Moblyng (mobile game developer) interview questions

http://www.moblyng.com/ Their COO called me while I was biking back home so I had to stop at Starbucks to solve a couple of high-school programming questions: 1) FizzBang Implement a function ‘fizbang’ that returns the following string: 1, 2, 3-fizz, 4, 5-bang, 6-fizz, 7, 8, 9-fizz, 10-bang, 11, 12-fizz, 13, 14, 15-fizzbang, 16, …, 99-fizz, [...]

Viagogo interview questions

http://www.viagogo.com/ Viagogo phone interview: Job Description: Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work in   a fast-paced environment   Outstanding relationship and communications skills, both   written and oral   Reliable – if you say you’ll do something, it gets done and   done well   A desire to drive for results   A sense of humor and positive, “make-it-work” attitude   [...]

PayPal interview questions

https://www.paypal.com/ PayPal phone interview for a web-developer position to which I was referred by a friend of mine. Here is a short description: Expert HTML/CSS/JS/AJAX coding capabilities. Expert knowledge of cross-browser capabilities and coding techniques. Ability to demonstrate semantic HTML and unobtrusive, accessible coding practices. Experience with XML and at least one common web application [...]

Wave Systems interview questions

http://wave.com/ A recruiter from James Moore & Associates contacted me with an opportunity at a security company. Here is a short description: Intensive Windows programming experience. Strong knowledge of Windows internals and C++ Excellent OO design, development and debugging skills Knowledge of STL, COM/ATL/MFC Knowledge of .NET/C# is a plus Experience in designing multithreaded applications [...]

Sql Server Indexes, Slow searching, query optimization

Here’s a quick way to find missing indexes in sql server: SELECT migs.group_handle, mid.*FROM sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats AS migsINNER JOIN sys.dm_db_missing_index_groups AS mig ON (migs.group_handle = mig.index_group_handle)INNER JOIN sys.dm_db_missing_index_details AS mid ON (mig.index_handle = mid.index_handle) For more info: Microsoft Technet

jQuery UI AutoComplete, .NET Web Service, Limit database hits with custom caching

I love jQuery UI; I’ve been using it for everything lately. I’m using jQuery UI Autocomplete on several pages, mostly for name searches. I wanted to create some custom caching to limit the hits to my database; here’s what I came up with: var cache = {}; $j(function () { $j(“#“).autocomplete({ source: function (request, response) [...]

SQL – Select top n or top 1 of group by in same table

I had a table called test w/testid & testname (about 45 different tests total), as well as a prospect table w/over 20,000 records with a testid field containing the various tests available. I wanted to get the top 1 of each unique test. If you are using sql 2005/2008; here’s how u can accomplish this: [...]

Web image quality – jpg/jpeg vs png

Web image quality – jpg/jpeg vs png

Having trouble w/jpeg image quality? Try using png instead (example below). jpg image: png (sharper/clearer):

Windows 2003 Server IIS won’t install

If you are having issues enabling IIS on Windows 2003 Server, try uninstalling Service Pack 2 from the control panel (add/remove programs). Then, install IIS & you can re-install Service Pack 2 – all should be well.

The New Faces of Blogger

The New Faces of Blogger

Have you seen the new faces of blogger? Looks cool and easy to navigate. What i like the most with their new feature is the ability to see the statistic of blogs. The ability to monitor your traffic and visitors. Also they include some beautiful templates that you can choose and pick for your blog. [...]