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Database
Sep 4
Sep 4

The Dangers of Designing the Database First

Before application development was a common business practice, we had the database. The role of the database in organizations was to store tabular data in a ledger or Rolodex style.  You would ask the database questions about the data that it stored, and it would tell you the answer, thus giving rise to names like […]

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Domain Anemia: The Silent Killer
Jun 0
Jun 0

I want you to think for a minute about your application’s domain model – specifically, the domain objects.  I have a question for you: Are your domain objects almost entirely collections of public properties with getters and setters? If so, your domain may be suffering from Domain Anemia.  Let’s look at a case study. Patient […]

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May 0
May 0

ng-conf 2016

ng-conf 2016 is a wrap and we’ve learned a lot, here’s a few of the highlights: Angular 2 is ready.  RC1 came out the same week of ng-conf and the framework is ready for mass usage, with no anticipated breaking changes on the horizon. $scope is dead, finally. Everything is a stream.  No really, everything.  If you […]

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May 0
May 0

We’re Hiring

Have you ever explained to a manager that your team could only deliver one feature by next week, not two, and asked them to prioritize? Have you ever had to explain dependency injection a dozen times in the process of adopting it at your organization? Have you used the phrase “impedance mismatch” in casual conversation? […]

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Caged animal
Jan 0
Jan 0

I Think It Really Wants Out

Recently, Charlie Rudd of SolutionsIQ posted an article entitled “The Third Wave of Agile.”  Although I’ve never really dug SolutionsIQ’s Scrum-centric version of agility, and I might dicker a little with Mr. Rudd over some of the details of his article, he did a great job of portraying certain trends in our community and American business […]

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Ford Assembly Line - 1913
Dec 0
Dec 0

The (Healthy) Software Development Factory

A common issue I’ve seen in the trenches with teams is an unwillingness to cross over lines to do work outside of their specific specialty. Management refuses to let team members cross skill boundaries because “We’re not paying for you to test, we’re paying you to write software…” Business analysts and developers struggle with why […]

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Deadline
Sep 2
Sep 2

Should All Deadlines Be Killed?

For several years now, I have been on a crusade against deadlines that have no business value, or as I like to call them, “most deadlines.”  Usually, the establishment of deadlines (and the subsequent failure to meet them) is the result of planning processes that need a significant upgrade.  But are all deadlines bad?  Better […]

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Run For ZAT
Sep 0
Sep 0

Run for ZAT – KC Marathon for Kids

It’s that time again! Lace up those shoes and get ready to run. This is the 3rd annual Team ZAT Kansas City Marathon sponsored by Integrity Inspired Solutions. Ever been told that kids can’t change the world?  Here’s your chance to prove that theory wrong, all the while getting fit and having fun.  Kids grade […]

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Squirrel in Gutter
Jun 2
Jun 2

Squirrel Series Part II

Welcome back to Part II of our Squirrel Series…for those with the attention span of a…well a squirrel. Join us for some not so deep thoughts from your friends at Integrity Inspired Solutions. On a quick side note for you other employers out there, I’ve found this is blog series is also a great way to […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

A Mentoring Mentality

One way to ensure our software quality, technical skill, and throughput continues to improve is through mentoring.  At Integrity Inspired Solutions, we have consultants who are familiar with mentoring and the power it can have on a team.  We strive to help instill that mentoring environment with our clients.  By teaching these tools, their teams will […]

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