This blog post explains most of the popular keywords I was asked about during interviews for the various software engineering roles. They are presented in an alphabetical order. Personally I find this glossary very useful when preparing for the upcoming interview.
Agile Software Development
In 2001 a group of industry experts created a statement of values called The Manifesto of the Agile Alliance:
We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
In Drupal to the rescue article I wrote some hints how to setup Drupal 7 instance. Here I will present more useful resources that can be used to extend standard Drupal installation.
More modules I highly recommend:
This is updated deck from internal training I made at Ciao back in 2009. It covers basic principles and use cases for jQuery library. What is very interesting, I didn’t have to do many modifications to the original presentation as jQuery API is very stable. The biggest change was replacement of event bind method with on implementation. Topics covered in presentation:
- Using selectors and page traversing
- Handling events
- DOM manipulation
- Mouse interaction and UI extensions
When I decided to build my personal web page I wanted to do it very quickly using free software with great community support. Fortunately I had already experience with Drupal 7 so choice was simple.
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.