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DevOps–the New Hotness, but Is It Here to Stay?

The term DevOps is moving into our vocabularies in much the same way the word cloud did—creeping in slowly and quietly until suddenly it surrounds you. So what is DevOps, really? Unlike a new programming language or a new framework, DevOps is as much a concept as it is a thing. There is consensus that the word DevOps is coined from development and operations. But what does that really mean? Consider this: in most organizations, the … [Read more...]

Creating PDFs from ASP.NET MVC Applications with Rotativa

Creating PDFs from ASP.NET MVC Applications with Rotativa

As much as the business world has shifted toward a paperless environment, business applications still frequently need to produce paper documents. This often presents a challenge, as printing documents directly from a Web browser cedes control regarding the layout and output to the end users and their preferred browsers. PDF generation libraries are available, but they are often costly. Those costs aren’t just in terms of purchase price. The costs … [Read more...]

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Stout Supports Agile Professionals at the 2016 Agile and Beyond Conference

On May 5-6, over 700 agile practitioners convened at the Eagle Crest Conference Center and Resort in Ypsilanti, Michigan for the 2016 Agile and Beyond conference. This two-day conference, which was once again a complete sell-out, featured over 75 local, national and international speakers. One of those speakers was Edward Kim, Stout’s own Business Analysis and Agility Practice Lead. During a very well-attended session, Edward spoke on the … [Read more...]

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Tips for Finding (and Landing) Your Next Technical Career Opportunity Encore!

Do you know how to find attractive opportunities, before they are widely known to others? Does your resume resonate with today's hiring managers? Is your "interview readiness" good enough to seize unexpected opportunities quickly? Does your social media presence help you or hinder you? Stout and Girl Develop It invite you to an educational workshop: Tips for Finding (and Landing) Your Next Technical Career … [Read more...]

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4 Areas That Attract and Retain Great Software Development Talent (from a Developer’s Perspective)

Go to any technical user group meeting and you are likely to find many announcements of jobs—but few developers who are looking for work. Something has definitely shifted in the supply and demand equation, and it's developers who are in the driver's seat now. They are able to change jobs more easily than at any time since before the last recession, and they frequently field multiple offers while doing so. So what can you as an employer … [Read more...]