Category: Blog
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...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
10 Jan, 2017

Software vs The Evil Forces of Entropy

Requirements evolve, technology evolves, processes evolve, and users evolve. So why is it that the systems, applications, and their underlying architectures seemingly get built in a way that after a couple iterations of extension, they become brittle and saddled with “technical debt”? More importantly, is there anything that can...
Rusty Eller
Rusty Eller
05 Jan, 2017

Creating custom variables in Capture for JIRA

How to automatically enrich your JIRA issues with useful metadata while testing web applications.   What is Capture for JIRA? Capture for JIRA is a Chrome extension that helps create JIRA issues. While using a web application, a tester can rapidly log a JIRA issue including a screenshot of...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
08 Nov, 2016

6 Out of Scope Ways to Add Value to your Company and Clients

It seems to go without saying that adding value is important. As consultants, we add value through our work; otherwise, our clients wouldn’t hire us. Every day, we try to maximize our delivery according to the Statement of Work (SOW) we have in place and the business needs of our client.  Value...


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