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Haven't I Seen You Before? Fuzzy Grouping Your Datasets for Data Deduplication
Jared Kuehn Jared Kuehn  |  
Jun 20, 2017
If you’ve been reading my earlier posts regarding Fuzzy logic (See the end of this blog for links), you would know that I am usually talking about Fuzzy Lookups, taking two sets of data and comparing them to find similarities. Did you know that you can perform the same analysis on a single data...
The Bug Not Forgotten
Blayne Roselle Blayne Roselle  |  
Jun 12, 2017
When interviewing QA candidates, one of the questions I like to ask is: ‘What is the most memorable bug you have found?’ It still surprises me that candidates can either not come up with a response or I receive some unoriginal phrase like “I’ve found so many bugs, I just can’t choose one” or...
Testing
My Memory is a Little Fuzzy: Things I Want to Remember When Setting Up Fuzzy Lookups
Jared Kuehn Jared Kuehn  |  
Jun 08, 2017
In my last post, I explained why I would want to use Fuzzy Lookups for my various matching needs. Now I want to explain the how: How does one set up a Fuzzy Lookup so that it helps solve my data quality problems? The simple answer is that I use the available SSIS Fuzzy Lookup component in a Data...
Microsoft Build 2017 Day 3 Recap
Brandon Martinez Brandon Martinez  |  
May 13, 2017
Day three of Microsoft Build 2017 did not have a keynote, but that doesn’t mean it ends without content to fill the day. Today will be focused on sessions, “The Hub”, and catching some of the Channel 9 Live production happening right here at the conference. Here’s a recap of the day.Sessions The...
.Net ProgrammingWindows DevelopmentWindows ServerAzure
Microsoft Build 2017 Day 2 Recap
Brandon Martinez Brandon Martinez  |  
May 12, 2017
Another beautiful day in Seattle, and another amazing day at Build 2017! Today started off with another fantastic keynote followed by a wide array of awesome sessions. Here’s my recap of today’s events. Keynote Today’s keynote was heavily focused at improvements and additions coming to...
.Net ProgrammingAzureMicrosoftWindows DevelopmentXamarin
Microsoft Build 2017 Day 1 Recap
Brandon Martinez Brandon Martinez  |  
May 11, 2017
I’m very excited to be here in Seattle, Washington to attend the Microsoft Build 2017 conference! It’s an honor to be amongst the geekiest of the geeks in the Microsoft community and to be able to absorb a ton of knowledge over the next few days. I’ll be posting daily recaps of all the cool stuff...
MicrosoftAzureVisual StudioSQL.Net Programming
Three Steps to Implement AD Security for an On-Premises Data Gateway
Eric Saltzmann Eric Saltzmann  |  
Apr 28, 2017
The idea to implement AD groups was first realized when trying to dynamically populate O365 group membership, that can be done with PowerShell. The benefit of that knowledge lead me to thinking how I could reverse the process and extract the list of members in an AD group. A short discussion with...
AzureBusiness IntelligenceMicrosoftOffice 365
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
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