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    John Papa, interviewing tips, and the interviews at telerik

    February 06, 2006 Share
    John Papa's post with interviewing tips is an excellent read: I also share John's belief that the tech skills won't get you the job. At least at telerik they won't. The tech skills are just a prerequisite to get you to an interview. Typically, at the interviews in our company we don't ask a lot of technical questions. We do so only in case we are not 100% certain that what the person has written in his/her resume is true. Once we get past that, we spend most of the time trying to understand the person on the other side...

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    Egoless coding

    January 24, 2006 Share
    Earlier today my colleague Rumen posted a link to this great blog post by J Atwood from Vertigo Software: http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/jatwood/archive/2006/01/24/The_Ten_Commandments_of_Egoless_Programming.aspx. I thought I should share it with our community as the ego of people, and especially that of the most knowledgeable and top performing people, is THE biggest problem of any organization. It kills teamwork, it doesn't leave room for self-improvement and it blinds the people, making them unaware of the context in which they are working. That's actually one of the reasons why we have our own commandment - if you are working for telerik, you have to leave your ego outside of the office door....

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    www.telerik.com now runs MondoSearch

    January 10, 2006 Share
    Over the last couple of years we've heard quite a few complaints that it's not easy to find your way around www.telerik.com and that information is scattered. I myself have been amazed how much content is there but nobody knows about it. Responding to the growing pressure from customers and our team we have been re-working our corporate site over the last few months. One part of our efforts was (and continues to be) to improve www.telerik.com structure and content. The other part of the solution was to add powerful search capabilities to our web property. Once there was a clear need for...

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    Go for the Gold - telerik renews Gold Certified Partner status

    January 04, 2006 Share
    Today we finally renewed our Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. It was a bigger pain to go through all the steps and complete all requirements than it was last year, but I am very happy that everything is all set again. Now that everything is official we will be able to put the following text on our site:"Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are the elite Microsoft Business Partners who earn the highest customer endorsement. They have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to help implement technology solutions that match your exact business needs." Impressive, huh?:) Don't worry, we won't put it on...

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    To leak, or not to leak…(memory) - Part Two

    December 29, 2005 Share
    As I have mentioned earlier (see "To leak, or not to leak…(memory) – Part One") the closures are the most common reason for memory leaks in Internet Explorer. They are extremely good at forming circular references especially in the context of Host objects. The most common example is event handlers “owned” by a Native object which are attached to a specific event raised by a DOM element and hold a reference to that DOM object kept in the Native object. Example:DOMElement.Event ->  NativeObject.EventHandler -> current execution context scope -> NativeObject. DOMElementRefference -> DOMElement Very frequently websites and web applications with a rich UI include components which produce...