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Spring and Mockito - Happy Together

Mockito has become a very popular and well-documented open source mock testing library. Spring is obviously the application framework of choice these days. Most of the time when writing unit tests for your Service layer, you will either be writing a Mockito test or a Spring test. Mockito tests are used to isolate testing to only the method being tested. Mock objects stand-in for and simulate...
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sdg Becomes Employee-Owned Through ESOP

Golden Valley, MN - Twin Cities IT consulting firm sdg (Solution Design Group) is excited to announce that as of January 1, 2016, they are 100 percent employee-owned. Known as an ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan, this program provides ongoing ownership of the organization to sdg employees through stock allocations each year. Keith Martin, sdg President and COO, has maintained that...
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WebGL and Three.js: Particles

What is WebGL / Three.js? 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 lucky for us there are libraries that simplify this. One such library is Three.js. Three.js Three.js is a lightweight 3D library with a rich feature set that hides the complexities of WebGL and makes it very simple to...
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Happy Holidays from sdg

In keeping with tradition, sdg volunteers rang bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and collected toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive this holiday season. Last week, sdg’ers spent a day ringing bells for the Salvation Army in downtown Minneapolis for the fifth year in a row. We had nearly 30 volunteers that donated their time this year.  Our Toys for...
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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

As a child we are often presented with the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Typical responses might range from astronaut to doctor to athlete to police officer. As kids grow closer to their college years, they take aptitude tests to help understand what careers might suit them well based on their interests. Typically that leads to college, then determining what...
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