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Knowledge Transfer Starts Before Coding
Knowledge Transfer Starts Before Coding
When hiring an outside firm to develop your custom software when do you look for the knowledge transfer? A common mistake is to expect that knowledge transfer will happen towards the end of the project.

Mobile Development Platform Performance
Mobile Development Platform Performance
Last month I published my Mobile Technology Decision Making White Paper and I feel that goes a long way to helping choose what technology to use in the mobile space.

A Case Against Comments
A Case Against Comments
Want to hear something opinionated? Comments are a code smell. There, I said it. And I don't apologize for it.

Hear about Modern App Development from Rocky Lhotka
Hear about Modern App Development from Rocky Lhotka
As one of the speakers at the VSLive conference, Magenic CTO Rocky Lhotka was asked to speak about modern app development.

Magenic Manila Supports Local School
Magenic Manila Supports Local School
One of the advantages of working with Magenic is our flexible workforce. Part of our flexibility is derived from offering a distributed workforce, including an offshore office based in Manila, Philippines.

Magenic Spartans Battle for Charity
Magenic Spartans Battle for Charity
Magenic’s Boston office recently participated in the Spartan Race, a competition where participants run an obstacle-laden course in an effort to raise money for charity.

Update all SSRS reports to apply consistent header / footer on demand
Update all SSRS reports to apply consistent header / footer on demand
Not too long ago I had a client with a very simple, yet practical requirement: they wanted all of their SSRS reports to have standard headers and footers.

An Open Future for .NET
An Open Future for .NET
When .NET first came on to the scene in the late 1990s, it was primarily viewed as a competitor to Java. But where Java’s emphasis was on “write once, run everywhere”, .NET’s story was “many languages, one runtime.” C# was hailed as a new language for .NET and VB was re-targeted for the CLR, but other languages, such as Eiffel, Component Pascal, and Cobol (!), were now being tailored to use the CLR.

When We Don’t Understand, We Turn to Our Assumptions
When We Don’t Understand, We Turn to Our Assumptions
In the 75 years since the invention of the digital computer, countless software projects have taken place. Research shows that software projects fail on some level as much as 80% of the time.

Are You Making Your List?
Are You Making Your List?
Michael McGettigan is a Consulting Manager in the Magenic Delivery Center.

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