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.
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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Creating a Slack Notifier using Jenkins Pipeline

Creating a Slack Notifier using Jenkins Pipeline

Blog Barista: Jim Rasche | June 12, 2019 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 9 min
Jenkins Pipeline is a powerful, expressive tool to describe your Continuous Integration process, unshackling you from the limitations of the “freestyle” GUI. This post will walk you through creating a simple Jenkins Pipeline that messages you through Slack…

read more
Effective Testing: The Real Cost of Automated Testing

Effective Testing: The Real Cost of Automated Testing

Blog Barista: Mary Pawloski | June 5, 2019 | Testing & QA | Brew time: 5 min
As the software industry moves away from the Waterfall Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to an Agile methodology, some sort of automated testing is necessary for survival. Continuous integration, continuous development, and DevOps (the production and delivery of products…

read more
KL&A’s Early Days

KL&A’s Early Days

Blog Barista: Jim Kunz | May 15, 2019 | Culture | Brew time: 5 min
KL&A was conceived at the Original Pancake House. It’s where John and I agreed to form the company and sketched out our growth plans during breakfast. We decided to start working together in an office building in Lathrup Village…

read more
COTS vs Custom Software – Questions to Help You Decide

COTS vs Custom Software – Questions to Help You Decide

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | May 8, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
So, let’s say that you have done your due diligence by researching the differences between COTS and custom software, and you are still on the fence. Now, what? A COTS product has both advantages and disadvantages much like any custom software solution…

read more
Monitoring Server Room Temperature with Particle Photon and IFTT

Monitoring Server Room Temperature with Particle Photon and IFTT

Blog Barista: Greg Antrim | May 1, 2019 | Internet of Things | Brew time: 12 min
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wonderful thing. With the wide variety of sensors, development boards, and code samples available, you can monitor or automate just about anything. More often than not though, people struggle with making this data available and usable…

read more
COTS vs Custom Software – Which One is Worth the Investment?

COTS vs Custom Software – Which One is Worth the Investment?

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | April 24, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
Purchasing new software systems can be a daunting task. Should you buy a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product or contract a vendor to build a customized solution? Both options have advantages, drawbacks, and risks that must be carefully weighed to select the best option…

read more
For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

Everything I Wish I Knew When Becoming a UX Designer
Blog Barista: Tommy Truong | Apr 17, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 9 min
Recently, I had the honor of being invited to speak at the Michigan State University Experience Architecture (XA) Club about my experiences as a User Experience (UX) professional. As I prepared for this talk, I realized there’s a lot I wish I knew…

read more
A Tour of Blazor

A Tour of Blazor

The Experimental Framework Everyone is Talking About
Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | April 10, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 6 min
As a web developer, who started out only a few years ago with ASP.NET MVC 3 and Javascript / jQuery, I’ve often daydreamed about what life might be like if I could get the level of compile-time control over front end code…

read more
Behind Every Successful Person Is Someone Who Cares

Behind Every Successful Person Is Someone Who Cares

What It Means to Be a Clapper
Blog Barista: John Leigh | Apr 4, 2019 | Culture | Brew time: 5 min
I’m a strong supporter in what well-known actor and comedian George Burns said, “behind every successful person there is a clapper.” Successful people are supported by others who encourage them to seek their dreams…

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…

Creating a Slack Notifier using Jenkins Pipeline

Creating a Slack Notifier using Jenkins Pipeline

Blog Barista: Jim Rasche | June 12, 2019 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 9 min
Jenkins Pipeline is a powerful, expressive tool to describe your Continuous Integration process, unshackling you from the limitations of the “freestyle” GUI. This post will walk you through creating a simple Jenkins Pipeline that messages you through Slack…

Effective Testing: The Real Cost of Automated Testing

Effective Testing: The Real Cost of Automated Testing

Blog Barista: Mary Pawloski | June 5, 2019 | Testing & QA | Brew time: 5 min
As the software industry moves away from the Waterfall Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to an Agile methodology, some sort of automated testing is necessary for survival. Continuous integration, continuous development, and DevOps (the production and delivery of products…

KL&A’s Early Days

KL&A’s Early Days

Blog Barista: Jim Kunz | May 15, 2019 | Culture | Brew time: 5 min
KL&A was conceived at the Original Pancake House. It’s where John and I agreed to form the company and sketched out our growth plans during breakfast. We decided to start working together in an office building in Lathrup Village…

COTS vs Custom Software – Questions to Help You Decide

COTS vs Custom Software – Questions to Help You Decide

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | May 8, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
So, let’s say that you have done your due diligence by researching the differences between COTS and custom software, and you are still on the fence. Now, what? A COTS product has both advantages and disadvantages much like any custom software solution…

Monitoring Server Room Temperature with Particle Photon and IFTT

Monitoring Server Room Temperature with Particle Photon and IFTT

Blog Barista: Greg Antrim | May 1, 2019 | Internet of Things | Brew time: 12 min
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wonderful thing. With the wide variety of sensors, development boards, and code samples available, you can monitor or automate just about anything. More often than not though, people struggle with making this data available and usable…

COTS vs Custom Software – Which One is Worth the Investment?

COTS vs Custom Software – Which One is Worth the Investment?

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | April 24, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
Purchasing new software systems can be a daunting task. Should you buy a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product or contract a vendor to build a customized solution? Both options have advantages, drawbacks, and risks that must be carefully weighed to select the best option…

For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

Everything I Wish I Knew When Becoming a UX Designer
Blog Barista: Tommy Truong | Apr 17, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 9 min
Recently, I had the honor of being invited to speak at the Michigan State University Experience Architecture (XA) Club about my experiences as a User Experience (UX) professional. As I prepared for this talk, I realized there’s a lot I wish I knew…

A Tour of Blazor

A Tour of Blazor

The Experimental Framework Everyone is Talking About
Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | April 10, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 6 min
As a web developer, who started out only a few years ago with ASP.NET MVC 3 and Javascript / jQuery, I’ve often daydreamed about what life might be like if I could get the level of compile-time control over front end code…

Behind Every Successful Person Is Someone Who Cares

Behind Every Successful Person Is Someone Who Cares

What It Means to Be a Clapper
Blog Barista: John Leigh | Apr 4, 2019 | Culture | Brew time: 5 min
I’m a strong supporter in what well-known actor and comedian George Burns said, “behind every successful person there is a clapper.” Successful people are supported by others who encourage them to seek their dreams…

Kunz, Leigh and Associates (KL&A) is a software development and professional services company currently serving the private and public sectors in Michigan and Ohio.
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