Awards Plugin for Vanilla Forums is now available!

You can buy it from Awards Plugin page.

The Awards (Badges) Plugin for Vanilla Forums is now available. RC1 phase has been completed, and the plugin is available for use on  your Production websites. Great care has been taken in testing it in multiple environments and configurations, and you can finally introduce Badges to your Community based on self-hosted Vanilla Forums.

As usual, plugin comes with professional support and a full year of free upgrades. To celebrate the release, plugin is now on sale for a limited time. Grab your licence before the special offer expires!

Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 is available!

A new plugin is now available for purchase: Currency Switcher for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0. This extension will allow you to display your product prices and accept payments in multiple currencies. That is, unlike existing extensions, the price conversion is not purely informational, but it’s used to complete the orders. Read more

5 Answers to common (and difficult) interview questions

After several posts focused on product release, I finally have some time to write about life as a Developer, and to answer some questions asked by my (few) readers. The most common questions I receive are about job interviews. Competition from other Developers is getting higher every day, and Companies are, understandably, getting picky, looking for Professionals who can “tick all the boxes”.

The difficulty in passing an interview, however, is not just showing that you can write code. Ironically, that’s the easy part. The difficult questions come later, when the technical interview is over, and are meant to test your personality. People who spend most of their time “talking” to machines can, sometimes, have a hard time answering human-related questions, therefore it becomes vital to prepare some answers upfront. Read more

Awards/Badges for Vanilla Forums (RC1) is available!

You can buy it from Awards Plugin page.

It took longer than I thought, but the Badges/Awards Plugin for Vanilla Forums 2.0 is now in RC1 stage. This means that Beta testing phase was completed for the existing features, and the plugin is now ready. Latest version includes many bug fixes, an improved User Interface and the ability of exporting and importing Awards and related data with just a few clicks. Also, plugin comes with a set of pre-configured Awards and Classes, to help you getting started with your Community. To view a full list of plugin’s current and upcoming features, please visit the Awards Plugin page in the shop.

More good news: Release Discount!

To celebrate this important release, you can avail of 10% discount on the regular price by using the coupon code awds-10-0513. The code is valid for the first ten orders of the plugin, and it expires on the 15/05/2013, so make sure you get your licence quickly!

Some screenshots

As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are some screenshots from latest version, showing some of plugin’s great features. The target was to make something that looked great and worked great, and I think we got it!