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Top Skills You Will Need to be a Front-End Developer

Website development *

With reference to Web Development, Front end development is mainly client-side development, which helps users to see and interact with the interface directly. This interface needs to be relevant to the context and in a layout that is easily perceivable by even the most naïve of the users. It should run uniformly on all platforms and devices. For anyone who is considering a career in Front-End Development, there is a specific set of skills to be mastered. Along with that, additional knowledge of the associated technologies that are used can be of great advantage.


The topmost skills for front end developers mainly depend on the scope of work that different organizations define for the role. However, these scope definitions vary a lot and hence need to be averaged out for defining a baseline. Let us start with the basic skill sets for now. These skills can be categorized into Technical and Non-Technical skills.


1. Technical Skills:


HTML/CSS/JavaScript: HTML or Hypertext Markup Language provides the main structure of a web page. It is more of a presentation language rather than a programming language. CSS or Cascading Style Sheets attributes to the styling and defines the look and formatting of the HTML page. CSS can be applied to any kind of XML document including SVG and XUL. It helps to create visually engaging web pages and user interfaces for mobile applications. JavaScript is a high- level, interpreted programming language which makes a webpage interactive. These are the 3 most essential requirements for anyone who is looking into a career as a Front-End Developer. More advanced the knowledge, the better. These provide the basic look and feel of the interface

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Automate SOAP client auto-generation routines with WSDL import for SBT and Scala

Java *Scala *DevOps *

Working with SOAP often gets tricky, and dealing with WSDL might be a huge contribution to the complexity of this task. Really, it could be the least expected thing to face when you are into a modern & fancy language like for example, Scala, that is well known for its reactiveness and asynchronous way of dealing with requests. In fact, many of the software developers that have made their way into industry quite recently, might not even know about SOAP and WSDL protocols, and get quickly annoyed or even enraged when first trying to connect to such a legacy service. So, should we deprecate this altogether in favour of modern technology stack, or maybe there is a less painful solution?

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Keyword Tree: graph analysis for semantic extraction

Data visualization Machine learning *Natural Language Processing *

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This post is a small abstract of full-scaled research focused on keyword recognition. Technique of semantics extraction was initially applied in field of social media research of depressive patterns. Here I focus on NLP and math aspects without psychological interpretation. It is clear that analysis of single word frequencies is not enough. Multiple random mixing of collection does not affect the relative frequency but destroys information totally — bag of words effect. We need more accurate approach for the mining of semantics attractors.

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Digital Forensics Tips&Tricks: Telegram IM-based RAT — Part II

Information Security *
Hello again, guys!

After I published my article about Telegram IM-based RAT, I've received some messages with one common point — what additional evidences can be found if a workstation being infected with Telegram IM-based RAT?

Ok, I thought, let's continue this investigation, moreover the theme had attracted such interest.

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Regular Avalonia

Programming *.NET *C# *Development for Linux *Development for Windows *
Sometimes we don’t understand how the regular expression that we have composed works and want to check. There are many applications like regex101.com or vs code. I wanted to add one more to this list.

In this article we will see how you can wrap Regex in cross-platform graphics and create a simple application for testing regular expressions.


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Azure Media Services' new AI-powered innovations

Microsoft corporate blog Cloud computing *Microsoft Azure Media management *Cloud services
At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. The media industry exemplifies this mission. We live in an age where more content is being created and consumed in more ways and on more devices than ever. At IBC 2019, we were delighted to share the latest innovations we’ve been working on and how they can help transform your media workflows. Read on to learn more.

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For professors' note: use PVS-Studio to get students familiar with code analysis tools

PVS-Studio corporate blog Programming *Perfect code *Studying in IT

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Our support chats and some other indirect signs showed that there are many students among our free users. Here's the reason: PVS-Studio is now more often used by professors in courses related to software development. We are very pleased with this, and we decided to write this small article to fall under notice of other teachers. We are pleased that students become acquainted with the methodology of static code analysis in general and the PVS-Studio tool in particular. Our team will try to contribute to this trend.
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App Localization in Ten Steps

Alconost corporate blog Development of mobile applications *Language localisation *Mobile applications monetization *Product Management *
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According to predictions of the analytical platform App Annie, interest in mobile apps will enjoy stable growth over the next four years. So, if you’re considering bringing your app to new markets, this is the time to do it.


During my two years as the localization manager, I came to understand that localization has its own rules, and knowing them can help you adapt any product for a new market quickly and competently. These principles will be useful for anyone who wants to localize an app but doesn’t know where to start.


1. Evaluate the potential


Start with the most important thing: figuring out which languages you need to localize your app into and determining whether or not localization is justified at all.


