Revision Control Systems: Quick Git Notes

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Revision Control Systems: Quick Git Notes

Vladislav Rovda


Git: Short introduction

Some time ago I was freelancing for a small Web development company that was creating medium-sized Web sites. The company’s employees didn’t use any version control system, because, according to them, working with any version controller takes more time than working without it. However, the working process was poorly organized. There were no documentation, iterations, builds, detailed tasks, or change requests. I was receiving most information from the Skype chats.

As usual, several developers worked for the project. Sometimes these developers made changes in the same place of the program, because they didn’t know what their co-workers were doing, or made changes that had a part of the project broken. So, we needed more time to solve that problem. It was a bad situation, and I thought that the company would never be successful with a development process like that.

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A Panel on Ruby on Rails: How to Start a Career in RoR?

Alex Khizhniak

On June 22, 2010, Minsk Institute of Management, Belarus Ruby on Rails User Group, and Altoros held a roundtable on the future of Ruby on Rails development and career success in IT. A number of Rails experts who were involved in the first RoR projects in Belarus attended the seminar and shared their expertise.

During the roundtable, graduates and Rails newbies had an opportunity to ask expert Ruby on Rails developers about the demand for RoR in Europe, the ways to find new projects, the employment opportunities, and how to start Ruby on Rails development.

Panel on Ruby on Rails Development

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Some Tricks on How to Optimize an Auto-Complete Combobox Using ZK and Java

Sergey Titov

In this post, I’m going to elaborate a bit on ZK, one of intriguing frameworks I worked with over the last seven months. I am not intended to write a lot about what it really is and what are the pros and cons of using it. To learn about such things, feel free to go to http://zkoss.org/product where you can find almost everything you need to know about ZK. Why did I say “almost”? In my opinion, the framework lacks detailed documentation.

However, let’s take a look at a real-world scenario—say, an auto-complete combobox—and describe its implementation.

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Resolving a TFS 2010 Issue: The Same Names for Different Assemblies

Petr Pruidze

The issue

One of our projects utilized Team Foundation Server assemblies, and the need to use both TFS 2008 and TFS 2010 assemblies aroused when TFS 2010 was released. In short, the names of the assemblies stayed the same, while their versions were different. In this post, I’d like to describe how our team elaborated on several ways to solve this problem.

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Altoros Assists in Sun Microsystems Panel on Java UI Automated Testing

Alex Khizhniak

On June 2, 2009, the round table on Java UI Automated Testing was held by Sun Microsystems during the WebConf-09 conference with the assistance of Altoros, a global software delivery acceleration specialist. Alexandre Iline (Sun Microsystems, Russia), together with select experts from the Belarus Java User Group, discussed the main challenges that occur during the automation of Java application interface testing. Throughout the meeting, Alexandre actively shared the experience he has gained working on such popular Java projects as NetBeans, JavaFX Designer, and Java Store.

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Altoros Supported Three Days of Adobe in Belarus

Alex Khizhniak

During May 13-15, Altoros assisted Adobe in holding a number of presentations for RIA developers in Minsk, Belarus. On May 13, Cornel Creanga (Adobe, Romania) participated in a joint meeting of Java and Flash/Flex developers, speaking on Adobe Flex, BlazeDS, and LiveCycle Data Services technologies, as well as integration with Java. On May 14-15, he presented Adobe Flash Catalyst and Flash Media Server at one of the local conferences.

Adobe in Belarus

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Altoros Speaks at Inter-Governmental IT Forum in Sweden

Alex Khizhniak

Stockholm, Sweden – During March 18-19, 2009, Altoros was a part of the official Belarusian delegation that discussed cooperation between Belarus and Sweden in the IT industry at the governmental level.

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Altoros Helped to Organize the First-in-Belarus Microsoft Silverlight 3 Presentation

Alex Khizhniak

On March 19, 2009, Microsoft Silverlight 3 technology was officially presented to Belarusian .NET developers during the local .NET User Group meeting, which was organized by the Minsk Institute of Management and Altoros. Sergiy Baydachnyy of Microsoft Ukraine demonstrated the new capabilities of Silverlight 3, spoke on the scheduled release dates of the technology, and answered the numerous questions.

The session was followed by the speech of Andrei Varanovich, Microsoft MVP, who demonstrated the new version of Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0—the technology for defining, executing, and managing workflows. More than 130 participants took part in the event and 53 more attended the presentation the next day in Brest, another Belarusian city.

Silverlight Presentation

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How to Optimize ROI Using Remote DBA and Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

Olga Belokurskaya

Altoros published another white paper on database administration strategy that takes a step further in exploring the subject. This white paper reveals the hidden costs of internal DBA initiatives, explains how to improve return on investment (ROI) using the remote DBA strategy and how to avoid the most common mistakes that service providers and customers make.

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Adobe and SUN Microsystems at the Joint Meeting of Belarus JUG and Adobe Flash Platform User Group

Alex Khizhniak

On December 18, 2008, a joint meeting of the Belarus Java User Group and the Adobe Flash Platform User Group was held with the support of the Minsk Institute of Management and Altoros. Cornel Creanga, Java Technical Lead at Adobe, for the first time presented Adobe Flex in Belarus and spoke on its integration with Java back-ends, while Alexander Zuev, Technology Evangelist at SUN Microsystems, delivered the first review of the new JavaFX development platform for Belarusian developers.

More than 120 IT specialists from Minsk, Homel, and Vitebsk attended the conference, a dozen more followed the live broadcast online.

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