Interview Question – Tic-Tac-Toe

I had a phone interview called a technical screen with a large corporation today.  They have somebody technically literate administer one or more tests to make sure a candidate has the skills required to do a job.  If the candidate does not have the required skills, there is no need to conduct a more personal interview.

The interview went well, but not as well as I had hoped.  To get past this screen, I had to do more than well, I had to do extraordinarily well.

If you’d like all of the technical details, you can read about it on my other blog, BAMapps.com.

BAM Apps

Hello.  This is my personal website.  If you are here because you are interested in my skills as a software developer or working with me professionally, you are welcome to look around, but please also visit my other site at BAMApps.com. BAM Apps is a collaboration between me and my good friend, Michael Durling. After … Read more BAM Apps

Programmatically check if SQL Replication Components are Installed

I spent some time this week tightening up the code in a project that will actually be released into the wild.  I wanted to make sure that I catch as many errors as possible and put up user friendly messages. The program uses SMO and RMO to synchronize a local SQL Express database with a … Read more Programmatically check if SQL Replication Components are Installed

Presenting Detail Values as Part of the Master – part 3

This is part three of a three part series on working with master-detail data.  In part one I showed how to present detail values on the master using a utility I wrote called the SubPropertyAccessor. In part two I showed how the SubPropertyAccessor works. In this part, I introduce a descendant of DataGridViewColumn that will … Read more Presenting Detail Values as Part of the Master – part 3

Presenting Detail Values as part of the Master – part 2

This is part two of a three part series on working with master-detail data.  In part one I showed how to present detail values on the master using a utility I wrote called the SubAttributeAccessor.  In this article I will go into detail as to how the SubAttributeAccessor works. In part three, I’ll introduce a … Read more Presenting Detail Values as part of the Master – part 2

Presenting Detail Values as part of the Master – part 1

This is part one of a three part series on working with master-detail data.  In part one I will show how to present detail values as indexed values on the master using a utility I wrote called the SubAttributeAccessor.  In part two I will show how the SubAttributeAccessor works.  In part three I will introduce … Read more Presenting Detail Values as part of the Master – part 1