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13 Top Developer Websites

There are endless development-related sites with content to consume, but finding the ones worth your time is the hard part. Therefore we put together a list of top developer websites (not in any specific order) that you should keep in your bookmarks. Whether you are a web developer, java programmer, scrum leader, or anything else development related, we have something for you. We’ve provided the links to these developer websites along with their Twitter accounts so you can follow them and easily receive their… Read More

The Single Responsibility Principle with C# Examples

According to Wikipedia the single responsibility principle states that every class should have responsibility over a single part of the functionality provided by the software, and that responsibility should be entirely encapsulated by the class. All its services should be narrowly aligned with that responsibility.  The principle is one of the SOLID design principles as defined by Robert Martin in his book Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices. An important thing to note is that Martin defines a responsibility… Read More

New Employee Introduction – Ed G.

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 Ed could soon be working with you! INTRODUCING ED G. WITH 5 “GET TO KNOW YOU” QUESTIONS CAN YOU PROVIDE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON YOURSELF? Ed is passionate about the Microsoft stack of technologies.  With a focus on user experience and user interface design, he has… Read More

Dev Digest – Week of July 20th

Along with making plans to head up to Northern Minnesota to enjoy the warm weather this weekend (or maybe staying local and enjoying the lakes in Minneapolis), we’ve also come up with this week’s Dev Digest. We have a roundup consisting of a David Walsh Blog article on WepP Images and Performance. We also have a piece on what you need to remember when creating a web app. Enjoy! David Walsh Blog gives us another great article on WebP Images… Read More

Targeting Windows Phone with Cordova & Ionic: Broken Web Fonts and Icon Sets

Welcome back to our series about the challenges of targeting a Windows Phone with Cordova / Ionic applications.  So far we’ve discussed resolutions for a static header/footer issue related to the viewport.  We also went over solutions to the option picker opening twice when using the <select> element bug that you’ve probably noticed by now.  In this post we’re going to address an issue with web fonts and icon sets. The Broken Web Font and Icon Set Issue When I refer to icon… Read More

Recorded Webinar: Changes with SSIS 2012/2014

Thank you to those of you that were able to attend our recent Oxygen Blast about the changes with SSIS 2012/2014. The webinar was presented by Davin Mickelson, one of our Senior Trainers. You can read the full description of what the presentation entailed on the Oxygen Blast page. In brief, here are a main areas Davin covered: How Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) has become SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence (SSDT-BI). The upgraded designer with new features such… Read More

Dev Digest – Week of July 13th

Happy Friday! We have a few good articles for this week’s Dev Digest. We have a list of what you should and shouldn’t do in terms of UI and UX design and a few suggestions on what to avoid when implementing Agile into your company. Here is a list of 10 do’s and don’ts of UI and UX design. Make sure your site follows these guidelines to ensure the best user experience. Take a look at InfoQ’s DevOps Toolchain eBooks…. Read More

Ionic Framework Review

Ionic Framework is an upcoming player to the game of hybrid mobile development frameworks. It leverages Apache Cordova to compile apps down to their native binaries, giving it the hybrid framework aspect. There are lots of apps that have been built by Ionic that are live in the large App Stores such as Sworkit, ChargeMap, and much more. Some Background Info… I’ve been using Ionic for some personal side projects of my own, and I can say that I instantly… Read More

Can Business Save the World? CSR Benefits

If you’ve been following my current series of posts about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), you know I’m ready to share some of the benefits of engaging in CSR. These findings are from a survey of 142 business people representing a diverse range of industries: manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, extractive minerals, financial services, media, telecommunications and others. All were managers who attended Harvard Business School’s CSR executive education program sometime during the past four years. A surprising 60 percent said they… Read More

Dev Digest – Week of July 6th

Happy Friday to our blog community! For our Friday Dev Digest we’ve included a list of “What Every Programmer Should Know”-type articles that’ll make sure you’re a well-informed developer and also piece that contains a simple AngularJS routing example for beginners. Javin Paul put together a list of 10 “What Every Programmer Should Know” articles that he thinks every programmer must read. Which is faster, CSS or JS Animation? This post takes an in depth look at which language is… Read More