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Death to the Consulting Answer
Death to the Consulting Answer
As a consultant, your broad experience with many projects and many customers gives you a different perspective than many full-time employees have.

Configurable Agility in Custom Software Development
Configurable Agility in Custom Software Development
As agile development frameworks gain popularity and are beginning to pop up in IT organizations more and more, the fear of failure is stopping many companies from adopting.

Hey Developers - is it UI, UX, UI/UX or Something Else?
Hey Developers - is it UI, UX, UI/UX or Something Else?
My recent venture into consulting has allowed me the privilege of working with a talented UX team. The interesting thing is I probably fell into a trap and misconception about their roles and responsibility like any other developer that has not worked with a group containing this specialization.

Encrypting Configuration Sections in .NET
Encrypting Configuration Sections in .NET
I have about a half of dozen posts in 'draft' form partially done that I want to get off my plate, so in no particular order here is one I've had on the back burner for a while.

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.

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