Automating Web App Performance and Security on AWS

February 14, 2017 Bryan Sakowski

Making sure your web app is properly secured and performing quickly is a constant challenge. We frequently work with clients to address their unique requirements in this space. In a recent example, we turned to some efficient and cost-effective solutions to properly secure an app and even improve performance. The Problem As technologists, we have […]

How to Build Your Character Through Technology

February 13, 2017 Chris Zayas

Growing up, I began to understand that “paying it forward” and “giving back” are wonderful on many levels. As an adult, volunteering remains important to me. Recently, I participated in a volunteer experience that was the first of a kind for me. A local Houston website allows organizations to post volunteer needs. I was able […]

OpenGive: Making a Hackathon App a Success

February 7, 2017 Scott Stevenson

This week I got to see a small OpenGive hackathon project make a big impact on the lives of thousands of kids. It was gratifying to see the positive reactions of people benefiting from something you’ve worked on rather than just reading the bug reports, which can feel like a list of failures. Like most […]

Azure Governance Part 2: Using Subscriptions and Resource Groups as Building Blocks

February 3, 2017 Adrian Romo

This is part two of a four-part series on Enterprise Governance in Microsoft Azure. Many of my clients have learned the hard way that getting out in front of cloud adoption with a sound governance strategy is a key step that should not be overlooked. Often organizations will dip their toe in the waters of […]

Azure Governance Part 1: Understanding the Hierarchies

January 24, 2017 Bryan Sakowski

This is part one of a four-part series on Enterprise Governance in Microsoft Azure. As enterprise adoption of the public and hybrid cloud continues to increase, organizations of all sizes are considering Microsoft Azure for their cloud-based workloads. Microsoft has outpaced its competition according to Gartner’s 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS” and “Magic Quadrant […]

Bottom Navigation in Android

Ryan Rawlinson

  Bottom navigation provides quick access to top-level views of an app. It is primarily designed for use on mobile. Larger displays, like desktop, may achieve a similar effect by using side navigation. There has historically been much discussion around navigation in Android. In earlier versions of Android, bottom navigation was a very popular navigational […]

Using Intune With Exchange On-Premises

January 16, 2017 Sean Nixon

Microsoft Intune is part of Microsoft’s rapidly developing Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite. It provides a solution for mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) that integrates well with other Microsoft technologies, particularly when also using Office 365. But what happens when we have an environment that’s still largely on-premises and we […]

Credera, Broadleaf Commerce & Rackspace Present at NRF Retail’s Big Show

January 4, 2017 Morgan Eseke

Credera will be presenting alongside Broadleaf Commerce at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & EXPO, known as “Retail’s BIG Show.” The three-day event held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York offers unparalleled education and networking for retailers. During Retail’s BIG Show, Credera Vice President Jason Goth will co-present alongside […]

Mastering Scala: Understanding map and flatMap

January 3, 2017 Micah Jones

The Scala language excels at manipulating large, complex data structures in a multi-threaded environment. However, learning how to effectively perform such tasks requires a strong working knowledge of some of Scala’s most useful tools, including case classes, collections, pattern matching, Options, and Futures. When working with Scala data structures, we frequently find ourselves using functional […]

The Necessity of Project Management

December 19, 2016 Andy Baxter

The past four years of my life have been a major immersion experience in a foreign culture—the culture of academia. As a person with a business mindset, completing a bachelor’s degree in physics made me feel like a traveler in a foreign land. As I have always found to be true as a tourist, every […]