conference (or festival) in Europe. And for the first time ever, the NDC organisers have decided to organise NDC London (New Developer Conference) to give software engineers in the UK a better […]

6 December 2013 12:23 pm by
Laila Lotfi

Jeffrey Richter’s Tip for Faster ASP.NET Applications

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It’s been a while since I’ve last posted on my blog, but last week I realised that I have tons I still want to share with you. But I’m not much of a Facebook or Twitter fan (I struggle a little bit with ultra-short-form writing), so I guess I’d better go back to good old […]

23 September 2013 2:43 pm by
Laila Lotfi

Automated error reporting: the beginning of a beautiful relationship?

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Whether recognized or not, customer relations is embedded in the fabric of every software development and IT organization.  Automated error reporting is not a silver bullet, but it’s a good start toward engendering customer loyalty and affection. Over the past year I’ve spent a fair bit of time with people who are developing and using […]

3 August 2012 11:43 am by
Laila Lotfi

Calling all developers building ASP.NET applications

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We know that developers building desktop apps have to contend with memory management issues, and we’d like to learn more about the memory challenges ASP.NET developers are facing. To be more specific, we’re carrying out some exploratory research leading into the next phase of development on ANTS Memory Profiler, and our development team would love […]

26 June 2012 1:48 pm by
Laila Lotfi

Modernizr Rocks HTML5

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HTML5 is a moving target.  At the moment, we don’t know what will be in future versions.  In most circumstances, this really matters to the developer. When you’re using Adobe Air, you can be reasonably sure what works, what is there, and what isn’t, since you have a version of the browser built-in. With Metro, […]

25 May 2012 2:12 pm by
Laila Lotfi

Finding bugs is difficult, right?

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Something I hear developers tell us all the time is that they take pride in being a developer.and that bugs are a dent in that pride. Someone once told me “I know I have found bugs years later, and it’s the worst feeling in the world.” So how can you avoid that sinking feeling when […]

17 October 2011 2:02 pm by
Laila Lotfi

How to make software development decisions based on facts

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We love to hear stories about the many and varied ways our customers use the tools that we develop, but in our earnest search for stories and feedback, we’d rather forgotten that some of our keenest users are fellow RedGaters, in the same building. It was almost by chance that we discovered how the SQL […]

6 October 2011 10:41 am by
Laila Lotfi

The Metro Surfaces

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Our perceptions of Windows 8 are currently based on the live tiles of Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ and the touch-based ‘Metro’ User-Interface supported by WinRT. The buzz is of a clean, well-designed, but decidedly retro user-interface based on JavaScript+HTML/CSS, and based in tiles that can be rotated, docked or run full screen but not resized. […]

22 September 2011 1:34 pm by
Laila Lotfi

Gadgeteer

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Microsoft Research, from Cambridge, is about to release what has the potential to become one of the most fun ways of programming in .NET you could think of. It is called ‘Gadgeteer‘ (well, officially Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer) and is based on the Open Source .NET Micro Framework. The intent is to allow embedded and handheld […]

12 August 2011 2:16 am by
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