Recently in my internship at Microsoft I signed up for a task of creating a global leaderboard for our product users. In this article I will discuss a few implementations of a leaderboard, with a focus on backend logic.
Recently you may encounter 404 error messages when attempting to visit elleryyang.com or www.elleryyang.com. These errors are caused by a site migration, and DNS cache in different DNS servers may go back and forth several times before becoming stable. See you soon on my new web server!
Last week I attended a talk entitled Career Superpower by James Whittaker, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. This talk was about personal growth in one’s career path. One of the ideas that hit me hardest was, you need a long-term goal and get closer to it every day; here is how I plan to.
Visual Studio 2015 integrates Xamarin platform so users can write Android apps in C#. I took advantage of some free time after work, got Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise, and made a simple Android app. In this article I will talk about the first steps in making Android apps from VS 2015.
In my internship project at Microsoft, I needed to set up different build environments for release and dev purposes, so when the developers mess around with back-end code, users out of Microsoft office don’t get affected. Without touching details of the product, I will talk about how did I set up different build configurations in Visual Studio.
I have been curious about the way search engines crawl the internet. Recently, I revisited materials on this topic covered in my Intro to CS course at McGill. With the spirit of learn by doing, I went to get my hand dirty and made a lightweight search engine that crawls a certain website. You can…
Sublime Text 2 is by far my favorite text editor, and personally I am crazy about its default color theme, monokai. But it is almost impossible to only use Sublime Text in coding, especially when working on bigger projects, where IDE is kind of a must. Therefore I figured out a way to apply…
In the last post, I briefly talked about how to reserve a domain name and set up hosting service for your personal website. In this post, I will review the templates I used in creating static and dynamic WordPress websites.
Having a personal website is exciting, but setting it up sure is intimidating to beginners: Where and how to get a domain name? How to set up hosting server? Do I have to use WordPress (because so many people are using it)? How to put my contents online? How much SEO do I need? I will…
Welcome to my new blog site! Starting July 2015, I will be using WordPress to manage my website, and hosting it in Microsoft Azure.