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.NET, Developer Tools, Software Development

Entity Framework Core: The Cross Platform ORM for .Net

What is Entity Framework? Entity Framework (EF) has been an important part of the Microsoft...

Developer Tools, Software Development, Tools

3 Tips for Integrating Jenkins Job DSL Plugin

Creating and editing jobs in Jenkins is a tedious and error-prone task. A Jenkins server...

Software Development, Training, Women in Technology

It’s Okay to Be Different

Having different ideas and opinions, shared by no one but yourself, can be lonely and...

Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

Evaluating User Experience with Heuristics

“Designers shooting for usable is like a chef shooting for edible.” – Aaron Walter, VP...

Business Analysis, Software Development, User Experience

5 Tips for Conducting User Interviews

As a new UX professional, performing a user interview can be a daunting task. Your...

.NET, Developer Tools, Software Development

How to Nail Your Next Tech Interview: Arrays vs. Lists

We interview a lot of people at Excella. Many people we interview for developer positions...

Agile, DevOps, Software Development

5 Things You Need to Know About Docker and DevOps

At this point, I think it’s fair to assume that you’ve read or heard about...

.NET, Developer Tools, Software Development

5 Myths About .Net

Microsoft released the first beta version of the .Net Framework to the public in late...

.NET, Developer Tools, Software Development

The Software Developer Workflow with Docker and ASP.NET Core

Docker has become quite attractive for deployment, allowing applications to be pushed in a very...

Agile, Agile Requirements, Business Analysis, Change Management, Data Analysis, Software Development, UI/UX

USAJOBS: How We Are Doing It

This September marked the 20-year anniversary of USAJOBS.gov, the Federal Government’s online career portal and...

Agile, Business Analysis, Scrum, Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

UX for an Agile World (Part IV)

Here’s the big pay-off.  We learned in Parts 1, 2, and 3, why UX and...

Agile, Software Development, Tools

Mind Meld: Why Pair Programming Works

When I served as a Branch Chief at USDA, I encouraged my developers to take...