Back-end, Front-end, Middleware, Sideways Developers … But Why?

US News & World report named “software developer” the number 1 job for 2018. Growth in demand for software and application development skills is a trend that’s expected to continue as organizations in every industry transform and optimize with better software for their team members and customers.  With the convenience and reach of mobile apps, …

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Taking Shadow IT Out and Into The Light

“We’ve all got a job to do”. While that may be true, it’s precisely the type of thinking that sometimes leads to ungoverned technologies roaming free throughout a business. The term is ominously known as “shadow IT” and it’s when an otherwise well-meaning employee or department goes rogue and downloads, builds or deploys a technology …

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Agile Sprinting in the Age of Low-Code

Agile development provides many benefits to software development, if executed well.  I’m not going into a lengthy definition of the intricacies and pitfalls of how you run an Agile development project.  This article takes a deeper look at one aspect of Agile: The Sprint. Perhaps slightly over-simplified for the most puritanical Agile process enthusiasts out …

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So Many Programming Languages to Pick From

My father recently underwent a full knee replacement. Before the procedure, my sisters, both who are physical therapists, provided a wealth of pre-surgical exercises as well as a list of information about the road to recovery. Due to the distance between where my parents and sisters live, my dad is going to a local hospital …

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The Low-Code Conundrum – Balancing Low-Code Productivity with Engineering Best Practice

Companies undertaking digital transformation projects with new, low-code development tools face significant challenges. Especially true when the new applications need to integrate with critical databases associated with Line of Business (LOB) applications. Choosing the right tooling and planning ahead can smooth the digital transformation journey. Most of us who have worked in software engineering for …

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