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…

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…

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…

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