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  1. In Topic: Use case to class diagram

    Posted 1 Dec 2015

    "Information about" could sum up half the internet.
    I'm confident you are following a book, maybe in a course, and have done plenty of searching on your own before coming to a site for help.
    So maybe you could narrow down what you don't understand from all that reading you've already done.

    Modi asked what you've tried so far. I don't see anything resembling a class diagram that you've tried to make so far. That is what you're asking about, right? Class diagrams?
  2. In Topic: Tricky design, how should I approach it?

    Posted 1 Dec 2015

    A little bit of termonolgy correction.
    This is not about designing the program. So let me ask you this... The GUI is the easy part. Have you figured out the architecture of the code? That always comes FIRST... Before the GUI.

    This is about making the GUI.

    I'm not seeing a lot of GUI elements. Here's what I see:
    • A panel/plate
    • A screw
    • A square button with text
      • State 1 unpressed
      • State 2 pressed
      • Default color of teal-ish
      • But ability to override such as the red one
      • Text color of white or green

    If it were me I wouldn't be using images at all. Bitmaps will never be able to come in all the various sizes and aspect ratios for all the different devices out there.
    If it were me I would draw each item in code. Then it become vector graphics and would scale correctly from phone to 42" monitor and still be smooth and look good.

    In reality there are only a few elements to be created - then used over and over in various combinations. This is the kind of thing that WPF does well. You should be able to do this in Visual Studio with Xamarin Forms if the goal is to make it cross platform.

    Am I correct in guessing the screen shots are from an OLD program... supplied by your customer... Who is wanting you to make a modern version of it... You said 'yes' thinking it would be a snap... now reality is setting in and its harder than you thought?
  3. In Topic: Recruiters: What do they like?

    Posted 29 Nov 2015

    I looked at your profile here on DIC.
    You're 18 years old and are claiming 5 years of coding experience.
    Not hardly, mate.

    So lets start with being frank and honest with recruiters. If you're 18 years old there is only so much actual working experience you have to work with.
    I would say better to be honest about your skills than to inflate them, because everyone is going to know what is and isn't true. If you come off looking like an 'inflator', then nobody is going to beleive anything on your CV (resume) and you'll be cut from consideration before the first round of phone calls.

    Better to have a small list of skills that you are truthful about, and stress that while you only have 1-2 languages under your belt that you would really call "proficient", you have lots of other positives: No bad habits from years at another company, no 'old school' ways of doing things, eagerness to work long hours, team player attitude, nothing else to spend your free time on but to learn more coding. My last few interviews including the one that landed me my current (great) position all wanted someone that loved coding and were looking for people that did stuff at home even when off the clock. Odd to me, but I see how they want people that keep their skill-set current by making weather-station software for that kit they got at Jaycar Electronics... or people that are self-teaching how to make cross-platform mobile apps, so the company doesn't have to invest time/resources in teaching them... etc.
  4. In Topic: Where is your solution explorer?

    Posted 25 Nov 2015

    Monitors are cheap. Even nice monitors like Dell's aren't gawd-aweful any more: Not like it used to be.

    The cost of a couple monitors can be made up in a few days of improved productivity. If 15% of your coding time is spent moving pallets around or waiting for things to open/close etc. ... Well that just sucks. Really nice to have your application under development running on one monitor while you can look at your Watch pallet and Diagnostic Tools open on the second.
  5. In Topic: Where is your solution explorer?

    Posted 25 Nov 2015

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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    19 Aug 2013 - 20:28
    Ah - I *am* blind.
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    Michael26 Icon

    19 Aug 2013 - 15:53
    Yes there is, you have Awards, About me, Posts and Blog. That is right under your status.
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    18 Aug 2013 - 10:16
    Am I just blind, or is there no link on a person's profile page to their blog? That's silly.
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    18 Aug 2013 - 10:13
    Yep. They are coding on a "Whole 'nother level" above my last employer. Makes me feel like like I'm in the special slow learners group. But that's a nice side effect of new environments: They make you stretch past your comfort zone and learn new techniques.
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    Michael26 Icon

    05 Aug 2013 - 06:17
    At least you found job :)
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    04 Aug 2013 - 12:53
    01aug13: I've changed employers and no longer working at home. So I won't be answering posts in real-time through out the work day. Don't take this as disinterest in the site. Its just I can't do that from a new office as a new employee. So its nights and weekends for me.
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    12 Jul 2013 - 06:55
    Thanks! I've only just gotten on the computer this morning and saw it myself.
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    Michael26 Icon

    12 Jul 2013 - 06:39
    Congrats on 5000 :)
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    05 Jun 2013 - 11:15
    I need to run through them and clean them up, stitch panoramas together etc. Shot about 700 frames. I'll keep maybe 50 at most. 10% or little less is about average.
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    Michael26 Icon

    05 Jun 2013 - 10:28
    Post some pictures, will you?
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    05 Jun 2013 - 09:20
    Back from vacation. I was away for nearly a month (if anyone noticed). But Alaska was beautiful.
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    31 Dec 2012 - 08:56
    Thanks! I see the voting is closed.
    I had to laugh when I saw I was even on the "nicest member" list - Everyone knows I'm the brutally honest old man LOL.
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    lucky3 Icon

    31 Dec 2012 - 02:28
    Congratulations for the "Most Helpful- Programming" shared 1st place award!
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