Telecommuting Joys and Concerns

by Quinn Heiner Ask most software engineers whether they would prefer an option to work from home, most would say in a heartbeat, yes!  Ask most employers whether they would prefer their engineers to work from home, most would  say no. Below is a breakdown of some of the main pros and cons from both […]

So you want to be a consultant?

by Quinn Heiner Being a software consultant involves a diverse skillset beyond that of a typical programmer.  I recently had a discussion with one of the top technical managers at our company and in that discussion came up with four points to consider when it comes to setting yourself apart as an exceptional consultant. You […]

How to Pass a Certification Exam

Author: Quinn Heiner, MCSD   The value of certification exams is certainly a strong debate that rages on; however, certification exams for established technologies by reputable companies can certainly add value both to your skillsets and to your organization. Having put in many long hours toward passing (and even failing) a few certification exams myself over […]

Azure Service Bus Worker Role

Author: Jeremy Holley At a recent client, I was tasked with creating an Azure Queue Service bus. Setting up the queue itself is very easy using the Azure dashboard. Getting messages out of the queue is a bit more complicated. I decided to use the Worker Role for Azure Service Bus to accomplish the handling […]

Adding Facebook login functionality to Angular2 and .Net Core

Author: David Hales I recently was working on my personal blog site, and I wanted to enable users to log into Facebook, in order to access features of my site. After looking into multiple options, and playing around, I finally decided to use an Angular 2 wrapper around the Facebook Javascript SDK. I am doing two […]

Automation Hackathon @ STG 2016/2017

Author: Matt Chiang   Learning never exhausts the mind. –Leonardo da Vinci   @STG this year, we stayed engaged in learning during the summer by doing a series of automation code challenges.  The code challenges were simple at first and gets more difficult.  Some concepts were easy to grasp.  Others were more difficult.  However, in […]

There’s Gold in that thar Data

There’s Gold in that thar Data

  You may have heard the phrase “Data is the new oil” but like oil, data must be refined before it can really be useful. Numeric data is easy to refine – you can add it, sort it, average it, and look for trends. But what about text? How do you add words?   This […]

Agile User Group Meetup at STG

WHO: Michael Bode Presenting on “Lean Agile Coffee Meetup.” WHAT: An Agile User Group Meetup WHEN: February 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am WHERE: The STG Office     Pizza and drinks will be provided. The group collaboration should last around 90 minutes. Feel free to invite your customers.     PLEASE RSVP: Please click here to fill out the […]

Why Website Photography Matters

Author: Geoffrey Sagers   When many companies create their first website, often they look to photography to “fill in” appropriate areas of the website, such as the header within the body. There are many quality stock photography websites, but in almost all cases, your images are not unique to your company or even industry.   So, […]

The Pleasure (and Pain) of Script Upgrades

Author: Geoffrey Sagers   If you are anything like me, you want the latest and greatest. In the area of web development, that can definitely be a double-edged sword. Using only the latest technology you shut out many users who either must use older browser due to corporate restrictions, or choose not to upgrade. One of […]

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