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It is very likely that you have at least heard mention of the cloud or cloud computing. Although it sounds mysterious—even ominous—it isn’t the least bit complicated. In fact, it’s quite likely that you have been using the cloud for some time whether or not you knew it. There are a number of online references that will help you understand more about the cloud. The common thread of these references is that “cloud computing” is a buzzword. In … [Read more...]
Going back as far as the punched card, computer scientists have concerned themselves with the mathematical nature of their work. Programming languages have long provided addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and equality checks for the primitive data types like INT, FLOAT and so forth. With C#—as with most modern programming languages—we have the ability to make the operators work with programmer-defined types. Let’s look at a … [Read more...]
Stout is proud to continue its support of the Association for Women in Computing as a Gold Sponsor for 2009. The Ann Arbor Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing originally formed in 1993. Since that time, the chapter has been successfully supporting women members of the Ann Arbor computing community. More information can be found at http://www.awc-aa.org. … [Read more...]
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...]