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Our New Recruitment Testing Product: TestDome.com

Screening candidates is such a pain in the neck. Every time we make a public job posting for C# developer, 50+ candidates apply. Shockingly, 90% of them can’t program at all. I have wasted hours and hours reading resumes and talking with candidates who are no good.

Not anymore.

We just released TestDome, a new website for online programming tests. You can create a live coding test with any set of skills and email it to candidates in less than 5 min. Candidates will need to solve real, non-trivial programming problems which can’t be cheated by googling answers. For example, this question just says “Fix the bugs” and gives you the code. If you can’t find and fix the bugs in 20 min, sorry, you are not a fit for our company.

The result?

I don’t read resumes anymore. Let me repeat: I don’t read resumes. They are an exercise in creative writing, send them to your high-school English teacher. I don’t do phone screens. I send the same test to all the candidates. If they pass the test, only then do I call them for a long interview where we talk about their work history, motivation and expertise. Facebook does the same. Google does similar coding challenges. And now your company, no matter how small can do the same for only $10 per candidate.

Currently we have Java Programming Test and C# Programming Test, this year we plan to add many more (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, iOS, Android, PHP). Hope you like it, let me know your thoughts.

Zeljko, GemBox Software Founder

February 26, 2014 Filled in: News

New GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 and GemBox.Document 2.3

We have just released a new bug-fix, help and Sample Explorer for GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 and GemBox.Document 2.3.
GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 improvements:

GemBox.Document 2.3 improvements:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

February 17, 2014 Filled in: GemBox.Document, GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

New GemBox.Document 2.3 Release

We have just released a new bug-fix and help for GemBox.Document 2.3 with following improvements:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

November 26, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News

GemBox.Document 2.3 Released

We have released a new version of our document component for easy and efficient document processing in .NET without Microsoft Word – GemBox.Document 2.3.

New in GemBox.Document 2.3:

For more details go to GemBox.Document features page or use GemBox.Document Sample Explorer.

If you have any questions, complaints or suggestions, drop as an email.

We hope that new GemBox.Document features will add a greater value to your document processing / reporting applications.

September 4, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News

New GemBox.Document 2.1 Release

We have just released a new setup and help for GemBox.Document 2.1 with following improvements:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

June 17, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News

New GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 Release

We have just released a new setup and help for GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 with following improvements:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

June 17, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

New GemBox.Document 2.1 Release with HTML support

We have just released a new setup and help for GemBox.Document 2.1 with a support for HTML format.

HTML format is, for now, supported as output file format, but we are also working on adding support for HTML as input format.
Also supported is Single File Web Page format or MHTML. For more information, see Html Export sample.

GemBox.Document Sample Explorer, which is already available for some time, is now implemented as web application which makes it easier to access and use than previous WPF ClickOnce implementation.
As before, Sample Explorer gives you an option to run sample’s code, which makes it ideal to make quick testing of GemBox.Document features.

Additional features introduced in the new release are:

  • Added MailMergeClearOptions enum which can be used to specify whether the containing paragraph, table row or mail merge range should be deleted if no field was merged into it.
    For more information, see Mail merge clear options sample.
  • Added DocumentModel.GetPaginator() method which can be used to find total page count and convert each page to WPF’s FrameworkElement or export it to PDF format.
  • Major refactoring of Bookmarks: support for reading all level (block, inline, table row, table cell) bookmarks from DOCX format and bookmark methods now work for all BookmarkStart and BookmarkEnd locations.
  • Improved support for DOCX format: support for reading Symbol characters and content of inline-level structured document tags (sdt), support for preserving form fields.
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements. For more details, see GemBox.Document bug fixes page.

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

March 28, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News

New GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 Release

We have just released a new setup and help for GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 and as promised before, this release includes major improvements of our PDF/XPS rendering engine.
We have added support for fit to page and page scaling features, fixed issues with rendering merged cells, improved performance of font fallback strategy and fixed other minor issues.

Another big feature is release of the new GemBox.Spreadsheet Sample Explorer which is now implemented as web application which makes it much more accessible.
As before, Sample Explorer gives you an option to run sample’s code, which makes it ideal to make quick testing of GemBox.Spreadsheet features.

The rest of the features introduced in this release are:

  • Export to HTML file format is completely reimplemented.
    For more information, see Removed HTML export API help section and Html Export sample.
    Added support for exporting all sheets to HTML file format.
    Added support for exporting to single web page (MHTML) format.
  • Included utility GemBox.Spreadsheet.WinFormsUtilities.dll in GemBox.Spreadsheet product which can be used to import/export ExcelWorksheet to System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView control with data, hyperlinks, formatting, images and more.
    For more information, see Windows.Forms sample.
    You are not required to redistribute GemBox.Spreadsheet.WinFormsUtilities.dll if you are not using its functionality.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements. For more details, see GemBox.Spreadsheet bug fixes page.

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

March 18, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 Released

We have released a new version of our spreadsheet component for easy and efficient spreadsheet automation in .NET without Microsoft Excel – GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7.

New in GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7:

For more details about specific features, see our GemBox.Spreadsheet Sample Explorer.

If you have any questions, complaints or suggestions, drop as an email.

We hope that new GemBox.Spreadsheet features will add a greater value to your spreadsheet processing / reporting applications.

February 1, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

New GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.5 Release

We have just released a new setup and help for GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.5 with the following new features:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

November 15, 2012 Filled in: GemBox.Spreadsheet, News