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Dev Digest – Week of June 22nd

All of us at Intertech had a great time this week at our Summer Company Picnic! It was a beautiful day that took our minds off work. We all enjoyed some yard games and good food. This week content roundup contains information on the new Node Foundation and a video that shows what Google’s Project Soli is all about. News that js and io.js are now merging under a new entity called the “Node Foundation”. Many partners are sponsoring this… Read More

Targeting Windows Phone with Cordova & Ionic: Select Element Double Open Issue

In my last post I went over a common solution to fixing the viewport on the Windows Phone so that fixed headers and footers aren’t cut off. This post is going to address a problem you’ll likely come across if you use the <select> element in your Cordova/Iconic project. The Select Element Double Open Issue The select element is a common form control that allows users to choose an option from a list of options. This example settings tab contains two select boxes: Here’s… Read More

Intertech Awards STEM Scholarship to Stanford Student

If you’ve been following my latest blog series on Corporate Social Responsibility, you know that Intertech believes in the importance of giving back and, increasingly, “paying it forward!” That’s how I think about the new Intertech Foundation STEM scholarship. The scholarship is $2,500 and we recently awarded it to an impressive high school senior named Annina Hanlon. Annina lives in California and she plans to study at Stanford beginning this fall. If anyone can find a way to combine science/technology… Read More

New Employee Introduction – Phil D.

As Intertech continues to grow and hire talented new employees, we’ve started this new series that introduces our newest members to our customers, readers, friends, and partners. Why keep all this to ourselves when Phil could soon be working with you! INTRODUCING PHIL D. WITH 5 “GET TO KNOW YOU” QUESTIONS CAN YOU PROVIDE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON YOURSELF? I spent the past 8 ½ years with The Weidt Group, a firm that specializes in building energy design consulting. They also have a… Read More

Dev Digest – Week of June 15th

The first official day of summer starts this weekend and we plan on making the most of it. Even if we’re doing a little weekend programming, we’ll be doing it outside. Our collection of content this week consists of an Android Developer Story that involves the creation of the top podcast app on the Android market and also an article that describes the programmer’s “zone”. Learn what functional animation truly is and how to implement it into your user experience…. Read More

Most Read .NET, Java, & Mobile Blog Posts

One of my first stops every morning is to our Google Analytics account where I get an update on what readers, search engines, and social media sites find interesting from our blog and website. Creating content for a wide variety of topics such as .NET, Java, or Mobile Development can be challenging but understanding what people are searching for, sharing, and reading helps us put together a plan. The list below is comprised of our most popular blog posts from the last… Read More

Can Business Save the World? Effective CSR

“Most companies have long practiced some form of corporate social and environmental responsibility with the broad goal, simply, of contributing to the well-being of the communities and society they affect and on which they depend. But there is increasing pressure to dress up CSR (corporate social responsibility) as a business discipline and demand that every initiative deliver business results. That is asking too much of CSR and distracts from its main goal: to align a company’s social and environmental activities… Read More

New Employee Introduction – Chad L.

As Intertech continues to grow and hire talented new employees, we’ve started this new series that introduces our newest members to our customers, readers, friends, and partners. Why keep all this to ourselves when Chad could soon be working with you! INTRODUCING Chad L. WITH 5 “GET TO KNOW YOU” QUESTIONS CAN YOU PROVIDE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON YOURSELF? I recently graduated from the University of St. Thomas. At St. Thomas, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. In the fall… Read More

Dev Digest – Week of June 8th

We’re keeping the spirit of summer alive this week at Intertech with a Friday golf outing. We’ll finally get to see who the best golfer really is. What are some of your company’s favorite summer activities? In other news, we’ve gathered our weekly bundle of must – reads. This week we have an article on what the senior developer’s role is and also an analysis of the ten most popular programming languages today. Matt Briggs goes over the stages a… Read More

Targeting Windows Phone with Cordova & Ionic: Viewport Issue

I recently started targeting the Windows Phone with a cross-platform mobile project using Cordova, Ionic, and AngularJS.  Keep in mind that Windows Phone is not officially supported by the Ionic framework.  That shouldn’t stop us from trying, right? To the average web developer (turned hybrid mobile dev?!), porting your Cordova/Ionic app to Windows Phone will seem like cake compared to creating a website that supports IE6-IE9.  If you’ve proudly conquered any Internet Explorer compatibility issues in the past, be prepared for… Read More