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If you haven’t been to, or never heard of CodeMash, here’s the scoop: CodeMash is a software developer’s conference with sessions covering software architecture, desktop development, Web development, methodologies, mobility, languages and more. The upcoming event spans 3 days in January from the 7th to the 9th. On the 8th and 9th there will be more than 45 sessions consisting of the above topics. An optional “PreCompiler” event will be held … [Read more...]
You've probably heard of Scrum, the modern project management methodology that is gaining in popularity because of its effectiveness in speeding up and improving quality in software projects. Certified Scrum Master and Stout employee John Fohrman packed the house the November's Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG) Meeting in Microsoft's Southfield, MI offices. His Presentation about the Scrum software development process drew in the … [Read more...]
When I meet new prospective customers, I'm frequently asked what distinguishes or differentiates my company from all of the other software development consulting and tech staffing companies out there. It's a fair question, and for the longest time I did not have an answer that seemed much different than what any other similar company was claiming. I understand that there are a lot of talented software development people out there, and many … [Read more...]
Have you ever: Watched a product or Website go to market and not succeed simply because the users couldn't figure out how to use it effectively? Seen support lines light up when your product is difficult to use? Heard about a product that failed because it was designed so that migration from a competitor was too difficult? Seen a business go under because the cost of man hours for maintaining its products was too high or the number of … [Read more...]
Although Silverlight hit the scene in April 2007, for many people their first exposure to Silverlight has been from watching streaming video of the 2008 Olympics on www.nbcolympics.com. To estimate the success that Silverlight is having with carving out a piece of the market, consider that for the entire 2004 Olympics in Athens there were 2.2 million video streams. In the first four days of the 2008 Olympics, there were 13.5 million with … [Read more...]