Do IT Certifications help?

Recently I’ve been discussing with my friends and coworkers the importance of IT Certifications, which lead us to ask if in today’s highly competitive world, certifications really help Software Developers improve skills or even find their dream job or the rewards they desire. My answer: of course! I studied …

In-Person or online Networking?

Recently I’ve been puzzled by the following question: what is the best way to approach networking and to connect with people and companies that will help you survive in this competitive world? I’ve connected with a lot of professionals through social networks (for instance twitter and linkedin ), I also …

Prepare your App for Windows Azure! Create a custom Configuration Manager!

When you deploy an application to Windowes Azure, your application configuration cannot be changed cause it becomes part of the distributed package. So what can you do if you want to set some dynamic settings (i.e Connection String settings)? First of all you must use the ServiceDefinition.csdef file and add the …

SQL Azure Requires Clustered Indexes in all tables

Recently we performed some test against SQL Azure. We found that our system was throwing an exception cause SQL Azure requires a clustered index in each table (Wanna know why? ). So how can you find out what tables are causing the issue? The answer is simple, run the following query and you’ll have the list of …