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Darren Kuik

Using Hangfire to Run Background Jobs in IIS

By All Posts, Consulting, Managed Services, Productivity, SQL Server
Using Hangfire to Run Background Jobs in IIS Recently one of our clients went through an application modernization project to upgrade and update their internal business applications. Among the technical challenges to conquer was how to handle long-running and recurring scheduled jobs. In the existing system, the long-running jobs were being allowed to run in process, with the users being instructed to initiate the process in their browsers and then not do anything until it...
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5 Lessons Learned with SQL Always Encrypted

By All Posts, Application Development, SQL Server
Microsoft introduced Always Encrypted with SQL Server 2016 as an approach to encrypting data at rest and in transit to protect personally identifiable information and financial transactions. Always Encrypted works by encrypting the data on the client side and hiding the encryption keys from the server. Without explicit permission and configuration, even database administrators cannot read the information stored in an encrypted column. This is obviously a significant step forward in security and allows users...
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6 Reasons to Use Angular Instead of ASP.NET MVC (Razor)

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, Consulting, DevOps, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Mobile, Modern Workplace, Power BI & SQL, Productivity, SQL Server
At Imaginet, we recommend the use of single-page applications using Angular for building enterprise applications. Customer solutions are still being built using ASP.NET MVC with Razor pages, generally because it is a well-known technology stack that is familiar to most companies’ development teams. However, this article will present six reasons why Angular is the superior option for building your application. Angular applications still follow an MVC style (or perhaps more correctly MVVM). In fact, they...
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What Makes a Good Software Consultant?

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This may seem like a simple enough question to answer. However, there are many answers floating through the ether of the business world and the Internet and not all of them are good ones. Quite a few are born out of misconceptions and misunderstandings of what it really is that a good software consultant does. It seems likely that this is not the first blog post to be written by a software consultant explaining what…

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