Webpage Optimization for Mobile & Tablets
Monday, March 10, 2014
By: Dean Gerend
Replicating existing website into mobile optimized web pages and the challenge of using existing client technologies can be a difficult task alone. The key to a successful implementation is providing the user experience the mobile user expects along with meeting the client’s requirements. Another factor to consider is testing these pages and accounting for all the devices that might be used to navigate those pages. Here is a brief experience I had with a Skyline client and how the challenges where handled for a successful implementation.
Architecting Applications Using Windows Azure
Friday, March 7, 2014
By: Chris Plate
While there are many common architectural concerns that apply to most types of applications we might build, there are some matters that are a bit more relevant to those apps that involve use of cloud resources. This post will briefly share a few of those concerns, while also pointing to additional resources made available that can provide much more detail on the subject.
Planning for IT Governance
Thursday, March 6, 2014
By: Jim Foy
SharePoint implementations are only as good as the governance they’re built on. IT governance is the backbone of that policy. IT governance is the rule set that allows for or locks out functionality that either enables or restricts end user functionality.
Handling complex dates without pulling your hair out
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
By: Ian FitzGerald
Most people take dates and times for granted. They
might be slightly inconvenienced twice a year if they observe daylight saving
time, but they probably don’t give it a second thought once their sleep
schedule has adjusted. Any experienced programmer will tell you that
dates and times are HARD. Noda Time can help.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
By: Marla Krause
The last couple of weeks I have been out sifting through some of my favorite blogs for some cool new bits of code, apps, or ideas. In this post I’ll go over a couple of things that caught my eye. I’ll briefly go over some of the features of Emmet and Font Awesome that will hopefully intrigue you to further investigate on your own and maybe give them a shot for yourself.
A Simple Pattern for Layer-to-Layer Object Mapping
Thursday, February 27, 2014
By: Mark Johnson
Mapping is becoming more important as we introduce more techniques and patterns to applications,
Project Manager -- “The Communicator”
Friday, February 21, 2014
By: Debbie Warner
Tips for keeping Project Management communication simple, efficient and effective.
The Growing Importance for Responsive Email Design
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By: Melanie Shefchik
This blog is a summary of why you should start considering responsive design for emails. I then go into what responsive design is and some techniques.
Using Technology ... Improving Lives
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By: Mitch Weckop
Skyline’s mission is to use technology to improve people's lives. Here's a quick look back at how we were able to accomplish this in 2013.
Using Release Burndown for Agile Change Management
Friday, February 7, 2014
By: Mike Lauer
Agile processes embrace change in a way that allows scope to fluctuate throughout a project. Applying change management techniques common to waterfall project management methodologies can be burdensome given the high volume of small change typically seen on an agile project. Instead of applying comprehensive documentation to every change, consider leveraging what the Scrum framework calls Release Burndown to evaluate and communicate the cumulative impact of change throughout a project. And when a scenario might warrant a ‘fixed scope’ strategy, consider instead a ‘fixed capacity’ approach that is more consistent with an agile mentality.
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