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Hacking Jira – Mark Resolution “Unresolved” without Workflow

An annoying quirk of Jira is that you cannot mark issues “unresolved” once you’ve set a resolved field. For example, a client of ours recently did an import of Jira items, but misaligned the “resolved” field. This put our issues in a weird state, with the issue not being “open”, yet appearing crossed out and …

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Hadoop and Virtualization? The Future Looks Bright

Dissecting big data with surgical precision and transforming it into valuable business intelligence regardless of its Velocity, Variety, and Volume is the key to successful IT decision-making. Yet, the problem with managing big data is the difficulty of getting it organized under a single infrastructure due to the incredible rate at which it is constantly growing. The pure size, speed of arrival, …

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Vagrant in 2 Minutes – for Windows Users

Since its release 6 years ago in 2010 Vagrant has been a bit of a game changer, and has made our lives, as developers, a whole lot easier. So what exactly is Vagrant for those of you who don’t know?… Well it’s the best thing out since Apple Pie! But seriously, Vagrant is a software …

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The Mobile Wars: iPhone 6S vs. Galaxy S7

After consistently releasing phones not anywhere as good as the iPhone year after year, this time Samsung might have actually done it. The S7 looks to be as refreshing and innovative as the original iPhone, and that’s saying something. Along with it’s new array of features the S7 offers world class performance, allowing you to …

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Apple Being Sued! Chinese Company Claims Patent

What’s the first thing you think of when comparing Apples to Oranges? Or Apples to Apples for that matter? When it comes to mobile, most people compare and contrast Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy. Both are excellent platforms and you can’t go wrong with either. (We’re super ecstatic about iPhone’s newly redesigned iOS, and the waterproof Galaxy S7). …

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Finally Heard … “Sanity” in Mobile Application Development

Finally, a refreshing, and sane way to look at the mobile app development in Dan Kim’s, “Myth debunking: WebViews suck, everything should be native” blog post. Thank you Basecamp. Agree wholeheartedly: You don’t need to be pure native or have 60fps on every screen – to make your customers happy. This leads to an interesting thought: are junior …

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Windows 10 is Going Mobile

Not a surprise that Microsoft has opted to release Windows 10 on mobile. Seems, that they are trying desperately to have an all-in-one OS platform for every single device that can run Windows. Ever since Windows Vista came out back in 2006 Microsoft has tried implementing their OS onto other complex computing devices. It started with Xbox …

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Hybrid Mobile Apps and where Material Design Fits In

I found this article by John McMahon, Starter Inc. very insightful about where Material Design fits into the “battle” of Hybrid mobile development. Ultimately, the weight of native mobile application development is too much… too expensive, too time consuming and too slow. The web must be “brought back to mobile”. It needs to be supported, …

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You’re good… Way too good to be on UpWork.

When I left my previous company in 2014, I started out as an independent developer building mobile and web sites and apps. I needed to find work. UpWork (formerly oDesk) was one of my first places to look. So I read some job postings… stuff like this: “I have created a store in Magento. It is almost …

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