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Magenic Recognized as Top Workplace in Minnesota
Magenic Recognized as Top Workplace in Minnesota
For the third year in a row, Magenic was recognized as one of the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces in the state of Minnesota.

Storyboards, Size Classes, and Split Screens: The Shape of Things to Come?
Storyboards, Size Classes, and Split Screens: The Shape of Things to Come?
A few weeks ago at WWDC 2014, two of the many things that Apple announced were universal storyboards and the eventual elimination (“deprecation”) of the APIs used to detect device rotation.

Ten Enterprise-­Focused Themes at Google I/O 2014
Ten Enterprise-­Focused Themes at Google I/O 2014
Yesterday was Google's I/O Conference for 2014, and it had a number of announcements of interest to the enterprise.

Lower cost, more control. Why an Azure lab is the perfect place for SharePoint 2013 development
Lower cost, more control.  Why an Azure lab is the perfect place for SharePoint 2013 development
Developing for SharePoint 2013 requires a lot more infrastructure than previous versions. With SharePoint 2010 you could get by with a couple of VMs running on a laptop with 8 GB RAM.

Magenic Named Best Place to Work (Again)
Magenic Named Best Place to Work (Again)
For the second year in a row, Magenic was named one of the best places to work in Illinois.

5 Ways Investing in Architecture will Save you Money
5 Ways Investing in Architecture will Save you Money
Let's face it; defining ROI on technology investment can be tricky. Making the right decision to optimize return can have a major impact on your department’s budget in the next cycle.

Xamarin - Xamarin.Forms Renderer Reference
Xamarin - Xamarin.Forms Renderer Reference
Now that I've spent some time working with writing custom renderers with Xamarin.Forms I've found that one of the easiest ways to extend an existing control is to also extend the an existing platform renderers.

An Analysis of Apple's Swift from a Microsoft perspective
An Analysis of Apple's Swift from a Microsoft perspective
I love programming languages. Software development as a whole interests me, but for some reason languages draw me in. I find it interesting to see what different languages provide for their users and how that functionality is expressed with its syntax.

The history and future of Swift - Analysis of Apple’s new programming language from an enterprise IT perspective
The history and future of Swift - Analysis of Apple’s new programming language from an enterprise IT perspective
As surprising as many of the WWDC 2014 announcements were, Apple completely blindsided the IT industry with the announcement of Swift. Swift is a completely new and modern programming language that is intended (and destined) to replace Objective-C as the default language for iOS and OS X programming.

Ars Technica & Enterprise Mobile Development at WWDC 2014
Ars Technica & Enterprise Mobile Development at WWDC 2014
Our Director of Mobility, Lou Miranda, was just quoted in an Ars Technica article about WWDC

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