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6 Essential Atom Packages That Make Your Life Easier

I recently switched to Atom as my code editor of choice for node.js development. Atom is a free and open source editor created by GitHub, the guys who probably host a fair share of your code. What’s most impressive about it is it’s extensibility. Atom ships only with a set core of functions. Everything else is provided through installable Atom packages. This makes it extremely lightweight and flexible. Interested in trying it out yourself? If so, here is a handful of… Read More

Some Important Announcements, Fallout 4 Bugs, and Much More

Welcome back to another one of our Dev Digest Fridays. Included are a few important announcements and an interesting take on the bugs that are plaguing the latest game by Bethesda: Fallout 4. We also have a great tip to keep you on top of the iOS SDK. Articles and Videos: Use this great tutorial in GitHub on Java 8. Here, you’ll find step by step instructions on all of the new language features. MongoDB has announced their enhanced APM… Read More

New GitHub Repository: aa-fieldgroup-strategies

At Intertech we believe strongly in contributing to and advancing the developer community. That means we’re often active members on sites and forums such as GitHub, Stack Overflow, and many other developer resource sites. We’ll often post updates on certain contributions here on our blog to keep our readers in the know.   New GitHub Repository:  Description: AngularAgility really makes AngularJS coding easier and cleaner. It is also extensible, which is where aa-fieldgroup-strategies (think ‘control’) comes in. This code adds the following field… Read More

Quick Tip: Keeping up with the Changes in the iOS SDK

While teaching my iOS class, there is one question that inevitably comes up: “How are you able to stay on top of all of the changes that are made to the iOS SDK?!” Here is my “due diligence” checklist for each release: Read the “What’s New in iOS” document from Apple.  Not only does this document list new features (and API deprecations) for the latest iOS release, it includes a historical archive of release information, starting with iOS 5.  If you… Read More

Artificial Intelligence, Understanding Reactivity in Meteor, and Much More

Friday’s finally here! This week we have gathered some very interesting pieces of content. The Atlantic wrote about how programmers shouldn’t be considered engineers… Nadi Eghbal has something to say about that in her piece rejecting that idea. Also learn about Facebook’s new AI, M, which is said to be the best in the business…. Read More

Windows 10 Shots – Game Bar Keyboard Shortcuts

Hey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Shots – Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts. As I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to… Read More

IT Consulting Firm Collaboration (Part 5): Leveraging the Power of Agile

We and many other IT consulting firms use Agile methodology, processes, checkpoints and reviews to keep projects humming and productive. While we are trained and experienced in many methodologies, we truly shine in understanding and mentoring Agile development methodologies. Why are we so passionate about Agile? Agile allows companies to better respond and adapt to changing market conditions and business priorities. A series of smaller successes results in tangible deliverables even as further business developments continue. It also encourages better… Read More

A Set of Useful Lists, Our Weekly Dev Tip, and Much More

This Friday we’ve come up with another set of helpful numbered lists. We have 10 features in C# that you should learn, 5 things a developer expects from project managers, and more. Articles and Videos: CodeAddiction provides an article on a list of features in C# that you should make sure that you know. See how a project manager can assist developers in becoming more productive in their everyday tasks. New to HTML5? Read this comprehensive list of advantages in… Read More

ALM Rangers: Unit Test Generator

At Intertech we believe strongly in contributing to and advancing the developer community. That means we’re often active members on sites and forums such as GitHub, Stack Overflow, and many other developer resource sites. We’ll often post updates on certain contributions here on our blog to keep our readers in the know.     Visual Studio ALM Rangers: Unit Test Generator As part of the ALM Ranger team responsible for delivering the Unit Test Generator Visual Studio Extension, I wanted to… Read More

IT Consulting Firm Collaboration (Part 4): Getting off to a Great Start – Continued

Getting a project off to a solid start is a combination of experience and smart questions. Experienced consultants quickly assess any project shortcomings and advise on redirects. This is not to imply clients lack technical savvy – that’s hardly the case with Intertech’s clients anyway! – but consultants bring something to the table that in-house technical people have not had the opportunity to develop: deep experience in many methodologies and experience with many companies and multiple industries. We also coach… Read More