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Selecting the Right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform – PART 2

Choosing the right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is an essential part of your overall enterprise mobile strategy. By selecting the optimal client-side and server-side MEAPs, you can reduce your development and maintenance costs, time to market, and overall development efforts. Last month, we took a detailed look at some important factors for selecting the right client-side MEAP (see “Selecting the Right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform – PART 1”). In this month’s article, we will…
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July 11, 2014
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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…
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June 17, 2014
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Enabling JavaScript Code Coverage Link in Builds

Both Visual Studio 2013 and 2012 enable you to run JavaScript unit testing, and now with the Chutzpah test adapter, you can run code coverage as well. I recently added some tests to a Visual Studio (VS) 2013 solution that I was working on and was pleased to see that when I selected “Analyze Code Coverage for all Tests” in the Test Explorer, Visual Studio opens a nicely formatted html page that shows the JavaScript coverage. I…
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June 10, 2014
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Highlights from Microsoft TechEd 2014

May 12-15 was the Microsoft TechEd Conference, and if you couldn’t make it, Microsoft makes almost all of the session videos available online for free, including all their new announcements. TechEd Videos available here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014 For those of you who might not have time to spend hours (and hours and hours) watching the videos, here’s some of my personal highlights from what I’ve seen so far: UserVoice Integration with TFS The TFS/VSO team announced a…
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May 19, 2014
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Are You Getting the Most Value from Your Dev Teams? Learn How!

With today’s fast-paced work environment, 21st century modern development management tools are necessary for your development teams to deliver high value more efficiently. Employing modern, up-to-date methods can help you and your team: Reduce waste Improve productivity Gain visibility and clarity to process Minimize project risks Improve team collaboration Maximize value! The Kanban Method is one of today’s most popular and widely effective management tools. It is used ​to ​evolve ​any ​organization ​that ​uses ​the ​non-physical ​inventory ​of ​"knowledge ​work" ​to ​become ​a ​Lean ​system.  ​It ​is ​also ​a ​team ​management ​method, ​improving ​the ​delivery ​of ​value ​through ​better ​visibility ​and ​limits ​on ​work ​in ​progress. ​​ Imaginet ’s Accredited Core Kanban ​Course ​prepares ​professionals ​to ​begin ​effectively ​using ​Kanban ​immediately.…
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May 19, 2014
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Are You Ready for the Mobile Tsunami?

Recently, I delivered the keynote at a technical conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba called PrairieDevCon. I entitled the keynote “The Coming Tsunami” to paint a vivid picture for the audience that predicts a wave of change (and opportunity) about to hit enterprises as a result of mobile technologies. PrairieDevCon is a conference that targets technology enthusiasts in Canada’s Prairie Provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan).  I really love this event as it’s extremely well run and speakers come…
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April 16, 2014
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