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Application Development

Tips and Tricks from the Imaginet Experts

Kick off your 2016 right with some tips, tricks, and best practices from our resident Imaginet software innovation experts. From SharePoint advice to Visual Studio, TFS, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) best practices to lessons learned on Custom Application Development projects, we have a lot of great advice to share to get your new year started on the right foot. In this article, we will share 6 tips and tricks from our Imaginet experts, with more to…

Think Local: Imaginet’s Nearshore Development 

Make 2016 your BEST YEAR YET with Imaginet’s Nearshore Development Services. High performance options, how and when you need it.     Short on development staff because of layoffs or limited budgets? Frustrated with offshoring options that don’t fit your schedule? Imaginet’s Nearshore Development (with teams in US and Canada) will bring you high performance options, how and when you need it. Imaginet has multiple development centers in Canada and the U.S., each with expert…

Deploying a Provider Hosted SharePoint App to Azure and SharePoint Online

In this post, we are going to walk you through the process of deploying a provider hosted SharePoint app to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft SharePoint Online. We assume that the app has been created, and the app permissions are configured correctly for what the app is supposed to do. I should note that this article will only be about apps that are being deployed to a local app catalog. Also, I’m assuming that you have…

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 2: Levels of Testing with Simulators, Emulators, Physical Devices, and Testing Services

In Part 1 of this two part series, I talked about many of the considerations and trade-offs you’ll have to make when coming up with a plan for testing your Cordova app. The ultimate goal is to create a plan that effectively uses each level of testing so that your team can deliver a high quality app in an efficient manner. In this article, I will explain in detail each level of testing so you can understand the…

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 1: The Testing Landscape and Developing a Test Plan

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 1: The Testing Landscape and Developing a Test Plan

The main goals of software testing are to evaluate the application’s quality, to validate that features work as expected, and to provide feedback on usability and functionality. As with any step of the development process, shorter feedback loops are always better. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the testing landscape specifically as it relates to apps built using Apache Cordova/PhoneGap. Doing so should help you create the shortest feedback loop…

Imaginet Speaks! Live Event on ‘Fundamental Design Principles’ with Microsoft MVP Dylan Smith

If I could travel back in time and give the rookie developer version of myself an hour of advice, this session will be that advice. I’m specifically focusing on advice that will help us write better code. I’ve written a lot of horrible code in my career and learned a lot of lessons in the process. In my day job at Imaginet, I also get the opportunity to look at a lot of other teams code…

Selecting the Right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform – PART 1

There is a wave of change (and opportunity) hitting enterprises as a result of mobile technologies. This wave of change refers to how employees use mobility in their day-to-day jobs within the enterprise, otherwise known as “enterprise mobility”. (see “Are You Ready for the Mobile Tsunami?”) According to Symantec (2012), over half of all businesses are already making line-of-business applications accessible from mobile devices. It is becoming imperative for enterprises to develop a solid mobile strategy…

Enterprise UX Webinar

Enterprise UX: Project Success with User Experience Design

We’re going to show you… The fundamentals of User Design and why it matters to you and your end users. Why User Experience (UX) Design is the most important process that your development practice needs to adopt now! How to succeed with your user experience design in your next project. … and much, much more! ===== Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years | 1100+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements….

Monitoring Web Applications – Continuous IntelliTrace

If you have Visual Studio Ultimate and are not using IntelliTrace in production, you should be drawn and quartered. This is arguably the best feature of Visual Studio Ultimate, and in my opinion this feature alone justifies the pricing (never mind Web Performance and Load testing, Code Maps, Code Lens, UML diagrams and Layer diagrams). The standalone IntelliTrace collector is amazing, and will run anywhere. It’s especially useful for diagnosing problems in Web Applications running…