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November 5, 2020

Cloud cheat sheet

Considering a move to the cloud? It’s hard to make it through a day in life without hearing about the cloud. From news to product announcements, conferences, social media and articles, such as this one right here, cloud technologies are one of the constants in our lives. All of the major companies are utilizing cloud …

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December 13, 2018

The Problem with Software: Why Smart Engineers Write Bad Code

Crosslake Principal Software Engineer, Adam Barr, recently published a book on software engineering. The book covers the last 50 years of software engineering, beginning with the 1968 NATO Conference in Germany where the term first came into general use. It covers the gradual drifting apart of academic computer science and professional software development, as well …

Adam Barr

October 12, 2017

How to structure an Agile software development contract

How do you structure a contract for the development of software in a world that has learned valuable lessons from Waterfall? It’s a challenge. From the perspective of a customer, the following guarantees are desired: A fixed set of functionality A fixed cost A fixed date A fixed (high) quality bar Unfortunately, fixing all of …

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April 23, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: ReSharper Essentials

We were asked to submit a book review of “ReSharper Essentials” by Łukasz Gąsior. This book provides a useful reference for anyone starting out with ReSharper or creating plug-ins. Our full review is below. More details on the book can be found here. “ReSharper Essentials” provides an excellent introduction to the world of ReSharper, from configuring …

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April 10, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: TFS 2013 Customization

We were asked to submit a book review of “Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization” by Gordon Beeming. This book provides a useful reference for anyone getting familiar with customizing TFS. Although not quite everything it could have been, the book acts as an excellent introductory guide to customization. Our full review is below. More details …

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