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The ultimate developer

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Seen here: How IT recruitment works. Someone’s looking for a developer with the following specification…

“…urgent requirement for a developer who
specialises in the following:

SQL Server 2005
Flash/ActionScript 2.0
Web Services
VB 6.0
MS Excel/VBA

Ideally French-speaking, but not essential.”

I’m in! But I charge £4000 a day and I need to be able to do 80% of the work from home…

hey guys… down there we call that a team !

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SCCS Documentation anyone?

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

For those of you who wonder where you can find a decent documentation, I would recommend either

For the story, noone seems to be using SCCS anyway… please drop me a line if you do, because when you type SCCS Documentation in google , the 3rd result is some guy asking for documentation… back in 1995!!!

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IE soon to be dead?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

This is the third post of a series analysing the trends in browsers uses on a website I am managing (previous posts were Is Firefox losing ground? and Standards compliant browsers neck and neck ).

I couldn’t post over the end of 2006 while I spent of the festive period back in France (which by the way reminds me of wishing you a happy new year), but here we are, back again with a lot of good resolutions.

I had a look this morning at the statistics of the Who’s Who in France browser access, and I could have shown yet another graph of Internet Explorer 7 taking ground over other versions of I… but it would have been a repeat of last post’s graph showing that IE7 use (nearly 17%) just has gone over Firefox (just 12%) and other browers (about 12%).

Instead I chose to draw a graph of the use of Internet Explorer (any version) over the past two years:

Internet Explorer statistics over 2005 and 2006

Internet Explorer has lost about 14% market share over the course of 2005 and 2006; and it looks like a pretty steady curve. If the trend is continued and Internet Explorer 7 doesn’t catch up (it doesn’t look like Vista is going to catch up soon neither), we could see something like Internet Explorer being taken over by another browser (Firefox 3?) in the next 2 to 3 years period.

It looks like people are starting to get used to something else than Microsoft’s browsing software… anyone in the run to create a brand new browser?

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