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The sdg Blog is designed to show you who we are and what we're all about. Whether you're looking to read up on the latest technologies, trying to improve your soft skills, or wondering what we've been up to, our blog offers something for everybody.

Data Integration with REST

Datatables is a jQuery plugin I've used on a number of projects that provides a full featured table/grid control, complete with paging, filtering, and sorting. Although it can work with an existing HTML table, it can also work with a server side data source for larger datasets. However, integrating Datatables with a Spring MVC Controller always involved a significant amount of work. ...
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sdg Employees Donate Backpacks

sdg employees and sdg collected and donated more than 100 new backpacks to  Companies to Classrooms !  Companies to Classrooms is a local non-profit focused on providing school supplies to teachers and their classrooms.  Many students struggle with acquiring the basic school supplies needed in the classroom.  Teachers are often spending their own money to meet their...
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Big Data, Big Insights

With 5 billion cells phones in the world and a 40 percent growth in Global Position System data,  Big Data  is growing exponentially. Actually, it’s exploding. There is a new wave of economic opportunity that businesses should get ready for in order to exploit this trend. It is all about location, location, location services! Having a Big Data strategy is becoming essential for...
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sdg Named Volunteers of the Quarter

The  Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN)  recognized sdg as their Volunteer Group of the Quarter this July! In the  EFN Newsletter , they said: “Bringing fresh enthusiasm and passion for fighting local hunger, Solution Design Group assembled an impressive 350 food packages in just 2 hours. Their hard work helped serve more than 1,300 individuals in need. In addition to donating...
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Scrum Master

When I first encountered Scrum circa 2005, the role of a Scrum Master seemed pretty easy to understand: a person that spent 50 percent of their time doing story work and 50 percent of their time doing "Scrum Master" work ( Larman, Craig. Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide, 2003 ). Since that time, I've encountered a shift where folks labeling themselves as "Scrum Masters" are...
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