I mentioned that we are looking for more people to work for us. This time, we are looking for WPF people for working on the profiler, as well another hush hush project that weâ€™ll hopefully be able to reveal in December.
Because we are now looking for mostly UI people, that gives us a different set of challenges to deal with. How do I get a good candidate when my own WPF knowledge is limited to â€śUm.. dependency properties, man, that the bomb, man, yeah!â€ť.
Add that to the fact that by the time people got an interview here, we want to be sure that they can code, that present an interesting problem. So we come up with questions like this one. Another question we have is the large text viewer.
We need a tool that can work with text file (logs) of huge size (1GB â€“ 10 GB). We want to be able to open and search through such a file.
Nitpicker corner: I usually use this tool for that, the purpose of the question isnâ€™t to actually to get such a tool, it is to see what kind of code the candidate writes.
We are looking for someone with a lot of skill in the UI side of things, so the large text file stuff is somewhat of a red herring, except that we want to see what they can do beyond just slap a few text boxes around.
Our .NET community has an eclectic set of hobbies. We love learning what you do when you are not building quality code. We have featured mountain climbers, band members and now photography.
One of our .NET community members, Kris Culin, just won a Blue Ribbon for a waterfall photo in the Water & Landscape category at the 2014 Terryville Lions Country Fair. His interest in photography was piqued about two years ago while taking in the natural beauty his home state of Montana has to offer.
Kris has been an active professional developer (initially with VB6) for 16 years. He started with VB.Net initially in 2000/2001 and then moved to C# in 2003/2004 and has been doing a 90/10 ratio of C# to VB.Net development ever since.Â He was taught early in his career about unit testing and then discovered NCover and has been using it ever since to make sure his code is covered. He is primarily in charge of making sure no one on the team changes their Framework without appropriate review.Â Kris is the â€śgo toâ€ť guy on any question on the Framework (including those from the original architect).
Congratulations Kris! We look forward to what will continue to develop.
P.S. Yeah, we love a good pun
Well, I just committed the last feature for RavenDB 3.0, and all the tests are passing. What we are doing now is just working through the studio and running verification tests. Tomorrow or Sunday we are going to go live on our own systems with RavenDB 3.0. And shortly after that weâ€™ll do an release candidate, followed by the actual release.