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Early Career Success Practices

I’m closing in on five years of success in the professional workforce (technology / business consulting, to be specific). Time to share what’s worked. I’m sure that in 5 more years, I’ll look at this again and realize that I

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Great Advice from Pariveda Executives

Bruce Ballengee, CEO Never stop growing yourself and others. If you do, you die a little bit everyday you’re not. David Watson, VP Seattle Treat your customers/clients as you would some of your closest friends. Steve Cardwell, VP Atlanta In

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Comparing Responsive Frameworks

As part of my current project, I did a short investigation on a handful of different responsive frameworks (allows for web content that will react to different browser widths). My blog is an example of a responsive website… Go ahead:

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Why you should (not) use Test-Driven Development

Background Believe it or not, every programmer is a little bit different. We all have our own preferences, strengths, and weaknesses… It wasn’t until last year that I tried to spend a little time to figure out where I fall

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Secure WCF Service on IIS with BasicHttpBinding and Custom Credentials

In one of my current client projects, I had the requirement to secure a WCF service. That is typically an easy requirement but I had a couple of restrictions: Only BasicHttpBinding could be used on the client-side Client credentials (username

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Portability: MonoTouch, MonoDroid, and PCLs

In my team’s most recent client work, we’ve been tasked with cross platform mobile development. It is an extremely fun project with an aggressive timeline. Some of the technologies involved so far are: iFactr MonoTouch & MonoDroid (Xamarin) .NET portable class

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Texas A&M – Computer Science – Industrial Affiliates Program

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the CS department’s industrial affiliate program (IAP) for Texas A&M. One of my colleagues from Pariveda Solutions, Dave Morris, accompanied me during the two-day event. When you’re done here, you should go

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Why you should have studied computer science

I have several opinions on why the subject is so promising, but I saw a video today that does a great job of summing it up:

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What music to listen to while programming (or working)

A subscriber submitted a post idea recently: “music to code to”. After each type of programming activity, I’ll give a brief background of what that activity involves in layman’s terms. I also tried to relate each programming activity to a

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Prism’s IEventAggregator: inheritance doesn’t work as expected

Prism Microsoft has released a library, Prism, that helps developers build modular WPF applications (I am currently using MEF). Prism’s primary purpose is front-end; it has components that help with views, data-binding, regions, events, etc. IEventAggregator Prism exports an interface

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