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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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


Cut the Grapevine

Crystal Parlier, Client Service Specialist
October 19, 2015

The author of this latest blog post discusses the negative consequences of office gossip and offers advice to management about how to appropriately handle this morale-crushing behavior.


ASAE 2015

Carrie Tuck, Business Development
August 30, 2015

Going to a business conference can make you feel like a rock star – from being whisked from airport to hotel, to having continuous courtesy and attention from the organizers, to being lavished with goodie bags and gifts. But the greatest benefit to attending a conference is the opportunity to cultivate relationships. The author of this blog post tells us all about it.


Lean Development

Doug Hieber, Senior Software Architect
July 26, 2015

In Eric Ries’ book “The Lean Startup”, he describes a product development approach that drives innovation and success through continuous cycles of “Build – Measure – Learn”. How does it work? The author of this week’s blog post explains…


Tips for Planning a Successful Company Event

John DeFalco, Software Developer
June 19, 2015

An after-hours get-together with coworkers can be great way to blow off steam after a tough week, but that’s not the only reason to plan such an occasion. In this post, the author offers tips for the planning and execution of events that not only provide a chance for socializing with your immediate colleagues, but create opportunities to get to know more of the great people in your organization with whom you may not interact every day.


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