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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...
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...
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...
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...
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
SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1
Kyle Ziber Kyle Ziber  |  
Feb 03, 2017
This blog is coming a little late to the game, but I wanted to make sure to finally take the time and talk about the SharePoint 2016 November Update. Microsoft has packaged up Feature Pack 1, which was talked heavily about at Ignite 2016, into the November patch. There are a few new features that...
How to track PDF downloads using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics
Melanie Lenaghan Melanie Lenaghan  |  
Jan 23, 2017
Many websites offer marketing resources such as whitepapers or reports to be downloaded.  These resources often come in the form of a PDF.   In many cases, it is helpful from a marketer’s point of view to track these downloads.  They can make marketing decisions based off interest in the resource...
Kentico Online Marketing - How to create lead scoring
Logan Romine Logan Romine  |  
Jan 13, 2017
Have you ever wondered what contacts are engaging with your website? Possibly what contacts are hot leads? Kentico EMS license allows Marketers to easily and quickly determine what contacts are potential leads, this feature is called Scoring in Kentico. This feature does require you to have a...
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