10 Worst Nightmares For Web Developers

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Fun Stuff, Tips & Tricks, Web & Graphic Design News

10 Worst Nightmares For Web Developers Written By Thoriq Firdaus / Courtesy of Honkiat.com Many people around me think my job as a web developer is easy. Usually they see me pummel the keyboard from home, with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea next to me. What they don’t see is what goes on in the machine in front of me. Almost every developer will face the same problems I face: the worse case scenarios, the nightmare-inducing horrors; the sometimes unfortunate; sometimes “someone must be pulling a horrible prank on me” feelings – at times jumping off a bridge seems like the easier thing to do. If you are a seasoned web developer who has worked with many clients and projects, you may have come across some of these situations. For those of you who are thinking of becoming a web or app developer, these are some of the situations you may eventually find yourself in. Be prepared to face them, and don’t say you were never warned. These are the 10 worst nightmares developers have to face. 1. Fixing Other Developers Perplexing Codes (and Bugs) If you have just joined a new company, you will most probably find yourself in the position of cleaning up a project left behind by the developer you just replaced. Chances are the code is lengthy, real complex, unreadable, critically ridden with bugs… and already live online. Of course, you could be the lucky 5% who don’t have to fix another developer’s code, but frankly code-fixing happens more often than not. The problem arises because developers, like writers, have their own style of coding. This is where documentation becomes a godsend – if you have always hated doing the documentation (don’t we all?) then know that this is essential for the sanity of anyone who has to touch your code. Without proper documentation, the new developer has to scan through lines of code to figure out your (or the original developer’s)...

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5½ Useful Tech Tips from River Net

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Fun Stuff, River Net News, Technology, Tips & Tricks

Whether you are a tech-savy, smart phone carrying, computer-a-holic or a newbie to the technology world, chances are you have been forced to tap a couple of keys in your time. With access to the Internet becoming universal so does the number of people that have to deal with being hacked or worrying about their security in general. If it seems like every other day someone on your friend list is getting his or her email or Facebook hacked then you will be happy to know that we sat down with Dave Cahill, co-owner of Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Web Design Company, River Net Computers in Frenchtown. Here are his useful tech tips: Top 5½ Useful Tech Tips from River Net Computers 1. Keep Up To Date Our digital world changes exponentially. Old and outdated ideas can be made obsolete by technology, including this top 5½ list. To ensure that your computer or mobile device is safe from all of the most current threats and exploits, make sure to keep your operating system and software applications up to do. Don’t ignore those notifications from Adobe Flash or Java informing you to update. 2. Make Windows 8 Look Like Windows 7 If you recently purchased or upgraded a computer to Windows 8, chances are that you’ve probably been wondering a few things about the changes that were made, for instance, “where the start button is?” Many users have complained about some of the changes that were included in the latest release of Windows, but…don’t feel bad, you’re not alone! The lack of a Start button on the Windows 8 desktop is annoying, but there are plenty of options for getting it back including a free program called Classic Shell. Once installed, you’ll see the Start button appear — click this to open the Settings menu and pick your Start menu design (‘classic’, XP and Vista/7 are all supported). Click OK and your new Start menu is ready to go....

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