Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
The Art of Taekwondo

The Art of Taekwondo

How Leadership Skills From Martial Arts Can Apply to Your Job
Blog Barista: Casey Herman | August 21, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
I expected to learn self-defense, how to perform specific strikes, discipline, and respect through Taekwondo, but as someone that had studied leadership theory as both an undergrad and graduate student, I did not expect to learn about leadership as much as I have from Taekwondo…

read more
Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Why You Should Consider Aspose.Words for Microsoft Word to PDF Conversions
Blog Barista: Sokwhan Huh | August 15, 2019 | Development Tools | Brew time: 5 min
John E. Warnock, the cofounder of Adobe, had a mission in 1990. In his very conspicuously named memo “The Camelot Project,” John best summarizes the difficulty many industries faced in sharing documents…

read more
Clean Code During Crunch Time

Clean Code During Crunch Time

Developers Should Never Compromise Quality Code Ever
Blog Barista: Ian DesJardins | August 8, 2019 | Development Practices | Brew time: 4 min
Fast deadlines, desperate clients, project hangups, and personal shortcomings. As developers who put every ounce of their craft into their code, we must submit to all setbacks that make their way onto our “perfectly” paved path and navigate them with grace. Truth be told, it’s a…

read more
Mad Max Mornings at My Elementary School

Mad Max Mornings at My Elementary School

How to Model Traffic Gridlock Using NetLogo
Blog Barista: Tim Hollosy | August 1, 2019 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 8 min
Dropping my daughter off at school is always a challenge. Her elementary school has what is called the “car loop.” It’s where parents can safely drop their child off in the morning. The system is simple…

read more
Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

How Pursuing Fear Led to a Career Change
Blog Barista: Katy Hollobaugh | July 24, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
As a kid, I figured that I would grow up and do what I was good at: reading, writing, and language in general. I was a bookworm who always struggled through math and science classes. Both my parents were public school teachers who wrote novels and articles on the side. So, I assumed I would follow in their footsteps…

read more
Write Better SQL using Plain English

Write Better SQL using Plain English

Blog Barista: Josh Hull | July 18, 2019 | Databases | Brew time: 8 min
If you’ve spent a lot of time working with data, you’ve probably experienced the phenomenon of being stuck with a troublesome query. It’s particularly frustrating when you know you should be able to do something with SQL, but you can’t figure out how. Have you ever been there…

read more
How to Write Unit Tests in 10 Minutes

How to Write Unit Tests in 10 Minutes

Developers Can Remove Barriers From Testing Code and Gain Team Buy-in
Blog Barista: Jim Rasche | July 10, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 10 min
What if I told you it took 10 minutes to create a test suite for an Angular component? How likely would you be to write unit tests? I contend that with the adoption of just a few basic testing patterns any team developing for Angular…

read more
7 Business Analyst Job Trends

7 Business Analyst Job Trends

Transferable BA Skills Needed for the Business Analyst Role
Blog Barista: Sharon McLear | July 3, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min

The “Business Analysis” space in the Information Technology (IT) job market has changed in recent years, hugely due to the universal transition into Agile methods for software projects. While there are business analysis related…

read more
Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | June 26, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
A Value Plot is a graphical tool that I developed which can help you visualize the relative value of potential projects in several dimensions. This information, along with other organizational criteria, can greatly assist in the prioritization of projects…

read more
Creating A Successful Interview Process

Creating A Successful Interview Process

Interviewing with Company Culture in Mind Is Better for Business
Blog Barista: Jessica Carnacchi | June 19, 2019 | Business Practices | Brew time: 5 min
Company culture can make or break a business; it has the power to attract and retain top talent or the power to drive it away. (No pressure.) While this isn’t necessarily breaking news, building and maintaining a healthy company culture…

read more
The Art of Taekwondo

The Art of Taekwondo

How Leadership Skills From Martial Arts Can Apply to Your Job
Blog Barista: Casey Herman | August 21, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
I expected to learn self-defense, how to perform specific strikes, discipline, and respect through Taekwondo, but as someone that had studied leadership theory as both an undergrad and graduate student, I did not expect to learn about leadership as much as I have from Taekwondo…

Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Why You Should Consider Aspose.Words for Microsoft Word to PDF Conversions
Blog Barista: Sokwhan Huh | August 15, 2019 | Development Tools | Brew time: 5 min
John E. Warnock, the cofounder of Adobe, had a mission in 1990. In his very conspicuously named memo “The Camelot Project,” John best summarizes the difficulty many industries faced in sharing documents…

Clean Code During Crunch Time

Clean Code During Crunch Time

Developers Should Never Compromise Quality Code Ever
Blog Barista: Ian DesJardins | August 8, 2019 | Development Practices | Brew time: 4 min
Fast deadlines, desperate clients, project hangups, and personal shortcomings. As developers who put every ounce of their craft into their code, we must submit to all setbacks that make their way onto our “perfectly” paved path and navigate them with grace. Truth be told, it’s a…

Mad Max Mornings at My Elementary School

Mad Max Mornings at My Elementary School

How to Model Traffic Gridlock Using NetLogo
Blog Barista: Tim Hollosy | August 1, 2019 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 8 min
Dropping my daughter off at school is always a challenge. Her elementary school has what is called the “car loop.” It’s where parents can safely drop their child off in the morning. The system is simple…

Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

How Pursuing Fear Led to a Career Change
Blog Barista: Katy Hollobaugh | July 24, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
As a kid, I figured that I would grow up and do what I was good at: reading, writing, and language in general. I was a bookworm who always struggled through math and science classes. Both my parents were public school teachers who wrote novels and articles on the side. So, I assumed I would follow in their footsteps…

Write Better SQL using Plain English

Write Better SQL using Plain English

Blog Barista: Josh Hull | July 18, 2019 | Databases | Brew time: 8 min
If you’ve spent a lot of time working with data, you’ve probably experienced the phenomenon of being stuck with a troublesome query. It’s particularly frustrating when you know you should be able to do something with SQL, but you can’t figure out how. Have you ever been there…

How to Write Unit Tests in 10 Minutes

How to Write Unit Tests in 10 Minutes

Developers Can Remove Barriers From Testing Code and Gain Team Buy-in
Blog Barista: Jim Rasche | July 10, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 10 min
What if I told you it took 10 minutes to create a test suite for an Angular component? How likely would you be to write unit tests? I contend that with the adoption of just a few basic testing patterns any team developing for Angular…

7 Business Analyst Job Trends

7 Business Analyst Job Trends

Transferable BA Skills Needed for the Business Analyst Role
Blog Barista: Sharon McLear | July 3, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min

The “Business Analysis” space in the Information Technology (IT) job market has changed in recent years, hugely due to the universal transition into Agile methods for software projects. While there are business analysis related…

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | June 26, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
A Value Plot is a graphical tool that I developed which can help you visualize the relative value of potential projects in several dimensions. This information, along with other organizational criteria, can greatly assist in the prioritization of projects…

Creating A Successful Interview Process

Creating A Successful Interview Process

Interviewing with Company Culture in Mind Is Better for Business
Blog Barista: Jessica Carnacchi | June 19, 2019 | Business Practices | Brew time: 5 min
Company culture can make or break a business; it has the power to attract and retain top talent or the power to drive it away. (No pressure.) While this isn’t necessarily breaking news, building and maintaining a healthy company culture…

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