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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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How the search for climbing gear led to a better registration system

Doug Hieber, Senior Application Architect
March 7, 2017

One never knows where one will find inspiration. Take the author of this blog post, for example. While shopping online, this application architect encountered some less-than-ideal registration processes, which gave him a greater appreciation for the superb user experience of the Reg! exam candidate registration solution in the Strasz Exam Management Suite. Learn more about the features, and what makes a great registration system.

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Securing Your Exam Content

John DeFalco, Software Developer
March 1, 2017

Before computer-based testing became so prevalent, exam content was created on paper and locked in secure file cabinets to prevent it from being compromised. The author of this blog post explains what steps can you take to keep your content secure in the digital age.

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Big Data is Watching

James DiEdwardo, Senior Software Developer
February 8, 2017

Big Data refers to the collection of information that is so massive that traditional data processing applications are ill-equipped to handle it. And are WE equipped to handle impact it will soon have on our planet? The author of this blog post gives us the 411 (pun intended).vent it from being compromised. The author of this blog post explains what steps can you take to keep your content secure in the digital age.

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The Spider Plant Responsibility Principle

Jay Myers, Software Engineer
October 5, 2016

How is maintaining a spider plant like writing code? The author of this blog posts makes this comparison to illustrate the single responsibility principle – the first of the SOLID design principles.

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Use a “Goldilocks” standard to write better tests

Lisa Everts, Test Developer, Business Development
August 22, 2016

When writing multiple choice test items, how do you make sure the answers aren’t “too hard” nor “too easy,” but “just right?” The author of this blog post recommends using a Goldilocks standard.

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A var by Any Other Name

Jay Myers, Software Engineer
August 10, 2016

The author of this blog post gives us a lesson in the concept of ubiquitous language, and the differences between the way programmers speak to each other versus how they communicate with their customers.

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