Maintaining productivity can be a struggle, yet there are a number of ways to remove the obstacles that may be keeping your developers from working at full capacity
Programmers are expensive employees to hire and employ. They make better-than-average salaries compared to other office workers with similar experience and education levels. Needless to say, with the cost of developer time being what it is, it makes sense to take steps to improve the efficiency and productivity of your development staff. Here are 10 tips to help you do just that.
1. Minimise distractions
Most managers are aware that programming is a job that requires long periods of intense concentration. What they don’t realise is they are not doing a very good job at letting their team focus on their work.
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Ok…so VIM (born in 1991) is not exactly new…at least its not new to students who have done TELE301 in the past. If you have never used Linux before, its quite hard to get your head around it at first. I still remember the first time I saw VIM in the Tele301 lab…my first impression was:
Found a very interesting article today:
2008 is just around the corner, so if you are coming back next year, make sure you get enrolled for next year asap.
The fastest way to complete the enrollment for next year is to use the Online Enrolment Form on Otago’s website:
Good luck with your exams and see you next year
A lap around Visual Studio 2008
Gather at 5:30pm, starting at 6:00pm (finishing 7:30pm)
Presented by Darryl Burling | Developer & Platform Strategy Group |
Microsoft New Zealand Ltd
Explore all the new Visual Studio 2008 features, from language
enhancements; improved designers; Web and smart-client development
tools; to Visual Studio Team System, a suite of software lifecycle
management tools poised to transform how you deliver software for
Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and the Web.
Catering: Pizza and drinks will be served prior to the presentation commencing.
Door Charge: Free
Venue: Centre for Innovation, University of Otago (downstairs seminar room)
87 St David Street www.otago.ac.nz/about/campuses.html
In the past two days, I have spent quite some time in the G02 networking lab using Vyatta. Vyatta is a really powerful tool yet very easy to configure. Here are some of the things that I have learnt (“experienced” is probably a more suitable word) while using the Vyatta on the lab machines…hopefully history won’t repeat itself (more…)
Robert O’Callahan, who is a long time contributor to the Mozilla Firefox, came down to Dunedin and gave us a very good lecture (@ Archway 4) on Firefox!!! I have a say I am a big fan of Firefox…and this lecture gave me a good understanding of what is going on behind the scenes…how web browser is built and how we can help. Its “uncommon” and “rare” to have someone from the industry…specially someone with so much experience to actually come and talk to us…so I recorded (basically) the whole lecture!
He gave us (who is doing Cosc346) a piece of advice (words might not be exactly the same):
Grab a project that you are interested in, dive in and work towards your goal. You might be lost in the code for a few weeks, but you are surely gonna learn something afterwards.
Thanks Robert for your great lecture, wish you guys @ Firefox all the best
Last week our Microsoft Imagine Cup trophy finally arrived by mail (thanks Paul and Ryan)…Chaks, Jen and I went to the commerce building one afternoon and handed the trophy to Professor Martin Purvis, the HOD (Head of Department) of Information Sci. We took a few pictures at the time…but didn’t expect it to be online in such a short period of time
Student News : Second placing in MS Imagine Cup makes local newspaper
Thanks my team mates for all the hard work they have done
Recently I have seen the term VPN quite a number of times, both at work and at lectures. For our second assignment for Info334, we have to analyse a company’s currently network and write a report after that. Since we need to connect a few remote sites together, we need to use something safe and secure to connect them together over a very long distant…but what can we use? (more…)
If you ever read a book on networking, you will find that there are so many abbreviations used in the text…chances are after you read a few more pages, you will not remember what does *** stand for So I decided to start something called (Networking) Abbreviation of the day to help me remember / understand these the abbreviations used in the networking world
SONA – (Cisco) Service-Oriented Network Architecture
Doing networking paper is fun…it forces you to learn a lot of the underlying stuff that you use in your everyday life. Remember the famous question? “What is a subnet? Can’t believe you guys doesn’t know this…oh la la!!!”
I was reading the CISCO book (Top-Down Network Design) and found the following info on page 117. So I thought I should post something here to remind myself (mostly) and other people who is doing the paper (Info334) about these “magic numbers“. They are “famous / well known” protocols that are based on either TCP or UDP…can you remember their port numbers? (They might be in the final exam )