Views From Above

Asking for a promotion can be quite tricky and leave you feeling nervous and uneasy. How, finding the right time to do it and putting on a brave face are important to help you advance your career. Let’s look at some of the signs that you are ready to confront your boss. First, try checking in with your boss about how you are performing in your current role at work. If you have been doing more than what is asked for longer than you had intended it might be time to ask for that promotion.

Secondly, let’s look at how your hard work has impacted the business as a whole. Focus on the contributions you have made and how things may have gone differently had you not made those contributions. Using the past six months sit down and really analyze what the quality of your work has been and how it has helped the company to progress.

Finally, go over any prerequisites that were required of you and determine if you have lived up to the company’s expectations or not. Make sure to document any evidence you may have in a very organized manner as well. Sit with your boss and ask him about a possible promotion. If you are declined, don’t get discouraged. Your boss will remember you are actively aiming for that next shot at the promotion.

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Sometimes it’s hard to get where you’re going if you forget where you’ve been. In business, a form of this maxim is described by the process of Modern Business Management. It involves staying tuned into your company, into the procedures and goals, and making sure you remember to think on how things have been going. By avoiding falling into either celebration or agony related to what’s happened, you instead focus on how things happened, and why. Every parent knows why is a very useful question, even if it’s tough to answer sometimes.

One way to formalize this process is to start with an ambitious goal, and something significant to your business. The more concrete the goal, the better. Then develop a method that you think will allow your company to achieve it. Spend some time on this, and question that method rigorously to refine it in the best way you can come up with. Make sure to include metrics or other observable data that will let you and your people know how they’re doing as they strive for the goal. Then, go for it. Use the goal, and the metrics you’ve established, to constantly diagnose your progress. See what’s working, see what isn’t. Refine, change, and use the power of why to get where you want to be by knowing where you’ve been.

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Due to the fast-evolving world of tech, the demand for applications and tools to deliver swift efficient results has never been more important. Cloud-Based Automated Testing tools have all the things needed to accomplish such demands. It takes a short time to get this tool running with very little initial setup because everything is already configured in the cloud into one complete package with no individual updates needed. There is no need for paying and managing multiple licenses, you only need to pay once and you’re entitled to all the support you need with 24/7 access to resources. Due to the nature of the cloud, it is compatible with multiple platforms and testing environments.

You can run multiple tests at once in parallel which saves a lot of time better used looking for bugs and glitches. Since it is more unified and automated you will run into fewer driver errors and incompatibilities. The scalability of the tool also means you have the freedom to use whatever testing tool you need and only pay for the ones being used. Everything is run on all possible configurations to ensure compatibility and thorough testing. Projects and applications will be able to hit deadlines and target dates because of the power of the cloud greatly reducing the process involved compared to manual testing tools.

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If you are ready to jump in and learn about web development, the cascading style sheet will be the main source used for style and editing. A website is broken down into HTML and CSS, HTML – which is the nitty-gritty and CSS – the bells and whistles. This article will walk you through how to create a style sheet and connect it to the html code, such that anything you write in html will link to the corresponding area of the style sheet. For example, common HTML tags, such as p (for paragraph) and h (for header) have a default look. That look needs to fit the style and brand of the company so the style sheet will tell the html to format based on conditions set. When the header needs to be in veranda font and size 16, you would create a definition in the css that looks like:
h {
font-family: verdana;
font-size: 16px;
}
This serves a great purpose, because every time a paragraph is written with a tag, it will automatically follow the condition to display in 16 pt veranda font. This serves a great purpose because you are able to reuse the same style throughout the website without having to write the html code for it every time. Although CSS can become very complicated, the premise is simple, and starting with the basics of color changes, fonts, and the like will help you define the future and reach new levels of customization.

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Programming is definitely complicated. And unfortunately, it’s a seemingly never-ending race to practice new skills as the latest programming environments leave existing skills not quite, if at all, transferring over without effectively requiring new training. Mobile applications have taken a huge chunk of the market for software solutions consumers are looking to have put in their hands, but programming for mobile apps is very different from programming for the desktop or server environment. New obstacles must be conquered when a developer lays out a mobile app, from what it does to how it’ll do it. For example, even though mobile devices are growing increasingly more capable, consistent network connections and limitations of the CPU or memory the device running the app might be subjected to require a different approach. Worse, modern app consumers are increasingly impatient with apps that don’t measure up to their standards. Those consumers will jump ship at almost the moment they find fault in an app they’re looking at on their phone or tablet.

Xamarin is a set of developer tools that look to ease some of that burden on developers. Through it, a variety of new solutions can be brought to bear on the mobile development space, and hopefully get the next generation of apps out the door on time and under budget.

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