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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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Whoooaaa Gunna Get Me Some Bagels

Doug Hieber, Senior Software Architect
May 13, 2016

Ordering bagels for the team on Fridays isn’t just about breakfast. The author of this blog post uses this example to illustrate that bagels are also a tool for building relationships with coworkers, a metaphor for things that bring people together.

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Same Display Different Driver

Jay Myers, Software Engineer
April 25, 2016

How do you check and see if items rendered in two different test drivers are close enough to one another? How close do you need to come to perfection?

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My Good Friend YAGNI

Doug Hieber, Senior Software Architect
January 28, 2016

“You Ain’t Gonna Need It” and is an old extreme programming (XP) term. If you’ve never heard of it before, the author of this blog post explains what it is and how this philosophy keeps Agile developers from over-engineering.

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Healthy Habits in the Office

Roopa Rao, Automation Engineer
November 13, 2015

Unhealthy snacking, being glued to your desk all day, and even inadequate sleep can have long-term, negative effects on your workplace performance and your overall health. This blog post gives information about the risks of a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, as well as tips from the author about how to avoid these risks.

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Don’t Go Chasing Waterfall

Jay Myers, Software Engineer
October 30, 2015

In this blog post, the author explains why the waterfall model of software development has been rendered inefficient and downright dangerous since the advent of methodologies like Agile.

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