Integrating Azure Web Apps With Existing Virtual Networks

December 13, 2016 Bryan Sakowski

  In looking at Azure Web App deployments, consider a typical application stack consisting of a web front end communicating with a database back end. Azure offers a capable database Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) option in Azure SQL Database, but sometimes, you still need a full-blown SQL Server installation due to licensing restrictions, application compatibility, or any […]

Creating a Dropdown Field in Swift for iOS

December 5, 2016 Zachary Slayter

Recently, I was working on a native iOS app that needed a couple dropdowns added to a page. To my surprise, there was no native component that accomplished what I needed. Through a little bit of research, I found a commonly used method that would work for certain scenarios, but proved buggy and needlessly cluttered […]

Change an Object’s UPN Between Federated Domains in Office 365

November 29, 2016 Marlin Todd

I wanted to share a quick script that can help make a nuisance of a task easier. There’s been a long-standing issue with Office 365 where you cannot change a user’s userPrincipalName (UPN) from one federated domain to another. As an example, if you have federated the domains mycompany-a.com and mycompany-b.com, changing a user’s UPN […]

Leveraging Bootstrap and a Living Style Guide to Easily Rebrand Your Web App

November 22, 2016 Austin Walker

  “Many have tried, but very few succeed.” That was the response I got from Senior Architect Cody Case when I told him about our plan. Three of us were going to take a client’s web application—an application written by 24 consultants over the course of two years that included 14,052 lines of HTML, 24,721 […]

Building a Strategy for Chatbots and Conversational User Interfaces

November 3, 2016 Jonathan Williamson

It has long been the dream of science fiction fans everywhere to shout commands into the air and have an intelligent virtual assistant do their bidding. The likes of Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man and the omnipresent HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey have prepared us for a future where people speak effortlessly with […]

OpenGive: Hacking for the Community

November 2, 2016 Allison Kingsley

“The more you give, the more you want to give. Generosity is contagious.” This quote was exemplified this past weekend at the Houston Food Bank Conference Center as a group of volunteers gathered to perform a different kind of service project than the building was used to hosting. This group was there to hack—to hack […]

Java APIs on AWS Lambda: Serverless and the Real Baggage

October 17, 2016 Dustin Talk

In a recent Credera blog post, Lambda, Lambda, Lambda, Vikalp Jain reviewed some internal success we have had leveraging AWS Lambda. He notes that by 2020 this could be one of the predominant methods of code deployment because it abstracts the hardware and execution environment away from a developer’s purview. While I was not personally […]

Hello, Grace Hopper!

September 28, 2016 Patricia Anderson

In honor of the upcoming Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Houston, Credera caught up with a couple of our own female developers and asked them to tell us a little bit about their experiences as women in technology. Let’s start with the basics. What is your current job and what do […]

Building Native Mobile Applications with Xamarin

September 26, 2016 Ryan Rawlinson

Xamarin is a platform designed to streamline development for both iOS and Android applications. The platform compiles all of the written code into native code for both mobile operating systems, and Xamarin is able to create the same native user interface (UI) components for both iOS and Android by using native APIs. There are ups […]

Digital Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

September 22, 2016 John Jacobs

Digital security received a lot of media coverage recently. From the Target incident in 2013 to the San Bernardino iPhone controversy earlier this year, people are concerned about protecting their sensitive data and they want to know who has access to it. Some have called this “The Summer of the Hacker.” If you develop software […]