When to Ask for Help: Solving Technology Problems Effectively

October 13, 2017 Phillip Dickey

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” This can be as true in software development as it is in sci-fi/horror movies. However, our isolation can be self-imposed. We often worry about the consequences of asking for help. Some of us think, “If I ask too many questions, people will think I’m incompetent,” or “I’m […]

Are You Ready to Change Your Mind About SharePoint?

October 12, 2017 Kevin King

If you’ve worked with SharePoint in the past few years, you may be under the impression that custom SharePoint development is frustrating. Traditionally, client-side development in SharePoint has been somewhat limited from a developer perspective. There are several methods for customizing SharePoint—we will refer to them as the “Good, Better, and Best” methods. The “Good” […]

Technology Surveys: Selecting the Right Tools

October 5, 2017 Stephen Rudolph

I have a confession to make: I’m irrationally obsessed with developer tools—integrated development environments, programming languages, container engines, you name it. I catch myself reviewing the latest SpriteKit API additions on the off-chance I find time to make a game to play with my kids, which may never happen because there are a million other […]

Why You Shouldn’t Save Browser Credentials

October 2, 2017 Sean Ranel

Do you save passwords in your browser so they can automatically be filled in for you every time you sign into a website? I used to think this was a great idea and huge time saver since it is a good security practice to not use the same password for everything, yet trying to remember […]

Don’t Just Govern API Development, Enable It

September 22, 2017 Jason Goth

Today’s digital economy has elevated APIs from a detail of technical implementation to a strategic asset. APIs make it easier to share data with suppliers, partners, and customers, improve operating efficiencies, and generate new revenue streams. For example, APIs help Salesforce.com generate 50% of its revenue through its AppExchange, Expedia.com generates 90% by allowing third-party websites the ability to tap into […]

Is Azure Application Gateway a Good Fit for My Application?

September 8, 2017 JW Walton

Azure Application Gateway is a Layer 7 load balancer with only basic functionality and security, but at a third of the price of even the cheapest version of F5’s BIG-IP, it can be a very attractive option to secure web applications in Azure. For organizations looking to reduce costs, how should you decide if Azure […]

4 Things You Should Know Before Tackling Identity and Access Management

September 1, 2017 Brittany Auldridge

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a crucial part of any organization’s IT strategy. This often-overlooked process has gained a lot of traction over the last few years. Given the rapidly increasing threat of cyberattacks, the prevalence of cloud technology, and the changing structure of IT, information security plays a valuable role in not only […]

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 […]

Creating a Dropdown Field in Swift for iOS

December 5, 2016 Zach 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 […]