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Cloudinary Enhances Media Delivery with Multi-CDN Offering

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Cloudinary is well known for solving the challenges you face when managing images and videos. With its newest enhancement, the company is also eliminating the complexities of media delivery by enabling the use of multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) to ensure end users quickly and reliably receive content.

Today, images account for more than 60 percent of downloaded content. Cloudinary enables you to optimize this content, ensuring great performance for your site. But image optimization is only one part of the equation. You also need to ensure efficient delivery of media, which is measured by availability, latency and throughput. CDNs move content closer to end users, helping to improve delivery. However a single CDN may not offer all of the best features for each user’s needs. Each CDN may have strengths in a specific geographic area, or there can be performance differences based on location of the end user, time of day or type of content.

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Typically only businesses that operate websites with truly global reach and scale adopt a multi-CDN strategy because managing several CDNs is a complex, time-consuming job. CDNs have to be integrated, maintained and administered. Plus it’s costly having to enter into a separate contract for each CDN. Read the rest of this entry »

Turn Your Web App Into A Native App

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Web apps are awesome, but many are not optimized for mobile, or are done so in ways that leaves much to be desired. These days, a poor mobile experience can quickly drive away users and kill engagement. While app users’ attention spans are shortening, they increasingly demand truly native mobile app experiences. Furthermore, across the globe, the concept of “mobile-first” has cemented its place as the de facto for startups and enterprises alike. Here we find a rapidly growing need to turn existing web apps into mobile apps and this creates unique challenges and opportunities for web designers and developers.

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What if you could use your skills to easily turn web apps and APIs into truly native iOS and Android apps all right in your web browser?

With Dropsource, you can.  Read the rest of this entry »

Get Job Offers Over the Holidays with Minimal Effort

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The holidays can be a great time to explore new opportunities. With the New Year right around the corner, many people look to make positive changes for the upcoming year, especially in their careers. Yet, it’s always difficult to invest time in finding the right opportunity, and the last thing you want to do is have it eat into your holiday. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get multiple job offers by using Hired.

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How to Leverage Multiple Job Offers

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Finding a new job is like any budding romance, passions might be running high, but it’s usually assumed that both sides are still playing the field. If you happen to be a talented engineer or designer, it’s safe to assume that you’re in high demand and probably getting courted by your fair share of companies. The funny thing is that similar to dating, both sides often like to play it cool, pretending that they’re exclusively interested in each other. In the job search however, this can actually be a big mistake because you could be missing an opportunity to have companies recognize your full value.

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Simply put, being in demand is never a bad a thing! By being humble and / or “respectful” by not advertising the fact that you’re in-talks with other companies, you might actually be sabotaging your chances to land the job you really want, at the compensation you deserve.

Transparency can go a long way: it can help you manage your time, (because you don’t need to be 007 and hide all the interviews you’re going to), and it can accelerate the time from interview to job offer, saving you countless hours and the effort a long, drawn out process. Read the rest of this entry »

Burnt Out Vs. Time for a Change

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It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of trying to move up the ladder, through trying to demonstrate your work ethic to managers and coworkers. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s not always easy to recognize when this pattern has gone too far and has taken a turn for the worse. No matter how talented you are, we all work with the same 24 hour day, so it’s important to have time to relax and reflect. Burn out is very real, and doesn’t help anyone, not you, not your company, not your mission.

What’s important is to identify the root cause(s) of your feelings. Is it that you’ve been pushing yourself too hard, or could it be that the work you’re doing no longer resonates with you?

If you’ve realized it may not be the actual workload itself, but rather, it’s the mission, the product, the career prospects, [fill in the blank], then it may be time to ask yourself whether you could see yourself being happier at a new job?

Once you’ve had an honest internal dialogue, then congratulations are in order! You’ve now taken the first step to getting back to that quality of life you deserve. Finding a new job that’s the delivers on exactly what you’re looking for presents it’s own challenges, but luckily there are a lot of tools out there which can supercharge your search, like Hired. Fortunately, the old days of sending out countless resumes are over.

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On Hired, you’re empowered in your job search: one application can lead to exposure with thousands of companies, and instead of applying to them, they’ll actually apply to you, reversing the traditional process. Read the rest of this entry »

Which Technical Skills Will Earn You the Most Money?

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If you work in or near technology, you are well-versed in the high-stakes economy of engineering salaries. All engineers are in super high demand for sought-after (and well paid) positions, the collective narrative goes. Hired’s first-ever Hiring Pulse Report: Q2 2016 adds some nuance to that narrative. TL;DR: Engineers are still in high demand across the board — but certain technical skills are experiencing breakout growth.