Here’s an example from my experience: Israel isn't a high-priority market for Badoo, but the app is localized into modern Hebrew. Moreover, only 6% of Israeli Badoo users actually run the app in Hebrew (as a comparison, 62.5% of Israeli users speak English). In this particular case, localization is justified even with these statistics, but a similar situation could represent a losing proposition for your app. So, study your market.
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Top 20 Marketplace Development Companies From All Over the World

Website development *Development for e-commerce *Software
Considering ever-rising e-commerce sales, which hit $29 trillion last year, companies can no longer neglect online presence. Many of them have already changed the way they work and transformed from simple online stores to marketplaces bringing more sales and opportunities.

Those who’ve chosen the path of transformation or want to build a marketplace are probably seeking for experienced service providers to get some help.

Since there are hundreds of development companies all over the world, I decided to research the market and narrow down the circle of providers you might want to consider for partnership.

To compile this list the following factors were considered:

  • Overall number of customer reviews on such reputable platforms as Clutch, Upwork, GoodFirms, App Futura, Extract.co, IT Firms.
  • Overall score of those reviews.
  • Presence of Fortune 500 clients in the public domain.
  • Presence of industry awards in the public domain (e.g. Global Sourcing Award, Top B2B Global Leaders, Best of the Global Outsourcing 100).
  • Team size (bigger companies come first).
  • Year of fundation (mature companies have more trust).
  • Number of offices (more is better).
  • Number of brand mentions over the web (only companies with 1,500+ mentions are listed).

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Checking Telegram Open Network with PVS-Studio

PVS-Studio corporate blog Open source *Payment systems *C++ *C *

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Telegram Open Network (TON) is a platform by the same team that developed the Telegram messenger. In addition to the blockchain, TON provides a large set of services. The developers recently made the platform's code, which is written in C++, publicly available and uploaded it to GitHub. We decided to check the project before its official release.
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A new video series for beginners to learn Python programming

Microsoft corporate blog Python *Programming *Studying in IT
Probably the largest hurdle when learning any new programming language is simply knowing where to get started. What’s important? What do I need to know to be proficient? It’s hard to follow docs when you’re not even sure what you’re reading.

You might be taking a look at Python. Maybe you’re drawn because of its popularity. Maybe you’re drawn to its flexibility. With Python you can create solutions of all shapes and sizes. You can dig into web development. Simplify your life through automation. Or maybe begin building the future with machine learning.

Picking up a new language is a common situation for modern-day developers. The days of going your entire career focused on one language are long since gone.

Fortunately, concepts typically don’t change as you move from one programming language to the next. Sure, the syntax might be different, but an if statement is still an if statement even when it’s written using { } or End If. So, we don’t need to learn how to program, but rather how to program in a new language.

This is why Susan and I created this series of videos! You might know how to write code, for example in JavaScript, Java or C# (or COBOL, or Bash, or… it doesn’t matter, really). Maybe you learned in a college course, online, or reading a book. So, you don’t need to be taught what an if statement is, but rather what an if statement looks like in Python.

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700 Employees and Multiple Continents: How Alconost Built an Officeless Business Model

Alconost corporate blog Project management *Freelance Start-up development Personnel Management *


We decided to take the «no-fixed-office» route from the very beginning of our company. For a boutique translation agency focused on the IT industry and working remotely with clients, this seemed like a natural fit. 15 years later, Alconost has over 700 employees spread across the globe, including translators, marketing professionals, PPC advertising experts, sales staff, editors, localization managers, and video production whizzes. And, still, we think an office isn’t the most effective way to operate. As one of the company’s co-founders, I can share just how we managed this.

Not having an office makes the most positive impact on business growth

Our clients are located throughout the world, and our managers often have to send emails outside of normal business hours. When you’re dealing with major time differences, problems could easily take days to resolve. But not for us. Our employees aren’t bound by the limits of the standard 8-hour workday, and we can count on them to respond to emails and queries promptly whenever possible. Getting a quick response is key — even if it’s just to hear “I’ll look into this and get back to you tomorrow.” It’s a win-win: the client feels better and we’re happy.

We like the officeless life not because it allows us to take our time. In fact, it’s the opposite, and we can clock our turnaround times in minutes, not hours. Half of the orders made via our online translation platform — Nitro — are delivered in less than 2 hours. And anyone who emails us with questions or inquiries about Nitro can count on a reply within an hour. This kind of response time simply isn’t possible with fixed office hours.

Written by Alconost
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Dobroshrift

Habr corporate blog Accessibility *Design Health
What one gets easily and for free can be a real struggle for others — these are the thoughts every letter of the «Dobroshrift» [Kindness Font] evolves. It was developed for the World Cerebral Palsy Day with the participation of children with this diagnosis. So we decided to take part in this charity action and changed the website logo till the end of the day.


