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Baskets of Hope for the Holidays

This holiday season, 231 families will receive Baskets of Hope from contributions made by sdg employees. For every $25 donation, The Food Group’s Baskets of Hope program provides a free holiday meal to families facing hunger. The Food Group has a goal to provide 5,000 families with holiday meals each year. With employee donations and sdg’s $1 for $1 match, we raised a total of $5,775,...
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WebGL and Three.js: Look, a Shiny Object!

What is WebGL ? WebGL is a Javascript API used to render 3D graphics to the screen in a browser. The WebGL API can be complicated and messy, but there are libraries that simplify this. One such library is Three.js. Three.js is a lightweight 3D library that hides a lot of the WebGL complexities and makes it very simple to do 3D programming on the web. Three.js can be downloaded from github...
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Maven Overlays: An Overlooked Approach to Sharing Front-End Code

Has this ever happened to you? Development on a number of web-based applications is initiated concurrently. At some point in the midst of development it is decided that these multiple applications should share a common look and feel. Maybe these applications will be combined into a suite of applications, or maybe these applications need to look to the user like they are one application even...
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Good Business Analysts Think Like Product Managers

As is the case with many titles in the professional IT world, business analyst and product manager share many commonalities. The role of product manager requires sharp business analyst skills and business analysis branches into many of the same areas a product manager works within. Product managers partner with IT, finance, sales, marketing and the executives of the company to determine and...
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Dear Developer: The Database is Your Friend

Data Wins At sdg, our bread-and-butter is developing web applications to solve business problems. As people who create software, it’s very easy to become focused on designing awesome software and start thinking application code is the center of the universe. That may sound great to a code slinger, but it turns out that’s not the case. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about software...
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