Blogs

Project Kickoff Chaos? No Thanks.

Dec 5, 2017 | Todd Hirsh

The New Project Congratulations!  You’ve been assigned a new project - to design and develop a green-field, custom enterprise software application.  It’s going to be a significant undertaking.  The team is expected to have several…

Less is More

Oct 20, 2017 | Mike Ellis

What is Less? CSS is primitive and dumb. You target elements in the DOM with selectors and style them with properties. That’s it. While this simplistic nature results in a much smaller learning curve especially…

A Quick Introduction to Visual Studio’s Coded UI Tests

Oct 19, 2017 | Brian Slocum

A question that is raised in many development shops is “How can we test our application front to back?”. One solution I have been looking at is using an underrated feature of Microsoft Visual Studio…

User Experience Design Principles

Sep 30, 2017 | Anthony Fronzeo

Remember the movie, Manhunter? No. Of course you don’t. Nobody does. It’s the story of an FBI agent who has the uncanny ability to get inside the head of the killer that he is tracking.…

Automating .NET Deployments

Aug 4, 2017 | Matt Riedel

Setting up the tools for a continuous integration (CI) environment can seem like a daunting task. There are dozens of tools and configuration approaches to take advantage of that it can be overwhelming to even…

Communication Sites and Modern UI

Jul 19, 2017 | Jason Rivera

The recent release of the Communication Site is garnering some buzz lately. The new site template creates a site with new web parts designed to display content in a visually appealing way that is consistent…

There is No Wizard Behind the Curtain

Jul 6, 2017 | Ben Sheppard

As the Age of Open Source matures, it often seems like technology is moving faster than anyone can keep up. Just as Knockout was becoming a widely accepted platform, AngularJS emerged and became the new…

Office 365 Adoption Content Pack for Power BI – Managing your Application Portfolio

Jun 20, 2017 | Jason Rivera

Microsoft has recently introduced a preview of the Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in Power BI. The adoption pack is an enhancement over the existing usage reports which provide insights into several of the flagship…

Expandable Collapsible UITableView Sections

Jun 19, 2017 | James Johnson

About a year ago, I had a client that wanted a creative way to condense groups of information currently displayed in a UITableView. Now I knew of some cases in which Apps have made UITableView…

Internet of Things (IoT)

Jun 12, 2017 | Greig Kennedy

The Internet of Things or IoT is a term becoming rapidly more commonplace in the vernacular of IT infrastructure. It’s an odd term which essentially refers to the interconnection of virtually any device that communicates…