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More than a game: Mastering Mahjong with AI and machine learning

Microsoft corporate blog Machine learning *Artificial Intelligence Logic games


Microsoft researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that has taught itself the intricacies of Mahjong and can now match the skills of some of the world’s top players.

The complex board game of chance, bluff, and strategy was invented in China thousands of years ago and remains a passionate pastime for millions of Asians today, with many dedicated competitors playing online.

Computers have learned to play Chess and another ancient Chinese game, Go, amid much fanfare in the past. But scientists at Microsoft Research (MSR) Asia see their achievement as far more than just a case of technology mastering yet another game.

The researchers – who named their system Super Phoenix, or Suphx for short – developed a series of AI algorithmic breakthroughs to navigate the uncertain nature of Mahjong. With more work, these could potentially be applied in real situations to solve problems thrown up by unknown factors and random events.
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Celestia: Bugs' Adventures in Space

PVS-Studio corporate blog Open source *C++ *Astronautics Astronomy
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Celestia is a three-dimensional space simulator. Simulation of the space allows exploring our universe in three dimensions. Celestia is available on Windows, Linux and macOS. The project is very small and PVS-Studio detected few defects in it. Despite this fact, we'd like to pay attention to it, as it's a popular educational project and it will be rather useful to somehow improve it. By the way, this program is used in popular films, series and programs for showing space. This fact, in turns, raises requirements to the code quality.
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What's new in ML.NET and Model Builder

Microsoft corporate blog .NET *Big Data *Machine learning *Artificial Intelligence
We are excited to announce updates to Model Builder and improvements in ML.NET. You can learn more in the «What’s new in ML.NET?.» session at .NET Conf.

ML.NET is an open-source and cross-platform machine learning framework (Windows, Linux, macOS) for .NET developers.

ML.NET offers Model Builder (a simple UI tool) and CLI to make it super easy to build custom ML Models using AutoML.

Using ML.NET, developers can leverage their existing tools and skillsets to develop and infuse custom AI into their applications by creating custom machine learning models for common scenarios like Sentiment Analysis, Recommendation, Image Classification and more!..

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Quintet instead of Byte — data storage and retrieval approach

Programming *System Analysis and Design *SQL *IT Standards *Data storage *
Quintet is a way to present atomic pieces of data indicating their role in the business area. Quintets can describe any item, while each of them contains complete information about itself and its relations to other quintets. Such description does not depend on the platform used. Its objective is to simplify the storage of data and to improve the visibility of their presentation.



We will discuss an approach to storing and processing information and share some thoughts on creating a development platform in this new paradigm. What for? To develop faster and in shorter iterations: sketch your project, make sure it is what you thought of, refine it, and then keep refining the result.

The quintet has properties: type, value, parent, and order among the peers. Thus, there are 5 components including the identifier. This is the simplest universal form to record information, a new standard that could potentially fit any programming demands. Quintets are stored in the file system of the unified structure, in a continuous homogeneous indexed bulk of data. The quintet data model — a data model that describes any data structure as a single interconnected list of basic types and terms based on them (metadata), as well as instances of objects stored according to this metadata (data).
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Python in Visual Studio Code – September 2019 Release

Microsoft corporate blog Python *Programming *Visual Studio *
We are pleased to announce that the September 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. You can download the Python extension from the Marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. If you already have the Python extension installed, you can also get the latest update by restarting Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about  Python support in Visual Studio Code in the documentation.

This was a short release where we closed 35 issues, including improvements to the Python Language Server and to Jupyter Notebook cell debugging, as well as detection of virtual environment creation. The full list of enhancements is listed in our changelog

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Dark theme of Thunderbird as a reason to run a code analyzer

PVS-Studio corporate blog Instant Messaging *Open source *C++ *C *
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The adventures with the Mozilla Thunderbird mail client began with automatic update to version 68.0. More text in pop-up notifications and default dark theme are the notable features of this version. Occasionally I found an error that I immediately craved to detect with static analysis. This became the reason to go for another check of the project source code using PVS-Studio. It so happened that by the time of the analysis, the bug had already been fixed. However, since we've paid some attention to the project, there's no reason not to write about other found defects.

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The dark theme of the new Thunderbird version looks pretty. I like dark themes. I've already switched to them in messengers, Windows, macOS. Soon iPhone will be updated to iOS 13 with a dark theme. For this reason I even had to change my iPhone 5S for a newer model. In practice, it turned out that a dark theme requires more effort for developers to pick up the colors of the interface. Not everyone can handle it the first time.
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