Category: Software Development
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...
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...
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...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
18 Oct, 2016

Web Accessibility Should Be a Goal for All Sites

For many businesses, web accessibility is viewed as more of a hassle or statutory requirement than a good business practice. Accessibility only becomes important when compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (or a similar state regulation) is required to win a contract. The reality is that an accessible website enables your business...
Alden Hart
Alden Hart
04 Oct, 2016

Running Successful Technology Assessments

These days, almost every business relies on technology products and platforms to run daily operations and meet its goals. Unfortunately, your business needs and the functionality and performance of your supporting technology frequently fall out of alignment. A technology assessment is a good way to baseline where you are: what works,...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
24 Aug, 2016

Springing the JSON Template into Postgresql

Two popular open source components used in full stack development are Spring and Postgres. Spring gives the developer a plethora of opportunities to integrate with third party ORM libraries, such as Hibernate and iBatis. Frequently, rather than use a separate ORM library, developers elect to use the Spring JDBC...
Uzair Madani
Uzair Madani
19 May, 2016

Customizing in LimeSurvey: A Developer’s Perspective

From door to door canvassing to electronic questionnaires, surveys are a tried and true way to collect customer information. There are several software solutions available for the conduct and management of electronic surveys, ranging from COTS products to open source implementations. Open source survey solutions allow for greater customization...
Alden Hart
Alden Hart
03 May, 2016

Desktop Manufacturing: Our Work In Jerk Controlled Motion Explained

Over the past few years, Ten Mile Square has developed deep expertise in developing hardware and firmware solutions that improve computer numerical control.  We have put this expertise into real world use.  We have been working with our partner, Synthetos, on an open source effort called TinyG, which seeks to radically improve...
Jay Gelman
Jay Gelman
28 Apr, 2016

Multi-Tenancy for Testing

Any time you make a change to software, you run the risk of breaking some part of the system that was previously working.  That’s why any well-run software development project has regression tests.  You want to make sure that any changes don’t have any negative impacts, and regression tests...
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
19 Apr, 2016

When a Great CTO Isn’t Enough: The Role of the VP of Engineering

In today’s fast moving tech world, great CTOs have achieved truly mythical status.  Think Adrian Cockroft, the Netflix, who drove Netflix’s cloud adoption for streaming video, or Werner Vogels, who invented and continues to build out Amazon Web Services, the world’s most successful Cloud platform.  Every CEO who is...


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