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Metatesting: A Pattern Based Approach to Testing Java Programs

This post will describe how to achieve 100% code coverage within a typical JPA domain model with an incremental cost of a few lines of code per class and absolutely no need to update the tests when changing the model classes. If there’s one thing that we can be better at as software developers, it’s writing automated tests. It’s the most under-appreciated step in a software development...
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Simplify your HR Processes with Nintex Automation

Gain Efficiencies & Improve Employee Experience with Automation   At sdg, we recently automated a process for our Director of Human Resources that will save her over 40 hours a year and provide a better experience for the employees of our organization. How did we help her gain an extra week of time per year? We utilized the Nintex Workflow Platform to take what was a...
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A Millennial’s Take on the Life of a Software Developer

Why is a so-called millennial’s take on life as a software developer a topic worth thinking about? What is different about my professional career compared to my older *ahem* more experienced colleagues? There must be a reason that my generation is the topic of so much discussion and analysis. The first and obvious reason is that millennials are quickly becoming a key consumer base and the...
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Upgrade Your SharePoint Environment for the Last Time

“To build competitive advantage and cut costs, CIOs and other IT leaders need to constantly adapt their strategies to leverage cloud capabilities.” – David Mitchell Smith, Vice President and Gartner Fellow  Although the migratory patterns of a SharePoint environment have become more refined with each generation, a version-to-version upgrade carries some risk as well as high costs....
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Defining a Digital Brand

In 1899, two lawyers unwittingly jumpstarted one of biggest marketing campaigns in the history of advertising. These lawyers successfully proposed a contract to buy Coca-Cola syrup for bottling at a fixed price - forever. This negotiation would ironically strong-arm Coca-Cola into a 70-year marketing battle to keep a glass of the soda priced at  5¢. With a fixed syrup price, any per drink...
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