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Our consultants are in the business of mentoring and leaving you better than when they started. With their extensive experience and the soft skills that Intertech is known for, they can express themselves like few others, whether in the field or in a post. Look no further to find first-hand information that has past our QA professionals, along with links to outside articles that will help you in your day-to-day. From heads-down development experience to executive insights, you will find what you need on our developer blog. 

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Make It Work, Rogue 1s, & More

Welcome to our weekly edition of the Dev Digest where we put together the best links to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of software and web development. From top stories to development tips, professional advice, and more, we’ve collected the best...

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Angular Development #5 – ViewChild and ContentChild

Input, Output, and services are often all that is needed to communicate between components in Angular, however there a times when using these methods do not provide the control and flexibility needed to provide the necessary component interaction. Angular provides the ViewChild / ViewChildren and ContentChild / ContentChildren decorators to facilitate this type of binding and interaction. This article aims to provide a high-level overview of the functionality provided just to give a taste of what is possible.

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Azure Advice, Developer Laughs, & More

Welcome to our weekly edition of the Dev Digest where we put together the best links to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of software and web development. From top stories to development tips, professional advice, and more, we’ve collected the best...

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Providing Tech Leaders An Outside Perspective On The Business Of IT

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Pillars of Software Development Success

How to Deliver Software On-Time On-Budget On-Feature

A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, which reviewed 10,640 projects from 200 companies in 30 countries, found that only 2.5 percent of the companies successfully completed 100 percent of their projects. Find out how to avoid this issue.

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Agile Methodology For Executives

A Guide for Executives Managing and Working with Agile Teams

This Intertech Executive Brief provides an Agile Methodology Overview with related commentary about how scrum complements many agile principles. This paper will also expand your understanding of how to combine Agile and Scrum for the best results.

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Hiring and Working with IT Consulting Firms

What Every CIO Should Know

This Intertech Executive Brief provides insight into selecting an excellent consulting firm that fits your particular needs and how to leverage that consulting relationship for maximum value.

Intertech’s preferred method of project delivery is to use an Agile or Scrum process. An Agile software engineering approach often results in more accountability and less waste for problem analysis, solution design, coding, testing, and product release. The continuous feedback loop fostered with the Agile approach illuminates problems earlier than with other methodologies and puts working product out sooner.
Intertech’s team of senior .NET consulting professionals has deep experience in providing architectural guidance, design and implementation in .NET application development to a variety of government entities and Fortune 500 companies. Our .NET consultants add instant experience to a team that is newer to the technology or augments a senior, experienced team needing additional resources.
Intertech’s Java consulting practice is comprised of senior Java software developers that work with customers on the design, coding, testing and deployment of Java software applications.

Angular Development #1 – Smart vs. Dumb Components

Overall, there are three main tools to use in Angular development, Services, Components, and Directives. By far the most used throughout an application is the Component – however that does not mean all Components are created equal. This article focuses on two main types of components, Smart and Dumb components, and how they can be used to build a more scalable, testable, and maintainable application.

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Angular Development Article Series Preview

This series is intended to provide guidance for new and experienced Angular developers on some common best practices, methodologies, and design practices that will improve the design, organization, functionality, scalability, and maintainability of Angular applications. The series assumes knowledge of the core concepts of Angular and dives into detail on more complex topics that can help take your applications to the next level.

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Principles of Good Software Design

Author: Tim Star – Intertech Consultant

Software design is the most important phase of the software development cycle. Thinking about how to structure code before you start writing it is critical. Changes and updates will inevitably arise. Good software design plans and makes allowances for added features, algorithm changes, and new integrations.


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C# Tutorial: Understanding C# Events

Author: Davin Mickelson – Intertech Instructor

In this C# event tutorial, I will explain how delegates are the foundation for C# events and show the two primary delegates that Microsoft has given us for creating our own events. I will also show you how to subscribe to your own events and even pass data back to the event handlers.

If You Work With A .NET Framework, You Can’t Afford To Miss This Presentation!

It’s easy to delay adopting new technologies, even when the stakes are high. In so many cases, the energy is spent on improving business strategies (building more widgets, increasing quality, refining services). At the same time, technology updates take a back seat when it comes to corporate reinvestment, even when security is a priority, and using older technologies is often the weak link when it comes to protection and slower performance. As your business grows and to maintain a competitive edge, you should watch and consider the latest tools and frameworks for your current technology stack.


Take a look at Microsoft’s new release schedule:

Enter .NET 5.0, Microsoft’s new version of the .NET framework scheduled for release in November 2020. Prerelease versions of .NET 5.0 are available now. The .NET 5.0 release is a fully encompassing version of .NET that includes almost all of the other development libraries (Xamarin, etc.) that sprouted around the original .NET framework, which makes it impossible for developers to ignore new releases of .NET. The past lack of urgency in keeping up with .NET updates (only seven major releases since 2002) is a thing of the past.



.NET 5.0 And What You Should Know.

As you can see, Microsoft is changing its release strategy for .NET. After .NET 5.0 is released, they will continue to release a new major version every year in November. Microsoft is also changing its support strategy for .NET with Long Term Support (LTS) versions. Specifically, going forward, even-numbered version releases will be LTS versions with odd-numbered releases being General Availability (GA) releases. This new rapid release schedule can easily be overlooked by teams maintaining software solutions. It’s a significant shift in the release strategy for .NET by Microsoft. Software using the .NET framework will need to be updated to maintain security and performance.

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