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Service Oriented Architecture and its implementation on-premise and in cloud

Rishabh Ajmera, Software Architect
October 28, 2019

Want to orient your services correctly? Hosting in cloud with Containers or with Server-less technology without following correct Service oriented Architecture principles is going to cause bigger problems – only those problems will be in-Cloud. After decomposing the monolith System into the right kind of services, see how to compose the UI together and allow for updates to multiple services. Yes, it is possible to do so on-premise or in-Cloud.

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Goodbye Passwords! Welcome Managed Identities in Azure

Rishabh Ajmera, Software Architect
October 28, 2019

Tired of storing credentials in config files and then encrypting those files, securing passwords at time of deployment and then storing it in a different place, troubleshooting deployed application not working and figuring out that it was human error in typing password in one of those deployment variables? Azure provides a solution by creating a user associated to Application which can be granted access to Resources. Let’s say Good Bye to Passwords for application deployment to Azure!

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Enemy Analysis

Doug Hieber, Senior Application Architect
October 16, 2018

In assessment exams, item enemies can undermine the validity of your exam. The author of this blog post says, use AI to separate item enemies.

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What is an API and What Can They Do for You?

Lisa Everts, Test Developer, Business Development
August 17, 2018

Associations want to offer certification and learning opportunities to their members, and often that leaves their staff to manually coordinate information across different software systems by exporting information from one system and importing it into another, or even manually re-entering the information. This can add to the staff’s volume of work, and create room for errors or lost transactions. The author of this blog post offers a convenient solution…APIs!

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LMS 101: Train the Dragon

Lisa Everts, Test Developer, Business Development
June 15, 2018

Our blog about confronting the dragon of offering training programs highlighted the desire of certifying bodies to add training and education as a service for their members. Now let’s discuss the role a Learning Management System (LMS) fills in training that dragon to fearlessly offer educational services.

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Open to Adventure, Closed for Modification

Jay Myers, Software Engineer
March 12, 2018

Writing software can be a lot like being an adventurous hero – or at least that’s what this author tells himself.  Luckily for us, one such similarity is highlighted in this post discussing the Open / Closed Principle, which states that software should be open for extension while remaining closed for modification.  In other words, you shouldn’t have to change things you’ve already written to add or modify behavior in the future.

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Digital Badges – An Opportunity to Promote a Credentialing Program

Lisa Everts, Test Developer, Business Development
April 3, 2017

Digital badges are an important way for individuals to display their skill sets or levels of proficiency in specific areas, and they are equally as useful for employers seeking out candidates with those skills. The author of this blog post details the benefits to credentialing programs of implementing a badging system, the importance of badge design, and how to choose a digital badge hosting service.

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