Webinar Recap: “The 2017 State of Application Development Survey”

JohnI recently attended a webinar sponsored by OutSystems, a low-code application development company, called “App Development Disrupted: Answers and Results from The 2017 State of Application Development Survey.” The webinar outlined the findings of this research, which surveyed over 3,000 IT professionals from around the world. You can download the full report here.

The 45-minute discussion was broken up into three segments that correlated with what elements of development survey respondents found most important: speed, scale/scope, and skills.

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New MS Certification Paths

Duane OdumI was in requirements gathering meetings all day, so this evening I was doing some “actual work” when a I received an email congratulating me on my Microsoft certification.  Being that I haven’t taken an exam in a few months I was a little perplexed.  Not that I mind getting more certifications but I generally like to actually know about it beforehand.

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Meteor.js CodeMash Staff Application

Scott ZischerkNote: If you have interest in checking out the project, you can find it here:
https://github.com/InteractiveBusinessSystems/cm_staff_app

Background

If you’re not familiar with CodeMash, it’s a technology conference hosted at the Kalahari Resort & Indoor Water Park in Sandusky, OH:

CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby, Python and PHP.

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SharePoint Fix with Calendar/Event Dates and Daylight Savings Time

6Yesterday I was overhauling our Magni Mobile calendar view into a list view.  I ran into an issue where SharePoint was pre-adjusting events events occurring during Daylight Savings Time – apparently because we are not currently in DST.  It was a huge headache, but I came up with a solution to analyze the UTC offset via moment.js and then “undo” the adjustments SharePoint made to the datetime on these events.

I still need to do more robust testing before I’m 100% comfortable with this solution but for now it’s fixing the all-day events that were getting screwed up by SharePoint’s adjustments.

Mobile Monday Presentation – Domino’s AnyWare

Joseph DotsonOn Monday I attended a presentation on the Domino’s AnyWare application.

Culture

A large portion of the talk from Domino’s was about their working culture. They utilize agile and scrum processes, with stand ups and sprints.

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Codemash 2.0.1.2 Review

Rick HerrmannThis was my 5th year attending Codemash and, like each of the other 4, I came home with a list of things I want to learn more about. The conference was bigger this year, and there were more sessions to choose from in each time slot. In keeping with the spirit of Codemash, I tried to attend a variety of sessions on tools/technologies I was not familiar with including Android development, several javascript libraries, and no- sql databases. There was also a talk by the always entertaining Scott Hanselman on dealing with information overload. Although this was not a technical talk I think it was the best one I attended.

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