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Integration for Business

Enterprise IT has changed and for those of us that work there it's been obvious for years. Enterprise can't keep up with the changes that are happening in the software world and no amount of Agile or Scrum is going to change that. Look at the connected solutions offered to SMEs and see how Enterprise can be [...]

By |2016-05-26T22:38:11+00:00May 26th, 2016|Business, Continuous Integration, Software Development|

Taking Development to the Cloud

I've recently been spending some time with Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft's cloud development vision of ALM solution - Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). VSTS is the new name for what was once called Visual Studio Online - a collaborative development platform that allows for planning (Scrum, Agile or CMMI), development, testing and building all integrated through a single service.  [...]

By |2016-01-27T13:34:41+00:00January 27th, 2016|Business, Continuous Integration, Migration, Software Development|

How Not To Be a Dick

During my day job I get to work with many fantastic developers and help bring their codebases into an effective means of source control, to build their code and help package it sensibly and deploy it in reliable and repeatable ways. The point of this exercise is to bring control to situations that otherwise could [...]

By |2016-01-13T20:35:13+00:00January 13th, 2016|Business, Software Development, Version Control Systems|

Ionic, Cordova and Angular for Cross Platform Development

People want mobile solutions for all platforms. It's always nice to develop apps in the native environments - the results tend to be cleaner, the binaries smaller. However I've always looked at the cross platform tools - Unity, Xamarin and Phonegap/Cordova. Why build more than once? Cordova is an Apache project that has been running [...]

By |2015-10-28T15:27:36+00:00August 26th, 2015|Cross Platform, Software Development|

The Six-month Technology Turnstile

A few short years ago it was like this: "Are you getting an iPhone?" And the debate around the water cooler rolled on and on and back to the desk and off to the lunch and around the weeks and in and out of months it echoed. And everyone ignored Windows Phone. Then a couple [...]

By |2015-08-18T19:54:58+00:00August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|