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While salary offers for software engineers decreased by 2 percent in Q2, at $123K on average, job security is no concern. Software engineers have received nearly 56,000 interview requests in 2016 — the highest of any tech role by far — and Q2 saw a 14 percent increase in requests.

Data Science

While interview requests for data science candidates grew by a whopping 20 percent in Q2 — the most of any tech role — the number of data science candidates on the platform increased by even more at 50 percent. This surplus of data science talent may be driving salaries down. In Q2, companies offered data scientists an average of $127K, which is down by 2 percent since Q1.

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Product managers were offered more money than any other tech role. Initial offers in Q2 were $133K on average, which is 2 percent lower than offers in Q1, but still the highest in tech. Interview requests with product managers increased by 8 percent in Q2, so salaries may go up again.

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Introducing Divi 3.0

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Divi 3.0 introduces a complete new front-end editor that has been re-built from the ground up using React, a modern JavaScript library for user interfaces. This new builder allows users to edit their WordPress pages on the front-end of their website using simple and beautiful visual controls. When you activate the builder, you see your page exactly as it would appear on the front-end of your website. With the builder active, however, the page becomes editable using Divi’s vast array of content elements and design settings. You can click into a paragraph and start typing, highlight text and adjust its font, size and style, or open up the settings for any element and change its content, appearance and positioning.

Dragging, dropping, resizing, copying, pasting, deleting and duplicating elements is also easy. The page becomes alive and each element feels tangible because you are able to manipulate everything in natural and intuitive ways. When you make a design change or add new content to a page, these changes appear instantly. This is because the new visual builder doesn’t rely on traditional loading, so there is need for page refreshes or Ajax loading bars during the majority of the builder experience. This is the future of WYSIWYG.

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Cloudinary Adds HTTP/2 Support

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Cloudinary, a provider of solutions for managing images and video in the cloud, is offering HTTP/2 support, enabling developers to further optimize the user experience. To take advantage of HTTP/2, Cloudinary users don’t have to do a thing – it’s been automatically integrated into the online tools.

Websites have changed dramatically over the past several years, featuring more images and video. But the underlying HTTP protocol hadn’t kept pace, until the IETF’s recent approval of the HTTP/2. The goal of HTTP/2 is to improve website performance, reducing the amount of bandwidth required and latency, while making it easier for developers to use secure connections.

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The adoption of HTTP/2 was initially slow. But since January 2016 more sites have announced plans to move to HTTP/2 or are offering true support of the protocol. For example, both Wikipedia and Blogspot announce in May that their sites are now supporting HTTP/2. The graphic below from HTTP/2 Dashboard illustrates the greater adoption since the beginning of the year, and enables you to interactively see how many domains have announced support for HTTP/2, and those that offer partial or true support at any given time. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Simplify Image-Rich Website Development with Cloudinary

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Even the most talented developer knows that a great website is time-consuming to build and a challenge to maintain. The reason: You need to meet graphic design requirements for every device according to current design trends, while ensuring that your website performance is optimized for any browser.

Cloudinary can eliminate many of the problems you experience when dealing with images.  The cloud-based solution takes care of the entire image management pipeline, enabling image upload; providing a rich set of manipulation and optimization capabilities; and offering cloud storage, administration and super-fast CDN delivery.

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With our interactive demo, you can see Cloudinary in action as we walk you through examples of visual image manipulation and optimization, as well as some popular website implementations. In addition, you’ll ready-to-use code samples in Ruby on Rails, PHP, Node JS, Angular JS, jQuery and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Apply to 4,000+ Companies with One Application

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On Hired the traditional process of finding a job is completely reversed; instead of applying to companies (which often feels like throwing your resume into a black hole), companies pro-actively apply to you with interview requests. From there, the power is 100% in your hands to decide if you’re interested in moving forward.

Hired expedites the job search process through an efficient system of:

1. Companies competing for top talent with visibility into a candidate’s traction on Hired, driving rapid turnaround times from interview to final offer.
2. Free personalized support on your job hunt. On Hired our Talent Advocates have your back, whether it’s negotiating compensation or preparing for interviews, they function as a pillar of unbiased support to ultimately help you land the dream job you’ve been waiting for.
3. Upfront salary, equity and bonus details in every interview request received on the platform.

Over 4,000 top companies and startups use Hired to find their next team member, and with transparency into each company, you’re empowered to make the right decision about what opportunities you’d like to pursue. Say goodbye to pushy recruiters trying to sell you on roles you don’t actually want. Life’s too short to waste time with companies that are a bad fit, or to find out after months of interviewing that the offer is no good. Try Hired and leap into the 21st century job hunt experience.

The best part: It’s always free for you to find your next job on Hired. No exceptions.

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