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.
Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | May 20, 2020 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
Thinking About Your Data Model
I often read code in forums or Stack Overflow from people who are beginners at C#, and see them using FirstOrDefault in every situation where they need a single item from an IEnumerable. If I ask them why they made this choice, the reply is typically something like “it always works” or…

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6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

Blog Barista: Jonathan Nicholson | May 6, 2020 | Privacy & Security | Brew time: 7 min
There are many things that you can do to slightly increase your privacy in this digital age. A lot can be accomplished without being too extreme like swearing off all social media, self-encrypting all of your emails, and using Tor—a software tool for…

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Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Blog Barista: Dana Graham | April 22, 2020 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 4 min
As a kid, you were probably told that you shouldn’t talk to strangers. And for kids, that’s probably good advice. But, as we get older and start developing personal and professional relationships, talking to strangers can be a great thing…

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Michigan’s Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Partners with KL&A to Implement New Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Verification System

Michigan’s Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Partners with KL&A to Implement New Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Verification System

OKEMOS, MI, APR. 8, 2020 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A), a Midwest leader in custom software solutions, has recently begun work on a $1.8 million dollar project for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to deliver a new verification system that will scale to meet the needs of…

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Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 25, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome back. We’ve made it to our last part of the Jira 201 series! In today’s post, we will take a closer look at how to set up your Jira Service Desk project. After making the business decision to use Jira Service Desk…

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A Message From KL&A Regarding COVID-19

A Message From KL&A Regarding COVID-19

March 18th, 2020
Effective on Friday, March 13th, Kunz, Leigh & Associates closed all office locations due to the recent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our beloved state until further notice. However, we will continue to support our clients…

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Jira 201, Part 3: I’m A New Jira Project Administrator, What Can I Do?

Jira 201, Part 3: I’m A New Jira Project Administrator, What Can I Do?

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 18, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 9 min
Welcome to the 201 Jira series! In Part 2, we walked you through everything you can do as a Jira Board Administrator when you’re tasked with configuring a particular board for your team. In today’s post, we’ll dive into what you can do as a Jira Project Administrator…

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Jira 201, Part 2: I Just Became a Jira Board Administrator, What Can I Do?

Jira 201, Part 2: I Just Became a Jira Board Administrator, What Can I Do?

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 17, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 10 min
Welcome back to the Jira 201 series. In Part 1, we went over a lot of information about the different and extensive levels of configurations for projects. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at what you can do as a Jira Board Administrator. Let’s say you’ve just been tasked with serving as the administrator for a Jira board on your development team. Your Jira Administrator has made you the board administrator for a particular board…

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Jira 201, Part 1: Introduction to Jira Issue Configurations

Jira 201, Part 1: Introduction to Jira Issue Configurations

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 11, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome to the 201 Jira series! This series will focus on different features and intermediate functionalities that you can use in Jira (the collaborative online tool for managing projects from Atlassian). By the end of this post…

read more
Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | May 20, 2020 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
Thinking About Your Data Model
I often read code in forums or Stack Overflow from people who are beginners at C#, and see them using FirstOrDefault in every situation where they need a single item from an IEnumerable. If I ask them why they made this choice, the reply is typically something like “it always works” or…

6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

Blog Barista: Jonathan Nicholson | May 6, 2020 | Privacy & Security | Brew time: 7 min
There are many things that you can do to slightly increase your privacy in this digital age. A lot can be accomplished without being too extreme like swearing off all social media, self-encrypting all of your emails, and using Tor—a software tool for…

Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Blog Barista: Dana Graham | April 22, 2020 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 4 min
As a kid, you were probably told that you shouldn’t talk to strangers. And for kids, that’s probably good advice. But, as we get older and start developing personal and professional relationships, talking to strangers can be a great thing…

Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 25, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome back. We’ve made it to our last part of the Jira 201 series! In today’s post, we will take a closer look at how to set up your Jira Service Desk project. After making the business decision to use Jira Service Desk…

Jira 201, Part 4: Everything You Need to Know about Jira Workflows

Jira 201, Part 4: Everything You Need to Know about Jira Workflows

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 24, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 8 min
Welcome back to the Jira 201 series! In Part 3, we walked you through everything you can do as a Jira Project Administrator and how you can keep your project running smoothly. In today’s post, you’ll learn…

A Message From KL&A Regarding COVID-19

A Message From KL&A Regarding COVID-19

March 18th, 2020
Effective on Friday, March 13th, Kunz, Leigh & Associates closed all office locations due to the recent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our beloved state until further notice. However, we will continue to support our clients…

Jira 201, Part 3: I’m A New Jira Project Administrator, What Can I Do?

Jira 201, Part 3: I’m A New Jira Project Administrator, What Can I Do?

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 18, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 9 min
Welcome to the 201 Jira series! In Part 2, we walked you through everything you can do as a Jira Board Administrator when you’re tasked with configuring a particular board for your team. In today’s post, we’ll dive into what you can do as a Jira Project Administrator…

Jira 201, Part 2: I Just Became a Jira Board Administrator, What Can I Do?

Jira 201, Part 2: I Just Became a Jira Board Administrator, What Can I Do?

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 17, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 10 min
Welcome back to the Jira 201 series. In Part 1, we went over a lot of information about the different and extensive levels of configurations for projects. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at what you can do as a Jira Board Administrator. Let’s say you’ve just been tasked with serving as the administrator for a Jira board on your development team. Your Jira Administrator has made you the board administrator for a particular board…

Jira 201, Part 1: Introduction to Jira Issue Configurations

Jira 201, Part 1: Introduction to Jira Issue Configurations

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 11, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome to the 201 Jira series! This series will focus on different features and intermediate functionalities that you can use in Jira (the collaborative online tool for managing projects from Atlassian). By the end of this post…

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