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…

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…

7 Things to Consider Before You Refactor Your Code

7 Things to Consider Before You Refactor Your Code

Everything You Should Think About Before Rewriting
Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | Mar 27, 2019 | Development Practices | Brew time: 5 min
As a developer, have you ever been in a situation where you needed to add a feature to an existing part of an application and then realized that the existing code could have been better designed and/or written?…

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