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Jen Kalz

Getting Through the Holiday Backlog
Friday, December 19, 2014
By: Jen Kalz  
In Agile we talk about “Grooming the Backlog” all the time within a project. As the Business Analyst on a large project I am responsible for completing this task each sprint to ensure I can keep developers fed with work. In this blog we’ll explore how to get through your holiday to do list using a backlog and some key concepts from the Agile methodology.

Nate Bauer

On the 9th Day of Christmas Santa Gave to Me, The World’s Greatest Marketing Strategy
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By: Nate Bauer  
Learn how to create the world’s greatest global marketing strategy. Tips on how to increase brand awareness, harness big data for effective multi-channel messaging, and create a true Omni-channel customer experience for maximum ROI from the master himself – Santa Claus.

Erin Draheim

Packages, Packages and More Packages
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By: Erin Draheim  
Packages at Christmas time can be exciting, but creating a package to install your Windows application is nothing to look forward to.  Take a look at this simple example of how to use the WiX toolset to build your Windows Installer package.  You’ll be looking forward to building packages all year long.

Eric Hyland

Give Santa what he really wants this year, mobile dashboards with Datazen
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By: Eric Hyland  
This post and accompanying video illustrate how easy it is to create dashboards for consumption on phone and table devices (iOS, Android, Windows 8) using Datazen.

Aaron Wirth

Christmas Kinect
Monday, December 15, 2014
By: Aaron Wirth  

With Christmas just around the corner it is that time of year when we see a Santa on every corner. Wearing a red velvet suit, a fluffy white beard, and sporting a belly full of jelly is a great and classic Santa look but here at Skyline Technologies we thought we would bring dressing up like Santa into a more virtual space with the Kinect for Windows v2.

John Ptacek

12 Days of Christmas Mac
Friday, December 12, 2014
By: John Ptacek   

Santa Claus is bringing ASP.NET to OS X in 2015. We kick the tires on creating an ASP.NET MVC application to countdown the days until Christmas and the new Star Wars movie. The cool part is it runs natively on a Mac running OS X!

Steve Nelson

How Long Until Santa Is Here?
Thursday, December 11, 2014
By: Steve Nelson  
This post is about how to use the spatial data types in .NET and SQL server to determine how far away a GPS point is from a geo-fence.  This post will show some code samples for how to define a geo-fence.   There will also be examples of how to interact with the geo-fence to determine how far away a point is, and whether the point is inside of the geo-fence.

Briana Bettin

Sending Presents down the Chimney with Responsive Design
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By: Briana Bettin  
Understand the basic concepts behind responsive design for user interfaces by helping Santa fit presents down chimneys of varying sizes. The presents represent content areas in the responsive grid, while the chimneys are device screen sizes. Will all the good girls and boys be able to have their presents stacked under the tree in a beautiful Christmas morning display?

Chris Plate

Refining Santa’s Route with Web Workers and AngularFire
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By: Chris Plate  

Last year around this time I wrote a post titled “Planning Santa’s Route”, where I described how we could use Azure WebSites, ASP.NET SignalR, Knockout.js, and genetic algorithms to write an app to help Santa’s elves plan a good route for Santa.  This year I’m revisiting the concept and taking it in a bit different direction with a few different technologies.

Debbie Warner

Plan Your Holiday Party Use Project Management Techniques
Monday, December 8, 2014
By: Debbie Warner  
Project Management isn’t just for the office.  If Project Management is in your DNA you will find that you use it to plan just about everything in your life.  Use project Management techniques to plan your next holiday party.

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