Category: Blog
Uzair Madani
Uzair Madani
06 Sep, 2017

Python Virtual Environments

Overview Python Virtual environments are tools that can isolate a workspace in order to maintain project dependencies. Without this, packages will be installed globally causing potential clashes of versions for different projects and a convoluted system space. In addition to preventing those conflicts, virtual environments also allow for easier...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
02 Aug, 2017

The Compressed Java Zip Solution

Recently, I had a requirement on a project to systematically zip up a directory of reports to be stored on AWS S3 and later downloaded by the user. I thought it can’t be too hard to zip files using Java with the expectation that the APIs would reflect the...
Jeremiah Siochi
25 May, 2017

Introduction to Java 8 Streams API

One of the key features introduced in Java 8 is the Streams API. Streams allow parallel processing of Collections and provide clean and concise operators for iteration. Without Streams, transforming a Collection may require creating intermediate in-memory Collections and several multi-line loops. With Streams, however, multiple operations can be performed on a...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
20 Apr, 2017

Taming of the Subselect: Three ways to use this troublesome SQL Query

Subselects can be used in many ways: filtering, retrieving specific data, and creating custom joins. Writing effective SQL using subselects, though, can be frustrating. While SQL is ubiquitous in software engineering and is a valuable skill for testing, data analysis and reporting, nowadays a lot of SQL is abstracted...
Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
07 Apr, 2017

Using CGLIB with proxy-target-class=”true”

In this post, we are going to take a technical deep dive into the world of Java, AOP, and Bytecode in order to understand an undesirable side effect of using CGLIB proxies. I wrote this article out of pain and a misunderstanding of the intricacies of AOP. What started out...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
09 Mar, 2017

Alden Hart on Being a CTO

SmartCEO named Alden Hart a top CXO in the Washington area and will present him with their Executive Management Award tonight, March 9th, at the National Press Club. They called out his ability to inspire his team, overcome challenges, and building strong relationships. Here he talks about what’s surprising...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
23 Feb, 2017

Alden Hart Wins Executive Management Award

SmartCEO has named Ten Mile Square’s Alden Hart as a winner of its Executive Management Award for CXOs. This is a recognition of his leadership as well as “creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic.” The award will be granted on March 9th at The...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
03 Feb, 2017

Angular 1 or 2: Which is the Best for Your Project?

With Angular 2 coming out of beta, it is now available as a front end framework for your new project. Yet, some developers are still choosing to code new applications with Angular 1. My colleague wrote back when Angular 1 was relatively new about why you should care, but...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Jan, 2017

You say you want a Website… (Part 1)

Well, you know, we all want to change the world. One of the first tasks people tackle when starting a new business is to set up a web presence, but this is just one of many efforts, like writing a business plan, developing your branding, and networking to get...


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