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A Noob’s Journey into Unity
Nathan Fellom Nathan Fellom  |  
Apr 12, 2017
My first meaningful exposure to Unity came during my senior year of college, after I was asked if I wanted to figure out something fun to do with an Oculus Rift that our Computer Science department had acquired. With absolutely no previous experience in game development, let alone VR development,...
Game Development
You down with MVP? – Yeah, you know me
Blayne Roselle Blayne Roselle  |  
Apr 07, 2017
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) As defined by Techopedia, MVP is a development technique in which a new product or website is developed with sufficient features to satisfy early adopters.  The final, complete set of features is only designed and developed after considering feedback from the product...
Agile
Document Management Best Practices for your Organization
Eric Czerwonka Eric Czerwonka  |  
Apr 05, 2017
Security seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and for good reason.  We have all seen the media coverage of the high-profile security breaches.  If you are aware of the pending Yahoo sale and their recently reported security breach it was reported that the deal was discounted $350...
AgileBusiness Analysis
More Adventures with Fuzzy Tools: Six Reasons Why Fuzzy Lookup is Better than a Normal Lookup
Jared Kuehn Jared Kuehn  |  
Mar 22, 2017
A few months ago, I wrote about a migration I was working on where I incorporated a Fuzzy Lookup into a data matching process between two environments (see ‘Fuzzy Lookup in SSIS: A Simple Approach to Resolving Complex Data Quality Problems’). Time has passed, that project has finished, and I now...
Proof-Of-Concept: Experiments with Short Feedback Cycles
Joe Vetta Joe Vetta  |  
Mar 03, 2017
Value and Risk Technology is pervasive in life these days, and has been a critical part of business success since the industrial revolution. Not every project, however, is a guaranteed success story. You have to take on risk in the hope of achieving returns. But risk, as they say, is risky. 1...
InsuranceManufacturingHealthcareFinance
The Benefits of Pair Testing
Blayne Roselle Blayne Roselle  |  
Mar 02, 2017
In the world of Agile development, many have heard of Pair Programming (two programmers working together at one workstation.  One, the driver, writes code while the other, the observer, reviews each line of code – the two programmers will frequently switch roles).  Similar in concept, but perhaps...
Agile
The Prevalence of Webhooks
Alex Woodward Alex Woodward  |  
Feb 23, 2017
Modern web and mobile applications often require real time information transfer from a server to a client. With a server able to push content to connected clients instantly, as it becomes available, the server does not have to wait for a client to request new data. This need may arise for...
Web Development
How to Pass the Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)
Lucas Smith Lucas Smith  |  
Feb 21, 2017
The Professional Scrum Master Level I is the foundation level scrum master certification available through Scrum.org.  The PSM I is positioned similarly to the CSM (Certified Scrum Master) offered by Scrum Alliance.  No certification can prove effectiveness in a role (too many other factors to...
AgileCertifications
Which Scrum Certification Should I Get?
Lucas Smith Lucas Smith  |  
Feb 15, 2017
Introduction  There are many great opportunities to further your knowledge and expertise in scrum and agile practices.  The best thing you can do overall is to own your own learning and mastery outside of any specific organizational boundaries.  This means reading books and articles, attending...
AgileCertifications
Mobile Developer Certification at Xamarin University
Justin Weyenberg Justin Weyenberg  |  
Feb 09, 2017
After 60 something hours of coursework and an exam, I recently became a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and I’d like to share what this involved and how I succeeded. To earn your certification you’ll need to enroll at Xamarin University, Xamarin's online training service. XU offers education...
XamarinCertificationsWeb Development
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