How Freelancers Can Save for Retirement
There are four main DIY options for retirement plans for the self-employed. Here’s a look at what they are and which one might be right for you.Read More
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Visual Basic is one of the programming languages and environments created by Microsoft and based around the BASIC language. Visual Basic was among the first products that allowed users to work in a graphical programming environment and develop user interfaces with a paint metaphor. What this means is that users don’t need to worry about the details of syntax, but rather use simple drag and drop controls to move code-created buttons and dialog boxes around.
The language was launched back in 1990 and has become the standard for more modern programming languages, with a great number of descendants growing out of it, including Pascal and Java. The accumulating variations, standards, and new programs mean that when a business requires someone to work on code with Visual Basic, hiring a developer or programmer on Upwork is often the best course of action. These experts understand the object-oriented philosophy of Visual Basic and are able to work with it across all its different formats. One such example is Visual Basic for Applications, similar to the original language but used to embed applications into Microsoft programs like Excel or Access. An expert in this area is able to complete small programs and perform tasks within the software to suit the needs of the client. By using an online workplace, a business can find the perfect expert no matter where in the world they are and still collaborate in real time over the Internet.
In the old days, all work had to be done onsite. Then we outsourced to cut costs and increase productivity. Later, we near-sourced for longer work days that followed the sun. And we in-sourced to optimize employee competencies. Although each of these workflow evolutions were beneficial, they still limited us. Meet the new global workflow: cloud-sourcing.Read More
September 27, 2016
Application programming interfaces (API) have been around since the 1960s. So if they aren’t a new concept, why are they such a hot topic lately? Without APIs, the digital experiences that we expect every day as consumers wouldn’t be possible. Here’s a brief introduction to what APIs are and what they can do from Upwork’s free ebook, The API Economy.Read More
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