Blog Category Archive

Development

  • Fun with Feature Flags

    Feature flags are a powerful tool with many uses, they should be thoughtfully considered as a development tool. Feature Flags allow developers to achieve continuous deployment and clients see great value in the speed at which issues can be resolved.

    Nick Greene
    October 28, 2019
  • The Benefits of SharePoint’s Hub Architecture

    Today we are going to share a few modern SharePoint features that can save you time and money by eliminating some frequently performed and repetitive tasks while utilizing the latest in modern architecture and design.

    Nate Duff
    September 17, 2019
  • Creating a Functional Test Framework

    Learn about creating, employing, or utilizing a framework for your functional tests to drastically improve your testing that benefits of creating functional test framework and what that framework might look like.

    Matt Condor
    May 24, 2019
  • Key Benefits of Keeping Your Sitefinity Subscription Plan

    So it has been a full year since you purchased your Sitefinity license and now you aren’t sure if you should keep your subscription active. Take a look at these benefits and I am sure you will see that it is worth the investment.

    Melissa Miller
    April 22, 2019
    • Understanding the Agile Process from the Client Perspective

      The Agile development methodology was formalized in 2001 and has become the leading process for software creation. Developers love the flexibility it gives by not requiring that everything be figured out up-front. But as a client, how can you feel comfortable signing a contract without already knowing exactly what you will get?

      Jason Vogel
      January 15, 2019
      • Educating the Client: 5 Key Guidelines to Set Yourself Up for Success

        If you are familiar with professional service companies specializing in Web Development or Digital Applications, then you are undoubtedly aware of the pressures and day-to-day struggles that come with meeting the demands of clients. Contrary to social folklore, the customer is not ALWAYS right, however they should always be HEARD. Instead of arguing and potentially losing a client, here are some helpful actions meant to prevent you or your company from constantly battling over the same ground.

        Ryan Teneyck
        December 15, 2018
        • Web Jobs and Function Apps – Using the Best Tool for the Job

          WebJobs and Function Apps are both services in Azure to run triggered or scheduled tasks. This blog posts compares the two services and outlines cases where one solution may be preferred over the other.

          Susan Bell
          May 5, 2017
        • The Pros and Cons of SharePoint Custom Style Approaches

          SharePoint is an industry standard platform for creating a company intranet, but the out of the box styling leaves something to be desired. Even a well-designed site can fail to engage employees if it isn’t visually appealing. In this blog, I will explore several options SharePoint offers to customize the user experience, and explain the pros and cons of each approach.

          Jason Vogel
          April 21, 2017
        • Naming Conventions – Four Esoteric Issues

          As a relatively new architect-level hire at Mercury, I have spent a large amount of time exploring code bases that are new to me. In that exploration, I have come across a variety of source code peculiarities and problems related to issues with naming conventions. These are fairly rare situations and as such can take a while to diagnose and get to the true root problem. The issues I will describe below are specific to situations in Mercury’s development process, but might help to identify possible pitfalls in yours.

          Jeremy Phillips
          March 10, 2017
        • Enhanced and Efficient Design with Rapid Prototyping

          Design is incredibly subjective and each person has their own opinions and interpretations. To ensure your vision is realized you can implement interface prototyping to visually display thousands of words worth of design and development requirements regarding how a system should both look and behave.

          Ryan Teneyck
          February 24, 2017