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Code Only a Mother Could Love: Writing Enterprise Software

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

by: Jonathan Cortis If you ask a group of computer science students what they think they’ll be working on once they exchange tuition for paychecks, you’ll generally hear a mix of dreams and ambitions about projects and organizations that will allow them to impress members of the opposite sex at parties: Your company is not…

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Deployment Will Eat Your Lunch

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

by: Jonathan Cortis They generally tend to congregate in Starbucks, Brooks Brothers outlet stores, and marinas – the business-person who gazes longingly, nay desperately, at his comrades using an user-friendly uber-trendy iPhone while he keys away on his standard-issue company Blackberry. Our friend’s golf-buddy observes his plight, and raises his eyebrow in just subtle enough…

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Business of Software 2012

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

by: Matthew Dean Within the past week, my son turned four, my daughter turned one, and I attended the hands down best conference I have ever attended. It has been a great week and thus, I was inspired to share my experience at the conference, Business of Software, or BoS for short. The conference website…

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Benefits of Product Testing

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

by: Whitney Dueitt Standard projects are often customized software that will not go through multiple versions over the course of a year. Products, on the other hand, are essentially the opposite. Products go through multiple versions while customizing for specific customers. At CTS, no matter the category, all pieces of software go through a testing…

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Windows 8 and BitLocker

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

by: Matthew Dean I have been running Windows 8 as my primary OS for some time now and I recently got around to enabling BitLocker. BitLocker has been a great encryption option for some time, but with Windows 8, there are some nice new features enabled. Those features are as follows: BitLocker provisioning – Windows…

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WCF Tracing

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

by: Natasha Shakhmatov First thing first. If you plan to work with WCF do yourself a favor and learn how to use the Service Trace Viewer Tool (SvcTraceViewer.exe). http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms732023(v=vs.100).aspx This is an easy to install, easy to use, easy to configure tool that has the potential of saving you countless hours of frustrating debugging. Here…

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Windows 8 – My Top Five Favorite Features

Written by Craig Butler on December 3, 2012

By: Matthew Dean Today (Thursday, October 25) is the official launch of Windows 8, and general availability is tomorrow.  The Windows 8 launch is just part of the largest set of launches in Microsoft’s history. This includes Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, Office 2013, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2012, and many…

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