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Dev Digest – Week of August 24th

This Friday we’ve gathered a great group of articles. Included are some tips on starting an AngularJS project and an exploration of code design and architecture in the BBC website. Articles and Videos: Starting an AngularJS project? Take a look at this article on AngularJS essentials before you begin! Web Code Geeks provides a blog post that gives you an understanding of Backbone.js through the eyes of a Java programmer. Mikeal Rogers explains why node.js 4.0 is the new 1.0… Read More

Windows 10 Shots – The Setup

You might be thinking that this post is about a fancy new drinking game you haven’t heard of that involves drinking 10 shots of some crazy liquor while staring out a window.  Or maybe this is a post about taking shots and the all new Microsoft Windows 10 release.  Well, let me take a moment to clarify. You are close on both of those thoughts.  It is about the new Windows 10 release by Microsoft, and there will be shots… Read More

Android Custom View Tutorial (Part 3) – Saving State

This post is part of a series written by our developers that documents their journey in a cross-platform mobile app development project. They set out to improve an internal process, create educational content for the developer community, and explore new craft beers and a vintage arcade. Sound interesting? Read more about this series and their efforts in our introductory series post.   Introduction In previous blog posts, we have covered a couple of methods for creating an Android custom view: combining existing views… Read More

VS-TFS 2015: “New World” Navigation of Major and Minor Releases

Version Now I have been guiding companies who are looking to get Team Foundation Server up and running within their organizations to support their Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) process since the pre-release (Release Candidate Go-Live) versions of version 1 when it went by a slightly different name – Visual Studio Team System.  There have been some 20 or so different releases of the on-premise product since then and many, many more releases to the Online features since it first came… Read More

New Employee Introduction – Chris B.

NEW EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTION 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 Chris could soon be working with you! INTRODUCING CHRIS B. WITH 5 “GET TO KNOW YOU” QUESTIONS CAN YOU PROVIDE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON YOURSELF? I’m 39 years old, and live in Shakopee, MN with my wife (Hilary), 2 boys (William, and Gabriel), our dog,… Read More

Dev Digest – Week of August 17th

Friday is finally here and that means we have another collection of articles, videos, and humor. This week we have a great list of material design resources and tutorials (that includes one of our own!) and a list of the worst features of C# from one of the people on the design team. Articles and Videos: Ada Ivanoff composed a list of “10 Essential Material Design Resources and Tutorials”. It even includes one of Intertech’s Android Development Tutorials! Curious about… Read More

Five Reasons Your Project Needs User Experience Design (UXD)

This post is part of a series written by our developers that documents their journey in a cross-platform mobile app development project. They set out to improve an internal process, create educational content for the developer community, and explore new craft beers and a vintage arcade. Sound interesting? Read more about this series and their efforts in our introductory series post.   by Lindsay Neely – UX Director/Partner Mighty Neely, Inc. Mighty Neely is a two person design and UX consulting firm providing custom digital and… Read More

Android Custom View Tutorial (Part 2) – Custom Attributes, Drawing, and Measuring

This post is part of a series written by our developers that documents their journey in a cross-platform mobile app development project. They set out to improve an internal process, create educational content for the developer community, and explore new craft beers and a vintage arcade. Sound interesting? Read more about this series and their efforts in our introductory series post.   Introduction In a previous post, we covered how to create a custom view in Android by combining existing views.  However, sometimes… Read More

Exploring the $64,000 question: Is Technology Good or Bad for People? (Part 1)

Is it just me, or have you noticed all the media stories lately about the so-called evils of technology? From Bill Gates challenging the wisdom of developing artificial intelligence to critics blaming software for unemployment to parents worrying that smartphones are making kids stupid: we appear to be reaching a psychological tipping point about the benefits of technology. If you remember the heady days of the Internet and e-commerce, this is quite a shift in our collective mindset. It is… Read More

Dev Digest – Week of August 10th

Friday is finally here! It’s supposed to be a hot weekend here in Minneapolis! Before starting your weekend, take a look at what we have for this week’s roundup. David Walsh explains Node.js nock and we have a fun video on what’s inside your phone. Articles and Videos: David Walsh talks about Node.js nock. He explains how to install nock and how to properly use it for Intercept HTTP Requests. What are the most popular languages used at hackathons? Tech… Read More